Palm has released the Treo 750v in Malaysia and Indonesia. This is the first Windows Mobile Treo smartphone released in both of these countries.
Palm Introduces Malaysia's First Windows Mobile-Based Treo Smartphone
Palm Experience Delivered With Push Email, 3G/UMTS Speeds
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, -- Palm, Inc. today announced the availability of the new Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750v smartphone in Malaysia on the Celcom network, bringing for the first time to Malaysia the hallmark Palm experience on Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 over a wireless 3G/UMTS network. The new Treo 750v will be available next month through Celcom, Vodafone's network partner in Malaysia.
"Businesses and users can now look forward to the hallmark Palm experience on the robust Windows Mobile platform favored by many businesses," said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Palm Asia Pacific. "The new Treo 750v smartphone brings to customers choice and further expands the market and demand for smartphones in Malaysia and in the region."
"At Celcom, we are dedicated to delivering comprehensive mobile solutions that meet the communications needs of all Malaysians," said Azwan Khan Osman Khan, senior vice president of Corporate Strategy and Development, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad. "The Treo 750v is ideal for business and high-end consumers, combining ease of use with push email and personal information. With Celcom's superior domestic coverage and Vodafone's unmatched global footprint, our customers will be in a virtual office while on the go."
"Mobile users in Asia are among the most advanced users in the world. They want an enhanced mobility experience that is tailored to their lifestyle that goes beyond voice, text messaging and email. They want to be able to organize themselves by managing their calendars and contacts, work, listen to music, watch videos and do much more with a single device," said Jason Lim, regional director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "Building on the power and flexibility of Windows Mobile, Palm's innovative design and user experience and Celcom's fast 3G network, the Palm Treo 750v delivers a winning solution for sophisticated professionals seeking to enhance their digital lifestyle."
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad is the country's premier mobile cellular telecommunications company with 7.8 million customers. It currently has the widest network coverage covering 97% of the populated areas in the country. It was the first to launch 3G and HSDPA (High-Speed Data Packet Access) services in Malaysia and has the widest GPRS and 3G coverage in the country.
Celcom also offers international roaming services in 119 countries over 306 networks worldwide. It currently offers mobile telephony services in Malaysia for postpaid and prepaid products under the 019 and 013 access codes. For more information on Celcom, log on to http://www.celcom.com.my
Palm Introduces Indonesia's First Windows Mobile-Based Treo Smartphone
Palm Experience Delivered With Push Email, 3G/UMTS Speeds
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Palm, Inc. today announced the availability of the new Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750v smartphone in Indonesia on the XL network, bringing for the first time to Indonesia the hallmark Palm experience on Microsoft(R) Windows Mobile(R) 5.0 over a wireless 3G/UMTS network. The new Treo 750v will be available next month through XL, Vodafone's network partner in Indonesia.
"The new Treo 750v brings to Indonesian businesses and prosumers choice and further expands the market and adoption of smartphones in Indonesia," said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Palm Asia Pacific. "The Treo 750v blends the hallmark Palm experience with the Windows Mobile platform favored by many businesses, delivering a compelling smartphone solution that helps mobile professionals do more while on the go."
"This alliance underscores XL's commitment to becoming the preferred provider of information and communication solutions in the country," said Hasnul Suhaimi, president director, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk. "The Treo 750v together with XL's new XL3G service will present new experiences in mobile productivity and communications to the Indonesian business community as well as retail consumers. The Treo 750v will be bundled with XL Business Solutions products that are designed specially for the local business community."
"Mobility today means far more than voice calls or basic data services. Users want to access emails, documents, manage their calendars, search the Internet, enjoy music, videos, games and more with a single device," said Jason Lim, regional director, Asia Pacific and Japan, Mobile and Embedded Devices Division, Microsoft Corp. "The Treo 750v builds on the power and flexibility of Windows Mobile, Palm's unique design and user experience, and service through PT Excelcom's fast 3G network to deliver a winning solution for sophisticated professionals seeking to enhance their digital lifestyle."
XL, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia, is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Indonesia. XL started its commercial operations on 8 October 1996. Currently XL provides Consumer Solutions by providing dual band cellular networks through pre-paid cards jimat, jempol and bebas and postpaid Xplor and Business Solutions. Meanwhile, the Business Solutions unit of XL is a provider of leased line, broadband and IP (Internet Protocol)-based corporate solutions. In 2005, Telekom Malaysia became the controlling shareholders with 59.7% equity stake in XL.
About the Palm Treo 750v
The new Treo 750v will allow Palm to target business users with push email platforms such as Microsoft's Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push Technology and enhanced security features free out of the box.(1) This business-ready solution addresses the need for a robust push-email platform that can be deployed easily by small businesses to global enterprises.
The Treo 750v combines the hallmark Palm experience of a multifeatured mobile phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organization software all in a new compact design.(2) Unique to the Treo smartphone on Windows Mobile 5.0 is a suite of software enhancements developed by Palm that underscores its brand promise of fast access, ease of use and simplicity. Examples include the following:
-- Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to "dial by name" with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed dials;
-- Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls, for easy navigation;
-- Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as "In a meeting" or "Can't talk"; and
-- Dedicated messaging application for SMS/MMS that is organized in a "chat thread" so users can reference prior messages and use emoticons for a personal touch.
Treo 750v Features and Benefits
-- Powerful Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 with Palm enhancements;
-- Integrated SMS/MMS with chat view and dedicated inbox;
-- Mobile access to multiple business and personal email accounts;
-- Compatibility with 3G/UMTS networks for fast data access;
-- 1.3-megapixel digital camera that also captures video;
-- Built-in Bluetooth wireless technology enhanced to support Bluetooth enabled stereo headsets;
-- Touch screen, which makes surfing websites, gathering data and navigating forms and applications much easier;
-- Mini-SD expansion slot; and
-- 240x240 transflective (TFT) touch screen.
PalmZone.net Treo 750v Information
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(1) MSFP requires Exchange Server 2003 and access enabled by IT administrator.
(2) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost.