palmOne is spreading the successful Treo 650 around the world. Telstra is now offering the smartphone in Australia.
After making inroads in South America (see related story) Australia will now finally get a taste of the best smartphone available. Customers can get their hands on a Treo 650 from Telstra either through an outright sale or through a 12 or 18 month contract.
palmOne and Telstra Deliver Highly Acclaimed Treo 650 Smartphone in Australia
SYDNEY, Australia -- palmOne, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLMO) today announced that the award-winning Treo (TM) 650 smartphone is available on the Telstra Mobile GSM network.
The Treo 650, the ideal handheld solution for the mobile professional, can be purchased from select Telstra Shops for AUS $1,199. Alternatively, customers can choose a Mobile Repayment Option (MRO) of $99.92 per month for a 12-month period, $66.61 per month for an 18-month period, or $49.96 per month for a 24-month period, on select plans.
"Mobile professionals today need to stay productive while on the go, which requires a feature-packed handheld solution accompanied by a network with a wide reach," said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Asia Pacific for palmOne. "By purchasing the Treo 650 on an MRO plan from Telstra, customers will enjoy the advantages of a smartphone offering great usability and functionality, coupled with the benefits provided by Telstra's GSM network. This package allows mobile professionals to become more effective, efficient and connected throughout their daily lives."
The Treo 650 combines a fully featured quad-band mobile phone with a wide range of productivity applications, including email, organizer and web access.(1) Users also can view, edit and create Word and Excel compatible documents or access PowerPoint presentations on the go. In addition, Bluetooth(R) wireless technology allows the Treo 650 to connect wirelessly to other compatible Bluetooth devices, such as printers and headsets. Multimedia capabilities include a built-in MP3 player(2) and a digital camera that can capture still images and video that can be viewed on the vibrant color screen.
More information on the Treo 650 smartphone can be found at the palmOne Treo Store.
About the Treo 650 Smartphone
The palmOne Treo 650 is the newest Treo smartphone with many new features over the older Treo 600's:
- High-Resolution (320 x 320) 65K color TFT screen
- Built-in Bluetooth radio
- 32 MB memory (RAM)
- VGA (640 x 480 pixel) camera with digital zoom and video capture
- Secure Digital (SD) slot that now handles peripherals (SDIO)
- 312 MHz ARM processor
- Dedicated answer and disconnect (end) buttons
- Slightly smaller size
- User-replaceable battery
- Numerous web browser enhancements
- Better keypad illumination
- Minor enhancements to keyboard and layout
In the U.S., the Treo 650 is available in a CDMA version from Sprint as well as a GSM version from Cingular/AT&T. You can order the Sprint or Cingular Treo 650 from our palmOne Store.
Full details and specifications are available in our Treo 650 PDA Guide. Additional information is also available on our My Treo 650 page.