Demonstrating a commitment to providing mobile
professionals with a choice of smartphone operating systems, Palm Canada today
announced the availability of the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 700p smartphone, which
includes hardware and software innovations centered around usability,
connectivity, multimedia and compatibility. The Treo 700p, which runs on the
Palm OS platform, is the latest addition to the Canadian Treo family,
offering the broadbandlike speed(1)of the EvDO (Evolution Data Optimized)

As mobility becomes an increasingly important component of business
productivity, Palm is proud to be a leader in mobile computing. The Treo 700p
smartphone helps customers better balance their personal and professional
lives by combining an easy-to-use mobile phone with high-speed wireless data
access to web, email, and business and multimedia applications.(3)

“Today’s mobile professionals are demanding better choice and usability,
both of which are top-of-mind in the development of new smartphones like the
Treo 700p,” said Michael Moskowitz, president, Americas International, Palm,
Inc. “The release of this product is a welcome step forward for our dedicated
installed base of Palm OS customers and a clear validation that we intend to
continue to focus on multiple platforms for our solutions.”

Adding a faster data connection to the already efficient Palm OS platform
speeds email, messaging and large attachment downloads, and dramatically
enhances the web browsing experience. The speed of EvDO also allows for an
enjoyable experience when streaming multimedia content, and the Treo 700p
smartphone ships with Palm Canada’s first built-in streaming application to
showcase mobile content such as movie clips and audio from radio stations, as
well as training videos or company communications.
Treo 700p smartphone users can take advantage of EvDO download speeds on
their laptop computers by using the new smartphone as a wireless modem via USB
or Bluetooth(R) wireless technology. This functionality may eliminate the need
to purchase Wi-Fi or other connectivity services at coffee shops, airports and
hotels. For the first time on any Canadian Treo product, this capability is
available out of the box.

In addition, the Treo 700p smartphone now includes a 1.3-megapixel camera
and camcorder, offering four times the resolution of a VGA camera. To help
users organize and share their photos, the new product makes it significantly
easier to create and manage photo and video albums. Once albums are created,
Treo 700p smartphone customers can use the slideshow application to add music,
audio captions and transitions.
The Palm OS based Treo 700p smartphone includes 128MB of memory (60MB
user available). By using SD memory cards, currently available with 2GB of
storage (sold separately), in addition to the 60MB of dedicated user storage,
users have plenty of room to download and carry important documents and
multimedia content.