Crystal Canadian Treo 650 up for Auction
palmOne Canada today announced an online auction for the Ultimate Canada Smartphone, a one-of-a-kind Treo 650 smartphone bejeweled with over 2,000 Swarovski crystals illustrating a wrap-around Canadian flag. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Canadian Autism Society.
Interested parties can bid for the Ultimate Canada Smartphone at canadasmartphone.com from today until 12 p.m. EST on Thursday, April 14. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to Autism Society Canada.
The Treo 650 smartphone was just launched in Canada on the Rogers network. In addition to its inspiring design, the Ultimate Canada Smartphone sings, reads, and plays red and white through a collection of pre-loaded Canadian applications and downloads, including:
- Music by Arcade Fire, k-os, Oscar Peterson and Neil Young
- e-book "The Oryx and Crake" by Margaret Atwood
- Audio books "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel and "A History of Ice Hockey" by Greg Proops
- Ringtone "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams
- Mobile game Air Hockey
- Text to "O Canada"
- Canadian Donuts, an application that locates the nearest donut shop for road-weary warriors.
"This all-in-one device packs and shines Canadiana cool," said Michael Moskowitz, president and CEO, palmOne Canada. "In addition to its winning design, incredible Canadian applications and the standard all-world capabilities of the Treo 650 smartphone, the Ultimate Canada Smartphone will also be a terrific vehicle for raising funds and awareness for Autism Society Canada."
Artist Debi Kisluk of Eclectics ArtWare (www.electicsartware.com) implemented the design of the Ultimate Canada Smartphone through her customization service Glitz2Go.
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