Sprint Announces Treo 700p Availability
Sprint today announced plans to be the first carrier to offer the Treo 700p by Palm. The Treo 700p will be available at the end of May at Sprint Stores, Sprint business channels and online at sprint.com at $399.99 USD after available discounts and promotions.
Ideal for customers who want to extend their workplace and stay connected for personal needs, the Treo 700P builds upon the success of earlier models offering enhancements in several areas including broadband-like download speeds, an enhanced Blazer Web browser and an updated Palm OS (version 5.4.9). Sprint is enabling the Treo 700p with flexible connectivity options like phone-as-modem that takes advantage of the device's capability to be used with a laptop to provide high-speed data access. Sprint is also expected to be the only wireless carrier to offer live TV capabilities - via Sprint TV - on the Treo 700P at launch.
"Sprint realizes that every business customer is also a consumer and uses mobility for productivity, social connections, entertainment and news," said Danny Bowman, vice president of product marketing for Sprint. "The Treo 700P is ideal for customers who are looking for a device that provides a combination of power and elegance to satisfy the need for owning a stylish, cutting-edge device while still helping them to be more efficient and productive."
Sprint customers can currently use several devices on the Sprint Power Vision Network to access various audio, video and data applications at average download speeds of 400-700 kbps and peak speeds up to 2Mbps. Palm's independent field tests show that the Treo 700p can deliver speeds of between 400-600 kilobits per second. The Sprint Power Vision Network now covers more than 150 million people and services customers in 220 major metropolitan areas as well as 470 airports across the nation. Sprint has the largest mobile broadband network of any carrier today and is expected to extend its leadership role to reach an estimated 190 million people nationwide and in Puerto Rico by year end and concurrently implement second-generation upgrades to bring additional mobility benefits to users in 1Q 2007.