Orange Launches the Treo 600 Accross Europe
Orange today became the first operator announce the availability of the Treo 600 in Europe. The new Palm OS 5 smartphone will be available in the UK, France and Switzerland next month.
Orange helped develop the device with Handspring, the two companies worked together to refine the hardware and integrate the Orange look and feel, applications and services that bring a unique customer experience to the device.
As an Orange Signature phone, the Treo 600 also features exclusive services for Orange customers such as an innovative function called Orange Backup. Orange Backup allows customers to store their personal and business data – such as contacts and calendar – on the Orange network and restore those details when required.
About the Treo 600
The Treo 600 runs Palm OS 5.2.1 with a 144 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor. It will have a 160x160 pixel 65k color screen, 32MB of RAM and a SD/MMC/SDIO expansion slot. There is also a Five-way navigation dial for one handed operation. The Treo 600 has a built-in digital camera (640 x 480 VGA), so you can take and send pictures or connect a face to a phone number with picture caller ID. It will also feature a dual speaker architecture for high-quality phone and system audio.
It will have a large capacity 1800 mAh rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for up to six hours talk time (GSM); or up to five hours talk time (CDMA); and about two weeks organizer use for both versions.
David Nagel, President and CEO of PalmSource said: “The Treo 600 is a high-performance device that displays the power and simplicity of Palm OS. Together with over 19,000 applications available for Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones, I believe the Treo 600 and the Orange network services provide the perfect solution for personal and business use.”
The Treo 600 will be available sometime in October in the U.K., France and Switzerland. It is expected to sell for 299 pounds in the U.K (subject to contract), EUR399 - EUR459 in France (dependant on plan) and CHF 499-679 in Switzerland (also dependant on plan).
Handspring previously stated the phone will be available though Handspring's web site and Sprint PCS in the US in the fall. Other carriers are also expected to be announced later.
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