Enfora Announces Treo 600 WiFi Sled

Enfora has announced the development of a new WiFi sled accessory for palmOne's Treo 600. It will allow Treo 600 users to have high-speed Wi-Fi access to the Internet while simultaneously sending and receiving GSM/GPRS or CDMA phone calls and SMS messages.

The Enfora WiFi sled for Treo 600 incorporates its own long-life battery, providing 3 hours of typical use with a 5-day standby time, the Enfora Wi-Fi Sled provides functionality to connect the Treo 600 smartphone to an 802.11 network without draining the smartphone's battery.

"Enfora has focused its Wi-Fi product development exclusively on accessory products for palmOneTM handhelds such as our Wireless Portfolio for the TungstenTM E and Zire 72," according to Christian Allred, Vice President of Sales for Enfora. "The Enfora Wi-Fi Sled for the Treo 600 smartphone represents our continued commitment to providing new and innovative accessories for palmOne’s products as they continue their leadership investment in the consumer handheld electronics industry."

Jim Schwabe, General Manager, Accessory Solutions, stated, "Enfora has provided a very important value-add for palmOne by manufacturing quality wireless accessories for our handhelds. We are excited that they are now extending their expertise to our Treo 600 smartphone with a new solution that will allow our Treo customers to have Wi-Fi access while sending and receiving voice calls."

The Enfora Wi-Fi Sled for the Treo 600 is expected to be available for purchase at Enfora reseller websites in early February, for a suggested retail price of $149. Enfora also plans to support future Treo 650 smartphones.

Thanks to Adam Reusche for the tip

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What about the Treo 650?

Wolfgard @ 1/12/2005 10:41:41 PM # Q
It's good that they're making one for the Treo 600, but what about the Treo 650?

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RE: What about the Treo 650?
hkklife @ 1/12/2005 11:27:24 PM # Q
It'd be great that, if in a real pinch, you could actually trickle your Treo from the sled's internal battery (like a glorified Power to Go sled) but that's likely wishful thinking.

I presume that this has been in the works for some time and will be welcomed by more than a few Treo 600 users. With the newly-released Treo 650 and its unique Athena connector, there likely hasn't been enough time to cobble something similar together for the 650. Also, keep in mind that the 650 seems to be fairly hackable in regards to SDIO wi-fi so that might be the plan for the future for that particular model.

RE: What about the Treo 650?
DarthRepublican @ 1/12/2005 11:48:08 PM # Q
They'll probably come out with drivers for it for one of the Palm Wi-Fi cards soon.

RE: What about the Treo 650?
TMann @ 1/13/2005 12:06:30 AM # Q
I thought that I read somewhere that the version for the 650 would be coming out about a month later than the 600 version, (March?)


RE: What about the Treo 650?
twizza @ 1/13/2005 10:17:09 AM # Q
You are right. The Enfora rep at CES stated to me that the 600 sled comes in Feb, with the 650 sled to come 30 days (his words) later.

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Doubtful of simultaneous wi-fi and phone use

DJS_TX @ 1/13/2005 8:37:55 AM # Q
Unless they did some neat tricks with the driver software, it won't work. I figured out how to connect my digitraveler GPS to the treo and it worked fine until I received a call. When I finished the call and returned to the GPS program it was unable to see the GPS anymore until I soft reset.

The problem was how the incoming call would interrupt the current program I think. The GPS software would start and it would "lock" the serial port in software so no other program could use it. It would normally "unlock" the port when you exited the program. However an incoming call would interrupt the program without letting it unlock the port. So when you returned to the GPS software it would complain that the port was already in use by another program.

It's not just the physical ports either, another user described the exact same behavior on his 650 with a bluetooth GPS.


RE: Doubtful of simultaneous wi-fi and phone use
hkklife @ 1/13/2005 10:54:58 AM # Q
Considerng the above situation you describe makes thing just absolutely beg to be used on a Treo running Cobalt!

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when will an athena connector wifi sled come out?

Frenchie @ 1/13/2005 1:10:23 PM # Q
lets hope that enfora can make an Athena Connector slid for the new TE2, Treo 650,and T5. If they did that then palmone's fan base would gain a lot more people

The world will end in 2006. Just as it was predicted in the bible along with the release of Microsoft Longhorn.... :p
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