PalmOne Treo 600 available on Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless, palmOne, Inc. and Intellisync Corporation announced that the award-winning Treo 600 smartphone is now available to Verizon Wireless customers along with a new release of Wireless Sync, Verizon Wireless’ always-on e-mail service powered by Intellisync. Verizon Wireless is the only carrier to offer an integrated e-mail solution on the Treo 600 smartphone so that e-mails sent to a customer’s PC will be immediately sent to their Treo 600.

Wireless Sync offers constant synchronization of customers’ e-mail, calendar, contact list, tasks and more. Wireless Sync for the Treo 600 is an upgrade to Verizon Wireless’ previous version and includes always-on functionality, inbox synchronization and the integration of up to three additional POP3 or IMAP e-mail accounts. The service is compatible with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes.

The Treo 600 is an ideal device for business executives, seamlessly combining a full-featured mobile phone and a Palm OS(R) organizer with wireless data applications in one compact, powerful device. While the Treo 600 is as small as a wireless phone, weighing just 6.2 ounces, the phone/PDA hybrid boasts a full QWERTY keyboard and five-way navigation button. The Treo 600 enables users to read and send e-mail and also has an integrated camera. With separately purchased software or accessories, the Treo 600 becomes an MP3 or video player. The device can be used with NationalAccess, Verizon Wireless’ high-speed Internet service with average data transmission speeds between 60 and 80 kilobits per second (Kbps) with bursts up to 144 Kbps.

Wireless Sync uses Intellisync’s E-mail Accelerator, part of the Intellisync Mobile Suite – a server-based e-mail, synchronization, deployment and management solution for the enterprise. The initial Wireless Sync offering is a desktop-based solution, providing wireless synchronization between a user’s desktop and wireless device. Future releases will include workgroup and server solutions, allowing for Wireless Sync access for an entire enterprise.

The Treo 600 is available for $449 with a two-year customer agreement.


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