palmOne's Treo 650 Smartphone Launches in Europe With Orange and TIM Popular Smartphone Available in the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy



    MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- palmOne, Inc.'s new
 Treo(TM) 650 smartphone is giving European mobile professionals what they need
 to stay connected and in touch. The award-winning smartphone has launched in
 Europe with two initial mobile operators:
 
     -- palmOne and Orange, one of the world's largest mobile communications
        companies, announced the launch of the new Treo 650 smartphone in the
        UK, France and Switzerland; and
     -- palmOne and TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile), the leading mobile operator in
        the Italian market, announced an agreement for distributing the Treo
        650 smartphone in Italy.
 
     The Treo 650, which will be available in the above countries in early
 March(1), simplifies people's lives by combining a compact, full-featured
 quad-band mobile phone with email, a Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging, and web
 access(2), and a digital camera.
 
     Orange: Treo 650 in UK, France and Switzerland
     Following the success of the Treo 600 smartphone, which was one of the
 most successful Orange phones in its Signature catalogue last year in terms of
 data usage, the Treo 650 is one of Orange's flagship Talk Now(TM) phones.
 Customers have instant access to groups of friends or colleagues at the touch
 of a dedicated button on the side of the phone. As an Orange Signature phone,
 it also comes equipped with Orange-specific applications, such as Orange
 Backup (which allows customers to automatically back up Contacts, SIM data,
 Calendar, Tasks, Memos, Mail and images wirelessly on a remote server) and
 Orange Download (which enables customers to receive updated software from
 Orange directly to the phone). palmOne and Orange are supporting the launch of
 the Treo 650 with a broad range of marketing initiatives, including
 advertising campaigns.
 
     TIM: Treo 650 in Italy
     TIM believes that the mobile workforce needs to be able to perform a broad
 range of tasks in order to remain competitive and is committed to providing
 the necessary combination of cutting-edge devices, network capabilities,
 multimedia and data services to make that possible through its own EDGE
 Network. Via TIM, Treo 650 users will get access to a series of specific
 services, including the TIM Downloads application, which lets users receive
 updated software from TIM directly to their phones.
 
     About the Treo 650 Smartphone
     Treo 650 builds on the award-winning design of the Treo 600 with new and
 improved features:
 
     -- Vibrant 320 x 320 display is easy to read;
     -- Non-volatile memory and removable battery;
     -- Integrated Bluetooth(R) technology for communicating with headsets, car
        kits, computers and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology;
     -- Improved camera for better low-light shots and with video-capture
        capabilities;
     -- Improved QWERTY/AZERTY backlit keyboard and new design for easier
        typing;
     -- Capability to access EDGE based networks, which delivers fast data
        speeds;(3)
     -- Support for direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server
        2003 using palmOne's VersaMail(TM) email software;
     -- MP3 player; (4) and
     -- Single inbox for text and picture messaging.
 
     More information about the Treo 650 smartphone is available at
 www.palmOne.com/Treo650.
 
     About palmOne, Inc.
     palmOne, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PLMO) -- a leader in handheld computing and
 communications solutions -- strives to put the power of computing in people's
 hands so they can access and share their most important information. The
 company's products include Treo(TM) smartphones, Zire(TM) and Tungsten(TM)
 handhelds, and software and accessories.
     palmOne products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and
 wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at palmOne Retail Stores
 and palmOne online stores ( http://www.palmOne.com/stores ).
     More information about palmOne, Inc. is available at
 http://www.palmOne.com .
 
     (1) Exact availability dates per country will be communicated by local
         branch offices.
 
     (2) Within wireless service coverage area only. Email requires data
         services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP may
         also be required. Pricing varies by service provider.
 
     (3) EDGE service not available in all areas.
 
     (4) Requires expansion card, sold separately.
 
     Broadcast Video and Other palmOne Materials
     Broadcast video and other materials are available online from palmOne's
 Multimedia Library (www.palmOne.com/MultimediaLibrary). Press can register at
 the site, which is hosted by The NewsMarket (www.TheNewsMarket.com), a
 web-based news and video archive, to browse and preview an extensive content
 library and order footage directly from their desktops. Registration and
 ordering on the site is free.
 
     NOTE:  palmOne, Palm OS, Treo, Tungsten, Zire and VersaMail are among the
 trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to palmOne, Inc. or
 its subsidiaries. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by the Bluetooth
 SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by palmOne, Inc. is under license. All
 other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to
 identify products or services of, their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE palmOne, Inc.

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