Nic Rossmüller : December 4th 2006 - 18:32 CET
Palm Treo 680 for Cingular Wireless
Palm Treo 680 for Cingular Wireless : Cingular Wireless and Palm, Inc. introduced the new Palm Treo 680 smart device, whose brand-new look, broad range of features and economical price will appeal to both consumers and business customers - just in time for the holidays. The Treo 680 quad-band world phone on the Palm OS platform - which is available beginning Friday, Nov. 24, for as low as $199.99 - boasts Palm's hallmark ease of use to keep any user productive, all with a slim and compact feel. Cingular business and consumer customers will be able to better balance their personal and business lives, as the all-in-one Treo 680 seamlessly combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with so much more, all at a competitive price.|
Palm Treo 680 - Smartphone|
Users can do even more with their phone, from accessing email and editing documents at the airport to organizing photos and music while waiting for a friend at the coffee shop. Market research firm In-Stat estimates that 25 percent of all wireless handsets worldwide will be PDAs and smartphones by 2011, which makes the Treo 680 the phone both for feature-phone upgraders and new users.
Cingular Wireless - Treo 680 features
• A new internal antenna enables a sleeker design.
• An improved phone application on the Palm Treo 680 smart device allows to dial faster.
• The ability to ignore calls with a quick text message.
• The large, bright color screen is perfect for viewing email, documents or spreadsheets.
• The highly regarded built-in QWERTY keyboard has improved buttons.
• The messaging application displays text-messaging conversations.
• The Palm Treo 680 smart device also can be used as an MP3 player.
• The Palm Treo 680 has an integrated digital camera, camcorder and video player.
Treo 680 - Palm smartphone
"The Palm Treo 680 will open up the popular Palm experience to a much wider audience of Cingular customers," said Jeff Bradley, vice president, business data services, for Cingular Wireless. "This next-generation Treo comes with all of the outstanding business features that Palm devotees have come to expect plus rich entertainment capabilities, and all at a very attractive price that will appeal both to businesses and individual users."
Palm Treo 680 smartphone - Cingular Wireless EDGE network
The Palm Treo 680 operates on Cingular's nationwide EDGE network, the largest national high-speed wireless data network in the United States with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns, and along some 40,000 miles of major highways. Treo 680 users also can take their device with them abroad to make calls on six continents and over 190 countries, with wireless data roaming in more than 115 countries. EDGE's widespread coverage makes the Treo 680 an ideal platform for business customers and consumers who want an easy-to-use way to check their email, send SMS, browse the Web and more.
Palm Treo 680 smartphone - User friendly
"Palm remains focused on introducing Treo smartphones that are user-friendly and affordable for any audience - from single users to wide-scale business deployments," said Tara Griffin, Palm vice president and general manager. "The Treo 680 from Cingular Wireless is an excellent proof point. We have a tremendous opportunity to serve customers the world over by helping them stay more connected to important people and information, whether it's through contacts and calendar, email, messaging, documents, web browsing, photos or music. This mobile phone enhances work and leisure time."
Palm Treo 680 smartphone - Memory
"The Palm Treo 680 smartphone is a natural and affordable choice for our business," said Robert DeLille, chief executive officer of Creative Office Environments. "With more on-device memory and the availability of intuitive applications, such as Google Maps for Mobile, on the Cingular Wireless network, our workforce can be more productive and stay in touch with customers and colleagues." The Treo 680 is available beginning Friday, Nov. 24, for as low as $199.99 to consumers and businesses nationwide at Cingular Wireless retail stores, select national retailers and through Cingular's B2B sales organization. A variety of monthly data plans are available, including an unlimited Cingular PDA Connect plan for $44.99 per month.
Treo 680 for Cingular Wireless - Cingular Wireless
For a limited time, the Treo 680 will come with a music bundle from Yahoo!, which includes a 30-day free trial to its Yahoo! Music Unlimited To Go service and Yahoo! Music For Mobile. Users have the ability to access the Yahoo! Music Unlimited music library from the phone and to send tracks remotely to a PC. The Palm Treo 680 from Cingular Wireless also supports a wide variety of third-party, Cingular Wireless certified applications, such as the TeleNav GPS Navigator solution. With TeleNav GPS Navigator, Treo 680 users now can get turn-by-turn voice and on-screen GPS directions directly on their device for use when driving or walking.
Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, 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 for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm Treo smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive mobile managers, as well as services and accessories.
About Cingular Wireless
Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 58.7 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corporation, has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation - the allover network - and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover, the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes.