Palm will begin sales of the Treo 750v, a Windows Mobile-based third-generation (3G) smart phone, next month. The handset is the first Windows-based Treo to be offered in Asia.
Priced at S$1,268 (US$798) without a contract, the Treo 750v will be sold through Singaporean operator MobileOne. Based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition, the 750v supports Global System for Mobile Communication, general packet radio service, and wideband code division multiple access networks.
Palm also hopes to offer the 750v in other Asian countries, said Sharon Ee, a spokeswoman for Palm.
The 750v offers a 1.3-megapixel camera, 60MB of memory for user files, Bluetooth, a qwerty keyboard, and a color touch screen with a resolution of 240 by 240 pixels and support for 65,000 colors. Weighing 154 grams, the handset also includes a slot for miniSD (Secure Digital) memory cards.
In addition to Asia, the Treo 750v will be available in Europe next month through Vodafone Group.
-Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service (Singapore Bureau)
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