by CIO Staff

Palm Targets Europeans With Treo 750v from Vodafone

Sep 13, 20062 mins
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Palm, a producer of handheld devices, on Tuesday unveiled its Treo 750v, which runs on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system, and it will be available to Europeans through Europe’s leading wireless carrier Vodafone, the Associated Press reports via

People in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom will be able to purchase the Treo 750v by the start of 2007, according to the AP.

The new Treo will be Palm’s first offering to operate on Vodafone’s high-speed 3G/UMTS network, the AP reports.

Other notable features are the smart phone’s lack of a visible antenna, and new software that makes it simpler for users to type and send text messages, according to the AP.

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Palm’s Treo sales made up roughly three-quarters of the firm’s fiscal 2006 revenue, the AP reports.

While Palm has built a large user base for its Treos in the United States, it owns a very small slice of the space in Europe, where Research In Motion (RIM) and its BlackBerry—as well as High Tech Computer and its various handhelds—are the market leaders, an IDC research director told the AP.

Just last week, Palm unveiled its Treo 700wx, which the firm said will be initially available only through Sprint.

RIM also showed off its newest BlackBerry offering, the BlackBerry Pearl.

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