Palm, Inc. today announced that the Palm Pre phone is scheduled to be available initially in the UK, Ireland and Germany exclusively on the O2 network, and in Spain exclusively on the Movistar network, in time for the holidays. Palm Pre, the first phone based on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, brings your information from the many places it resides - on your phone, at work or on the web - into one simple, integrated view.(1)
In its first weekend of availability in the United States, Palm Pre broke Sprint's previous first-weekend sales records. Palm Pre also is scheduled to debut in Canada with Bell Mobility in the second half of 2009.
Palm Pre introduces a breakthrough user interface and hardware design that makes it one of the most integrated and user-friendly mobile phones on the market. Featuring a smooth, elegantly rounded ergonomic design and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed, Palm Pre is engineered to feel natural in your hand and comfortably small in your pocket. When closed, Palm Pre is ideal for phone calls, web browsing, music, photos and videos; when open, Palm Pre is optimized for email and text messaging. It provides an exceptional experience for phone calls, whether held to your ear, over speakerphone or via Bluetooth.
There is huge anticipation of Palm Pre scheduled for release on June 6. The Palm Pre is expected to be a major competition of the Apple iPod; however, one major difference is that the Palm Pre doesn't have access to an App Store as stated in video to the right by Walt Mossberg.
Palm Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. However, according to Sprint's CEO there may be a shortage of the Palm Pre when it's finally launched.
Running on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view. For more information visit www.sprint.com/palmpre.
Yesterday we reported that Sprint will sell the highly anticipated Palm Pre on June 6 for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement, about the same price of an iPhone. However, shares of Palm fell 5% because some investors were disappointed that the price would match rather than beat iPhone's price. Additionally, Sprint’s CEO said on Tuesday he expects Pre shortages around the launch.
Sprint's CEO Dan Hesse stated at an investor conference, "We don't intend to advertise it (Palm Pre) heavily early on because we think we are going to have shortages for a while....We won't be able to keep up with demand for the device in the early period of time."
Sprint today announced pricing and nationwide availability for the Palm Pre phone, offered exclusively from Sprint. Palm Pre will be available nationwide on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online at Sprint.com for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. Running on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, Pre brings together your important information from where it resides – on your phone, at your work or on the web – into one logical view.
For those who juggle life circa 2009 – bouncing from conference call to car pool schedule, from doctors’ numbers to doctoral thesis data, from social calendars to social networking – Pre marks a new wireless crossover standard. Before Pre, you had to compromise when selecting a wireless phone. To get the business features you needed, you had to sacrifice the personal entertainment features you wanted. Pre consolidates your important information – professional, social and personal – into one revolutionary device using an operating system that redefines the experience of living and working wirelessly.
Palm Pre will run on America’s most dependable 3G network and come with Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented Everything Data plans that offer savings of up to $1,430 over two years vs. comparable AT&T and Verizon plans for smartphones and PDAs.
Palm has announced their new early access program for developers interested in creating applications for the Palm webOSTM. The early access program is an opportunity for developers to test-drive and provide feedback on the Palm MojoTM SDK prior to its public release.
Admission to the program is by application, which will admit a small group of developers to start and gradually increase the size of the program as the tools mature. Palm would like to accept everyone, however they want to make sure that they can provide a solid development experience and attentive developer support before they scale up. Palm is eager to get the SDK into developers’ hands and will expand the program as quickly as we can. For more information visit http://developer.palm.com/faq.html.
The Treo Pro will make its debut on Sprint's Mobile Broadband Network on March 15. The Treo Pro, powered by Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1, is a proven and reliable tool for mobile enterprise customers. And the Sprint Treo Pro adds some new elements that make it even more powerful.
The Sprint Treo Pro is the first Palm phone available with Internet Explorer Mobile 6, providing users with a more robust mobile browser. With Wi-Fi, GPS, a full keyboard and touch screen, all available for $199 (after the requisite rebates and agreements), the Treo Pro packs about as much bang for its buck as you can fit into a sleek form factor.
Treo Pro's thin design blends a flush, high-resolution color touch screen and a full QWERTY keyboard with a removable battery that packs up to five hours of talk time and enough strength for the business user's needs, offering a powerful yet effortless mobile experience.
Palm, Inc. has announced that its Treo Pro smartphone is now available on Bell Mobility’s high-speed mobile network (EV-DO Rev. A), marking its debut in Canada. With its streamlined design and Palm innovations layered on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Treo Pro allows businesses to simplify their IT infrastructures while lowering costs and keeping their users productive and happy.
The 3G-capable Treo Pro smartphone is now available to Bell Mobility clients for a limited-time price of $99.95 on a three-year contract.
Treo Pro offers Bell Mobility clients simplicity and productivity – including email, Wi-Fi, GPS, web and CDMA EV-DO Rev. A network capabilities(1) – to meet the needs of businesses and end users alike. Treo Pro’s thin design blends a flush, high-resolution colour touch screen, one-touch buttons and a full QWERTY keyboard.
Palm, Inc. today introduced Treo Pro, a new business smartphone. With its streamlined design and Palm shortcuts layered on Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, Treo Pro is a unique combination of sleek simplicity and robust productivity including email, Wi-Fi and GPS capabilities that meets the needs of businesses and end users alike. Treo Pro, which will be available from Vodafone and O2 in Europe and from Telstra in Australia, also will be available in an unlocked version in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific.
The Treo Pro smartphone lets IT managers support an increasingly mobile work force with the ease of use and robust feature set business professionals demand. Besides the benefits of lower costs and increased productivity, Treo Pro can deliver the increased security, easier device management and access to information on the corporate network that Windows Mobile 6.1 provides.
Users can quickly respond to business and personal email, access the web, stay on top of appointments and contacts, and use Wi-Fi or GPS on the go.
Palm, Inc. and Sprint has introduced the Palm Treo 800w, Sprint's newest smartphone with Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. Designed for business users who depend on their smartphones for high-speed productivity on the go, the Palm Treo 800w operates on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and comes out of the box with support for EV-DO Rev. A data speeds, WiFi for data and GPS capabilities.
The Treo 800w is Palm's most business-friendly phone yet. IT departments can simplify infrastructure and lower costs with a direct connection to Microsoft Exchange Server, giving users up-to-date email, contacts, calendars and access to other productivity applications. Palm designed the Treo 800w for easy-to-use mobility with a full QWERTY keyboard, five-way navigation and one-touch buttons to the most-used applications, making it a smartphone people want to use.
As Sprint's first smartphone to ship immediately with EV-DO Rev. A network support, the Treo 800w offers customers the ability to quickly browse the web and send and receive emails - even those with large attachments - at broadband speeds. The vast majority of Sprint's Mobile Broadband Network has been upgraded to EV-DO Rev.
Palm, Inc. today announced that Palm Centro smartphone is now available unlocked for U.S. customers. Palm Centro is sold by Sprint, AT&T and Verizon Wireless in the U.S. Palm also announced that Google Maps for mobile with My Location on Centro is available for Centro starting tomorrow, giving customers faster access to local maps and driving directions.
The unlocked Palm Centro retains the smartphone's compact, modern design and is dressed in a new white color with grey accents. Centro offers customers more choices to stay in touch with friends, family and co-workers by using voice, text messaging, email or the web. Also available in 25 countries worldwide, Centro is Palm's smallest and lightest smartphone to date.
Google Maps for mobile with My Location makes it easier and faster for Centro customers to get mapping and direction information by approximating the user's current location on the map. This saves time and keystrokes for people trying to find where they are, what's around them, and how to get there.
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Palm Centro smartphone will be available beginning June 13. Dressed in a crisp cobalt blue, the Centro provides customers with the perfect tool to manage the busiest of lifestyles with voice, text messaging, e-mail and the Web.
Centro runs on Verizon Wireless’ high-speed data network, which gives customers the ability to quickly send and receive e-mail messages and attachments and browse rich Web content.
Verizon Wireless customers can also use the Centro as a modem for their laptops when they subscribe to Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess Connect service plan. The handset sports a vibrant color touch-screen, full QWERTY keyboard and a lightweight design.
Centro’s built-in Google Maps application delivers quick, reliable directions and lets users perform local searches and view moveable/scalable maps, satellite imagery and traffic updates. Customers can also map a contact’s address directly from the contact application simply by selecting the “maps” button.
AT&T Inc. and Palm Inc. today announced the availability of the Palm Centro from AT&T. Centro is designed for the expanding base of customers who want a better way to manage their busy lives. The device is available for just $99.99.
Centro offers customers more choices to stay in touch with friends, family and co-workers by using voice, text messaging, instant messaging, e-mail or the Web.
Featuring a color touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard, Centro is the first Palm OS product to launch with AT&T services, such as XM Radio Mobile, Push to Talk and MusicID.
Centro is the smallest and lightest Palm product to date and works with the nation's largest digital voice and data network. Initially, the Palm Centro from AT&T is available in new "glacier white" with green keypad accents, and, in approximately one month, AT&T will debut a second color -- "obsidian black."
Palm has settled a class action lawsuit that affects customers who have purchased, in the United States, a new Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone.
The settlement will provide either: (a) a cash rebate to any United States resident who purchased a Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone, experienced two or more repairs or replacements (in lieu of repair) on that device, and purchases a new Palm smartphone within a defined time period; or (b) a right of repair for hardware defects, beyond the expiration of the warranty on your Treo 600 or Treo 650, even if you did not experience two or more repairs or replacements.
Purchasers of a Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone are “Class Members” if they are a United States resident who purchased in the United States a new Treo 600 or Treo 650 smartphone for your own use and not for resale.
Smartphone manufacturer Palm Inc. announced that they will be closing all but one of its retail stores over the next five weeks. Palm wants to continue cutting costs and focus on its next-generation Smartphone platform.
Palm has 8 stores in California and 26 “stores within a store” at major metropolitan airports around the country. The company plans to maintain the Palm store within its own corporate headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif.
Palm will continue to sell its handsets through carrier stores, resellers and other retail and online channels, including its own Web site. The closings are slated to be complete during Palm’s fiscal third quarter, which ends in late February.
Verizon Wireless and Palm, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of the Palm Treo 755p smartphone in exclusive deep blue-green. Beginning today, customers may purchase the Treo 755p. The device will be in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores on Jan. 7.
Compared to its Treo 700p predecessor, the Treo 755p has a sleeker design with an internal antenna and a soft-touch feel. Featuring a large, high-resolution, color touch-screen for quick stylus access to applications, the Treo 755p offers a full QWERTY keyboard for easy e-mail creation, Web browsing and text messaging. It also includes features such as a 1.3 megapixel camera and built-in support for Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents and PDF documents.
Customers can view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files, and view PowerPoint and Adobe PDF files. Running the Palm OS, the new Palm Treo 755p from Verizon Wireless gives mobile professionals the tools they need to help maximize productivity.
Palm, Inc. announced the Palm Treo 750 smartphone, previously available in the United States only on AT&T's 3G network, is now available in an unlocked version. The unlocked GSM Treo 750 smartphone comes with the Windows Mobile 6 operating system, allowing an even broader customer base to enjoy the benefits of increased functionality and HSDPA (High-speed Download Packet Access) capability out of the box.
Also available from carriers around the world, the Treo 750 is a five-band world phone. It's a key asset to worldwide businesses and employees who travel internationally, as well as an effective productivity tool for any user working on the road.
Windows Mobile 6 and Exchange Server 2007 support is available out of the box and delivers a wide range of enhanced features, including the following:
Direct Push Technology connection to email, calendar, contacts and tasks;
Email enhancements such as HTML-formatted email messages;
Ability to set an out-of-office message from the Treo smartphone;
Palm, Inc. and Garmin International, Inc., today announced a Palm GPS Navigator featuring Garmin Mobile XT software for the first time for Palm Treo and Centro smartphone users.
Drivers using the new GPS Navigator with their Palm smartphones can rely on turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions to easily find their destinations as well as millions of points of interest, updated traffic, fuel prices, hotel prices and weather forecasts. Expected late November, the Palm GPS Navigator featuring Garmin software will be $249 USD.
The Palm GPS Navigator with Garmin Mobile XT Software is expected to attract new users to the mobile-phone GPS market.
According to a report by Canalys, the mobile navigation space has maintained a frenetic pace during the last 12 months, with some vendors seeing year-on-year doubling of shipments or better.