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Palm Launches Treo 500 in Europe, South Africa

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Palm Europe announced the new Treo 500v smartphone, a handset combining high-speed communications with multimedia capabilities.

The Treo 500 runs on Windows Mobile 6, comes with a full keyboard, large screen, video streaming capability and comprehensive multi-messaging functionality including IM, SMS, e-mail and voice functions. The new Palm handset is 3G/UMTS compatible, includes Bluetooth and a 2-megapixel camera.

It initially will be available through Vodafone in Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the U.K. and for Vodacom customers in South Africa beginning in October.

John Hartnett, senior vice president of Global Markets and Windows Business Unit at Palm, said in a statement: “We are pleased to be one of the first partners to provide an Internet-ready Vodafone live! smartphone. The Treo 500v is priced to enable a broader audience to experience the Internet and e-mail on the go.”

The Treo 500v will not be available in the United States, although rumor has it that Palm is planning new devices for the North American market to be announced later this year.

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September 13, 2007 - Posted by | Mobile games, Mobile news, palm, palm news, Smartphone, treo 500

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