palmOne today announced the availability of the new Treo(TM) 650 smartphone in Singapore. The Treo 650 builds on the award-winning Treo 600 design, upping the ante with a host of new features and improvements that continue to redefine the smartphone experience, giving mobile professionals what they need to stay connected. The Treo 650 brings corporate email and productivity applications to mobile professionals, and combines a full-featured quad-band mobile phone, a Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging and web access(1) functionality within a compact form factor. The Treo 650 is available as a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone, and has been tested to work with Singtel, M1 and Starhub GSM networks. The recommended retail price for the Treo 650 is S$ 1,188 without wireless service.
palmOne, Inc, a leader in handheld computing and communications solutions,
today announced the availability of the new Treo(TM) 650 smartphone in
Singapore. The Treo 650 builds on the award-winning Treo 600 design, upping the
ante with a host of new features and improvements that continue to redefine the
smartphone experience, giving mobile professionals what they need to stay
connected. The Treo 650 brings corporate email and productivity applications to
mobile professionals, and combines a full-featured quad-band mobile phone, a
Palm OS(R) organizer, messaging and web access(1) functionality within a compact
With Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, Memos and more, the Treo 650 lets users organize
and simplify their business and personal lives all in one place. Users can dial
contacts by name from their contacts list or enter a name or number on the
QWERTY keyboard or on-screen dial pad. Speakerphone, speed dial, conference
calling, call history, and caller ID make managing calls that much easier.
The Treo 650 is available as a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone, and has been
tested to work with Singtel, M1 and Starhub GSM networks. The recommended retail
price for the Treo 650 is S$ 1,188 without wireless service.
“Mobile professionals today need to stay productive while on the go, and have
quick access to important work and personal data. The Treo family seamlessly
combines mobile phone, email, organizer, web browser and messaging functions,
allowing customers to be much more effective and efficient in their daily
lives,” said Paul Blinkhorn, vice president for Asia Pacific for palmOne. “The
Treo 650 provides great usability and functionality, letting people do what they
want, when they want and just about anywhere they want.”
Email is the critical application needed by mobile workers who want to remain
connected while away from the office. Key to the offering of a premier
mobile-email device is an open-platform that provides a full spectrum of
application options suitable not only for individuals, but even CIOs at the
largest enterprises. The Treo 650 smartphone supports and leverages an
infrastructure of wireless carriers and software developers, including Seven,
Intellisync and Extended Systems.
palmOne has integrated Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync(R) with its
VersaMail(TM) email application on the Treo 650 smartphone, eliminating the need
to buy and manage the cost and complexity of third-party servers and
software.(2) VersaMail provides customers with a solution for secure, wireless
email that is cost-effective and can be deployed quickly and easily.
Compatibility with Exchange Server 2003 enables direct corporate email and
The Treo 650 is also the first palmOne(TM) smartphone to incorporate Intel’s
new 312MHz XScale PXA270 processor, adding a host of new technologies designed
to meet the multimedia and security requirements of the new Treo 650.
Treo 650 Smartphone Expanded Features/Benefits
The newest member of the Treo family builds on the award-winning design of the
Treo 600 with new and improved features:
• Vibrant 320 x 320 display is easy to read;
• Non-volatile memory and removable battery;
• Integrated Bluetooth(R) technology for communicating with headsets, computers
and printers equipped with Bluetooth technology;
• Improved camera for better low-light shots, with video-capture capabilities;
• Improved QWERTY backlit keyboard and new design for easier typing;
• For GSM, capability to access EDGE based networks, which deliver incredibly
fast data speeds(2);
• Support for direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
using palmOne’s VersaMail email software;
• MP3 player(3); and
• Single inbox for text and picture messaging.
With the Treo 650, users can do all of the following, and much more:
• Stay connected with wireless email using VersaMail.(1)
VersaMail makes it easy to access and manage email on the go.(5) With the Treo
650’s support for popular POP and IMAP email clients, users can download mail
wirelessly or by synchronizing with their desktops.(6) And for users whose
organizations use Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, the Treo 650’s built-in
Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync support will enable direct corporate email
and calendar synchronization(2). With VersaMail, users can view photos, HTML,
and even native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments.(7)
• Keep data safe.
With a new “non-volatile” file system, the Treo 650 keeps customers’ information
safe, even if they forget to charge their phone. Users can carry an extra
battery (sold separately), and swap it out for additional power on the fly.
• Play music. Snap pictures. Capture video.
Optimized for multimedia with an Intel XScale(R) processor, the Treo 650
smartphone lets users take their favorite tunes with them, simply by
transferring MP3 files from the desktop.(3) And with the built-in digital
camera, users can snap pictures, capture video, and even create digital photo
albums to take with them on the road. The bright color screen brings shots to
life. Better yet, users can point, shoot and share their moments via email or
• Connect with Bluetooth wireless devices.
With the Treo 650 smartphone, connecting to compatible Bluetooth wireless
devices — such as headsets and car kits — is easy using the setup wizard.
Users can talk on a headset or synchronize with their desktops(8) without wires
getting in the way.
• Exchange thoughts and ideas on the fly.
The Treo 650 lets users send and receive text messages, photos or video clips
right away from one application with a single inbox. And with text messages
threaded in a chat-style view, users can see the entire conversation.
• Access a world of websites on the go.(1)
Users can get driving directions when they’re on the road or check the latest
news headlines and sports scores while waiting for a flight. Ringtones and
applications can be downloaded directly to the Treo 650, and the full-featured
web browser is optimized for fast, on-the-go web access. The web browser
features familiar functions such as Back and Forward buttons, Home, History and
Bookmarks, and also allows users to save HTML pages to an expansion card (sold
separately) from the desktop for offline viewing later.
• Access Word, Excel and PowerPoint files.
Users can be more productive with the ability to view, edit and create Word and
Excel compatible documents on the go or pull up PowerPoint presentations for
en-route rehearsals. Dealing with email attachments has never been easier.
• Plug in an expansion card to do more.(9)
The Treo 650 smartphone comes with a MultiMediaCard/SD Card expansion slot,
which supports industry-standard cards and input/output capability. In other
words, users can add cool stuff to get more out of their Treo 650 smartphone —
pictures, music, books, games, memory.
• Enhance the Treo 650 experience with new accessories.
A new range of accessories for the Treo 650 smartphone is now available and
o form-fit case;
o USB travel cable;
o standard battery;
o hybrid headset/headphones; and
o 3-in-1 cradle kit, which includes a Treo 650 desktop cradle, cable and AC
charger with international adaptors.
More information on the Treo 650 smartphone can be found at