Palm promises lower mobile deployment costs with new Treo Pro smartphone

Palm has introduced the Treo Pro smartphone...

Palm has introduced the Treo Pro smartphone for businesses that want to simplify their IT infrastructures and lower costs.

The phone's tight integration with Microsoft comms applications will mean cheaper mobile integration and deployment costs for firms, said Palm.

With its streamlined design and Palm shortcuts layered onto the Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional operating system, the Treo Pro is designed to increase productivity.

The device supports e-mail, Wi-Fi and GPS access. The phone will be available from next month on the Vodafone and O2 networks.

"Businesses want the control and savings that Windows Mobile affords, in an innovative and elegant package that keeps their users happy," said Ed Colligan, Palm CEO.

He said the Treo Pro, using Windows Mobile 6.1, can deliver increased security, easier device management and better access to information on the corporate network.

Treo Pro has a high-resolution colour touch screen, a full QWERTY keyboard, and a removable battery that supports up to five hours of talk time.

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