Treo 755p Smart Device with Google Maps for Mobile unveiled by Palm and Sprint

Treo 755p Smart Device from Palm and Sprint Palm Inc. has introduced a new Palm OS Treo for Sprint- the Treo 755p CDMA smart device. This device happens to be the first ever to offer built-in Microsoft Direct Push Technology email support andGoogle Maps for mobiles. Not only that, the Treo 755p Smart device features the latest Treo design with an integrated antenna, slimmer form factor and mini-SD slot.

With the new Treo 755p smart device, users will have quick, wireless access to the Web, email, business, multimedia applications and instant messaging for Sprint customers, as the Treo 755p smart device runs on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network.

According to Danny Bowman, vice president of customer equipment for Sprint, “The Treo 755p is a stylish and powerful device ideal for business professionals looking for the power to do more while on the go. Building upon the success of the Treo 7oop, we’ve added enhancements such as Mobile Voice Control, a new IM application and Sprint TV in the ROM for mobile entertainment and news.”

Listed below are the features of the Treo 755p Smart Device:

  • First Palm OS-based Treo device with built-in support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology for email:
    The Treo 755p offers VersaMail 3.5.4 with built-in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync support for Microsoft Direct Push Technology that delivers automatic updates to Outlook email. Companies can choose to eliminate third-party software and take advantage of their existing Exchange infrastructures. Businesses connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server get fast, automatic wireless updates of email, calendar and contact information with added IT security and remote manageability.
  • First Treo integrating Google Maps for Mobile:
    The Treo 755p also features the Google Maps service for mobile. With Google Maps built into the ROM, right out of the box, Treo 755p users can get directions, perform local searches and view moveable/scalable maps, satellite imagery and traffic updates while on the go.
  • Ability to watch mobile video directly on the Treo 755p with Sprint TV, which features more than 50 channels of live and on-demand content, including CNN, FOX, ESPN, The Weather Channel, MTV, E! and The Cartoon Network.
  • Dial-up networking via USB or Bluetooth wireless technology on the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network for using the Treo 755p as a modem for a laptop computer (requires an appropriate service plan).
  • Superior phone functionality, including one-touch speakerphone and conference calling, the ability to ignore a call with text messaging and the option to use the touch-screen dial pad.
  • Support for EvDO (Rev.0) speeds, which makes streaming mobile content, such as live TV, movie clips and audio from radio stations, as well as training videos or company communications, enjoyable.
  • 128 MB memory (60 MB user available) and support for Mini-SD memory cards up to 4 GB.
  • Voice-memo application, which can be used to create custom ring tones and add voice annotations to photos or simply record a quick memo.
  • Threaded SMS/MMS messages in a single chat view and out-of-the-box support for Yahoo!, AOL and Gmail.
  • 1.3 MP digital camera and video recorder, and application to organize and share photos.
  • Support for Sprint Picture Mail.
  • Smart, fast Web browsing using the Access browser.
  • Full PDF support using DataViz Documents To Go Version 8.0, which also offers support for native Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents.
  • User-friendly and familiar Palm OS platform, including one-touch access to key applications.
  • Color touch screen and full QWERTY keyboard for easier email, messaging and Web use.
  • On-device user’s guide, giving customers access to the full user’s guide right from the device.
  • Default data transfer mode, which allows users to be notified of incoming voice calls while using data services, rather than calls automatically going to voicemail.
  • The Treo 755p Smart device will be available from mid-May onwards at Palm stores and online at Palm.com. It will also be available at Sprint stores and at Sprint.com. The Treo 755p Smart device will carry a price tag of $279.99.