Treo Pro Smartphone launched

Palm today introduced Treo Pro, a smartphone for businesses that want to simplify their IT infrastructures and lower costs, and for users who want to stay on top of their professional and personal lives. 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, WiFi and GPS capabilities that meet 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 US, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Ed Colligan, president and chief executive officer at Palm, stated: “Businesses want the control and savings that Windows Mobile affords, in an innovative and elegant package that keeps their users happy. That’s where Palm comes in. Everything about Treo Pro, from the hardware design to the packaging and accessories, embodies the elegant and simplified end to end experience that our customers expect from Palm.”

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 WiFi or GPS on the go. Treo Pro’s thin design blends a flush, high-resolution colour 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.