Verizon Wireless and Palm Announce Treo 700wx Smartphone Now Available

Verizon Wireless and Palm, Inc today announced the availability of the Palm Treo 700wx smartphone running Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 5.0 with Direct Push Technology, adding another choice to Palm’s current EV-DO product offerings for Verizon Wireless customers. The Treo 700wx smartphone combines broadbandlike speeds on Verizon Wireless’ high-speed network with wireless email(1) and rich media capabilities all in one – bringing Palm’s world-class ease of use to the Windows Mobile platform. The Treo 700wx has a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a 1.3-megapixel camera, a bright 240×240 touch screen and support for Bluetooth® stereo headsets.(2) The built-in 64MB of RAM allows the use of a more robust set of applications, while storage can be enhanced by using the SD slot to add memory cards of up to 2GB(2), which are great for storing data, photos, music and video. Verizon Wireless customers using the Treo 700wx have the benefit of Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service – which runs on the nation’s most reliable national wireless broadband network – to send and receive data. With the wireless broadband connection, customers can get access to broadband speeds while out of the office. Today, Verizon Wireless’ broadband network covers more than 200 million Americans in 242 major metropolitan areas and 180 major airports from coast to coast and offers average download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second.(3) “People love the Treo smartphone because they are driven by the need to stay in touch and manage a variety of communications and information – both business and personal,” said Tim Roper, vice president, U.S. region, for Palm, Inc. “Palm’s one-of-a-kind user experience and broad support of key applications and email solutions make the Treo 700wx a core asset for mobile professionals to stay productive and maximize their downtime while on the road.” With Windows Mobile 5.0, the Treo 700wx offers the tools mobile professionals need, including access to mobile versions of Windows Media Player 10, Internet Explorer, and Outlook applications in addition to the ability to view and edit Microsoft Word and Excel files and view PowerPoint and PDF files. The Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) is available out of the box with the Treo 700wx and includes Direct Push Technology, which gives Verizon Wireless customers connected to a Microsoft Exchange Server fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks.(4) It provides added security features for IT administrators, such as over-the-air password policy enforcement and remote wipe for lost or stolen devices. MSFP also gives users over-the-air lookup of a company’s Global Address List (GAL), providing employees with quick access to colleagues’ email and contact information. Support for Verizon Wireless’ Wireless Sync service is also available, which provides the convenience of automatic delivery of email and easy access to personal information-management tools, such as contacts and calendar, as well as enterprise tools, such as device management and file synchronization. “Palm and Verizon Wireless share our dedication to bring business customers powerful devices to manage work on the go,” said John O’Rourke, general manager, Mobile and Embedded Devices, Microsoft Corp. “Verizon Wireless’ fast EV-DO network combined with the Palm experience on Windows Mobile will help customers get to information to stay on top of their jobs such as Microsoft Outlook email, calendars and tasks and connected to the people they care about.” The Palm Experience on Windows Mobile Unique to the Treo smartphone based on Windows Mobile 5.0 is a suite of software enhancements developed by Palm that underscores its brand promise of fast access, ease of use and simplicity, including the following: Today Screen enhancements, which feature the ability to “dial by name” with a few keystrokes on the keyboard, perform a web search directly from the Today Screen and perform one-touch dialing with personalized photo speed dials; Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voice mail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation; and Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose a text message, such as “In a meeting” or “Can’t talk.”Pricing and Availability The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Verizon Wireless is available now at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, Verizon Wireless business channels and online at for $399.99 after a $100 rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. Enterprise customers are encouraged to contact their Verizon Wireless Business Specialist at 800-VZW-4BIZ or About Verizon Wireless Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at About Palm, Inc. Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm® Treo™ smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories. Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores ( More information about Palm, Inc. is available at (1) Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements. Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. (2) Sold separately. (3) Palm’s independent field tests show that Treo 700wx smartphone can deliver speeds of between 400-600 kilobits per second. (4) MSFP requires Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Exchange Server 2007 and access enabled by IT administrator. Palm and Treo are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by or licensed to Palm, Inc. All other brand and product names are or may be trademarks of, and are used to identify products or services of, their respective owners.

Sharp Introduces EM ONE The Next generation Wide screen Pocket PC

‘EM ONE is the next-generation mobile broadband device, which is designed to deliver a high-speed, always-on broadband environment as an alternative to a personal computer. ‘EM ONE adopts Japan’s first *W-VGA (800 X 480 dot) under Windows Mobile 5.0 environment, and is also equipped with a 4.1 inch liquid crystal large screen. Furthermore, ‘EM ONE is equipped with the same keyboard structure as PCs (QWERTY keyboard), and has only 18.9 mm in width, which is considered to be one of the most slim mobile terminals with QWERTY keyboard in Japan.

* as of February 19, 2007, Handsets with Windows Mobile within Japan
EMOBILE, Sharp and Microsoft closely worked together from the basic planning stage, thus developing various functions that are released for the first time in Japan. The three companies plan to continue their alliance in the future to promote marketing in the growing mobile broadband market. Supported by the cutting-edge technology of Sharp, who is Japan’s leading vendor in mobile device development, and Microsoft’s technology, which combines Internet broadband communications and mobile device, EMOBILE launches its first strategic mobile handset ‘EM ONE. ‘EM ONE was named after EMOBILE as a new mobile handset, which satisfies the needs of mobile data communications for both private and business purposes.

Key Features of EM ONE
Dual High-speed Data Communications: HSDPA and Wireless LANEM ONE supports EMOBILE’s HSDPA communications service with a maximum downlink speed of 3.6Mbps*1. In addition, EM ONE has the built-in IEEE802.11b/g compliant wireless LAN feature. It can also be used as a high-speed communications modem for PCs when connected to a PC with a USB cable.
One-segment BroadcastingEM ONE supports one-segment broadcasting without any additional equipment.
Wide DisplayEM ONE incorporates the industry’s first*2 4.1 inch W-VGA (800X480 dot) high definition ASV LCD*3. Most PC websites can be viewed without horizontal scrolling. One-segment broadcasting widescreen programs can also be viewed.
18.9mm-thin Mobile DeviceSuperior in mobility, EM ONE is the first mobile communications terminal in Japan with QWERTY keyboard and has only 18.9mm in width.

Three-operation Style ‘Dual SlideEM ONE adopts the new-concept ‘Dual Slide Mechanism, by which the operation panel can be opened and closed either horizontally or vertically. Users can select three operation styles according to their usages: ‘Control Style, ‘Input Style, and ‘View Style.
Built-in Digital CameraEM ONE has the built-in CMOS digital camera (1.31 mega pixels). Close-up, photo and video features are available. QR and JAN codes are also supported.
Excellent UsabilityEM ONE has a mouse-like pointing device. With the newly developed ‘Net Walker, users can view their favorite websites by simple operations of the scroll wheel, such as rotating or stopping.Home menu is also provided to store favorite applications and operate them by one touch.
Touch Panel OperationEM ONE has ‘Touch Panel Operation, by which simple operations can be made using a stylus pen. Touch panel display also allows smooth display and improves usability.
PC Email AddressEM ONE supports PC email addresses, by incorporating Microsoft OutlookMobile email software which uses POP, and SMTP*5. Users can send and receive email messages with attachments.In addition, EM ONE installs Sharp’s original email software ‘SH Mail, which improves the usability to send, receive and manage email.

PC DocumentsEM ONE installs Windows Mobile 5.0, which supports mouse, pointing devices, QWERTY keyboard, as well as data reading for Power Point, PDF files, and data editing for Exceland Word files. Internet browsing software, Internet ExploreMobile reinforces various software functions, such as enhancing operability and high-resolution display. EM ONE also installs Opera Mobile Internet browser, which allows multiple page tab display.
USB Peripheral DevicesEM ONE is equipped with USB port, which support USB peripheral devices for Windows Mobile, such as keyboard and mouse *6.
EM ONE displays presentations on a big screen, by connecting to an LCD projector using an (optional) RGB adapter.
Built-in BluetoothTM
EM ONE has built-in Bluetooth, which allows wireless connection with other EM ONE or Bluetooth compliant peripheral devices (such as keyboards) *7 within its 10m range.
SynchronizationEM ONE allows users to synchronize their data with PCs by using the ActiveSync feature.Moreover, EM ONE can simultaneously synchronize with PC and charge its battery pack, by using an optional cradle.*8
Comfortable and Stress-free Operating Environment
EM ONE adopts ‘MarvellPXA270 application processor 520MHz as its CPU. The processor has multimedia processing and low power consumption features for PDAs and mobile phones. EM ONE also adopts Flash memory and RAM (512MB and 128MB), which enables a comfortable operating environment.
*1 Numbers are theoretical maximum downlink speeds, and do not indicate actual transmission speeds.*2 As of February 19, 2007, Handsets with Windows Mobile within Japan*3 ASV=Advanced Super View, which is suitable for playback of animation and static pictures requiring high definition display, offering an excellent response with high contrast.*4 Computer keyboard setting. The name derives from the first six letters on the top row of letters on a keyboard.*5 POP is a protocol used to receive email messages from the server on which the messages are stored on the Internet or Intranet. SMTP is a protocol to send and/or forward email messages. These are currently the most widely used protocols.*6 Cable adapter is necessary, and not all USB equipment is supported.*7 Not all wireless connections with Bluetooth equipment are supported.*8 While the unit is being charged by its cradle, or while watching TV with it placed in its cradle, it is not possible to charge the battery pack and large capacity battery pack at the same time.
[Basic Specifications]
Model Name EM ONEOS MicrosoftWindows Mobile5.0 Software for Pocket PC Japanese version.CPU MarvellPXA270 520 MHzGraphic Chip NNIVIDIAGoForceTM 5500Memory Flash Memory 512MB/SDRAM 128MBScreen 800 X 480 dot 4.1 inch 65,536 colors ASV LCD (with backlight)Communications HSDPA, IEEE802.11b/g, Bluetooth 1.2Camera Approx. 1.31 mega pixel (effective pixels)Audio Internal Speaker (Stereo), MicConnections miniUSB port (host function compliant), cradle port, RGB adapter port, headphone jack (flat), AC Adapter portMemory Card Slot miniSDTMDimensions Approx. 140(W) X 70(H) X 18.9(D)Weight Approx. 250g (with battery pack and stylus pen)Usage Time Approx. 4 hours
[Main Software]StationMobileTM for S01SH, Netwalker, Home Menu, Email (Outlookcompatible), SH mail (original email software), Internet ExplorerMobile, Opera MobileTM, Calendar, Address book, Task, memo, ExcelMobile, Power PointMobile, Windows MediaPlayer 10 Mobile, Camera, Pictures and Video, Calculator, Games, Picsel PDF Viewer;, ActiveSync, e-book viewer, DicLand (electronic dictionary), Barcode reader, Packet counter

Comparative review of QWERTY smartphones Samsung i600 and HTC S650

“The devices are housed in the very conventional monoblock-style form-factor – both of them are on the wider side, especially HTC S650 – the thumbboard and landscape QVGA display make for such dimensions. The S650 (115x63x14 mm, 130 g.) is pretty bulky, but there is a very interesting peculiarity to it – the shapes, design and location of controls lend an overall pared-down feel to Samsung i600, which seems much narrower. In practice, however, the dimensions of the i600 (113x59x11.8 mm, 99 g.) are not too much different from those of HTC, saving for the fact that it is noticeably thinner. Either of the smartphones readily slips into just about any pocket, the only impediment one might encounter is HTC S650’s weight, but while in a trousers pocket, it is not too much of a burden. Speaking of Samsung i600 and its size, comparing it to ordinary phones makes some sense, if we overlook the width.” Read this nice comparative review here: