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Palm Treo 680 Smartphone introduced in India

Saturday, April 21st, 2007

Palm has announced the availability of the Palm Treo 680 in India. It is basically a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band world phone, which is targeted at new users in the fast emerging smartphone and feature-phone markets.

Palm is confident that the Treo 680 is perfect for feature-phone users who want a more competent mobile-computing device.

“The Treo 680 smartphone is reaching new customers and markets, exemplifying Palm’s dedication to expanding both geographically and demographically,” said Sharon Ee, head of business, South Asia, for Palm.

The Palm Treo 680 smartphone incorporates 64 MB of user-available storage, approximately three times the memory of its predecessor the Treo 650 smartphone. Customers can add up to 2 GB of storage with expansion cards (sold separately) for those large music or video files;

In addition the Palm Treo 680 smartphone has an internal antenna and is designed with ease of use in mind. It has a full, easy-type keyboard, perfect for writing SMS messages and emails, and an optimal 320×320 color screen for viewing web pages, photos and media. Further more, it also supports text-messaging conversations as threaded chats, similar to IM, enabling users to see their entire conversation with a particular person. The Treo 680 smartphone also can be used as an MP3 player and has an integrated digital camera with video-capture support and video player.
‘”The Treo 680 together with a world-class Palm experience will attract a broader range of users who want an easy-to-use solution to manage and balance their work and personal lives while on the go,” said Ee.

The Palm Treo 680 India price is Rs 25,500 and Palm believes that Treo 680 will offer an affordable and simple way to get started and stay connected.

Specification and features of the Palm Treo 680 smartphone:

Operating System: Palm OS 5.4.9
Memory: 64MB non-volatile flash memory available for user storage
Processor: Intel PXA270 312 MHz processor
Screen: 320 x 320 pixel TFT touchscreen with support for over 65,000 colors
Wireless: GSM/GPRS/EDGE-class 10 radio
Quad band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology, Infrared (IR) Wireless
Palm Treo 680 Phone Features:

Speakerphone
Hands-free headset jack
Microphone mute option
TTY/TDD compatibility
Multi-party conference calling
Digital Camera: VGA
Automatic light balance
2x digital zoom
Integrated self-portrait mirror
Video capture with 352 x 288 pixel resolution
Audio: 2.5mm headset jack is stereo headset compatible (requires a stereo headset adapter, sold separately, for use with standard stereo headphones)
Speaker
Polyphonic MIDI & WAV ringtones
External ringer on/off switch w/ vibrate mode
Keyboard: Full QWERTY key layout with backlighting
Integrated number dial pad
Keyguard feature
Expansion Slot: Support for MultiMediaCard, SD, and SD I/O cards
Battery: Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
Talk time: up to 4 hours
Standby time: up to 300 hours
Power/Sync: Multi-connector on device
USB sync cable
AC adapter
Size: 4.4″ H x 2.3″ W x 0.8″ D 113mm H x 59mm W x 21mm D
Weight: 5.5 ounces / 157 grams
Colors: Graphite, Crimson, Arctic, and Copper continued

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