LITTLE ROCK, Ark. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Alltel (NYSE: AT), owner and operator of the nation’s largest wireless network, and Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), a leader in mobile computing, today announced the Palm Treo 650 smartphone will be available through Alltel retail stores starting tomorrow. The handset will cost $399.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a two-year service agreement.
“The Palm Treo 650 smartphone, with its unique form and functionality, offers Alltel customers an enhanced experience to manage their daily activities and stay connected to the office or home,” said Wade McGill, vice president of wireless product management at Alltel.
“We are happy to deliver the Treo smartphone to a new set of customers on the Alltel network,” said Tim Roper, vice president U.S. carrier sales at Palm, Inc. “In a world where everyone is mobile and everything is digital, people value mobile access to the information they care about most and the Treo smartphone delivers.”
The Treo 650 combines a compact, full-featured mobile phone with a Palm OS organizer, messaging, Web access, digital camera and direct corporate email access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 enabled by a company’s IT administrator.
Building on the award-winning Treo 600 design, the new Treo 650 smartphone makes it easier than ever for mobile professionals to stay connected. The Treo 650 offers integrated Bluetooth technology, a higher-resolution screen, multimedia capabilities, a removable battery, non-volatile memory and an improved backlit keyboard.
With Axcess Mobile Link, Alltel customers can use the Treo 650 to connect to the Internet at speeds up to 144 Kbps. Axcess Mobile Link is available for $59.99 for unlimited nationwide service.
Alltel is a customer-focused communications company with more than 15 million customers in 36 states and nearly $10 billion in annual revenues. For more visit, www.alltel.com.
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 handheld computers, Palm Treo smartphones, Palm LifeDrive mobile managers, 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 (http://www.palm.com/store).
More information about Palm, Inc. is available at http://www.palm.com.