Fast, Powerful and Easy to Use: Palm Canada and Rogers Wireless Deliver the Treo 750 Smartphone with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6 Professional



    Exclusive Palm Enhancements and Broadbandlike Speeds Offer Simplified
    Experience for Increased Business Productivity

    TORONTO, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - Palm Canada, along with Microsoft Canada, today
announced the availability of the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750 smartphone, the first
Treo to run on the Rogers' High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network. Powered by
the new Windows Mobile(R) 6 Professional software, the Treo 750 provides
Canadian mobile professionals with an exceptional world-phone experience. It
offers broadbandlike download speeds and global roaming capabilities on a
colour touch-screen that replicates desktop applications to make navigating
online and through multiple applications quick and easy while on the go.(1)
    The Treo 750 combines the world-class Palm experience of a multifunction
mobile phone with a new, powerful Windows Mobile 6 Professional software for
email, messaging, web browsing and Office Mobile(R) that lets users review and
edit business documents and access corporate data.(2)
    "Today's mobile business environment is advancing in leaps and bounds,
and handheld devices like the Treo 750 are vital productivity tools that
professionals rely on to stay ahead of the game," said Michael Moskowitz, vice
president, Americas International, Palm, Inc. "Palm's teaming with Rogers and
Microsoft gives the Treo 750 the extra edge that business customers demand
while they're on the road, around the world."
    The Treo 750 is the perfect balance between power and performance running
Windows Mobile 6, which brings a powerful desktop computing experience to the
small screen, improving how people do business on the go from a single device
to save them time.
    "Windows Mobile 6 provides a familiar computing environment that is great
for power email users who want the ability to view and edit documents on the
go using Word, Excel(R) or PowerPoint(R) Mobile," said Alec Taylor, director,
Mobile Communications Business, Microsoft Canada Co. "In connection with Palm
and Rogers, Microsoft is delivering an exceptional mobile productivity tool
that allows mobile business professionals to move beyond basic email and tap
into corporate networks to access data and documents stored on file shares and
SharePoint(R)-based sites."
    Powerful business features combined with Palm usability improvements,
such as photo speed dial and Direct Push Technology(2), allow Palm customers
added freedoms. Users can access multiple business and personal email
accounts, including Outlook(R) email, and get easy updates to calendar,
contacts and tasks while leveraging high-speed web access on the go.
    The Treo 750 also has a full QWERTY keyboard for easy messaging, a bright
240x240 colour touch-screen and support for Bluetooth(R) stereo headsets. The
built-in 128MB memory (60MB user available) can be enhanced by using the
mini-SD slot to add memory cards of up to 4GB (sold separately), which are
great for storing data, photos, music and video.

    Palm Treo 750 Business Productivity Features
    --------------------------------------------

    The Treo 750 is a powerful all-in-one business tool that offers the ease
of use Palm products are known for so users can take their office on the road.
Business-centric features include the following:

    
    -   Broadbandlike 3G speeds with HSPA capabilities(1)
    -   New, powerful Windows Mobile 6 Professional offering mobile versions
        of the same Microsoft Office programs used on desktop PCs, including:
        -   Outlook(R) Mobile;
        -   Word Mobile;
        -   Excel(R) Mobile;
        -   PowerPoint(R) Mobile;
        -   Internet Explorer(R) Mobile; and
        -   built-in PDF Viewer.
    -   Mobile access to multiple business and personal email accounts(1);
    -   Functions as a modem for laptops(3);
    -   128MB memory with expandable mini-SD slot; and
    -   Built-in Bluetooth technology enhanced to support stereo headsets.
    

    The Palm Experience on Windows Mobile 6 Professional
    ----------------------------------------------------

    In addition to delivering a great all-in-one smartphone with email,
organizer and web-browsing features, the Palm Treo 750 offers a unique suite
of software enhancements with the new, powerful Windows Mobile 6 Professional
software, including the following:

    
    -   Voice Command for voice dialing;
    -   Threaded SMS/MMS messaging with chat view and dedicated inbox;
    -   1.3-megapixel digital video camera;
    -   Windows Media(R) Player 10 Mobile for audio and video;
    -   Alarm clock, ActiveSync(R), Quick Tour, Remote Desktop Mobile,
        Search, SIM Manager, Solitaire, Sounds Manager, and Windows Media
        Player;
    -   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; and
    -   Capability to ignore a call and quickly send a text message such as
        "In a meeting" or "Can't talk right now" by selecting the "Ignore
        with text" option from the incoming-call screen.
    

    Pricing and Availability
    ------------------------

    The Treo 750 is C $249.99 with a three-year voice and data service
agreement from Rogers Wireless and is available now for purchase across Canada
through select Rogers Wireless dealers and retail points of sale, or online at
www.rogers.com.

    About Microsoft
    ---------------

    Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Co. is the Canadian subsidiary of
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT"), the worldwide leader in software,
services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing.
Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local
support services in both French and English. Microsoft Canada is headquartered
in Mississauga, Ontario with MSN.CA offices located in Toronto and eight
regional offices across the country. The company supports local communities
across Canada by creating innovative technology and partnerships that help
people realize their full potential.

    About Palm, Inc.
    ----------------

    Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:   PALM), 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 from anywhere. The company's products for
consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM)
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 (http://www.palm.com/store).
    More information about Palm Canada, Inc. is available at
http://www.palm.com/ca.

    
    (1) Within UMTS/HSPA mobile data service coverage area only. Backward
    compatible with EDGE and GPRS networks. Email and web require data
    services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP and/or
    VPN may also be required.

    (2) Requires Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Exchange Server
    2007 and access enabled by IT administrator.

    (3) Within mobile coverage area only. Additional service charges may
    apply. Connection via USB sync cable (included in box) or Bluetooth
    technology.
    

    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.


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For further information: MEDIA CONTACTS: Jill Yetman, Laura Watton,
Environics Communications for Palm Canada, (416) 969-2722, (416) 969-2766,
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