Palm Canada and TELUS Announce Exclusive Canadian Availability of Treo 755p Smartphone



    Speed Meets Back-to-business Style with World-class Palm OS, TELUS Mobile
    Email and Integrated Google Maps for Mobile

    TORONTO, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Evolving the Treo(TM) family to keep mobile
professionals connected, productive, and entertained, Palm Canada and TELUS
today announced the exclusive availability of the Palm(R) Treo 755p smartphone
in Canada. The CDMA Treo 755p offers TELUS Mobile Email, providing consumer
and business clients with automatic updates to their email, calendar, contacts
and task information; Google Maps(TM) for mobile; as well as the latest Treo
design with integrated antenna, slimmer form factor and mini-SD slot.(1)
    The Treo 755p brings customers quick, wireless access to web, email,
business and multimedia applications, so consumers and professionals can stay
connected while on the go.
    "In today's fast-paced business environment, Treo smartphones have become
a crucial productivity tool for mobile professionals who need quick access to
advanced applications in a device that packs a computing-power punch," said
Michael Moskowitz, vice president, Americas International, Palm, Inc. "The
slimmer Treo 755p is a stylish, must-have device ideal for business
professionals looking to manage a variety of communications and information
while on the go."
    "Palm Treo smartphones are familiar communications tools with TELUS
clients and, as the exclusive Canadian carrier of the Treo 755p, we continue
to demonstrate our leadership in delivering the latest communication tools
that serve both professional and personal needs," said Stephen Ospalak, TELUS
vice president of Subscriber Devices. "The Treo 755p delivers fast and
efficient email on the TELUS wireless high-speed network in a stylish form
factor that's packed with the multimedia features that clients demand."
    As the newest member in the Treo lineup, the Treo 755p smartphone runs
the latest Palm OS(R) software and differentiates itself from others in the
Treo family by offering the following features and additional enhancements.

    TELUS Mobile Email - Secure Automatic Updates to Email
    ------------------------------------------------------
    With TELUS Mobile Email, consumers and professionals can stay connected
while on the go with secure access to email, calendar, contacts, and task
information. Additional capabilities within TELUS Mobile Email enable clients
to download and view attachments. TELUS mobile email is available for
consumers and mobile professionals, ranging from small-business users to
larger corporations and is fully compatible with ISP mail servers, Microsoft
Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.

    First Treo in Canada Integrating Google Maps for Mobile
    -------------------------------------------------------
    Also new to the Treo 755p is the integration of Google Maps service for
mobile. With Google Maps built into the ROM, right out of the box, Treo 755p
users can get convenient, detailed driving directions; perform local searches;
save favourite locations and routes; and get a map for addresses in their
Contacts list.

    Other Treo 755p Features and Benefits
    -------------------------------------
    
    -   Colour touch-screen and full QWERTY keyboard for easier email,
        messaging and web use;
    -   Superior phone functionality, including one-touch speakerphone and
        conference calling, the ability to ignore a call with text messaging
        and the option to use the colour touch-screen dial pad;
    -   Convenient voice-memo application, which can be used to create custom
        ring tones and add voice annotations to photos or simply record a
        quick memo;
    -   Threaded SMS messages in a single chat view and out-of-the-box
        support for Yahoo!, AOL, and Gmail;
    -   128MB memory (60MB user available) and support for Mini-SD memory
        cards up to 4GB;
    -   Dial-up networking via USB or Bluetooth(R) wireless technology on the
        TELUS wireless high-speed (EvDO) network for using the Treo 755p as a
        modem for a laptop computer (requires an appropriate service plan);
    -   Support for EVDO (Rev.0) for downloading large files fast;
    -   Smart, fast web browsing using the award-winning Access browser;
    -   Full PDF support using DataViz(R) Documents To Go(R) Version 8.0,
        which also offers support for native Microsoft Word, Excel and
        PowerPoint documents;
    -   User-friendly and familiar Palm OS platform, including one-touch
        access to key applications;
    -   1.3-megapixel digital camera and video recorder, and application to
        organize and share photos;
    -   On-device user's guide, giving customers access to the full user's
        guide right from the device;
    -   Default data transfer mode, which allows users to be notified of
        incoming voice calls while using data services, rather than calls
        automatically going to voicemail; and
    -   Built-in multimedia features, including an MP3 player and video
        recorder.
    

    Pricing and Availability
    ------------------------
    The Palm Treo 755p is available exclusively through TELUS retail
locations across Canada and online at telus.com for $229.99 on a three-year
contract subject to promotional requirements or $549.99 without a contract.

    About TELUS
    -----------
    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.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 from anywhere. The company's products for consumers, mobile
professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm
Foleo(TM) mobile companions 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 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.
    Palm, Palm OS, Treo and VersaMail 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.
    Google and Google Maps are trademarks of Google Inc. All other company
and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which
they are associated.


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For further information:

For further information: Jill Yetman, Laura Watton, Environics
Communications for Palm Canada, (416) 969-2722, (416) 969-2766,
jyetman@environicspr.com, lwatton@environicspr.com; Julie Smithers, TELUS
Media Relations, (416) 684-6817, Julie.smithers@telus.com

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