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    I had to dig into Sprint's Website to find this one:

    http://144.226.116.29/PR/CDA/PR_CDA_...111832,00.html

    I am Copying and Pasting the text in case the URL changes:


    Sprint Makes It Easier to Work Smarter with Nationwide Availability of PCS VisionSM Smart Device Treo 600 by HandspringTM


    Treo 600 sets new standard for smart devices with sleek, innovative design and seamless integration of voice and data – combines PCS Phone, Palm OS® 5, QWERTY keyboard, high-speed processor and digital camera

    Media Contacts:
    Suzanne Lammers, Sprint, 913-794-2946
    slamme01@sprintspectrum.com

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    For more information or to purchase this phone, click here.

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — October 14, 2003

    The secret of success is not necessarily working harder; it's working smarter. Now there's a wireless device that can help achieve this without making compromises. Available nationwide from Sprint (NYSE: FON, PCS) today, the PCS VisionSM Smart Device Treo 600 by Handspring is the ultimate tool for mobile professionals and on-the-go consumers who want to shed their multiple devices by combining their wireless phone, messaging, Palm OS® organizer and digital camera. The Treo 600 is now available at Sprint Stores and Sprint business channels including the direct Sprint Business Sales Force, Sprint Business Dealer Network and members of the PCS Business Solutions Program. Customers can also purchase the Treo 600 from Handspring on their web site at www.handspring.com.

    The Treo 600 sports a new candy bar design, full-color screen, Palm 5.2.1HS Operating System, a backlit QWERTY keyboard with dome-shaped keys, a 144MHz ARM 9 processor, a VGA quality camera and a PCS Phone, helping mobile professionals stay connected in style. Operating on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network, the Treo 600 provides access to wireless applications including email, messaging and web browsing at speeds averaging 50 to 70 Kbps.

    "Sprint continues to demonstrate leadership in innovation and wireless business solutions by extending its portfolio of PCS Clear Wireless Workplace smart devices," said Phil Bowman, vice president, business marketing, PCS Division of Sprint. "Today, we are very excited to launch a product that sets a new standard for smart devices and takes productivity on the go to an entirely new level. The Treo 600 is not only a great phone that's very easy to use, it works extremely well for data by leveraging the power of the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network, QWERTY keyboard, Palm OS, high-speed processor and digital camera. Customers can quickly and easily browse the web, check their email, and share pictures. The time has finally arrived when you can carry a converged device without making a lot of compromises."

    "The excitement and buzz leading up to the launch of our second generation Treo for the PCS Vision network from Sprint reminds me of when we first launched the Palm Pilot," said Ed Colligan, president and chief operating officer for Handspring. "The Treo 600 represents the kind of breakthrough customers have been waiting for. We are pleased to be working with Sprint as the first carrier to launch this innovative device in North America."

    The Treo 600 includes 32 MB of memory (24 MB available for end user storage) and a built-in speakerphone. An integrated SD/MMC slot with IO functionality allows the ability to add content and memory for support of multimedia applications such as video and MP3, as well as third-party developed Bluetooth and Wi-Fi cards (sold separately). A separate stereo headset adapter is required to listen to MP3 files.

    The Treo 600 is equipped with several timesaving features including a QWERTY keyboard, customizable buttons and a touchscreen to allow users to quickly access frequently used applications. The five-way navigation button is designed for easy navigation and convenient one-handed use. The lithium ion battery provides up to four hours of continuous talk time and 10 days of standby time. The Treo 600 is packaged with a stylus, USB HotSync cable, AC charger, headset and slipcase. It also comes with a CD-ROM that includes Palm OS desktop software, synchronization software for Windows and Macintosh, free games and an option to get free MP3 software with registration.

    Standard Palm OS applications on the Treo 600 include Contacts, Calendar, To Do List, Memo Pad, Calculator and more. The Treo 600 uses the proxyless, multi-mode Blazer web browser to view HTML web sites and allow customers to download applications, ringtones and games over the air. The enhanced version of Blazer supports JavaScript, Frames, cascading style sheets, a variety of image formats and optimizes content for the Treo 600.

    The Treo 600 is the first Palm PoweredTM device in the PCS Clear Wireless Workplace™ portfolio of smart devices to have access to Sprint billed downloadable PCS VisionSM applications (Picture MailSM, Games, Ringers, Screensavers) via the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Additionally, Treo 600 users have easy access to thousands of other software titles based on the Palm OS software platform available on the PCS Software Store at http://sprint.handango.com and at the Palm Mobile site via a launch icon on the device.

    Through its ongoing relationship with Handango, Sprint is offering Treo 600 customers a wide selection of certified software, games, ringers and more for download. Digital content is either billable as Premium Services on the customer's PCS statement or third-party billed via the PCS Software Store mobile storefront, provided by Handango's application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP. Through on-device links, Treo 600 users can easily find, try and download applications over-the-air directly to their phones.

    "We are excited to extend our relationship with Sprint by providing the download service for the Treo 600," said Clint Patterson, vice president of marketing for Handango. "Together, we are providing Treo 600 users with virtually endless opportunities to have fun, be more productive and personalize their phones through Sprint's Premium Services and the PCS Software Store. Furthermore, our extensive testing regimen ensures that Treo 600 users are accessing only the highest caliber content."

    Checking email remains one of the most popular applications for customers using smart devices. Sprint provides various options for customers that want to check corporate e-mail while away from the office:

    PCS Business Connection Enterprise Edition is a network-based solution that enables enterprise customers to provide employees with secure, real-time mobile access to e-mail and PIM information, including calendar and contacts quickly and easily. Enterprise customers can self-provision the service within minutes, add new users, track usage and manage the service using a web-based administrative interface. The service is $10 per month per seat license.
    PCS Business Connection Personal Edition is a software-based version that individuals can download to their desktop to enable real-time access to email and corporate applications. The service is $5 per month on most PCS Phones but is included in select PCS Service Plans for smart devices.
    Based on an architecture developed by SEVEN, both versions of PCS Business Connection are compatible with Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Dominos servers. Push email functionality and a POP3 email client for the Treo 600 will be available later this month as part of some upcoming enhancements to PCS Business Connection. For customers who want a behind-the-firewall solution for wireless corporate email, contacts and calendar, the Treo 600 is also compatible with GoodLink 2.0 from Good Technology.
    Customers will be able to take advantage of Picture MailSM to quickly and easily snap, send and share images with colleagues, friends and family using the built-in digital camera. Customers with a monthly PCS Vision Service Plan that includes Picture Mail will also be able to store photos at www.picturemail.sprintpcs.com in their own photo album. The Treo 600 is available through Sprint retail and business channels for a suggested retail price of $599.00. Customers who purchase the Treo 600 and activate on a plan with a one-year or two-year PCS Advantage Agreement will be eligible for a $100.00 or $150.00 rebate respectively.

    Sprint and Handspring will provide hands-on demonstrations of the Treo 600 at CTIA Wireless IT in Las Vegas on October 22 – 23, 2003. Sprint is an exhibitor in the M2M Zone at booth number 1340.


    PCS Vision from Sprint offers advanced wireless services that keep customers wirelessly connected to the online world wherever they live, work and play. This next generation service provides improved applications through enhanced data speeds, thanks to the strength of the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network, built from the ground up with next-generation technology in mind.

    For more information or to purchase this phone, click here.


    About Sprint
    Sprint is a global integrated communications provider serving more than 26 million customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 70,000 employees worldwide and nearly $27 billion in annual revenues, Sprint is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying state-of-the-art network technologies, including the United States' first nationwide all-digital, fiber-optic network and an award-winning Tier 1 Internet backbone. Sprint provides local communications services in 39 states and the District of Columbia and operates the largest 100-percent digital, nationwide PCS wireless network in the United States. For more information, visit www.sprint.com.

    Last edited by AshCraft; 10/14/2003 at 08:09 PM.
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    Thanks Ash, good catch!

    I wonder how they're going to advertise this "smart device"?

    I hate those sprint tv commercials, especially the one, "Gina, you wanna see how yer new boyfriend looks?" Then they show little debbie instigator taking a photo of this freeky geeek who can't figure out how to eat a sandwich. Plus they should dump the sprint guy dressed in black.

    Why do sprint users have to be portrayed as idiots?
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    I don't think those commercials make Sprint users look dumb. Most people simply ARE dumb. Also the Sprint guy rocks. He could easily kick ALL our asses! And our big brother's too! He's the best corporate spokesman ever! All the guys want to be him and all the girls want to have him! He's the best...dont you ever...you bastards...how could you ever speak ill of him? You ungarteful wretches! Your damn Treo600 isn't worthy of his attention! You should be groveling in gratitude if it even makes a cameo in one of his ingenius adds! It should languish in obscurity because of your blasphemy! This phone was something I was really looking forward to, but you soiled it. A pox on you and your sanitation worker.
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    Originally posted by DrDoom
    I don't think those commercials make Sprint users look dumb. Most people simply ARE dumb. Also the Sprint guy rocks. He could easily kick ALL our asses! And our big brother's too! He's the best corporate spokesman ever! All the guys want to be him and all the girls want to have him! He's the best...dont you ever...you bastards...how could you ever speak ill of him? You ungarteful wretches! Your damn Treo600 isn't worthy of his attention! You should be groveling in gratitude if it even makes a cameo in one of his ingenius adds! It should languish in obscurity because of your blasphemy! This phone was something I was really looking forward to, but you soiled it. A pox on you and your sanitation worker.
    Are you the Sprint guy? ROTFLMAO

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