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    Here's the source :
    [ My comments in small italics ]

    LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - French-owned mobile phone company Orange launched the first retail version of the award-winning Treo 600 on Wednesday, [ He probably means on Tuesday, as the article was posted 05:58 AM on Wednesday] a combined handset and digital organiser made by U.S. company Handspring Inc .

    The launch represents an important move for Handspring in the European market and another attempt by Orange to establish a solid foothold in a crowded market for so-called "smartphones."

    With a slimmer design to help attract cell-phone users, the Treo 600 features e-mail, Web browsing and an MP3 music file player, and can snap and send pictures from an embedded camera.[ Nothing new here]

    Palm Inc , which is in the process of buying Handspring, will provide its OS5 personal information management software for the new Treo, which was named "Best of Show" at the CeBit America technology conference in June.

    Handspring Chief Executive Donna Dubinsky, noting that the new Treo looked set to go on sale in Europe before the United States, said it represented a good example of the much-discussed convergence between mobile and computing technologies.

    "It seems like it would be obvious how to put these things together, but it's not," she told reporters at a news conference in London on Tuesday.

    Orange, majority-owned by France Telecom , said the Treo would sell alongside Orange's SPV, a smartphone developed with Palm's rival Microsoft. Orange's Treo exclusivity in Europe would last for a "significant period of time," one executive said, declining to give sales targets for the Treo. [ "A significant period of time" Translation : "We have no idea of when this will be ready in US"]


    Available to 35 million Orange customers in its three key territories from October, the Treo 600 will cost 300 pounds ($478) in Britain, 399-459 euros ($449-516) in France and the equivalent of 499-679 euros in Switzerland, all depending on contract levels.

    It will soon be available though Handspring's Web site and wireless operator Sprint PCS Group in North America. [ Soon after a significant period of time !]


    The Treo 600 model also features an expansion slot for portable memory cards and a built-in camera. It will be available in the CDMA and GSM-GPRS mobile communication standards, depending on the version of the product. [ OK we all knew that]
    TreoFrance , la première communauté francophone entièrement dédiée au Treo
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    Confused and Vorlon is VINDICATED
    Last edited by WeeBitObsessed; 09/17/2003 at 02:24 AM.
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    Sorry confusedvorlon, they should not have doubted you.
    I of course, never did

    Spank my Minbari *** !!

    Last edited by ravi; 09/17/2003 at 03:02 AM.
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    Originally posted by imageone
    more news at InfoSync

    Great NEW photo on page 2,2.html
    Nice photo. Notice the date on the phone. Im getting chills down my spine just thinking of holding a T600. Shame im only about 10,000Km's away.

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