Verizon Wireless and Palm announced today the release of the long awaited Treo 700W Windows based Smartphone, the first Treo smartphone to take advantage of Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service on its High-speed EV-DO network. The 700W is also the first Palm device to support Windows Mobile 5.0 offering Microsoft Office applications for Windows Mobile, Internet Explorer Mobile and Windows Media Player Mobile; as well as direct access to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. The Palm version of Windows Mobile 5.0 offers some unique features for users including:
- 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
- Ability to manage a call directly from the Today Screen and stay on top of voicemail with on-screen, VCR-like icons, such as rewind, delete and fast-forward controls for easy navigation
- Ability to ignore a call and quickly compose 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
The 700W also includes 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth 1.2 and voice command for dialing. The Palm Treo 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless is available for $399.99 after $100 instant rebate with a two-year service agreement.