Palm has unveiled its first CDMA Treo smartphone, the Treo 700p, a voice/mobile email device that runs on high-speed EV-DO (evolution data-optimized) networks.
As the newest member of the Treo family, the Treo 700p smartphone combines the hardware design of the Treo 700w smartphone with Palm's software that has according to the company, shipped on approximately 3 million Palm OS based Treo smartphones worldwide.
Meanwhile, long time Treo users will be happy to hear that this device addresses the most significant complaints that people had with its predecessor, the Treo 650.
The 700p ships with Palm's first built-in streaming application, enabling it to stream mobile content such as live TV, movie clips, and audio from radio stations; as well as training videos or company communications.
In addition to EV-DO connectivity, the new smartphone features twice the memory of the 650, with built-in dial-up networking capabilities. It can provide broadband access for laptop computers by acting as a wireless modem via USB or Bluetooth.
The 700p includes a 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder and support for a wide array of Microsoft Office applications. It also has an integrated version of Documents To Go, the mobile document-viewing application, which runs as an add-on application on many older smartphones.
Along with other features, the 700p comprises Pocket Tunes from NormSoft for playing music files. The new application, with Palm-customised user interface, offers customers more options for sorting music and making play lists. By upgrading to Pocket Tunes Deluxe, users can play content from all music stores that use Microsoft's PlaysForSure/Janus technology.
The phone comes with 128MB of memory, 60MB of which is available to users. SD memory cards can be used to add an additional 2Gbytes.
The 700p will be offered by both Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel. Pricing and availability have not been ammounced.