Alltel Offers Palm Treo 700wx
Alltel and Palm team up to bring businesses the Treo 700wx using Windows Mobile 5.0 software.Wireless provider Alltel and smart-phone maker Palm have teamed up to bring businesses the Palm Treo 700wx featuring Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0, providing business users with access to e-mail, calendars and client contacts. The Treo 700wx, launched in September 2006 with only one carrier, Sprint Nextel, is now available on Alltels network. The Windows Mobile software on the Treo 700wx will allow users to view and edit the mobile versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF applications, and to access the Internet with Internet Explorer. "The Palm Treo 700wx, running Windows Mobile, allows us to offer our customers one of the worlds most innovative smart phones running on the mobile software platform favored by many businesses," Wade McGill, senior vice president of product management for Alltel Wireless, in Little Rock, Ark., said in a company release. Click here to read an eWEEK Labs review of the Treo 700wx.
The smart phone includes a Today Screen feature, which enables users to dial by name with a few keystrokes; use one-touch dialing with customized photo speed details; access voice mail with icons such as rewind, delete and fast-forward; and ignore calls with an additional text messaging option.