Students will use the Treo 700wx, Sprint’s first Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphone on the Sprint Power Vision(SM) Network, to promote the benefits of mobility and create greater awareness of the Palm Connected Campus, an initiative that supports mobile-computing environments where mobile computing connects students, faculty, IT, administrators and staff to each other, the campus network and personal information.

“The Microsoft Student Partner program gives Palm the opportunity to reach 114 campuses nationwide with its Palm Connected Campus initiative,” said Eric Johnson, general manager of education at Palm. “Student partners will execute a series of activities on behalf of Palm, including technology presentations and product showcases, to demonstrate new technologies that universities need to meet the demand for affordable, wireless connectivity on their campuses.”

The Treo 700wx combines a great mobile phone, comprising all the functionality and ease of use for which Treo smartphones are known, with the power and security of Windows Mobile 5.0 software favored by many institutions. Sprint, another partner in MSP, will provide each student representative with unlimited voice and data service for the entire school year. The Treo smartphone also gives students, faculty and administrators mobile access to updated email, websites, personal communications, and important social networks.(1)

Key Palm Treo 700wx Features:

— Access to Email on the Go: Available out-of-the-box with the Treo 700wx, Microsoft Messaging and Security Feature Pack(MSFP) with Direct Push Technology offers users up-to-date access to their Outlook information, including email, contacts, calendar items and tasks.(1) MSFP provides enhanced mobile-device management and security features, including the ability to remotely wipe data from devices. The Treo 700wx smartphone offers mobile professionals streamlined access to Good Mobile Messaging through an intuitive Get Good application icon, allowing easy over-the-air provisioning.(2) The solution delivers remote access to push-based email, calendar items, contacts, notes and tasks. The Treo 700wx smartphone also supports Good Mobile Defense for robust security and fleet management, as well as Good Mobile Intranet, giving users access to web-enabled enterprise systems.

— Sprint Mobile Broadband Support: Sprint customers using the Treo 700wx have the benefit of Sprint Power Vision services on the nation’s largest mobile broadband network. The Sprint Power Vision Network offers broadbandlike download data speeds averaging up to 400-700 kbps.(3)

— Built-in Dial-up Networking (DUN) Capabilities: Treo 700wx smartphone users can take advantage of broadbandlike EvDO download speeds on their laptop computers by using the new smartphone as a wireless modem via USB technology.(4) This out-of-the-box functionality offers an alternative to Wi-Fi.

Pricing and Availability

The Palm Treo 700wx smartphone from Sprint is available now at Sprint Stores, Sprint business channels and online at and starting at $499.99 after available discounts and promotions.

Schools can participate in the Palm Education Purchase Program. More information is available at

Palm, Inc., a leader in mobile computing, strives to put the power of computing in people’s hands so they can access and share their most important information. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses include Palm(R) Treo(TM) smartphones, Palm handheld computers, and Palm LifeDrive(TM) mobile managers, as well as software, services and accessories.

Palm products are sold through select Internet, retail, reseller and wireless operator channels throughout the world, and at Palm Retail Stores and Palm online stores (

More information about Palm, Inc. is available at


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