Palm launches Treo 700w based on Microsoft software
Palm Inc. has finally announced the arrival of their first Microsoft technology powered Treo PDA. The newest model from the company Palm Treo 700w is already available on sale in the retail market and is targeted at the very popular Research in Motionâ€™s Blackberry range of devices. Corporate users are some of the biggest customers of Blackberry and this market is very lucrative for players like Palm to get a stronghold by offering competitive products at great prices.
Palm launched this latest Treo model at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and they are offering it in partnership with Verizon Wireless for the services. The product has been developed in collaboration with the software giants Microsoft who are themselves trying hard to get a stronghold in the wireless devices market.
Palm Treo 700w functions as a phone and a personal digital assistant. It has the capabilities of connecting to the internet and would offer advance email handling capabilities. It also includes a pretty useful 1.3-megabyte camera and would cost around USD 400 in the retail market. However, service providers would have the say in the final costing of the product with the service package for the customers.
With support from Microsoft, Palm now is in a stronger position to take on its rivals in the market considering they would now get preferences from the customers using Microsoft technologies on their corporate networks.