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Sprint to offer Handspring Treo 600

Treo 600, which combines a world-class phone, a Palm OS 5-based organizer, messaging, email, and web-browsing capabilities into a compact device with a phone-like look and feel, is availableimmediately from Sprint retail and business channels nationwide and online from Handspring.com. The Treo 600 is available to Sprint customers at asuggested retail price of $599.99. Customers can receive service credits of up to $150 with a two-year PCS Advantage Agreement, bringing the price down to $449.99.

For a limited time, Handspring is also offering all Treo 180, 270 and 300 owners the ability to upgrade to a Treo 600 for only $399 exclusively at Handspring.com.

“The Treo 600 once again raises the bar in the smartphone device category,” said Ed Colligan, president and chief operating officer of Handspring. “We are pleased to be delivering this solution first on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. The combination of the smallest, most functional smartphone to date with the PCS Vision network makes the Treo 600 the most desirable wireless solution available on the market.”

“Sprint continues to deliver innovative products that leverage the breadth and power of the largest next generation network in the United States,” said Phil Bowman, vice president, business marketing, PCS Division of Sprint. “The Treo 600 by Handspring is clearly a breakthrough in the smart device market. Tightly integrated with our advanced wireless voice and data services, the Treo 600 is a great example of how a close relationship between carrier and handset manufacturer is working to create the best possible customer experience.”

Sprint and Handspring will provide hands-on demonstrations of the Treo 600 at CTIA Wireless IT in Las Vegas on October 22 – 23, 2003. Sprint is an exhibitor in the M2M Zone at booth number 1340.

Treo 600 is a small, simple-to-use smartphone with a built-in QWERTY keyboard. It seamlessly combines a full-featured mobile phone and Palm OS® organizer with wireless communication applications like email, messaging and web browsing, and even a digital camera-to simplify both your business and personal life. The keyboard, five-way navigation button and other design features make it possible for you to get more done-in fewer steps, with just one hand, and without having to swap back and forth between applications. It’s still lightweight, stylish and small enough to fit in your pocket.

Treo 600 features a bright color screen and an integrated SD/MMC slot that lets you add memory and content. It operates on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and takes advantage of high-speed data connections averaging 50 to 70 Kbps, enabling customers to download games, ringtones and applications directly to the device.

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