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Palm and Movistar announce Oficina movistar for Mexican market

Mon Sep 12, 2005 - 2:35 PM EDT - By James Hromadka

Press Release

Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM), a leader in mobile computing, and Movistar, owned by Telefonica Moviles of Spain, are offering the latest Movistar corporate solution, Oficina movistar, on the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 650 smartphone in the Mexican market. The solution provides professionals an innovative tool that supports their business and personal lives.

Oficina movistar, which was introduced in February, provides companies with a mobile office solution on a portable handheld device, enabling professionals to access corporate emails, contact lists, calendars, to-do lists, and the Internet while out of the office.(1) Designed to work with Movistar's EDGE (Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) network, the Treo 650 smartphone has proven to be a powerful device for Movistar's enterprise customers.(2)

"The demand for all-in-one devices continues to increase, and the Treo 650 smartphone is the perfect solution for business professionals who need fast access to the information and applications that matter most to them," said Ignacio Gallego, general manager of Palm Mexico. "We are pleased to continue to work with operators like Telefonica Moviles Mexico in an effort to put the latest member of the Treo family within reach of Mexican customers."

"Movistar is committed to offering the highest-quality, world-class solutions to our customers," says Juan Antonio Azcarraga, director of communications of Telefonica Moviles Mexico. "This mission inspires us to work with companies like Palm that offer the latest-generation tools that seamlessly integrate with our enterprise applications. At Movistar, we consider ourselves the strategic partners of our enterprise clients, and we offer customized solutions to meet their needs and specifications."

About Telefonica Moviles

Telefonica Moviles is the company that manages the mobile telephony operations for the Telefonica Group. It is one of the first operators of mobile telephony in the world and a leader in the Hispanic and Portuguese speaking market sector. It has operations in three continents and more than 86.5 million clients, including BellSouth Latin America customers, recently acquired in January of 2005. At the closing of the second quarter of 2005, Telefonica Moviles reported a net income of 927.8 million euros.

Telefonica Moviles is a charter member of FreeMove, the alliance of European mobile operators. Telefonica Moviles trades on the New York Exchange Stock under the TEM symbol.

(1) Email, messaging and web access requires data services from a mobile service provider at an additional cost. ISP may also be required. Within wireless service coverage area only. Availability and coverage depends upon carrier and the geographic scope of international roaming agreements.

(2) EDGE service not available in all areas. Please see service coverage map for details.

(3) Requires Exchange Server 2003 and access enabled by IT administrator.

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