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Verizon Wireless talks 700p

Tue May 16, 2006 - 10:12 PM EDT - By Marcus Adolfsson

Verizon plans to sell the 700p within the next few weeks for $400 with the signing of a 2-yr contract.

The Treo 700p from Verizon Wireless offers the following Services and Features

  • Built-in Dial-up Networking (DUN) Capabilities
  • Integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology for communicating with compatible headsets, car kits and computers equipped with Bluetooth technology;
  • EV-DO access for faster downloads of data, email, large attachments and streaming multimedia content
  • Support for Wireless Sync to provide the convenience of push e-mail and easy access to personal information-management tools, such as contacts and calendar, as well as enterprise tools, such as device management and file synchronization
  • Multiple messaging applications, including email, SMS and MMS;
  • Enough memory to manage business and personal digital needs in one place with 128MB of memory and 60MB of dedicated user storage.
  • Intel® XScale® technology-based processor
  • Includes a 1.3-megapixel camera and camcorder, offering four times the resolution of a VGA camera
  • Superior phone functionality, including personalized ring tones for various categories of callers and the ability to respond to a call with text messaging
  • New voice-memo application, which can be used to create custom ring tones, add voice annotations to photos or simply record a memo
  • Enhanced email and messaging, including better Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 ActiveSync support, which now includes contact sync in addition to email and calendar, as well as threaded SMS/MMS messages in a single chat view and out-of-the-box support for Yahoo!, AOL, and Gmail
  • Smarter, faster web browsing using a new and improved version of the award-winning Blazer browser
  • Full PDF support using DataViz® Documents To Go® Version 8.0, which also offers native support for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; and
  • The fast, friendly and familiar Palm OS platform, Version 5.4.9.

The Verizon Wireless Network

The Palm Treo 700p operates on the Verizon Wireless’ award-winning voice network. The Treo 700p also utilizes the company’s BroadbandAccess network – the nation’s most award-winning wireless broadband network – to send and receive data. Verizon Wireless customers using the Treo 700p can expect average download speeds of 400-700 kilobits per second.

Since its inception, Verizon Wireless has invested $30 billion -- $5 billion per year on average -- to increase the coverage and capacity of its national network and to add new services.

Plans and Pricing

Verizon Wireless customers can choose from three calling plans that all include unlimited data access via the Verizon Wireless’ BroadbandAccess service:

$79.99 a month. Includes 450 minutes with unlimited data usage*, unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights and weekends($0.45 per minute after allowance).

$109.99 a month. Includes 1350 minutes with unlimited data usage*, unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights and weekends($0.35 per minute after allowance).

$169.99 a month. Includes 4000 minutes with unlimited data usage*, unlimited IN calling and unlimited nights and weekends ($0.25 per minute after allowance).

Plans and Pricing for BroadbandAccess Connect for Bluetooth and tethered

Dial Up Networking

Customers with the Treo 700p and an unlimited data plan with qualifying voice plan can get unlimited BroadbandAccess Connect for $15.00 monthly access

Customers with the Treo 700p can get BroadbandAccess Connect with an unlimited data plan for $30 monthly access.

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