Handspring Introduces New Treo Communication Devices With Joint Development From Visto

Handspring, Inc. and the Visto Corporation are joining forces in the release of Handspringis new line of wireless communication devices, Treo. Treo is designed to be an all purpose wireless communication device by combining email data and organizational apps with the portability of cell phones. According to Handspring:

Handspring, Inc., today introduced the Treo family of compact communicators, combining a mobile phone, wireless email, messaging and web browsing, and a Palm OS organizer in a small, lightweight device. Treo will be available in two versions: the Treo 180, featuring a built-in keyboard for text input, and the Treo 180g for those who prefer Graffiti text input. Both will be available in early 2002.

Treo is designed for anyone who carries multiple mobile devices - phones, pagers or handheld computers. Even for mobile professionals who rely only on cell phones, Treo brings a greater level of usability, convenience and value by adding a powerful organizer and advanced wireless data applications while maintaining the compact size and light weight of a phone.

Visto Corporation a leading provider of enterprise mobility software and services, and Handspring , a leading innovator in handheld computing and personal communications, today announced an agreement for the co-development of a wireless email solution for Handspringis new Treo communicators. The solution will provide Treo users with automatic delivery and remote management of corporate desktop email, such as that from Microsoft Exchange and Internet-based POP3 email.

You can find more information about the Treo line of communicators at the Handspring, Inc. Web site. The Treo line is slated for availability early in 2002, with a starting price of US$399.00.