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Cingular Wireless Offers $199 Palm Treo 680

Cingular Wireless and Palm today introduced the new Palm Treo 680 device intended for both consumers and business customers. The Treo 680 quad-band world phone on the Palm OS platform will be available beginning Friday, November 24 for $199.99 with a contract ($399 unlocked).

The Palm Treo 680 innovations include:

  • A new internal antenna
  • An improved phone application
  • The ability to ignore calls with a quick text message lets users tell a caller "I'm in a meeting" or "Can't talk now";
  • The 320x320 color screen
  • The built-in QWERTY keyboard with improved buttons

The Palm Treo 680 operates on Cingular's nationwide EDGE network. Treo 680 users also can take their device with them abroad to make calls on six continents and over 190 countries, with wireless data roaming in more than 115 countries.

For a limited time, the Treo 680 will come with a music bundle from Yahoo!, which includes a 30-day free trial to its Yahoo! Music Unlimited To Go service and Yahoo! Music For Mobile. Users have the ability to access the Yahoo! Music Unlimited music library from the phone and to send tracks remotely to a PC.

The Palm Treo 680 from Cingular Wireless also supports a wide variety of third-party, Cingular Wireless certified applications, such as the TeleNav GPS Navigator solution. With TeleNav GPS Navigator, Treo 680 users now can get turn-by-turn voice and on-screen GPS directions directly on their device for use when driving or walking.

Complete specs:

  • Palm OS 5.4.9
  • 64MB non-volatile flash memory available for user storage
  • Intel PXA270 312 MHz processor
  • 320 x 320 pixel TFT touchscreen with support for over 65,000 colors
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE-class 10 radio
  • Quad band (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
  • Bluetooth 1.2 wireless technology, Infrared (IR)
  • GSM/GPRS/EDGE-class 10 radio
  • Speakerphone
  • Hands-free headset jack
  • Microphone mute option
  • TTY/TDD compatibility
  • Multi-party conference calling
  • VGA camera
  • Automatic light balance
  • 2x digital zoom
  • Integrated self-portrait mirror
  • Video capture with 352 x 288 pixel resolution
  • 2.5mm headset jack (requires a stereo headset adapter, sold separately, for use with standard stereo headphones)
  • Polyphonic MIDI & WAV ringtones
  • External ringer on/off switch w/ vibrate mode
  • Full QWERTY key layout with backlighting
  • Integrated number dial pad
  • Support for MultiMediaCard, SD, and SD I/O cards
  • Removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Talk time: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: up to 300 hours
  • Multi-connector on device
  • USB port (USB sync cable included)
  • AC adapter
  • 4.4" x 2.3" x 0.8" (113mm x 59mm x 21mm)
  • 5.5 ounces / 157 grams
  • Graphite, Crimson, Arctic, and Copper colors

Source: Palm

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