Feeds

Palm pledges three new smart phones in 2006

New designs, new radio technologies

Top three mobile application threats

Palm will unveil three new smart-phone products in 2006 in addition to the already announced Windows Mobile-based Treo 700w, the company's chief said yesterday.

Speaking during a conference following the announcement of the company's Q2 results, CEO Ed Colligan confirmed earlier analyst claims that Palm will offer new smart phones at different price points to the current Treo line-up.

"We'll announce three additional new smart phones during calendar year 2006," said Colligan, adding that they will sport new looks and feature more advanced network support - presumably a reference to 3G and possibly the long-awaited addition of Wi-Fi too.

One of the models has been specifically designed for a major international carrier, Colligan said without naming names. This autumn, Palm opened a European R&D centre to improve the company's links with carriers here, including T-Mobile, Vodafone and Orange.

The 700w was announced in September, and is expected to debut early next year, probably at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Palm also said it will ship BlackBerry Connect for the Treo early in 2006, the company confirmed yesterday.

In November, Caris & Co. analyst Susan Kalla claimed Palm was preparing two new smart-phone designs dubbed 'Lowrider' and 'Hollywood', presumably because they're pitched at low-end and multimedia-oriented markets, respectively. Hollywood is also thought to be a 3G model. She also said Palm was working on the Treo 700p, which observers have taken to be the Palm OS version of the 700w. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS
'Well, that 5c experiment didn't go so well – let's try the other direction'
US mobile firms cave on kill switch, agree to install anti-theft code
Slow and kludgy rollout will protect corporate profits
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper
The perils of having Panasonic as a partner
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a defence for mobile apps
In this whitepaper learn the various considerations for defending mobile applications; from the mobile application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies needed to properly assess mobile applications risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.