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Handspring Delivers Gprs Upgrade For Treo Coms


Handspring Delivers Gprs Upgrade For Treo Communicators To New Zealand And Australia

Software enables high-speed data access to web and email

Handspring, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAND) today released its GPRS software upgrade for Treo customers in New Zealand and Australia. This user-installable software upgrade brings a new level of performance and simplicity to the Treo 180, 180g and Treo 270. The software enhances applications like email and web with faster, persistent connections to high-speed data networks. The upgrade also includes improvements to the phone and SMS applications as well as an easy installation and wireless data set-up process. Customers in New Zealand can access the download at www.handspring.com/nz/gprs and customers in Australia can access the download via the web at www.handspring.com/au/gprs. Current Treo 180, 180g and 270 owners can download this software at no additional cost.

“High-speed data services dramatically improve applications like email and web browsing on a mobile device,” said Joe Sipher, vice president of worldwide marketing. “We are delighted to be providing our GPRS upgrade to customers so they can experience all the benefits of the Treo communicator.”

In addition to enabling the Treo 180, 180g and Treo 270 to take advantage of high-speed data networks, Handspring’s GPRS upgrade includes a number of software enhancements. With the upgrade, Treo automatically becomes configured for data access – no need for manual configurations or an Internet Service Provider (ISP). In the SMS application web pages can be launched, phone numbers dialled, and emails addressed by simply tapping the corresponding information (URL, phone number or email address) that arrives in a text message. There is also a new Mute button as well as helpful keyboard hints built into the phone application.

Customers upgrading their Treo to take advantage of the Handspring GPRS upgrade may need to contact their service provider and add GPRS service to their account. For additional information see local GSM/GPRS network operators.

The Handspring Treo family is designed to simplify your life and make mobile communications easier than ever before. Treo communicators combine a mobile phone, Palm OS organiser, email, and web browsing into one lightweight, compact device. Built-in thumbable keyboards make sending email, messages, and dialling the phone fast and easy.

ABOUT HANDSPRING
Handspring is a leading innovator in personal communications and handheld computing. The company’s products include the Treo wireless communicators and Treo 90 organiser, the Visor expandable handheld computers, and client and server software for fast Web access from handheld devices and mobile phones. Today Handspring sells its products and accessories at www.handspring.com and through select Internet, retail and carrier partners in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Middle East.


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