Palm officially announces Windows Mobile 6 for Treo 750

DSCN1466Minutes ago, Palm has officially announced the availability of the free Windows Mobile 6 Professional edition upgrade, as speculated, to Treo 750 for customers “in Australia”.

Customers on the “3” network will be able to upgrade from mid-August, and other carriers to follow in early September. No word for international customers. Press release as follows,

MEDIA ALERT: Palm Announces Availability of Windows Mobile 6 for Treo 750 Smartphone in Australia

GOLD COAST, Australia, Microsoft Tech Ed 2007 Australia, Aug. 8, 2007 — Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM) today announced the upcoming availability of the Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition operating system update for Palm(r) Treo(tm) 750 smartphone customers in Australia.

“Building upon the successful launch of the Treo 750 in Australia earlier this year, Palm is pleased to introduce the new Windows Mobile 6 update to the Treo 750 smartphone,” said Olivier Rozay, Palm’s country manager for Australia and New Zealand. “The hallmark Palm experience combined with the Windows Mobile 6 Professional Edition on the award-winning Treo 750 delivers a compelling mobile experience to customers.”

Hutchison 3 customers in Australia can download the free update from mid-August from Palm’s Australian website (www.palm.com/au). Other customers will be able to download the update from early September.

The Treo 750 is a 3G/HSDPA (High-speed Downlink Packet Access) five-band world phone that combines a phone with email, messaging, web browsing and organisation software.(1)

Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6 brings a powerful computing experience to the small screen, improving how people do business on the go on a single device. Windows Mobile 6 delivers an experience that’s easy for people to use, and simple and cost-effective for businesses to deploy.

For more information on the Palm Treo 750 smartphone is available at http://www.palm.com/au/products/smartphones/treo750/.

I quickly rushed down to the Palm booth in the TechEd exhibition area to grab some quick device demo photos.

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The ‘welcome screen’ on the demo Treo 750 WM6 phone.

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The release version firmware appears to be “CE OS 5.2.1239 (Build 17746.0.2.4)”.

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  2. When can Palm bring free Windows Mobile 6 Professional edition upgrade, to Treo 750 for customers not only “in Australia” but all over the world.

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