PDA News – One Million Treos, Treo giveaway, Enterprise messaging

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Treo 600 passes one million sold

The Treo 600 has officially passed one million units sold, according to PalmOne, making it one of the company’s best selling products. The company had sold upwards of 900,000 units in the first year of release, but market saturation and the release of the Treo 650 caused a significant slowdown in sales late in 2004. The 600 is also the best selling Treo model of all time, outselling all other Treos put together by about 300,000 units.


PalmOne gives away Treos

To celebrate the sale of their millionth Treo 600, PalmOne is giving away one Treo 650 every five minutes until 12 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, April 20th. Everyone who registers, excluding winners, will receive a coupon code for discounts off Treo products purchased from PalmOne. Offer valid only in the United States.



RIM, Microsoft to push enterprise IM

Research In Motion, makers of the Blackberry, and Microsoft are both working to create new standards for secure enterprise-level instant messaging. The technologies will be deployed in both Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices at an unspecified later date.



Intel releases WiMax chipset

Intel has completed and announced availability of their first chipset for 802.16-2004 wireless broadband, better known as WiMax. WiMax technology promises wireless broadband internet at up to 70 megabits per second, and ranges up to 30 miles from a tower. Currently, there are few actual WiMax deployments, but hopefully the solidification of the standard, and availability of Intel hardware, will lead to speeded up adoption of WiMax.



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