Treo 650 Named Best Converged Device by Strategy Analytics

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According to global research and consulting company Strategy Analytics, the Palm Treo 650 is the highest-rated converged device in the United States.

This smartphone’s “Best in Class” performance rating comes from a head-to-head consumer test against the RIM BlackBerry 7100, the Samsung SCH-i730 and the UTStarcomm PPC6600.

These are all devices with similar form factors, including built-in miniature keyboards. They use a variety of operating systems.

“More mobile professionals these days are choosing their device based on look, feel and ease of use,” said Kevin Nolan, director of the Advanced Wireless Laboratory at Strategy Analytics. “The Treo 650’s small form factor and stylish design blended with Palm’s hallmark user experience make it more appealing than other converged devices on the market today. Participants struggled with the BlackBerry 7100’s steep out-of-the-box learning curve.”

Institutions interested in reviewing the full report from Strategy Analytics “Blackberry Learning Curve Too Steep for Consumers as Palm Treo Sets New Usability Standard” should contact knolan@strategyanalytics.com.

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