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LAS VEGAS -- Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced a software update for the Palm(R) Treo(TM) 700w smartphone from Verizon Wireless that will enable the Windows Mobile Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP), which includes Direct Push Technology. The free update, which is expected to be available later this month, gives Treo 700w smartphone users fast, automatic wireless updates of their email, calendar items, contacts and tasks, allowing IT managers to deliver this information directly from Exchange Server 2003 SP2 without incurring additional third-party infrastructure costs.(1)

Direct Push email increases the number of choices for enterprise customers looking to deploy secure, push mobile email solutions on the Palm Treo platform. This cost-effective solution allows businesses to increase productivity by satisfying the real-time information needs of mobile professionals, without having to spend additional IT budget on new email servers or licensing fees.

"The Treo 700w with the new Security Feature Pack and the Verizon Wireless high-speed wireless broadband network will give our business customers the enhanced mobile office experience they need to be competitive," said Rich Meigh, Verizon Wireless vice president -- device marketing. "The up-to-the-minute updates provided by this new Messaging and Security Feature Pack translate into increased employee productivity, improved customer responsiveness and faster return on investment for our business customers."

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