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Motricity Offers Variety of Content for New Treo Smartphone

Posted May 16, 2006

— Motricity

, a provider of content and applications for use with mobile devices, wasted no time in reacting to the latest Treo smartphone.

Motricity has some 1,000 entertainment, personalization and productivity titles already available for the

Treo 700p

, the first to support Palm's operating system on EvDO, or evolution data only, networks. EvDO enables high-speed data transmission.

The Treo 700p was introduced on Monday.

"While the Treo model offers many new features, its chief attraction is likely to be its capability of being used as a phone-as-modem with near-broadband speeds of 400-700 kbps (with peak speeds up to 2Mbps)," reported TechWeb.

Sprint will offer the Treo 700p through its network of stores. Subscribers can use the 700p to watch Sprint's "TV" or video offerings over the Sprint Nextel network. Verizon will also offer the smartphone.

"Motricity and Palm working together is an example of the kind of technology and content services relationship that is necessary to increase mobile adoption," said Ryan Wuerch, chairman and chief executive officer of Motricity. "Consumers don't think of mobile content but think of content when they are mobile. Making the experience productive, user-friendly and tailored to their lifestyle is what drives the growth of the mobile industry."

Motricity and Palm have been partners through a variety of releases for products, applications and content.

"We recognize that a rich customer experience is not based solely on the technology itself," said Mark Bercow, senior vice president of business development for Palm. "The new Treo 700p, combined with Motricity's rich content and applications, provides our customers a fresh experience that matches the needs and desires of their individual mobile lifestyle." Motricity manages several merchandise "storefronts" for Palm.

The Treo 700p can be used for email, messaging, large attachment downloads and web browsing. The new phone includes Palm's first built-in streaming application for multimedia content.

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