T-Mobile Launches Handspring Treo 270

March 03, 2003

Customers GET MORE® Features with a Simple Do-It-All Device

Bellevue, Wash. — Mar. 4, 2003

The popular and easy-to-use Handspring Treo 270 color handheld communicator becomes easy-to-own today as T-Mobile USA, Inc. announced the immediate availability of the Treo 270 directly from T-Mobile and its nationwide network of authorized dealers.

The award-winning Treo 270 delivers on T-Mobile’s GET MORE® service offering by elegantly integrating an outstanding dual-band world phone with a Palm OS PDA that features wireless applications such as email, text messaging and full color HTML Internet browsing. These features are smartly delivered in a compact clamshell device that makes phone calls effortless, typing emails as easy as ABC with the full QWERTY keyboard, and tapping through the intuitive user interface on the touch screen a breeze. The Treo 270 is available through T-Mobile for $399.99 after a $100 rebate with activation of qualified voice or data plans.

In one simple step, customers can transfer personal information from a Palm OS PDA to the Treo 270 to immediately begin enjoying superb wireless phone, email and Internet functionality, as well as continue using the applications they already know and love.

“It’s never been easier for Palm loyalists to upgrade their old Palm handheld, pager and cell phone with one do-it-all device that fits in your pocket,” said Cole Brodman, senior vice president and chief development officer for T-Mobile USA, Inc. “The Treo 270 is a great addition to our business device line-up and we’ll continue to introduce devices, like the Treo, that support open platforms and easily tie-in with back office systems.”

Business customers can customize their Treo 270 to fit their business needs by adding one or more of the 11,000 software applications developed specifically for Palm OS handhelds. More than 230,000 registered developers continue to create software such as sales force automation applications that extend the office into a mobile environment.

“T-Mobile’s GET MORE® offerings are a perfect match for Treo, bringing rich voice, messaging and Internet services to the smallest, most compelling communicator available,” said Joe Sipher, vice president of worldwide marketing for Handspring. “T-Mobile’s nationwide data network brings out the best in Treo, especially for email and Internet access.”

Among other awards, the Treo 270 received Planet PDA's “Product of the Year Award” for its innovative hardware design and intuitive software interface that seamlessly combines the cell phone and the handheld computer into one compact, easy-to-use device. Additionally, the device received PC Magazine’s award for technical excellence.

“The Treo 270 weighs less than many other cell phones on the market,” said Keith Read, network engineer for law firm Baker Donelson, Bearman and Caldwell. “Many applications on the Treo can be accomplished one-handed, such as browsing the calendar, address book and even making calls at night with the backlit keyboard. The large bright color screen helps prevent eyestrain and is bigger than many other phones on the market.”

The Treo 270 is a full-featured communicator, making it an ideal productivity tool that is compatible with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems:

Global Voice Services

The Treo 270 is dual-band wireless phone, which means you can make and receive calls in more than 90 countries worldwide at a flat rate with the T-Mobile WorldClass service. The Treo 270 can be held to your ear, or to take notes while on the phone, use the included headset or built-in speakerphone. Enjoy these features longer with 20 percent more talk time on a single battery charge.


The backlit QWERTY keyboard makes composing messages day or night easier and faster than ever. With T-Mobile, Treo 270 users can send true text messages to friends, family, and business colleagues across the nation, no matter which wireless device or service provider the recipient uses. Take your desktop inbox along for the ride, so you can read and send email from anywhere with the t-zonesSM pro feature from T-Mobile. Or use the included Symmetry Pro email solution from Infowave if you prefer to utilize an email client developed specifically for the Palm OS.

Internet Access

Surf the Internet and check out virtually every Web site from just about anywhere – in full rich color with the Treo 270’s standards-based HTML browser. Securely access your corporate intranet via a Virtual Private Network (VPN), wherever.

Powerful Palm OS Organizer

Stay organized with a small, full functioning color Palm OS organizer. The Treo 270 includes everything you need to stay organized such as DateBook Plus, PhoneBook, To Do List, Memo Pad and more.

To make it even easier for customers to find software to customize their Treo 270, T-Mobile has partnered with Handango, the leading publisher and platform for mobile software, to provide a central location where customers can find the applications that will best enhance their communicator. Additionally, T-Mobile recently launched the T-Mobile Wireless Business Solutions Directory. The directory is a database of productivity enhancing wireless applications and third party solutions that increase the operational efficiency of mobile enterprises no matter what mobile operating system they prefer – whether it’s Palm, Windows, Java or Symbian.

Customers can find the T-Mobile Wireless Business Directory at https://www.t-mobile.com/business/solutions.

Customers can purchase the Treo 270 at more than 700 T-Mobile retail stores and select dealer locations nationwide, and online at www.t-mobile.com. Additionally, the Treo 270 is available through the company’s direct enterprise sales force by calling 1-888-787-3267.

Lindsay Morio

T-Mobile USA Media Relations



About T-Mobile USA, Inc.

Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile USA, Inc. is the U.S. wireless operation of Deutsche Telekom AG. By the end of the first quarter of 2010, approximately 150 million mobile customers were served by the mobile communication segments of the Deutsche Telekom group - 33.7 million by T-Mobile USA - all via a common technology platform based on GSM and UMTS, the world's most widely used digital wireless standards. T-Mobile USA's innovative wireless products and services help empower people to connect to those who matter most. Multiple independent research studies continue to rank T-Mobile among the highest in numerous regions throughout the U.S. in wireless customer care and call quality. For more information, please visit http://www.T-Mobile.com. T-Mobile is a federally registered trademark of Deutsche Telekom AG.