HIGH-SPEED, ALWAYS-ON WIRELESS DATA AND E-MAIL
SERVICES IN CANADA
GPRS Software Upgrade Now Available For New and Existing Treo
180 Customers on the Industry-Leading Rogers AT&T Wireless
Mountain View, Calif. and Toronto, Ontario - (September 10, 2002)
Handspring, Inc. today announced the availability of its
GPRS software upgrade for Rogers AT&T Wireless Treo 180 customers
in Canada. The Handspring Treo GPRS upgrade is a no-charge, downloadable
software upgrade that enables Handspring Treo 180 customers from
Rogers AT&T Wireless to access the wireless Internet and corporate
applications such as e-mail. New and existing Rogers AT&T
Wireless customers can access the software upgrade at no additional
charge via the Rogers AT&T Wireless website at www.rogers.com/treo.
"The arrival of the GPRS software upgrade is very important
to our Treo 180 customers who clearly understand the benefits
of having an all-in-one voice and data wireless device,"
said Mansell Nelson, Vice President and General Manager, Interactive
Mobile Services, Rogers AT&T Wireless. "Rogers AT&T
Wireless customers will also enjoy anytime, anywhere wireless
access to the Internet and e-mail while making and receiving wireless
phone calls and sending two-way text messages on their Treo 180.
This is made possible because of the Rogers AT&T Wireless
GSM/GPRS network - the country's largest, integrated voice and
data, digital wireless network and the world standard for wireless
In addition to providing Rogers AT&T Wireless customers with
wireless data functionality on their Treo 180, Handspring provides
Treo 180 customers from Rogers AT&T Wireless the ability to
use Treo Mail, a wireless e-mail service designed exclusively
for Treo Communicators. Treo Mail enables wireless e-mail services
for Rogers AT&T Wireless customers with access to POP3 and
Microsoft Exchange-based corporate e-mail. For more information
and to download Treo Mail, visit www.rogers.com/treo.
"We are pleased to offer Rogers AT&T Wireless customers
the ability to access wireless information on their Treo 180 across
Canada on the extensive Rogers AT&T Wireless GSM/GPRS network,"
said Joe Sipher, Vice President of Product Marketing for Handspring,
Inc. "With applications such as Treo Mail and the Blazer
web browser, we are committed to offering new wireless services
and added features to Rogers AT&T Wireless customers now and
in the future."
Treos are compact communicators that integrate the
functions of a mobile phone and a handheld computer with Web browsing
and text messaging applications. The Treo 180 communicator is
small and light, weighing only 147 grams or 5.2 ounces, but the
flip-open design makes possible a large screen suitable for Web
page viewing and text messaging. Treo 180 features a rocker switch
for easy one-handed navigation and speakerphone capability and
compatibility to GPRS.
Treo communicators are all-in-one devices that make voice and
data communications easier and more powerful. They are full-featured
mobile phones designed for one-handed operation and include such
features as Instant Lookup of phone numbers and contacts, 50 speed
dials, a traditional dial pad on the keyboard, call history, easy
three-way calling, caller ID and speaker phone. They are also
great wireless messaging devices capable of sending and receiving
SMS text messages and email.
Treo uses the Palm OS and comes with Palm Desktop software to
synchronize PIM data between your desktop and communicator. A
software link to Microsoft Outlook is included for Windows users
to synchronize data between Treo and Outlook. Current Palm OS
device users can easily update their Palm Desktop software and
transfer their existing data to Treo with the included Handspring
CD-ROM. Additional key features of the Treo include Handspring's
award-winning Blazer web browser, 16 MB of memory, a rechargeable
lithium ion battery, a travel charger with HotSync cable, and
a headset for hands-free phone use.
About Treo Mail
Treo Mail is a wireless email service for Treo communicators
that delivers email to your Treo while away from your desktop
inbox. With Treo Mail and necessary wireless data services, customers
can compose, send, receive and delete messages from the Treo communicator
using an existing personal or corporate email address. Messages
are formatted for the communicator's display, compressed and delivered
securely, using 128-bit ssl encryption, between the Treo and the
desktop. Treo Mail is available in Corporate Desktop Edition for
use with Microsoft Outlook/Exchange or POP 3 email accounts located
behind a corporate firewall and Internet Edition for use with
Internet-accessible email accounts. Treo Mail is fully integrated
with the hardware features of a Treo communicator, including the
QWERTY keyboard, up and down scroll buttons and rocker switch
and offers flexible delivery options, allowing the customer to
control how often they synchronize their inbox with their communicator.
About Rogers AT&T Wireless
Rogers Wireless Inc. operates under the co-brand Rogers AT&T
Wireless and has offices in Canadian cities from coast to coast.
Rogers AT&T Wireless is Canada's leading wireless communications
service provider, offering a complete range of wireless solutions
including Digital PCS, cellular, advanced wireless data services,
and one and two-way messaging services to a total of more than
3.5 million customers across the country. Rogers Wireless Communications
Inc. (TSE: RCM.B; NYSE: RCN) is approximately 56% owned by Rogers
Communications Inc., and approximately one-third owned by AT&T
Wireless Services, Inc.