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Palm Helps Commuters with New Traffic Application: Treo Smartphones

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 27 Jul 2005 09:03:54 -0400

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 27, 2005--

Drivers Can Make Informed, Timely Decisions with Graphical Maps and
Incident Details

For Treo(TM) customers who need help navigating traffic-jammed
commutes, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) today announced Traffic for Treo
Smartphones. The wireless traffic application helps users make commute
decisions quickly with interactive maps and incident information
located conveniently on their Palm(R) Treo 600 or Treo 650
smartphones.(1) Traffic for Treo Smartphones debuts in 10 of the most
traffic-congested markets in the United States: Atlanta, Baltimore/DC,
Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San
Francisco and Seattle.

According to the 2005 Urban Mobility Report, traffic congestion occurs
for longer portions of the day and delays more travelers than ever
before -- in 2003, 51 urban areas experienced more than 20 hours of
delay per rush-hour traveler.(2) Informing drivers about their options
can contribute to more efficient travel. Unlike most traffic
information sources, Traffic for Treo Smartphones gives users both
visual and textual information when they want it, on the routes that
matter to them and updated as often as every five minutes.


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