Palm Helps Commuters with New Traffic Application: Treo Smartphones

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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