Palm (PALM) has announced the availability of the Chinese-language version of the Treo 650 smartphone in Hong Kong.
Previous to this launch, some owners of the Treo 650 in Hong Kong and mainland China were provided with bootleg copies of Chinese-language software to enable their smartphones to operate in a Chinese-language operating system.
The Chinese-version Treo 650 is available as a GSM/GPRS/EDGE quad-band phone at CSL, 3, SmarTone-Vodafone and SUNDAY outlets, as well as chain stores and retail shops throughout Hong Kong.
It comes built-in with the widely used CJKOS Chinese character display and handwriting input system, and supports both Traditional and Simplified Chinese characters, as well as the Treo 650's native English interface. The Treo 650 brings Chinese-speaking users out-of-box flexibility to switch between English and Chinese languages on demand.