Palm to roll out new Treo in Europe

Palm will be marketing a version of its Treo smartphone in Europe through Britain's Vodafone Group in hopes of resolving technical problems with a previous model, a Reuters report said.

The report said Palm's latest Treo version would operate on Vodafone's 3G network and would be powered by Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system.

The handset would be available first to Vodafone customers in multiple European countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands, before the end of the calendar year, the report said.

Palm last month forecast weaker-than-expected results for the current quarter after it stopped selling its Treo 650 model in Europe because it was not compatible with a new phone technology standard used there, the report said.

At that time, Palm said it was working to introduce a model in Europe to replace the Treo 650 as fast as possible, the report further said.