Palm Treo 650 SmartPhone and Other Brand Name Products Withdrawn From EU Market Due to RoHS Exceedances

palmone_treo_650_b.jpgAccording to C/NET : - "The Treo 650 smart phone has fallen victim to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances directive in Europe Palm has been forced to stop shipping its Treo 650 smart phone in Europe, because it violates new environmental laws [which imposed a July 2006 deadline] The company is expected to launch a replacement for the Treo 650 for Europe in the coming months". Unofficial sources also claim that Apple will be withdrawing peripheral equipment from the EU market, pending redesign work. Pentax also has been mentioned as withdrawing some products. We expect many more announcements on this subject as the end of year approaches .

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