|This Palm Treo 600 Smartphone is a simple yet powerful wireless communications device. This smartphone is remarkably compact that combines robust voice and data capabilities. It has an incredibly powerful PalmOS organizer that comes with productivity tools. It can be easily customized for business using the plethora of applications like email, text messaging, web browsing, and a digital camera.|
|MPN||Treo 600 CDMA|
|Family Line||Palm Treo|
|Storage Capacity||32 MB|
|Network Technology||CDMA, GSM|
|Supported Flash Memory Cards||MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card|
|Battery Type||Lithium Ion|
|Battery Talk Time||Up to 240 min|
|Battery Standby Time||Up to 240 hr|
|Display Technology||LCD display|
|Display Resolution||160 x 160 pixels|
|Color Depth||12-bit (4096 colors)|
|QWERTY Physical Keyboard||Yes|
Improved battery life; built-in VGA camera; SDIO expansion slot; speakerphone; runs Palm OS 5.1; one-handed navigation; supports multiple e-mail accounts; world phone.
Cramped keyboard; display isn't high resolution; headphone jack isn't standard size.
Handspring's parting shot, the Treo 600, is one of the better blends of phone and PDA that we've seen to date.
Average review score based on 43 user reviews
Anyone who is considering a converged PDA + Cell Phone solution should give the Treo 600 a long hard look. Not only is the Treo 600 an excellent PDA, it has features that make it a much better phone solution than the typical $99.00 flip phone that is offered "free" by most service providers.
The Treo 600 by Palm, uses the Palm OS V5.x. One of the best things about using any Palm OS device is the wealth of software options/solutions that are available.
My Treo is loaded with a number of applications that make the most of its converged feature set and Internet connectivity. I use Agendus for contact management and Agendus Mail for email/SMS messaging. Using these on the Treo allows me to send/receive email to/from any of my contacts with a couple of touches. I can even get a weather report for my client/vendor location, giving my conversations with them a more personal touch. Using VeriChat, I can chat with my contacts and family using MSN, Yahoo or AIM! With Pocket Tunes I can stream live music from the web and with AvantGo I always have the latest news and information at my fingertips.
One of the nicest features of the Treo 600 is the ability to turn off the sound (ring tones, etc.) by simply sliding a switch on the top of the unit. This avoids fumbling with button combinations as you are going into a meeting or just before the movie starts! Up/down volume buttons on the side of the Treo make it easy to adjust the volume on the run.
The thumb keyboard is not going to win you any typing contests, but is perfectly adequate for entering contact info/phone numbers on the fly or entering search strings to lookup previously stored information. Most people will want enter new information using either the Palm Desktop software or Outlook and then synchronize it to their Treo.
The Treo 600 comes with an SD Memory card slot, typical of recent Palm models. Equipped with a 256M or larger SD card, the Treo can store a complete backup, hundreds of music files and offload programs from main memory to improve performance.
The decision to buy a Treo 600 or one of the newer 650 or even 700 series models shouldn’t be too difficult. The only significant differences between the 600 and 650 are the 650’s support for Bluetooth and the ability to capture video instead of only still pictures from the built in camera. The 600 also lacks a removable battery, which could be an issue for travelers who spend a lot of time on the phone and don’t have a wall or car charger handy.
Cost is currently (4th Qtr, 2005) the major advantage the Treo 600 has over other converged devices. Some providers, like T-Mobile, are offering their remaining stock of Treo 600s for as little as $150 with a one year contract. Compare this to $250 for a 650 with a two year contract from Cingular or Verizon and the value of the 600 becomes apparent. The 700 series promises to provide even faster performance and the potential of WiFi support, but for many, the premium cost ($595) of these features, in the near future, may not be enough to justify them. Add $100 worth of 3rd party applications, like Agendus, VeriChat, PocketTunes, Mapopolis to the Treo 600 and you have a solution that will handle virtually all your communication needs!
As a Business and Technology Pro with over 15 years of experience, I give the Treo 600 Five (5) Stars! It is the most cost effective and value packed converged device available today!
Do you hate having a seperate PDA and cell phone? If yes, you are like me and I recommend you make the switch as my wife and I did recently. The Treo 600 made the transition an easy and pleasing one.
We stay very busy, so it is crucial to keep everything in order so we can keep our sanity. With the Treo 600, I can keep all my appointments, contacts, budget, games, and to-do's in arms reach at all times.
When you think of PDA phones, you immediately probably think about their bulkiness, however, the Treo series is quite small in the palm of your hand. I keep mine in my pocket most of the time. It is built very sturdy and the design is superb. I find it quite easy to type on the keyboard. You can't really say the same for the Blackberry and some of the Pocket PC models.
In the Palm Treo product line of PDA phones, the Treo 600 is the best blend of affordability and robust features unlike the pricier Treo 650 and 700. For under $150 here on eBay, you can't really beat that with a stick. Palm makes the best PDA phonesm, period.
Note: The only problem I have with the Treo 600 is that it does not have Bluetooth capabilities. This is probably due to the period of time the Treo 600 was released, so I will not factor that into my review.
Palm OS has always been easy to use.
You can do so many things with this 3G phone.
I tried a Samsung Intercept Android phone for 2 weeks. Hated it.
You can get lots of software for the phone.
The keys have a positive feel.
Touch screen and stylus work great.
Uses SD Cards
Works on Verizon
You can buy them for a song.
They sync with your computer so you always have a backup
Used one since 2005
my dad is itt tec and i think i know that u have to go to prefs and then touch screen...... we ant dumb...the touch screen is broken i write it how it is....u just dont want to admit that u sold a broken piece of s**t.... and ur feedback on the phone is right....u said that phone was like new.. it ant it has marks on it and is peeling...SO NOT AS DESCRIBED...... the screen was like new with no marks on it but didnt work right.....thats y u got the feedback u did....me and my family are great with any thing that is electronic and i think that we know what we r doing as we fix s**t and resale them...thanks a**h*le
If you are looking for a great internet phone--this isn't for you. Buy a Droid. Buy an iPhone. Once past that, though, this still works great and does some things, like keeping your calendar sync'd on your desktop, better. It is a good ebook reader and a good mp3 player. It is a great PDA. There are still lots of available apps. Maybe it doesn't look as cool and it is certainly true that it is a lousy phone if you are into web browsing or streaming video or the like. Cloud computing is not its forte. But for many people this works just great, it has an SD card slot that can handle up to 32gb (although Palm specs don't say so), you can keep things on the card instead of relying on the cloud, which may not always be available, and it is affordable. You can spend more and do worse.