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Palm Treo Smartphone

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Palm Treo Smartphone
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it!!!

The **Treo 650** is the one of the smaller PDA/wireless phone combinations at 2x3 inches and just over 6 ounces. To put this in perspective, this is just slightly smaller than...Read complete review

The **Treo 650** is the one of the smaller PDA/wireless phone combinations at 2x3 inches and just over 6 ounces. To put this in perspective, this is just slightly smaller than my iPaq PDA and about the same size as the UTStarcom 6700 Windows Smartphone (closed). By cell phone standards, however, this device is quite large. Using the **Treo 6580** as a standard phone I found that even short calls were not the most comfortable if it was not used hands free or with an optional headset. My biggest complaint when using this phone ‘traditionally’ was that you could easily hit the touch screen display with your ear, possibly ending the call. Using the hands-free microphone resulted in no decrease in sound quality that one sometimes hears with other mobile devices. The overall call quality of the **Treo 60** was superb in the metro areas I normally use this device. I attribute much of this to Alltel’s 1X CDMA networks. In the six weeks I’ve used this device, I’ve only experienced one dropped call, and this was in a very rural area. While I found the **Treo 680** as being slightly awkward for comfortably using the phone functions; I found that using the 680 for it’s intended purpose of a Smartphone device fit the bill perfectly. On a few other converged devices, the micro-keyboard is often so small and close together that it was virtually impossible to use the keyboard, this isn’t the case with the **Treo 680**. Palm has made a great improvement in the spacing between the keys as on previous models I’ve used, such as the 180. The Palm Treo 680 really shines in using this as a messaging device for text messaging or e-mail services, such as Alltel’s Office Sync service. The micro-keyboard is comfortable and easy to use for even long messages or as a regular e-mail client, similar to the function of the Blackberry. As for the styling of the **Treo 680** , I was expecting to find that for most people it is too bulky and drab for the popular market obsessed with colored face plates and tiny microchip sized phones. In my office, however, everyone wanted to look at it and play with it. The era of the cheap, plastic phone with colored face plates, I hope, is finally ending.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad phone. Freezes, must reboot and loses battery quickly

This Treo phone is another in a line of Treo products that don't live up to expecation. I love the touch screen, size and key placement.  The operating system stinks. Freezes up...Read complete review

This Treo phone is another in a line of Treo products that don't live up to expecation. I love the touch screen, size and key placement.  The operating system stinks. Freezes up requiring rebooting. Slow response time. When I talk I end up with many different screens up if my head leans on it wrong.  Just quirky.  Speakerphone works well but it isn't intuitive to turn on and off directly without knowing short cuts.  Just a disappointment compared to the blackberry.

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5.0

Great Phone

By 

from Raisin City, CA

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

I Just Got My Palm And i Love it... its like the best pda ive seen... it has all the tools i need for my everyday life.. you can purchase programs that help you mange your bank accounts, credit cards... its a very good phone... i totally recommend it..

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5.0

love the functionality - texts,calender with alarms and repeats

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from Marietta, GA

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

I've had my Treo 680 for about a year. I used to carry a 'day-timer' ,cell phone, pen and note paper in my purse. The Treo680 replaced all of those functions and more. It was easy to learn how to set up and use. The screen is large and easy to read. and the screen can also be used to 'dial' numbers. I especially like the feature of being able to use an 'on screen' keyboard for texting, and creating memos and all 'inputs' ..since I have long fingernails. I do wish the case was made from a 'non-slippery' material.. I'm searching for an appropriate solution for that. There are several cell phone cases available on line but I'm looking for one that's purple in color..I've only found mostly drab colors - brown or black... I like bright colors!The past couple of weeks.. I've experience some 'technical' problems - I called my provider and they did some upgrades - but that hasn't completely corrected my issues ( delayed texts and v/mail messages) I was told if my problems continue, that I should call back and they will send me a brand new phone ( no charge) and AFTER I receive the new phone- then I can return my current one.( I just have to make sure I don't '' loose' all my info that I have stored in it )...that way I will not be without a cell phone.. cause I use it for business and personal.. Overall, however . I'm pleased with it!!

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1.0

Bad phone. Freezes, must reboot and loses battery quickly

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from Brighton, MA

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

This Treo phone is another in a line of Treo products that don't live up to expecation. I love the touch screen, size and key placement.  The operating system stinks. Freezes up requiring rebooting. Slow response time. When I talk I end up with many different screens up if my head leans on it wrong.  Just quirky.  Speakerphone works well but it isn't intuitive to turn on and off directly without knowing short cuts.  Just a disappointment compared to the blackberry.

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5.0

Very easy to use and set up

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from Winchester, KY

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

You can do anything with this Smart Phone.  I am a real estate agent and it serves all my purposes. Plus I can send and receive emails anywhere I have service.  The only problem is I accidentally hit the wrong button and it changes to another function.  The good thing is it does not drop my call when that happens and I can also look up information such as a contact's phone number while I am on a call.

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4.0

I like my Treo

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from San Francisco, CA

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

Compared to the smartphones in today's market, this phone doesn't offer much, but I'm still using mine!  One of my favorite things about this phone is that it has a touchscreen as well as a physical keyboard- I find it difficult to type on a virtual keyboard, yet I still want the convenience of touch screens.  The battery life of this phone isn't too great- sometimes it can't even last one day from morning to evening so I always bring an extra battery or charger wherever I go.  I also have issues with delayed text messages and it freezing up, which I suppose is just a function of the unstable Palm OS.  The camera also is quite bad and colors are often off and unrealistic.  It is getting more difficult to find applications developed for Palm OS, but the fact that some still exist is a plus.  Built in memory is also incredibly low and since some data is always store in phone memory it doesn't matter even if you have a huge SD card in it.

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4.0

wouldn't change my treo 680 for another 3 years or so

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

Let me start by saying I have this cell phone since almost 4 years ago and I never wanted to change my cell phone to any other ones. During my 4 years of use, I noticed several imperfection that sometimes annoys me, but after several tweaks here and there, it seems that the problems go away. I have every application that I need in this cell phone, and I would rather keep what I have than buying a new iphone or blackberry.

The negatives of this phone during my use are:

1. Sometimes, when someone calls me and I try to answer, the phone freezes up. It would take about  a minute before the cell phone works like normal again. However, in recent month, I don't see this problem.

2. This cell phone has a small memory compared to other phones.

3. The casing of the phone is somewhat slippery. I had to buy an invisible shield for this phone so that it won't be too slippery. External casing make this phone bulky.

The issue #1 above is what annoys me the most, but i think probably I removed a software in the palm that would somehow 'fix' it.

The battery of this phone is remarkable. I never bought a spare battery and this phone last 1-2 days without charging.

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4.0

Palm 680 v. iPhone - warranty tips the scale

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

I almost turned my Palm 680 in for an iPhone until the ATT&T store clerk told me that iPhones do not stand any moisture (i.e., jogging with an iPhone) and that there is no warranty offered on an iPhone.  I love my Palm 680 and am sticking with it!

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5.0

I love being able to have my phone/word processer in one place.

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from Byhalia, MS

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

My Palm Treo 680 has given me a sense of freedom because I am able to have my cell phone, calendar, organizer, camera, video recorder and word processor in one product.


- I no longer have to try to remember where I put my Palm Pilot or cell phone.

- I can take still pictures or videos with sound whenever the opportunity presents itself.

- With the use of my bluetooth, I am able to talk on my Treo 680 while taking notes on the notepad within the Palm Pilot portion of my Treo 680. 

- I am able to store books or Word Documents on my Treo 680 to read whenever I desire..

- I can record MP3 music downloads or podcasts

- With the secure digital card, I have more space to save my favorite books, MP3s, movies or anything else I cannot fit directly onto my cell phone

- The Palm Treo 680 has a Touch Screen which makes it easier to choose the applications I wish to use

- I am able to access my Facebook or Twitter accounts from my Palm Treo 680.


Because my Treo 680 is a Palm based format, I have never had a problem with any virus attacking my phone.

I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a product to use as a cell phone, word processor, social media communicator, music player, or video player.

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4.0

Love it!!!

By 

from Oak Grove, MO

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

The **Treo 650** is the one of the smaller PDA/wireless phone combinations at 2x3 inches and just over 6 ounces. To put this in perspective, this is just slightly smaller than my iPaq PDA and about the same size as the UTStarcom 6700 Windows Smartphone (closed). By cell phone standards, however, this device is quite large. Using the **Treo 6580** as a standard phone I found that even short calls were not the most comfortable if it was not used hands free or with an optional headset. My biggest complaint when using this phone ‘traditionally’ was that you could easily hit the touch screen display with your ear, possibly ending the call. Using the hands-free microphone resulted in no decrease in sound quality that one sometimes hears with other mobile devices. The overall call quality of the **Treo 60** was superb in the metro areas I normally use this device. I attribute much of this to Alltel’s 1X CDMA networks. In the six weeks I’ve used this device, I’ve only experienced one dropped call, and this was in a very rural area. While I found the **Treo 680** as being slightly awkward for comfortably using the phone functions; I found that using the 680 for it’s intended purpose of a Smartphone device fit the bill perfectly. On a few other converged devices, the micro-keyboard is often so small and close together that it was virtually impossible to use the keyboard, this isn’t the case with the **Treo 680**. Palm has made a great improvement in the spacing between the keys as on previous models I’ve used, such as the 180. The Palm Treo 680 really shines in using this as a messaging device for text messaging or e-mail services, such as Alltel’s Office Sync service. The micro-keyboard is comfortable and easy to use for even long messages or as a regular e-mail client, similar to the function of the Blackberry. As for the styling of the **Treo 680** , I was expecting to find that for most people it is too bulky and drab for the popular market obsessed with colored face plates and tiny microchip sized phones. In my office, however, everyone wanted to look at it and play with it. The era of the cheap, plastic phone with colored face plates, I hope, is finally ending.

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5.0

How did I live before my treo?!

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from Asbury, NJ

Comments about Palm Treo Smartphone:

I absolutely love my treo!  I can't get over how great it is to use.  Who wouldn't love the constant email/ internet capabilities.  The best is when you go on trips, although it is relatively bulky for a cell phone, it is considerably less so than a laptop, and I have all the great features of staying connected.  The one downside is how big it is.

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