March 12th, 2013
Category: Cell Phones with Service
Rating: 2.4 / 5.0 (19 votes)
palmOne Treo 600 PDA Phone (AT&T) by Palm
Brand New Keypad , Professionally Inspected and (Where Needed) Replaced Internal Components, Extended 1 Year Warranty (From Date of Purchase) ($100.00 value) , SD Card Reader / Writer (For Easy Back Up of Info to Your PC) ($20.00 Value) , Combination Power Cord USB Connection to PC , Additional Treo Application Software ($30.00) , Complete Instruction Manual.
Compatible with Cingular cell phone service, the Treo 600 combines a full-featured mobile phone and Palm OS organizer with QWERTY keyboard, providing users with a host of communication options including wireless email and text messaging, a Blazer Web browser, a digital camera, and thousands of downloadable Palm OS organizer applications, all displayed on a backlit, 160 x 160 pixel screen that supports thousands of colors.
Used simply as a phone, the Treo 600 can send and receive calls worldwide, and benefits additionally from its flexible PDA format. Users can dial with either the onscreen dial pad or the keyboard, and dial anyone in the Treo's address book instantly just by typing or tapping onto the screen their name or initials. To switch to speakerphone, a single screen command can be tapped for instant hands-free talking. Plus, there's a ringer switch on top of the phone that silences all system sound, including ringers and alarms. Other features include mute, caller ID, vibrate mode, and stereo audio headset compatibility.
Messaging and Internet
The internet browser included with the Treo 600 provides more complete access to the Web than you'll find with conventional cell phones: users can access almost the entire Internet, not just sites optimized for mobile devices. Email and mobile messaging features are fairly standard: via SMS and MMS, users can send, edit, forward, and receive image and text messages to and from compatible phones or PCs. With the built-in Internet browser, users can also download new wallpaper and graphics, as well as the games and applications already included with the phone.
Organizer features here are predictably robust. The Treo's Palm OS version 5.2.1 suite includes the Date Book Plus calendar, which lets users check the calendar while using the phone, as well as a contact list with instant lookup, memo pad, to do list, advanced calculator, CityTime world clock, and more. There are also thousands of other available Palm OS software applications available separately, for which the Treo 600 includes a comparably large 24 MB of memory. Wireless synchronization works at the touch of a button, using Palm Desktop 4.1 for Windows and Macintosh, HotSync Manager and Microsoft Outlook (Windows only).
Fun and Games
To create photos for saving or for use with picture caller ID, the integrated VGA digital camera included with the Treo 600 sports 640 x 480 resolution, takes 0.3 mega pixel pictures, and is outfitted with automatic light balancing. The expandable Treo also comes with a built-in radio, and it is MP3-capable, so with the addition of third-party software, an SD memory card, and a stereo headset adapter, (all available separately), users can listen to MP3 music on the go.
The Treo 600 is loaded with 32 MB RAM (24 MB user-available), and its Lithium Ion batteries are rated at up to 6 hours digital talk time, and up to 10 days digital standby time. An external battery pack, available separately, can also add up to 3 hours of additional talk time and 180 hours standby.