Handspring Treo 270

5.2/10 AVG.
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5.2/10
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The Handspring Treo 270 currently has an Informr score of 5.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 45 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Palm OS
Processor
Unknown
Screen Size
No
Camera
No



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Palm released the Handspring Treo 270 on June 24, 2003.


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Palm backs up the Handspring Treo 270 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Handspring Treo 270 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Palm support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Palm's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
No

The Handspring Treo 270's screen size is Unknown with 160 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Palm OS operating system (OS).

Camera
No

This model has no built-in camera. Sorry, no selfies.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Palm's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

Handspring Treo 270 Specs

Overview
Release date June 24, 2003
Regions available No
Networks
GSM:
900/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Palm OS

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory No
RAM No
ROM No
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Gray
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 7.1 x 2.1 cm (4.3 x 2.8 x 0.8 in)
Weight 153 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 65k
Resolution 160 x 160 pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics -
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 50
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
Expansion Slot Info
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Dual lens
No
Zoom
No
Flash
-
Additional Rear Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback No
Audio Formats No
Radio -
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Features [Palm OS organizer] with 16MB of memory, built-in QWERTY keyboard, USB HotSync cable, Deskt
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User Reviews


Amazon

Great PDA but not made to last....

from Amazon
I've been through three of them. I'm not particularly hard on my phones and I use very little phone time but this phone always breaks in the same place (which is on the corner of the flip top) and beware, that is not covered under any warranty. I've paid $70 twice for two rebuilt ones and full price...More
I've been through three of them. I'm not particularly hard on my phones and I use very little phone time but this phone always breaks in the same place (which is on the corner of the flip top) and beware, that is not covered under any warranty. I've paid $70 twice for two rebuilt ones and full price for my original. It works well but the design is very poor. Never again do I get a flip top phone or PDA. Less
Amazon

Great PDA but not made to last....

from Amazon
I've been through three of them. I'm not particularly hard on my phones and I use very little phone time but this phone always breaks in the same place (which is on the corner of the flip top) and beware, that is not covered under any warranty. I've paid $70 twice for two rebuilt ones and full price...More
I've been through three of them. I'm not particularly hard on my phones and I use very little phone time but this phone always breaks in the same place (which is on the corner of the flip top) and beware, that is not covered under any warranty. I've paid $70 twice for two rebuilt ones and full price for my original. It works well but the design is very poor. Never again do I get a flip top phone or PDA. Less
Amazon

Use the Treo600/650 With Sprint $10 Visions access!!

from Amazon
The New-Age Treo's are the best smart devices ever made! I have used the T-Mobile Sidekick, the AT&T Motorola MPX, a Nextel Blackberry, a Samsung i600, and even an older style Treo in the form of the Treo 300. And out of every smart device I have ever used, the Treo 600 and 650 are 1000 times better th...More
The New-Age Treo's are the best smart devices ever made! I have used the T-Mobile Sidekick, the AT&T Motorola MPX, a Nextel Blackberry, a Samsung i600, and even an older style Treo in the form of the Treo 300. And out of every smart device I have ever used, the Treo 600 and 650 are 1000 times better then any of them! 1# The Treo's have large color screens with full keyboards, but are still small enough to fit in your pocket. 2# The battery life is insanely long! Both of the new Treo's claim four to five hours talk time, I have found even longer. I often lay in my bed at night surfing the web for hours and hours, and by the time I am ready to go to sleep, my Treo 600 and 650 still have enough battery life to go a few more rounds. 3# Because the Treo's are so popular the prices for accessories, software, add-on's, ect are Much cheaper then those for the other types of smart devices on the market. There is even talk by Palmone to start using Linux as the Palmsource software core, so there will be even more software available. And because Linux is open source, the phones will eventually be cheaper then those running the Microsoft Pocket PC. With the added bonus of the dependability of Linux! 4# Because the Treo's are of the Candy-Bar style design, they are much easier to talk on. Because there is no flip, or antenna to fumble with. 5# There is a software lancher called "ZLauncher" which has many features for your Treo's software interface. One of which allows you to see the exact level of signal strength. By using this tool you can so how much better the Treo's antenna and related components work, compared to any other phone on the market. I get a great signal with Sprint, but with Sprint and my Treo, my service is even better! I get signals with my Treo in places where my Sanyo and LG did not. In fact, I get better signal strength with my Treo, then my friends get with their phones! 6# Palmone has a patent on a new design of smart device that they are working to bring to the market. A design nothing like the designs currently available. A PDA phone that will be thinner and still able to have a large full color screen and keyboard. SO the next generation of Treo's will be even better! The only downfall to the Palmone Treo's today, is price. That is because they are still new to the PDA phone market. Once they start making more and more phones, the prices will come down. And once they restructure their PDA manufacturing and company purpose in general, the prices will come down. I don't normally write reviews on phones, because I used to be a Die-Hard Motorola phone fan, and I guess still am. But if Palmone keeps making phones this perfect, then I will only buy their phones for the rest of my life! I can not say enough good things about these phones! Try one and see what I am talking about. Use it with Sprint PCS's $10 unlimited Visions access! Russell Less
Amazon

Hinge Jerry-Rigging Suggestion

from Amazon
Don't buy this product. It is absolutely the most frustrating piece of equipment I have ever owned. Like 99% of people who buy this phone my hinges broke. Once SuperGlue stopped working I attemped several different methods of fixing the hinges myself. Currently my 270 is no longer hinged on the top....More
Don't buy this product. It is absolutely the most frustrating piece of equipment I have ever owned. Like 99% of people who buy this phone my hinges broke. Once SuperGlue stopped working I attemped several different methods of fixing the hinges myself. Currently my 270 is no longer hinged on the top. It now opens out to the right side thanks to a beautifully inexpensive hinge made out of Scotch packing tape. Needless to say it is not functioning as a phone. If you're using yours as a PDA only like I am, then you can try this. I would like to have fixed it the proper way but after reading the experiences that others have had with PalmOne and TMobile, it's not worth it. Less
Yahoo

Problem with the phone

from Yahoo
Pro: good features, for the price it comes its a good deal for a mobile with a PDA Con: phone lid is a problem the phone has an inherent problem. the cover lid is very weak its just breaks off easily. cheap plastic and comes of the hinges. also as the ear piece is on the opening lid if that breaks of u cant use the phone except with an earphone.
Pro: good features, for the price it comes its a good deal for a mobile with a PDA Con: phone lid is a problem the phone has an inherent problem. the cover lid is very weak its just breaks off easily. cheap plastic and comes of the hinges. also as the ear piece is on the opening lid if that breaks of u cant use the phone except with an earphone. Less
Amazon

This product is a FIASCO!

from Amazon
Same problem of the other people: the flip hinge has broken after only some months of gentle use. I returned my phone for a repair and Palmone - damn they - charged me for a substitution. I was not happy with this but I accepted (damn me!). The Palm substitution model has a worst problem: after a while...More
Same problem of the other people: the flip hinge has broken after only some months of gentle use. I returned my phone for a repair and Palmone - damn they - charged me for a substitution. I was not happy with this but I accepted (damn me!). The Palm substitution model has a worst problem: after a while of a normal conversation, the full charged Palm shuts down for charging problems. Call back the call center for a money back but they won't give me back my money 'cause they repaired the original problem. Sigh! It is the last time I buy a Palm phone! Very Upset! Less
Amazon

Thankfully this phone is discontinued!!!

from Amazon
I had the pleasure of using and returning three Treo 270 phones due to various phone problems. After the first incident, I thought it was that particular phone. After going through two other phones, now I know why this phone is discontinued. Don't even bother trying to go back to PalmOne, all they c...More
I had the pleasure of using and returning three Treo 270 phones due to various phone problems. After the first incident, I thought it was that particular phone. After going through two other phones, now I know why this phone is discontinued. Don't even bother trying to go back to PalmOne, all they can do is apologize for the bad phone and ask you to send it in for repair. You pay the shipping cost and they don't even provide a loaner phone any more. My phone is still in repair and everytime I check the status, it appears the shipping date gets pushed back farther! After reading the reviews for the newer Treo 650, I am not sure if I want to upgrade to that version either. I might have to look elsewhere. Less
Amazon

Good, Not Great

from Amazon
My primary motivation for getting the device was its low bundled cost, but my economic situation has changed, so I would likely have gone with a different provider, i.e. Verizon, as well as a different phone. My previous smartphone was a Kyocera 6035. I was aware of the broken hinge issue, but I am...More
My primary motivation for getting the device was its low bundled cost, but my economic situation has changed, so I would likely have gone with a different provider, i.e. Verizon, as well as a different phone. My previous smartphone was a Kyocera 6035. I was aware of the broken hinge issue, but I am careful to leave mine in my shoulder bag or in the cradle. The phone itself is very good, and I manage most of the information via Palm software. Entry while on the go is good, but I am more proficient with writing, as on the Palm devices, and this requires using the keyboard, a benefit to some. Dialing is done via one of three ways, either via quick numbers setup by the user, which is the default view, via the Palm address book, or directly, by typing numbers in. The date book is the same as on the Palm, only the screen is a bit smaller. The Palm functioning is similar, and the applications I use in addition to the Palm software are Vindigo, which can be synchronized remotely, an RSS reader, for scanning headlines on the go, and Adobe reader, for importing books into the Palm device and readong on the go. In addition to James Joyce's Ulysses, I bring with me various articles as PDF's. The only real limitations with the device are with the e-mail and web browsing aspects, since the screen is bit small As to the service in NY, I've been very happy with the strength of signal I get, and I've had only a few quality issues. Less
Amazon

unhinge and pay

from Amazon
i have been a treo 270 sucker x3!!! (shame on me). this defective product kept on breaking at the same spot... yes, the right upper hinge. of course, t mobile gave me the great runaround and demanded payment each timefor a replacement - - which is so unfair since this is soo defective a product. now t...More
i have been a treo 270 sucker x3!!! (shame on me). this defective product kept on breaking at the same spot... yes, the right upper hinge. of course, t mobile gave me the great runaround and demanded payment each timefor a replacement - - which is so unfair since this is soo defective a product. now that's its discontinued, what are they to do about the phones that keep on breaking? say sorry??? t mobile and palm one should be reported to the consumer's report magazine and other consumer advocates so they will be exposed for this fiasco of a phone. Less
Amazon

Hinge breaks twice on Treo 270

from Amazon
Same problem as all the others - 2 phones broke in 11 months - Tmobile wants $75 for reconditioned phone each time.

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