Specs summary

Screen
No

The Treo 600's screen is Unknown with 160 x 160 pixels resolution.

Processor
Unknown
OS

The phone runs on the Palm OS 5.2.1 operating system (OS).

Camera
VGA (640 x 480)

You can take photos with the phone's onboard VGA (640 x 480) camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
No

Internal memory is No. An external, SD, MMC expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Palm's performance ratings are 11 days standby time, 360 minutes (2G).



Reviews summary

6.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 240 reviews

A jack-of-all-trades PDA/smartphone with a built-in camera and a rich set of PDA features, designed for business, but small enough for personal use. Palm's Treo 600 looks and feels like a mobile phone, and works well as such: it provides clear sound, allows most operations to be performed one-handed, and has all the standard mobile handset features like ringer silencer switch, keyguard, and volume control, in all the standard places. The only common features missing from the Treo 600 are voice dialing and voice memo. The 600 also features a built-in 640x480 pixel camera with associated software, which is adequate for everyday use, if not high-quality photography.

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Since the Treo 600 is a full-featured PDA as well as a mobile phone, its customization capabilities are on a par with better mobile handsets. Users should have no problems downloading and installing new games, desktop themes and polyphonic ringtones. The same can't be said for customizing the Treo 600's external appearance, since the covers are not removable, but this is probably not an issue for most users.

Not every feature of the Treo 600 is outstanding. While the screen is bright and very easy to read under all conditions, its resolution is only 160 x 160 pixels. Many of the latest PDAs feature screens with 320 x 320 resolution, and these look considerably sharper. Another potential weakness is that the unit's rechargeable battery is permanently affixed and cannot be replaced or upgraded. As it stands, the 600's battery performs reasonably well, but in the event of battery trouble users will find their options limited.

Judged as a straight PDA, the Treo 600 stacks up well. Its 144-MHz ARM processor is fast and powerful, its 32 megs of RAM is plentiful, and it features the Palm OS 5.2.1H operating system, along with a generous suite of pre-installed software. Its only real weaknesses in this area are three: the lack of an installed MP3 player, lack of Bluetooth compatibility, and lack of support for specialized corporate data connections like RAS, VPN and fax. The first will be of greatest significance to the personal user, and can be remedied by buying and installing third-part MP3 player software and a headphone jack adapter.


Reviews (6.9/10 Avg. rating)


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Yahoo

it is good

from Yahoo
Pro: one hand use, camara, and screen size Con: does not support downloads like ringtones overall it is a good phone. the thing i dont like is the treo 650 has a camcorder and it is alot nicer
Pro: one hand use, camara, and screen size Con: does not support downloads like ringtones overall it is a good phone. the thing i dont like is the treo 650 has a camcorder and it is alot nicer Less
Yahoo

quality smartphone

from Yahoo
Pro: great compatibility with software, love the keyboard,e-mail and web Con: software that comes with it is dull, if you want a palm/smartphone with pocket tunes, games, and docs to go all bundled with it upgrade to the 650 great value overall
Pro: great compatibility with software, love the keyboard,e-mail and web Con: software that comes with it is dull, if you want a palm/smartphone with pocket tunes, games, and docs to go all bundled with it upgrade to the 650 great value overall Less
Amazon

Don't buy this phone with such a bad history!

from Amazon
I bought this phone without doing the research I usually do because I've owned a Palm PDA for years. Turns out this phone and the 650 are part of a class action lawsuit because of the problems the phone has had. In my case, I used a headphone from Radio Shack, and immediately the headset speaker o... More
I bought this phone without doing the research I usually do because I've owned a Palm PDA for years. Turns out this phone and the 650 are part of a class action lawsuit because of the problems the phone has had. In my case, I used a headphone from Radio Shack, and immediately the headset speaker on the phone stopped working. A hard reset and search on Google, revealed loads of reports on this issue. I went to the Palm site to the support center, and found absolutely ....nothing about this issue. Which tells me Palm doesn't want to deal with it and validates the reports on the Treo usergroup sites about bad customer service. Palm has lost another customer; I certainly won't risk my money on the 700! Less
Amazon

Best Buy

from Amazon
I have had this phone for over a year and have been very happy with it. I used to carry a pda and a phone now I only have to carry one, plus I can check my email without going home. This phone has made my life easier and I would recommend it to anyone.
I have had this phone for over a year and have been very happy with it. I used to carry a pda and a phone now I only have to carry one, plus I can check my email without going home. This phone has made my life easier and I would recommend it to anyone. Less
Amazon

Sound Is An Important Feature For A Phone

from Amazon
If I had written this review shortly after the purchase of my phone, it would have been filled with accolades. This phone is fantastic...until it breaks. Several years ago, I purchased the Treo 600 palm phone with Sprint coverage. Within one year, the sound stopped working. I was given a refurbi... More
If I had written this review shortly after the purchase of my phone, it would have been filled with accolades. This phone is fantastic...until it breaks. Several years ago, I purchased the Treo 600 palm phone with Sprint coverage. Within one year, the sound stopped working. I was given a refurbished phone, which eventually came to the same end. So, now on my third phone, the sound is again causing problems. Of course, this one fell apart a year and a week after the last one was replaced so Sprint refuses to replace it. If you check out the reviews on ZDNet.com, you will notice that I am not alone in this complaint. Of course, the situation is a combination of poor design from PalmOne and poor business practices from Sprint. I would not recommend either company to anyone. Less
Amazon

Sound Is An Important Feature For A Phone

from Amazon
If I had written this review shortly after the purchase of my phone, it would have been filled with accolades. This phone is fantastic...until it breaks. Several years ago, I purchased the Treo 600 palm phone with Sprint coverage. Within one year, the sound stopped working. I was given a refurbi... More
If I had written this review shortly after the purchase of my phone, it would have been filled with accolades. This phone is fantastic...until it breaks. Several years ago, I purchased the Treo 600 palm phone with Sprint coverage. Within one year, the sound stopped working. I was given a refurbished phone, which eventually came to the same end. So, now on my third phone, the sound is again causing problems. Of course, this one fell apart a year and a week after the last one was replaced so Sprint refuses to replace it. If you check out the reviews on ZDNet.com, you will notice that I am not alone in this complaint. Of course, the situation is a combination of poor design from PalmOne and poor business practices from Sprint. I would not recommend either company to anyone. Less
Amazon

Run ...from this no - service company

from Amazon
I have owned this unlocked GSM 600 phone for 3 agonizing years. Not sure whether to lynch the engineers, techs or marketers!!! Lots of potential and promises and absolutely horrible customer care. Treo and PalmOne really sucks and is pushing otherwise dedicated customers to other smart phones. Bl... More
I have owned this unlocked GSM 600 phone for 3 agonizing years. Not sure whether to lynch the engineers, techs or marketers!!! Lots of potential and promises and absolutely horrible customer care. Treo and PalmOne really sucks and is pushing otherwise dedicated customers to other smart phones. Blackberry does less but more reliably. So long you silver piece of _____, I am tired of dropped calls, shut offs and resets. JGK Less
Amazon

Don't bother

from Amazon
I've been using this phone for over a year now and would not buy another Palm product. The promise is great: calendar, sms, mms, address book... the list goes on. But it is primarily a phone and that's where the problems come in. Time and time again this phone will not ring, sending the callers st... More
I've been using this phone for over a year now and would not buy another Palm product. The promise is great: calendar, sms, mms, address book... the list goes on. But it is primarily a phone and that's where the problems come in. Time and time again this phone will not ring, sending the callers straight to voicemail. Upon dialing, the screen will immediately return to the main screen as if I had cancelled the call. It drops calls frequently and the reception is often lousy. I've bought quite a bit of software for it, including synch software, games, ebooks and dictionaries so I'm really unhappy about having to abandon the platform, but like I said... it has to reliably work as a phone and it just doesn't. Less
Amazon

Bad Things

from Amazon
Love the PDA features, but the phone is awful. If battery is not fully charged it can not make calls. With a full signal and battery it drops calls or will not force its way on to Verizon's network. Ringer volume is fine but vibrate mode is weak. I teach and cannot always answer the phone... I'... More
Love the PDA features, but the phone is awful. If battery is not fully charged it can not make calls. With a full signal and battery it drops calls or will not force its way on to Verizon's network. Ringer volume is fine but vibrate mode is weak. I teach and cannot always answer the phone... I'm going back to Verizon to see if I can upgrade or change over. Maybe the 700 is better. Less
Yahoo

Palm Treo 600

from Yahoo
Pro: p Con: p Phone is nice and slick, but it has the worst camera I have ever seen. Phone also doesn't support many downloads.
Pro: p Con: p Phone is nice and slick, but it has the worst camera I have ever seen. Phone also doesn't support many downloads. Less



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 23, 2004
Regions available
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Palm OS 5.2.1

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Processor No
Internal Flash Memory
RAM 32 MB
ROM 24 MB
GPS No
Digital compass Unknown
FlightMode Unknown
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 1.07 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
360 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 11 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Unknown
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.0 x 2.2 cm
(4.4 x 2.4 x 0.9 in)
Weight 168 grams
(5.9 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design Unknown
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Stub
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 4k
Resolution 160 x 160 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size Unknown
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Unknown
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry No
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls Unknown
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type Yes
Browser Unknown
Javascript Unknown
Flash Unknown
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth No
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info SD, MMC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out Unknown
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support Unknown
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge Unknown
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution VGA (640 x 480)
Dual Lens No
Zoom No
Flash No
Additional Rear Camera Info No
Video Recording Formats No
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
Radio No
Video Playback No
Video Playback Formats No
Mobile TV Unknown
Streaming Video No
External Speakers Unknown
Headset Jack 2.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Unknown
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Unknown
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer Unknown
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder No
Games Yes
Apps -
Included Software / Apps No
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