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 or capture video 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), minutes (3G).


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
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
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 on t...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.
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 refurbishe...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 refurbishe...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. Black...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 strai...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'm g...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.



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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 23, 2004
Regions available No
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 No
RAM 32 MB
ROM 24 MB
Digital compass No
Flightmode No
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation No
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)
Battery Capacity No
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 360 minutes
3G Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 11 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
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 No
3D No
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 -
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
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 Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing No
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Unknown
Bluetooth Profiles No
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info SD, MMC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
VGA (640 x 480)
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Flash
No
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3
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 Yes
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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