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Palm Treo 500v

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and price. The usability and screen are also appreciated, but opinions about the size and GPS navigation are different. The features and camera get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Treo 500v is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Palm Treo 500v

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 50 user reviews of Palm Treo 500v from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Palm Treo 500 SmartphonePalm Treo 500 SmartphonePalm Treo 500 GSM Smartphone UMTS Radio

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Amazon.com review summary for Palm Treo 500v

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Palm Treo 500v from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Palm Treo 500v - Smartphone - 3G - WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM - QWERTY - Windows Mobile

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Palm Treo 500v

 

Although it's a good smartphone, the 500v needs either Wi-Fi or HSDPA to deliver that knockout punch.

Jazzed up Windows Mobile 6 interface, QWERTY keyboard, although it takes time to learn two thumb typing, Not carrier locked

Laggy responses to button clicks, No Wi-Fi or HSDPA

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A Palm Treo 500 PDA review

 

Lately the unofficial dividing on smartphones and PDA devices often confuses inexperienced consumers. And this is not surprising, because nowadays it is impossible to find a clear line between these devices. Apparently, the only thing that...

And so, what is that - a Palm Treo 500 smartphone and what is its target group? First of all this novelty has a sound name which had many fans in the past. Probably, this novelty is partially designed for them. As any device by Palm Treo has a stylish...

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UK Palm Treo 500 with Windows Mobile 6 Standard

 

The Palm Treo 500v is the entry level model from Palm that gives new visitors to the world of Windows Mobile the opportunity to live the all-round

Compact and lightweight ; Has 3G ; A good entry-level WM6 Standard device

Memory card is behind battery ; Triband only ; Poor screen protection ; Only 64MB RAM ; No GPS ; No WiFi ; Camera capture a little slow

Using this phone on a daily basis for a week, in place of my far more advanced TyTN II, I was surprised at how the things I missed came down in the end to simple expensive hardware add-ons. I missed my touch screen, I missed my GPS and my WiFi and I...

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Palm Treo 500 Windows Mobile Smartphone

 

Not that the Palm Treo 500 is anything dramatically new, far from it - it's Palm's unbranded version of the Palm Treo 500v (see our previous review here) which Palm exclusively launched with Vodafone Autumn last year. Nevertheless, Palm's Treo 500 is...

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VIDEOVIEW: Vodafone TPP Menu on the Palm Treo 500v

 

Not yet announced by Vodafone, the latest Vodafone branded devices shows a new menu structure called Vodafone TPP (whatever TPP stands for). We have seen the new TPP design earlier when Vodafone unveiled its new, not yet shown Vodafone 920 Windows...

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A Look at the Vodafone Palm Treo 500v

 

A look at a device we don't have here in the States, just yet! Pretty Box, don't ya think?

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Palm Treo 500v Review

 

The Treo 500v is Palm's latest Windows Mobile smartphone. It is this company's first device without a touchscreen, but like many previous Treos has a keyboard and 3G. Nico Holvoet brings us this review.

Being an avid Palm OS user, I was very pleased to have had the opportunity to review this device. Despite some of the comments I made earlier, this is a very nice device for real novice users; however, I have my personal doubts if existing...

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Palm Treo 500v Review

 

After being a Palm OS user for quite some years, it was very interesting for me to get the opportunity to test a model running Windows Mobile 6 Standard

100% keyboard/D-pad operation ; very bright screen ; nice design (got feedback from some ladies on that aspect) ; pricing: 0 GBP in UK with 18 month contract, 50 EUR in Germany with 2 year contract BUT 400 EUR when no contract which is MORE then what I...

no copy-paste in any text enabled field ; getting to Calendar, Contacts, Tasks, etc. is a multi-keypress adventure depending on where you start (either from Home, either from somewhere else at which point you first need to press Home). Especially when...

It has also since launched in MobileOne Vodafone in Singapore, Celcom Vodafone in Malaysia, Vodafone Indonesia, Vodafone Australia and Vodafone NZ

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Treo 500v Review

 

Just over two years ago, when Palm proudly announced they were going to start selling Windows Mobile devices, the Palm OS community was in uproar. "The final nail in the coffin!" shrieked some (with no small amount of disgust). "Palm OS is dead!"...

Along with the new Palm Centro, the Treo 500v features the first genuinely new Treo façade since the Treo 600’s debut back in 2003. Gone is the signature chrome bezel around the screen, as is the smile-shaped keyboard and hard buttons. In their place...

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Palm Treo 500v

 

Palm introduces its next lineup, the Treo 500v that runs on a Windows Mobile 6.0 Standard Edition platform with a surprising twist to its interface.

Product Specifications

Speak clearly. The Palm Treo 500v smartphone lets you say what you want, how you want with phone, messaging, IM, email, and web in one simple device. No more code words or misunderstandings thanks to a full keyboard and a big, bright screen. So you can chat with a quick IM. Browse the web or check your email. Organize your time and tasks. Play music, take pictures, and shoot video. Even work (if you have to). Stay in touch, simply, with the Palm Treo 500v smartphone.

Battery

Capacity:1200mAh
Standby Time (PB):240hours
Talk Time (PB):270minutes
Technology:Lithium ion

CE Input Device

Type:QWERTY keyboard

Cellular

Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 900/1800/1900
Combined with:With digital camera / digital player
Integrated Components:Digital camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Type:Smartphone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Communicator Features

Operating System:Microsoft Windows Mobile 6

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:4.3in
Weight:4.2oz
Width:2.4in

Display

Color Depth:16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD

Header

Manufacturer:Palm
Model:500v
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Palm Treo

Messaging & Data Services

Internet Browser: Yes

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel
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