Palm Treo 650

SPECIFICATION
Size   
Length 117mm
Width 69mm
Depth 32mm
Weight   
178g
Main display   
TFT touchscreen
320×320 pixels
64K colours… 

Camera   
0.3mp, 2x digital zoom
Connectivity   
Tri-band GSM, Bluetooth, IR, USB 1.1
Memory   
23MB plus SD memory card slot
Battery
Standby 300 hours
Talk time 6 hours

Look and feel:     
Excellent balance, wide and heavy but not overly so. Very comfortable in the hand (may be a bit big for a woman’s). Nice styling; no hard edges, quality feel.
9/10

Externals:
Impressively uncluttered around the edges (rocker for volume, one soft key; 3.5mm headset jack; nifty easy-access SIM card slot; ringer on/off switch; proprietary USB/charger socket) and on the surface (five-way joypad plus six preset functions).
8/10

Keyboard:
Full QWERTY pad on quirky bump-shaped keys. Keys are well defined, keying works surprisingly well. Good backlighting too.
9/10

Display:

Big 320×320 square touch-sensitive screen, bright and crisp, excellent colour saturation and balance.
8/10

Memory:
Approx. 23MB available for storage. SD memory card slot. Processor is Intel PXA270 at 312MHz.
6/10

Camera:
Only VGA, only 2x zoom, but still delivers excellent performance – sharpness suffers but copes well with variation in light conditions and colour rendering is good.
7/10

EMAIL and messaging:
Works well. Easy-to-set up support for up to eight email accounts.
7/10

APPLICATIONS:
View and edit Word and Excel attachments, view PowerPoint and others using DataViz apps. Outlook synchronisation.
6/10

IN USE:
Average call performance, but otherwise a star. User interface is good, especially for email and IM.
8/10

Extras:
RealPlayer for music, non-standard 2.5mm headphone jack.
7/10

WE LIKE:   
• Hand appeal, good ergonomics, overall quality of design
• The keyboard (after familiarisation)
• Amazing battery life: over 6 hours’ active use in our tests

WE DON’T LIKE:   
• Modest internal memory – and no expansion memory card is included
• Price (though Orange has it for free on Racoon)
• No WiFi, no 3G

Overall:
A great smartphone, especially with that battery life. Would be very
easy to sell to business if it had Windows or Symbian inside …

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