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Palm Treo 680

alaTest has collected and analyzed 291 reviews of Palm Treo 680. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and portability also get good feedback, but the sound and camera get negative opinions. Comments are divided on the performance.

usability, portability, size, reliability, design

battery, camera, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Palm Treo 680 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Palm Treo 680

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Palm Treo 680 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the durability and portability are on the whole positive. There are some mixed views about the reliability. Many are less positive about the size and performance.

usability, portability, durability

battery, performance, size

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: palm Treo 680 PDA Phone (Unlocked, U.S. Version) Full Warrantypalm Treo 680 PDA Phone (Unlocked, U.S. Version) Full Warranty

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Palm Treo 680 review

 

Back to basics with Palm-powered 680 smartphone

Touchscreen smartphone ; Qwerty keyboard ; Full suite of software

No built-in Wi-Fi ; Lacks 3G operation ; Low resolution of camera

Palm weighs in with a capable smartphone at a decent price

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Palm Treo 680 smartphone

 

Palm's latest Treo handset - the Palm Treo 680 promises the same form factor as its Treo 750v model launched last year but without the 3G connectivity and without the Windows Mobile 5 operating system. Like the 750v Palm is hoping to stem the huge...

QWERTY keyboard, quad-band

Digital camera not up to standard, keyboard fiddly to use, bulky

Like the 750v Palm is hoping to stem the huge success of RIM’s BlackBerry, especially the company's consumer friendly BlackBerry Pearl with the 680 however compared to both the handset is a let down.

Jan, 2007

PC ADVISOR - GOLD

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500 review

 

The Palm Treo 500 is the first of the Treo smartphones that breaks with tradition in terms of the PDA handset design.

A superb smartphone that feels solid in the hand but is less bulky than previous models, the Palm Treo 500 is a superior handset. It's not quite shaken off the PDA feel that would give it mainstream consumer appeal, but it's a fully featured business...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Palm Treo 680 review

 

The Treo 680 is the only smartphone available that runs the Palm operating system.

May, 2007

Expert review by: Leigh Geary (coolsmartphone.com)

Palm Treo 500

 

Over the years I've worked on this site there's been a lot of changes. Smartphones were once quite prolific, and when I say "Smartphone" I mean those Windows phones WITHOUT a touch screen. The Palm 500 is such a phone and, for someone who is now prob...

Conclusion Overall this phone left me a little confused. Given the history of Palm and how impressed we were with the Treo 750, I was slightly disappointed by the 500. It’s almost as if Palm didn’t put any “feeling” into this one. Everything is just...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Palm Treo 500

 

When you have a Palm Treo 500, you won't need a laptop to stay connected. This smartphone allows you to email, chat through Instant Messaging, browse the web, organise your tasks, play music, as well as record video and audio chunks. Comes with a sleek...

This is a business phone poorly disguised as a business PDA. If you have to pick a Windows Mobile phone for work, though, you could do a lot worse. Palm Treo 500 is tagged with Palm Treo, handheld and Smartphone. Select a tag (Palm Treo, for example)...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Chris Green (igizmo.co.uk)

Palm Treo 500

 

It says Palm on the front and runs Windows under the hood, but is this latest phone from the inventor of the PDA any good?

Latest version of Windows Mobile / solid construction

Looks like a child's toy / terrible camera

The trouble is that Palm has always focused primarily on the business market, and while past phones like the Treo 650 and 700 have been very good and praised by reviewers like me, they were grey, boring and lacked the entertainment and media features...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: admin (crowdedbrain.co.uk)

Palm Treo 680 Review

 

The Treo 680 is Palms replacement to the 650 and with it brings cosmetic changes but lacks the connectivity options that are present in modern smartphones.

The Palm Treo 680 we feel is a good product if you can live without the lack of Wifi or 3G support. It offers a great range of software and good screen quality.

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (totalmobilemag.com)

Palm Treo 680

 

It is a good two years since the last Palm OS Treo handset arrived in the UK, and casual watchers could have been forgiven that we had seen the back of it on the Treo range. But the Treo 680 shows that reports of its demise have been exaggerated

Good connectivity, Touchscreen smartphone, Qwerty keyboard, Full suite of software

Not very moveable, No built-in Wi-Fi, Lacks 3G operation, Low resolution of camera

Palm weighs in with a capable smartphone at a decent price

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: (itreviews.co.uk)

Palm - Treo 680

 

The last handheld we saw from Palm was the Treo 750v which we reviewed back in October. That handheld was the first from Palm to run the Windows Mobile Pocket PC operating system. Now Palm has ...

The Treo 680 feels like a case of too little too late. It does have some strong features on both the hardware and software sides, but it does not represent a huge advance on the old Treo 650, and that is a disappointment.

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):240 / 300
Talk time (2G):4 / 4.2

Camera

Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Digital Zoom:2
Front Camera: No
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):352 x 288
Zoom capability:2x

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display number of colours:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 320 x 320
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: No

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes

Multimedia

FM radio: No

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GPRS
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2
Data network:3G
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Other features

Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Bundled software:ActiveSync, Google Maps, Internet Connect Sharing, Internet Explorer Mobile, Microsoft Voice Notes, Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Windows Media Player Mobile

Performance

Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Processor

Processor frequency:0.312

Storage

Compatible memory cards:SD
Internal Memory:256 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.65 / 2.1
Height :11 / 11.3
Weight:120 / 157 / 158
Width:5.9 / 6.15
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