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Handspring Treo 270

Posted
May 7, 2002
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T, T-Mobile, AT&T Wireless

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • No rear camera
  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.82 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Lacks a standard (3.5mm) headphones jack
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • Lacks a proximity sensor that turns the display оff during a phone call
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

This world GSM Palm OS based phone features 4096 color display, GPRS high speed internet, WEB browsing and email.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (3.5)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.20 x 2.80 x 0.82 inches (108 x 71 x 21 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.40 oz (153 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

Display

  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • LCD
  • Colors:
    • 4096
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 33 MHz, Motorola Dragonball VZ

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 2.50 hours
      the average is 12 h (713 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.2 days (150 hours)
      the average is 20 days (489 h)

Multimedia

  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer Browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Infrared
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Speakerphone

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