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Handspring Treo 270

May 7, 2002
Market status

US carrier availability

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


No pros


  • 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 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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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (3.5)
  • Form factor:
    • Flip
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus


  • 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:
      • Resistive


  • 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


  • Talk time:
    • 2.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (890 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 6.2 days (150 hours)
      the average is 18 days (434 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer Browser
    • supports:


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • GPRS
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS
  • E-mail:
      • POP3
  • Games:
      • Yes
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  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Speakerphone

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 May 2002
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

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