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Handspring Treo 600 (CDMA edition)

Posted
Jul 21, 2003
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (32 MB RAM)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.90 inches inches)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (160 x 160 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (0.3 megapixels VGA)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • 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

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Description

Treo 600 is CDMA phone running Palm OS 5. It features GPRS high speed data, full keyboard, color display, color camera, web browser and email.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.40 x 0.90 inches (112 x 60 x 22 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.20 oz (175 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 160 x 160 pixels
  • 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • TI OMAP
  • 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, 133 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 32 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.024 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • SD, MMC

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (714 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer Browser

Technology

  • CDMA:

    CDMA - Code Division Multiple Access. A technique of multiplexing, also called spread spectrum, in which analog signals are converted into digital form for transmission. For each communication channel, the signals are encoded in a sequence known to the transmitter and the receiver for that channel. The foremost application is digital cellular phone technology from QUALCOMM that operates in the 800MHz band and 1.9GHz PCS band. CDMA phones are noted for their excellent call quality and long battery life.

    • 800, 1900 MHz
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, To-Do, Calculator, Memo
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • POP3
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (12 voices), Vibration, Speakerphone
    • TTY/TDD

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

      • 21 Jul 2003
      • FCC ID value:

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

        O8FBW link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 1.50 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.90 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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