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Palm Treo 500v

Sep 12, 2007
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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS, EDGE)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.64 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (320 x 240 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




The Palm Treo 500v is the first Treo without touch-screen, as it uses Windows Mobile 6 Standard Edition OS. The phone features QVGA landscape display, QWERTY keyboard and operates in tri-band GSM networks, also featuring UMTS

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.33 x 2.42 x 0.64 inches (110 x 61.5 x 16.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.23 oz (120 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 240 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.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 65 536


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • 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.

    • 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.15 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD


  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS, EDGE


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB
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Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Sep 2007

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