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Palm Treo 500v

Announced
Sep 12, 2007
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (UMTS)
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.64 inches inches)
  • 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)

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Description

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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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Windows Mobile Standard (6.0)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other

Display

  • 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

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

Hardware

  • 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

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.0 days (240 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Internet Explorer Mobile

Cellular

  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • UMTS
  • 2G Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Basic Printing (BPP), File Transfer (FTP), Generic Access (GAP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Handsfree (HFP), Headset (HSP), Human Interface Device (HID), Object Push (OPP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • miniUSB

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Sep 2007

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 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

      • 13 Sep 2007
      • FCC ID value:

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

        MSQ-777 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - Working closely with federal health and safety agencies, such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the FCC has adopted limits for safe exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy. These limits are given in terms of a unit referred to as the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), which is a measure of the amount of radio frequency energy absorbed by the body when using a mobile phone. The FCC requires cell phone manufacturers to ensure that their phones comply with these objective limits for safe exposure. Any cell phone at or below these SAR levels (that is, any phone legally sold in the U.S.) is a "safe" phone, as measured by these standards. The FCC limit for public exposure from cellular telephones is an SAR level of 1.6 watts per kilogram (1.6 W/kg).

    • Head:
      • 1.17 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.83 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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