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Palm Treo 650 (CDMA)

Posted
Dec 9, 2004
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel

Pros

  • Full hardware keyboard for text input

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Single-core processor
  • 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 camera (0.3 megapixels VGA)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • 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

Treo 650, the successor of Treo 600, is a CDMA phone (also available in GSM version). It features 65k STN display, Bluetooth, built-in VGA (680x480) camera, QWERTY keyboard, MMC/SD memory expansion slot and Palm OS 5.4.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.4 (Garnet))
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.30 x 0.90 inches (113.00 x 59.00 x 23 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 6.30 oz (178 g)
      the average is 5.3 oz (150 g)
  • Features:
    • Full keyboard, Stylus

Display

  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 320 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

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Hardware Features:
      • Mirror
    • Software Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 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, 312 MHz, Intel PXA270
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.023 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • MMC, SD

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • User replaceable:
    • Yes
  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 14 h (825 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 16 days (384 h)

Cellular

  • 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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • TTY/TDD
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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

      • 25 Oct 2004
      • FCC ID value:

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

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  • 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:
      • 1.50 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.99 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

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