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Palm Treo 650 (CDMA)

Dec 9, 2004
Market status

US carrier availability

Discontinued: Verizon, Sprint, Alltel


No pros


  • 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 display (320 x 320 pixels)
  • 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)




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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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.4 (Garnet))
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • 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 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Stylus


  • 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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive


  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom, Mirror
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes


  • 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


  • Talk time:
    • 4.50 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, RA, MIDI


  • 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
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Memo, Calculator, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3
  • Games:
      • Downloadable
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.1
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Generic Object Exchange (GOEP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, 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

      • 25 Oct 2004
      • FCC ID value:

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

        O8FMADECA 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:
      • 0.99 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
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