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Palm Treo 680

Announced
Oct 12, 2006
Market status
Released

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T

Pros

No pros

Cons

  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Single-core processor
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.80 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
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • 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
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)

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Description

The small Treo 680 has internal antenna in its candybar body with 0.8" thickness. Below the 320x320, 65k color display it has full QWERTY keyboard which is used for the email client of the phone. It has slot for memory, camera, and multimedia players

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Palm OS (5.4 (Garnet))
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.40 x 2.30 x 0.80 inches (112 x 58 x 20 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 5.50 oz (157 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (137 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard, Stylus
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control, Other

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
  • Colors:
    • 65 536
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA
    • Features:
      • Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 352x288 (CIF)

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, Marvell PXA270
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.064 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • MMC, SD

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 4.00 hours
      the average is 13 h (758 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 12.5 days (300 hours)
      the average is 20 days (485 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1200 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, WMA

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • Blazer Web browser

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

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

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 1.2
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Human Interface Device (HID), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP)
  • USB:
      • Yes
  • Headphones connector:
    • 2.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, Infrared

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice recording, 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

      • 09 Nov 2006
      • FCC ID value:

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

        O8F-850 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:
      • 0.32 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.21 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 12 Oct 2006
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