Phone with potential once you get round how to use it
7 February 2011
Excerpt: The palm treo 500 is like the cheaper alternative to a blackberry without the blackberry associated problems. The treo is running on windows mobile operating system which is brilliant for syncing with your windows pc with a simple and easy to use piece of software.
Summary: Mine replaces a Treo 270 that finally gave up the ghost. Initially, being a Linux head I was sceptical about the Windows Mobile aspect of the phone, but after some searching was swayed by the generally favourable reviews.
Excerpt: I like the palm treo 500 - it looks good and provides plenty of features for users on the go, my favourite being the email feature - now I get emails delivered to my phone I can't imagine life without it.
Pros: Nice looking phone, feature rich
Cons: screen scratches, not the most durable phone on the market .
Stylish, good range of features and fast internet, but poor build
20 August 2009
Excerpt: Having used Palm for several years in varying shape and form, when looking for a new mobile phone to replace a Nokia, given good experiences of Palm in the past, it seemed a good idea to give their new (as was then) smart phone a try.
Pros: Good size, good features, easy to use, feels good, stylish, fast internet and good battery life .
For someone looking for a basic PDA this could be good for the price.
30 July 2009
Excerpt: Having used both the Treo 650 and 750 i was quite dissapointed when i recieved a Treo 500 device on trial. Initial thoughts about the device were that it looked quite cheaply made and didnt feel to comfortable in your hand.
Summary: The treo is a good all round organiser / phone. I put a 4gig memory card in it and it holds everything I need it to. It connect easily to bluetooth devices etc. If I was to grumble I would say the following; The camera is ok but only 2 megapixel. A 3 plus camera is obviously better.
the Palm Treo 500 - a macintosh users perspective!
5 March 2009
Excerpt: I chose the Palm Treo 500 for the fact that it has a full keypad for typing, in the style of the blackberry and iphone design rather than having to rely on predictive text etc for email, and although the buttons are naturally small, this aspect of the phone is still very appealing.
Summary: I bought this phone as I liked the fact it had a QWERTY keyboard, a camera, mp3 player, PDA, email, large screen etc etc. And it does. What my phone, and my partner's version (Treo 500V) doesn't have is decent battery life.
Summary: PROS: Like the keyboard, doesn't feel cheap. Menu system is not that complicated. Sturdy build. Nice screen. CONS: Takes it's time switching between some programs (shame it's got the MS virus). Powering ON/OFF is slow. Needs a headset as holding the phone to your ear makes listening hard.