Phone with potential once you get round how to use it
2 July 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.
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.
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.
a great handset and cheaper than others in the same class.
30 October 2008
Excerpt: We have had the palm treo for around 3 months now as part of a contract with o2. we originally wanted the xda orbit 2 but would have had to pay £100 on the £35 cotract. the palm treo 500 was free and the contract included a free of charge unlimeted web bolt on so we can browse and download as much...
Summary: This is my first ever Palm based phone. Living in the UK, i prefer to stick to the usual Nokia, Samsung, and occassionally, a Sony Ericcson. However, after reading the Gossip Girl series and finding out that all the 'cool' kids had a Palm Treo, i decided to look on the website to see what all the...
Summary: From the minute I received my beautiful square box containing the simply perfect Palm Treo 500 smartphone I knew that we were destined to fall in love. Combining the benefits of a mobile phone with a mobile office, this phone/pda is truly the business.
Windows Mobile - a long way to go to match Palm OS
Spry Crisp & Dry, Amazon
7 June 2008
Summary: I agree with other comments that this smartphone is fine if you've not used a Palm OS system before. I bought this as I wanted to carry one device instead of phone/pda, it does most of what I want it to do, but nowhere near as easily as my Palm PDA.
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.