Palm Treo 500v Reviews and Deals

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+ This mobile phone has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on ease of use.

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7.3 out of 10 based on 35 reviews.
Palm Treo 500v: Smartphone with 2MP camera, QWERTY keypad and 240 x 320 display. See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
This is a good entry level smartphone which gives you a chance to try out Windows Mobile. You would still need to be pretty computer literate though to use it easily. The low cost of it has made it it a worthwhile switch for me. Being able to synchronise my PC with it is a revalation and I can't wait to add in an extra data card and be able to review documents on it. Downloading webmail was straightforward to set up.
Bad points:
The synchronisation with my PC on Vista was very hard work to get sorted out. I had to download an upgrade of Windows Mobile before it worked and spent hours on the internet finding out what the fix was as none of the technical help available (without paying a fortune) could help me. I do find the navigation a little laborious. This may be that I am still getting used to the phone. Necessarily with so many functions it is more complicated than a standard mobile phone.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Feb 2008

Mycroft, Hampshire

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Nice size for a smartphone and looks good.
Bad points:
Call volume can be little low.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 7.0
Features 6.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Jan 2008

Sandra, Southend retired housewife

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Instruction manual is not user friendly for first time users. A fools guide to using the phone would be good for new users to this type of phone then advance to the manual.
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 5.0
Features 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 7.0
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 24 Apr 2008

lynn, manchester

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
the phone is small and compact and it does exactly what it says on the box
Bad points:
there is no bad points about this phone
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Features 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 15 Jan 2008

Confirmed purchaser

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Looks fantastic, is easy to use, QWERTY keyboard makes text messaging easy. Battery lasts forever, music and videos are of good quality, screen resolution is fantastic.
Bad points:
screen is easy to scratch, not many choices of colours for background.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2008

Michael, London

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Reviewer left no comment
Bad points:
Not sure why Palm teamed up with Microsoft for this product. Palm software is much more intuitive and user-friendly, so this model feels like going backwards. I am amazed that you can't do simple things like copy and paste text with the software. I suppose it's my fault for selecting a "Smartphone" rather than a PDA. But there is nothing smart about the phone - you'll be much more productive with a touch screen PDA.
Overall rating 4.0
Ease of use 2.0
Features 4.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 5.0
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Feb 2008

Carol, Gosberton Westhorpe

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
The best thing about the Palm Treo 500v is being able to sit in my motorhome on top of a remote Scottish mountain while browsing the internet on my laptop using the Treo as a modem!
Bad points:
The battery life is the only thing that lets it down.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Features 9.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 9.0
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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 03 Feb 2008

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Product Features

Operating system Windows Phone
Screen Resolution (pixels) 320x240
Type of phone Smartphone
Shape of phone bar
3G Yes
Touchscreen or keypad QWERTY keypad
Connections Bluetooth
Connections USB
Extra functions Camera
Extra functions Instant messaging
Extra functions Email
Band Tri
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 240
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 320
Camera resolution (MegaPixels) 2
Talk time (Hours) 4.5
Stand-by time (Days) 10.0
Depth in cm 1.65
Height in cm 11
Width in cm 6.15
Memory card slot Yes
Autofocus No
Weight (g) 120
EDGE No
FM tuner No
MP3 playback capable Yes
HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) No
Java Yes
Release date 2007-10-13

Also known as: Palm Treo 500, Palm 500v

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Manufacturer's Description

Say what you really mean. It’s a Palm thing.

Speak clearly. The new Palm® Treo™ 500v smartphone lets you say what you want, how you want with phone, messaging, IM, email, and web in one simple device.1 No more code words or misunderstandings thanks to a full keyboard and a big, bright screen. So you can chat with a quick IM. Browse the web or check your email. Organise your time and tasks. Play music, take pictures, and shoot video. Even work (if you have to). Stay in touch, simply, with the new Palm Treo 500v smartphones.


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