- Size (LWH): 4.41 inches, 2.36 inches, 0.87 inches
- Weight: 6.24 ounces
- Network Compatibility: GSM
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 150 minutes
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 60 hours
To keep your smartphone's applications up to date, and to optimize the performance of your device, you may need to perform firmware and/or software updates just as you would on your PC. To learn more about updates for your device, please visit Palm's support site. Note that by clicking this link you will be leaving Amazon.com.The PalmOne Treo 650 boasts all the legendary features of the venerable Treo 600, plus a whole lot more. Now with Bluetooth, a higher resolution screen, a removable battery, and an improved keyboard, the Treo 650 is once again on the cutting edge of Smartphone technology. It offers all the functionality of a high-end Palm OS-powered PDA, a cell phone and a VGA camera. Simply put, it's the ultimate mobile office companion.
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Calling and PDA Features
All the of the Treo 650's phone and PDA functions are designed to provide an integrated, seamless experience. For instance, you can type in the name or initials of a contact on the keypad to dial them. Or, use the touchscreen and stylus to copy information from an email and quickly paste it into another email or text message. All of the latest phone features folks expect are built-in, too, like a handsfree speakerphone, polyphonic ringtones, a vibrate mode and picture caller ID. The capacity of the unit's address book is only limited by the amount of internal and expansion memory available. Use the Treo 650's Bluetooth capability to wirelessly sync your contacts with your PC or Mac (yes, Mac!). Headsets, car kits and other wireless peripherals can also be paired with the unit via Bluetooth.
The Treo 650 is also a fully functional Palm OS device. That means that a huge library of applications, from spreadsheets to word processors to games, can be added to the Treo 650. It's easy to perform multiple tasks like checking your calendar while talking on the phone or dialing calls directly from your contacts list. Familiar Palm OS software ships with the handset including calendar, calculator, clock, contacts, memo, and task management applications. Real Player for video and MP3 playback, VersaMail email client, and DataViz Documents to Go for mobile access to spreadsheets and text documents, are also included.
The unit's memory expansion slot allows you to transfer music, photos, and video from your desktop. Or, use it to load additional games and applications.
Messaging and Internet
The device fully supports SMS and MMS messaging for rapid exchange of pictures, text and video via Cingular's instant messaging system. Other Cingular services are also supported, such as mobile email and web browsing. The Treo 650's web browser supports full-size web pages, and you can enter secure pages with 128-bit SSL encryption. POP3 email accounts provided by SBC, BellSouth, Yahoo, Earthlink, Comcast and AT&T Worldnet are all compatible with the 650's email client application. IMAP and Exchange-based email systems are also supported, and you can view photos, HTML, Word, Excel and PowerPoint attachments.
The PalmOne Treo 650 weighs 6.30 ounces and measures 4.40 x 2.30 x .90 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 6 hours of digital talk time, and up to 300 hours of digital standby time. It runs on the 800/900/1800/1900 GSM/GPRS frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.
What's in the Box
Treo 650 handset, lithium-ion battery, USB HotSync cable, headset, AC charger, user manual, software CD-ROM.
Top Customer Reviews
First a general comment. Any PDA/phone is a more complicated device than a PDA alone or a phone alone, and as far as I can tell nobody has yet manufactured the "perfect" PDA/phone combo (maybe in the next couple of years?). There will always be little glitches to work out, but the benefits of the combination are great. If you're not feeling a little adventurous, you may want to stick with using separate devices until the PDA/phone combo is truly "perfected."
Another comment on soft resets. I've owned Palms since they first came out (the Treo 650 is my sixth Palm device). A Palm device is a computer, and like all computers it sometimes crashes. When a Palm crashes, it usually does a soft reset and then automatically comes back up, usually working fine, in about 10 seconds. I've maintained other people's Windows PDA devices - when they crash they really crash. I've sometimes had to completely remove all power sources (open device up, remove the batteries and then remove the penny-sized backup batteries) before these things would start back up. The Palm response to crashes is much better and much quicker. Note that when a Palm soft resets, it usually means that there is a software conflict (which is common, since there are a huge number of third-party apps out there, and some of the amateur-written ones aren't written to the same standards a professional programmer would use). In the instruction book (buried toward the end, so probably not a lot of people read it) there is a useful procedure for isolating and removing the app that is causing the conflict.Read more ›
Unfortunately I had a few problems right out of the gate.
Number 1. Amazon's website didn't prompt me to indicate that I wanted to port my cell number from my old carrier Sprint to Cingular. Then, when I got an email from Amazon indicating the unit had shipped, Cingular followed up a couple of hours later saying my phone had been shipped already activated and assigned me a number. I would up having to go to a Cingular retail store to get a new SIM card if I wanted to keep my Sprint number. Fortuntely there is one 5 minutes from my house and Brandi, the employee, was super nice and helpful. I was done in about 20 minutes, questions and all, but I still had to go in. Not as good as it could have been but not awful.
Number 2: Amazon's box did not include the slip cover like the website promised. I contacted Amazon customer service and they shipped me one.Read more ›
- The Firmware Version - 1.31 the latest as of Oct 15, 2005
- User (me) level - Expert.. I am a software programmer by trade.
- This is a Cingular Treo 650 (big difference from a Verizon Treo 650)
- I have not installed ANY software on the phone. All default software, so I know that problems are not caused by 3rd party software.
I tried out the phone for about a week and returned it today. Here's why:
- Reception is terrible - I tested this along a 100-mile stretch of the 101 & 405 highways in Southern California. My wife carpools with me and she has a Cingular Motorola V551 so we used to compare the signal strengths when placed side by side. The Treo 650 was ALWAYS 2 bars less. I would never get a signal in many places I used to earlier with my old Siemens S46 phone. Interestingly, the Cingular rep I spoke to when cancelling said this is a known problem with this phone !!! No wonder Palm is being sued.
- Voice quality - Unacceptable.. Not only is there a lot of static, but the sound level is REALLY low. Its very hard to hear in the car when driving and I have a very quiet car. You have to get a software called VolumeCare to bump up the volume (thats $15 over an above a $400+ phone.. amazing). And even then the voice becomes distorted.
- Phone turning off randomly - Well it turns out that this is due to a defect in the little plastic tray that holds the SIM card. It causes the SIM card to loose contact with the phone connectors. This is a known problem on the web.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very impressed with functionality, simplicity of use and the overall quality construction. The keyboard is big enough for my big fingers to easily type messages and emails and the... Read morePublished on December 16, 2011 by NashvillePhotographer
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I've had this phone for a little over a year. Never got the promised rebate. It died. ATT refuses to fix it. Only solution is to buy a new one. Yeah right! Read morePublished on June 23, 2007 by Joseph Zazzara
Love/Hate this converged device. Great device for gadgeteers wanting googleMaps, bluetooth to GPS receiver, opera web browsing, and imap4 or pop3 (chatteremail) email client over... Read morePublished on February 12, 2007 by C. Atwood
There are so so many features that accompany this device. It would take the average person months to figure it all out. I basically use the phone and the memo features. Read morePublished on January 13, 2007 by DW
The first Treo sent to me had problems with the touch screen and buttons. I was told, it was just a lemon. Some Treos are. Amazon was great about axchanging it, at no cost to me.Published on January 3, 2007 by M. Santos
I've owned the Treo 650 for a better part of two years. The first six months was nothing but a struggle as the poorly designed PalmOS crashed repeatedly and "hard. Read morePublished on December 19, 2006 by densaer
I recently recieved my TREO from Amazon a few days ago and like it but not love it as much as I would like to. Read morePublished on November 28, 2006 by Maverick03
I love my treo 650 but am highly disappointed with it. when the phone is not in use it automatically cuts itself off, when a call is coming in it will turn itself back on but not... Read morePublished on November 27, 2006 by Kimberly Noah