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December 17, 2007 • Reviews

A Look at the Vodafone Palm Treo 500v

A look at a device we don’t have here in the States, just yet! Pretty Box, don’t ya think?

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Unboxing the Treo 500V, as you can see on the left hand side, there is a little slot to hold the battery of course. But lets take a little look inside, shall we?

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Here is what ya get in the box:

In the box
  • Palm® Treo™ 500v smartphone
  • Rechargeable battery
  • AC charger
  • USB sync cable
  • Headset
  • User documentation
  • Getting Started CD

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Time to turn this bad boy on and see what it can do.

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A little Windows Mobile Love!

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As you can see from the start screen it is very different than what most of us are used to, personally, I thought it was quite sweet looking.

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A back shot of the device.

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And yes, you really do see Cingular in the top left hand corner, even though this device does not support the 850mhz range, I was able to connect to the AT&T network, was able to talk on the phone and send and receive data, granted, it wasn’t what I would call a great experience, but still none the less, it did work.

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If you notice at the top, you can scroll thru different scenarios by using the thumbpad to scroll left and right.

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Hey, did I get some email and not know it?

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And yes, that is a “G” in the top right corner, i.e. GPRS, the slowest speed possible.

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Hmmm, a little eBay love maybe?

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And of course the Message center. I would love if this device had all the features that you could use here in the states like it does for Europe and most of the world for that matter, still, it is a very nice device all around. Below are the specs:

Specs

Platform
Windows Mobile® 6 Standard

Display
320×240-pixel Transflective colour screen; supports 16-bit colour
(up to 65K colours)

Radio
GSM/GPRS/UMTS radio
GSM bands: 900/1800/1900
UMTS bands: 2100

Bluetooth® Wireless Technology
Version: 2.0 + EDR
Profiles: Headset, handsfree, EDR, serial and OBEX. Mono and stereo headsets are supported

Memory
256MB memory (150MB available user storage)

Camera
2.0 megapixels with 2x digital zoom and
video capture support

Battery
Removable 1200mAh, lithium-ion
Talk time: 10 days standby,
and up to 4.5 hours of talk time

Expansion
MicroSD card

Conector
mini USB

Dimensions
16.5mm (D) x 61.5mm (W) x 110mm (H)
120 grams

System Requirements
Windows® XP, Vista™

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