Palm Treo 600

Palm Treo 600 Front View


Canada: Bell


March 2004


  • Full-featured mobile world phone
  • Palm OS organizer
  • Wireless E-mail
  • Web Browsing
  • Built-in camera with photo viewer


Latest Reviews

1 Star out of 5

Various Problems with Treo 600

Reviewed on Friday July 28, 2006 by , Fredericton
I have to say that I have been a big treo supporter. As a consultant and a software developer the palm OS was a big selling point for me and the fact that it seemed to offer better phone features.

However, without my willingness from the beginning to support the palm, it is a miracle that my attitude did not change right from day 1. Within a year, my screen developed large bright and dark spots. I had it replaced on warranty but not before having to deal with PalmOne's disgraceful call centre in Manilla where there was a significant communication barrier. The replacement phone has a faulty speaker so I was back on the phone for another terrible experience. Finally a replacement came in and this phone looses touchscreen calibration for the stylus everytime I use it so I am constantly having to recalibrate.

I do love the phone, but PalmOne has some significant challenges to overcome if they plan to keep me as a customer.
4 Stars out of 5

Good phone

Reviewed on Sunday July 16, 2006 by , Canada
...oh I see, a mac user has complaints about the device's functionality...heh.

This has proven to be a good, sturdy phone. If you can find one in good shape buy it cheap used and you will love it. Plus it's great for beaming/sharing info with other palm devices you may use. A breeze to set up. Complaints about the screen on this device are truly laughable. It looks and works great. The keypad takes 5 minutes to learn and there is no need whatsoever for JOT or Graffiti of any kind on a device like this. Nice stylus. Great functionality as an organizer/phone/sms device...recommended. If you don't need/want Bluetooth (don't really see why people feel the need to use Bluetooth anyway) then this phone has all you need. Uses SD cards for extra memory. Supports up to 4GB I think. One criticism: audio is in mono only. Requires super mini plug for audio (ie) smaller than 1/8" jack.
1 Star out of 5

Great from far, but far from great

Reviewed on Thursday September 22, 2005 by , Toronto, Canada
I have had my Treo 600 Smart Phones for nearly two years now. I say "Smart Phones" because this is currently the second replacment unit. The Rogers rep runs when he sees me coming in now and number three Treo 600 here is bombing again.

But first: A review.

One of the things I liked about my Palm V was the Grafitti function. That does not exist on the Treo, so that was disappointing, however not a show-stopper. The phone lookup is nice and you can dial directly from the contact list. The other functions are typical Palm, so if you like the Palm Pilot, you 'll probably like the Treo. The connectivity to the PC is typical Palm but the hardware seems almost "after thought" and I've broken two car chargers and the PC cables. They are very delicate and require kid-gloves. The desktop charger and the uplink work, but not together anymore. The case is not useful if you use the stylus because it has a thick plastic covering on it, so I cut it off and applied that Palm screen cover sticker on it instead. But now the case is lose and it wiggles around in it.

And lets finish with a complaint:

The first just stopped working. One day, about 3 months after getting it, the green light was flashing as usual, but nothing worked. The screen was black. I soft and hard rebooted it, but it was dead. So they gave me another one. Within 6 months, the "Orange Splotch" bacteria infected the screen and Palm sent me another one. Now, the screen is so dark under any setting that it cannot be read without straining. It appears to be a contrast problem that "brightness" cannot address.

There are numerous websites where the whiners complain about how inefective and inconvenient it is to use, but suffice it to say that if you really enjoy your Palm Pilot, keep it and get a regular boring phone until Palm figures this out. Or, of course, you could get a BlackBerry which is infinitely better anyway. Thats what I'm going to do.
1 Star out of 5

Never again

Reviewed on Saturday September 3, 2005 by , North Bay, ON
Pride made me keep quiet for such a long time. However, my patience is worn. This TREO 600 sucks! I am on my 2nd phone and it is in for repair. The phone is crap, it continually disconnects, when you receive text messages you must soft boot the phone to be able to make calls. The speaker is shot and the only way to hear the other caller is by speaker phone. This product is a great data manager, but as a smart phone it is rather dissappointing.