Product Type: Palm Smartphone
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Cheap but Practical Device
Palm Treo 500
Member Name: chris_14
Palm Treo 500
Advantages: Mobile Office and Windows Platform
Disadvantages: Poor Battery Life, not easy to navigate.
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. It uses the same windows platform as both the Treo and 650 and 750 which i cannot fault for ease of use and realiability however it think that this handset lets the range down. Since having the Trial device i have had to send two of these Treo 500's back due to them being faulty. The device also doesnt benefit from a touch screen like the previous devices making it more focused to making calls than being a email device. That said the device does benefit from a range of useful features including mobile office, bluetooth and a camera. So for the price of this device it does do the same as the Treo 650 and 750 all being not quite as well or easy to use.
Summary: For someone looking for a basic PDA this could be good for the price.