Treo 600

Posted on Oct 22, 2003

A colleague acquired a Handspring Treo 600 and provided an opportunity to play with it for a while.

Thoughts:

  1. The device itself is about the size I expected. It fits in the hand reasonably well.
  2. The screen itself seemed okay from a size point of view, but after seeing the higher resolution screens on newer Palm devices it looked blocky. No different to the older Treos in that respect.
  3. The pictures from the camera seemed poor. In our office (which can be a bit dark as we tend to have many of the overhead lights turned off) pictures were very grainy and had a surprising blue tint. Resolution seemed to be on a par with the SonyEricsson t610 camera, but the overall picture quality was worse.
  4. The 5 way directional pad seemed fine. The button in the middle will take a bit of getting used to, but that's okay.
  5. Typing on the keyboard was not much different to the Treo 180 that I own. The keys are closer together, but are more distinct.
  6. No SIM card was present, so it wasn't possible to test voice quality.

Overall a bit of a disappointment, especially given that it's necessary to buy a contract with Orange to get one.