Palm: Treo 600, 650
When PDAs (personal digital assistants) roamed the Earth, the Treo line was an iconic series of specimens that combined cell phone service with personal organizer and communications tools. Treos were characterized by the now-familiar five-way directional navigation toggle, a compact keyboard, and a candy bar design.
An Editors' Choice Award winner, the Treo 600 featured a 2.5-inch LCD screen that supported 3,375 colors and IMAP and POP3 e-mail. It sold for $500 with a service agreement.
Release date: October 21, 2003
Two years later, the Palm Treo 650 improved on its predecessor's screen quality (320x320 pixels and 65,000 colors on its 2.5-inch screen). CNET liked the 312MHz processor "that provides the muscle for multitasking," as well as audio and video apps, but not the lack of integrated Wi-Fi.
Release date: October 24, 2005
July 6, 2011 12:52 PM PDT
Photo by: CNET
| Caption by: Jessica Dolcourt
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