I swapped my Nokia 5320 Xpress Music to a pre owned Palm Treo 680 and I do not regret. Don't get me wrong, I loved my 3.5G, 2MP camera/music phone, it was a great phone. But having the Treo 680 although 2.5G only and VGA camera, is an absolute resolution. It has better organizer functions (I can draw using notepad!) and I can read, create, and edit documents with Palm using the keyboard and/or stylus, and install other apps too. Some things missing from my previous phone. I used to envy my father for having Nokia N73. And I used to be amazed with it's camera function. But now placing the Nokia N73 next to my Palm, the Nokia looked so lame. Hehe. If I would buy a camera, I'd choose a real digicam not a camphone. Palm Treo is my dream phone! The best.
Hi i have recently bought 1 treo 680 but its not detecting my SIM card. wat i can do for that already this SIM is working w/my old mobile..when i will insert and on the treo it showing ur SIM is not inserted or its damaged. wat i can do...the most pathetic thing is that after buying this device till now i didnt used also...pls help me
Well, I'm back after 4 solid months of frequent Treo 680 use. The battery gets better with time and the instrument is a great all-round product 'in theory'. However the system software freezes daily and the phone shuts off frequently despite me getting a second brand new phone. I have limited the third party software to a useful few but the problems continue. If the Treo 680 functioned without these glitches, it would be unbeatable cost-wise. Meanwhile, the love-hate relationship continues.
X-Man, 04 Oct 2008I was excited about getting this phone because of previous experience with the Tungsten T2 and... moreI have also had a "freeze up"problem with the 680 that I have just bought to replace my 650. It happened as follows:
1. Set up went well and synchronisation worked OK. All the applications worked, until I tried the messaging system.
2. When I tried to create a text message, and selected new from the drop down menu, the cursor split into two short vertical segments and they oscillated up and down.
3. The screen then froze up
4. Tapping with the stylus did not work any longer and the Treo refused to turn off
5. I took the battery out, and it then closed down
6. I put the battery back, and it went through the set up routine, but when it got to the screen that requests you to use the stylus to tap the centre of the circles in the bottom right hand corner, it freezes up again
7. I can only turn it off by taking the battery out
Neither a soft or hard reset made any difference.
Any advice would be gratefully received.
I am not very good at finding websites, but will bookmark this to try and get back to it. However if anyone has a solution, and would be prepared to email it to me I'd be very grateful. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
I had a 650 and it always worked finely, now I got a 680 with the lcd broken down, but I bought a new lcd and I'm gonna change it by myself, its easy, cheaply, and fast.
The reason tha I'm doing this is because palm treo is the best phone that I ever seen but.. DOT NOT LET IT DROP IN THE FLOOR! YOU'LL GET A TERRIBLE SURPRISE.
I got a palm treo 680 and the battery is not working as specification (4h in conversation an more than 300 standby)what can i do to improve it? should i change the phone or there is a solution for it? i also have an extra battery and the problem still there, and my girl has the same phone and same problem
I was excited about getting this phone because of previous experience with the Tungsten T2 and Tx. However,I was disappointed. The applications froze up and the response to entered text lagged often. The camera is terrible and the speaker phone gives a high pitched distorted buzz. The battery must be charged daily but performs better with increased use. The Qwerty keyboard is not as comfortable as the Blackberry Curve's and may require fingernails for typing. Most disturbingly, the device shut off twice, spontaneously within a week! Because of so many negatives, I surmised that a hardware and software problems must have existed on this phone. I will risk getting another and posting a final review.
The equipament has a good design but the I have to charge the battery dailly.
I wasn't luck with my Treo 680, and I sent it 5 time to the assistence.
I don't sugget you to buy this one.
The Palm support is worst.
Anonymous, 15 Sep 2008hey gys can any one know how to increase the battery stanby time as mine stays a day
Try this link, it worked for me. :)
hey gys can any one know how to increase the battery stanby time as mine stays a day
Anonymous, 30 Aug 2008YES Its a great phone and office device in one. I recharge every two days. The Battery improve... morethe current palm am using is giving me configuration problem i do not realy enjoy it.
Anonymous, 02 Sep 2008should i get this or the centro?If brand new go for the Centro as it's cheaper and supposedly more stable and has updated third party apps and better camera.
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Should I Buy This Phone?You should buy this phone if:
1. You need a good PIM and a phone
2. If the price is reasonable. In the Philippines, a well maintained 2nd 680 fetches for US$150.
Anonymous, 19 Aug 2008Should I Buy This Phone?YES Its a great phone and office device in one. I recharge every two days. The Battery improves with use. Lots of existing free apps. think yhe platform is stable.