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Handspring Treo 180
By Aaron Koh
Category : Mobile Phones
Published by TechToyer on Friday, 8th February, 2002
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


Should the Handspring Treo 180 be seen as a mobile phone with the functions of a Palm OS® handheld? Or should it be seen as a Palm OS® handheld with mobile phone communication capabilities? With the marketing strategy of “Talk, Organize, Connect”, Handspring would like their Treo to be look upon as a mobile phone first. Hence, the mobile phone function of the Handspring Treo 180 was first examined, followed by its organizer function.

Handspring Treo 180g Specifications
Size and Weight 110 (H) x 69 (W) x 18 (D) mm, 153g (with stylus)
Operating System Palm OS v3.5.2H 4.0
Built-in Palm Software PhoneBook, Instant Lookup, Date Book Plus, SMS Messages, Blazer Web browser, To Do List, Memo Pad, Advanced Calculator, CityTime World Clock, Expense
Desktop Software Wireless setup & desktop synchronization software (for both Windows & Macintosh) - Wireless setup/installer, One-Touch Mail™ (POP3), Palm™ Desktop, HotSync® Manager, Link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only)
Display Monochrome (16 shades of gray)
Battery Life Rechargeable Internal Lithium-ion Polymer battery
Connectivity USB, IrDA 1.2
Infrared Port Yes
Storage Capacity 16MB RAM
Additional Features Jog rocker, Ringer switch with vibrate option, Headset jack, Personal speakerphone, Touch-screen with stylus, Protective flip lid, GPRS upgradeable upon availability
Items included in Box Handspring Treo 180, USB sync, AC adapter connector, software CD
Website/Place to buy www.handspring.com
Recommended Retail Price S$968 (2-year service plan)
Warranty 1 year local



The stuff that came in the box



The Handspring Treo 180g (left) has Graffiti, the Handspring Treo 180 (right) has the thumb keyboard

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