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Nov 27, 2006, 6:04 PM

Just horrible!

Just purchased the 680 as an "upgrade" from my old 650. What a mistake! Battery life is significantly shorter. Its nearly impossible to answer a call when I pick it up out of my holder. Everytime I pick it up, it denies the call. I installed a well respected program from Iambic and now the "phone" soft key no longer goes to my phone. 2 way text messaging no longer goes to the Chat interface, and refuses to view the message when i click on it.

I am highly disappointed with this phone, and regret ever buying it. Palm has lost a longtime customer to a more manageable Windows-based device.
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Nov 27, 2006, 3:51 PM


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Nov 22, 2006, 12:27 AM

Wow it has EDGE !!

What a joke..EDGE So glad Palm is bringing us technology from 5 years ago. Why would anyone buy this device with the 8525 out?
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Rich Brome

Nov 21, 2006, 11:22 PM

Colors & Pricing

The Treo 680 will be priced as follows from Cingular:

$199 with 2-year contract (new or extension)
$279 with 1-year...
$449 without contract

Cingular is only offering it in the graphite color.

It will also be available directly from Palm, unlocked, in your choice of four colors, for $399.

It goes on sale this Friday.
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Nov 22, 2006, 1:30 PM

The Swansong for Palm?

They've got to know this phone is old, right? How can Palm seriously look at themselves as a serious competitor in today's phone market? I see it this way: it's been about 2 years since the predecessor to this device was released. In that time, what has been improved from the 650:

1. The weight - it's lighter, & somewhat slimmer

2. The phone application - at least according to these guys:
http://www.laptopmag.com/review/palm-treo-680 »

3. The color options, though they're only an option via Palm directly.

Also in that time, Palm has released a semi-update to the 650 in the form of the Treo 700, which is, by all accounts, quite the competitor in the EV-DO field. However, 2 versions of this device are running a licensed operatin...
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