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Offline espenbo

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2010, 09:07:41 PM »
I still use my palm tungsten e2.
I use the calander program DateBk6. Use it every day. Writhing up my work orders and wath I have done.
I sync it with googel calander. So I can link up and see what my wife has pland for the afternoon.

So for me nothing beats the old palm for keeping me in the rigth place.

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Offline tone007

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Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2010, 10:15:20 PM »
Never liked Palm.  Gave Sony the benefit of the doubt and bought the U50 or something like that, cool hardware but the OS was such crap I found it useless.  $500 down the drain!

The new WebOS (sounds like they got smart and dropped the whole "Palm" thing if I've heard right) looks decent, but I don't think it's any competition for Android, iPhone, or even Windows Phone.
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Offline motrucker

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2010, 03:55:30 AM »
I still use an old Palm Zire 72. It works great, never missed a beat.
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Offline Tenacious

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2010, 04:38:30 AM »
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Never liked Palm.  Gave Sony the benefit of the doubt and bought the U50 or something like that, cool hardware but the OS was such crap I found it useless.  $500 down the drain!

The new WebOS (sounds like they got smart and dropped the whole "Palm" thing if I've heard right) looks decent, but I don't think it's any competition for Android, iPhone, or even Windows Phone.

A great deal depends upon what you expect Palm OS to do for you.  The current fashion is to participate in an ultra connected world.  Palm hit its high mark before all that existed.  It was originally conceived as a portable personal computing device and optionally, thru Hot Syncing, be an extension of your computer desktop.  The earliest and most humble Palms do that brilliantly.  Also, a huge open source library grew up around this very compact and efficient OS.

And here's the sacrilege.  What if someone does not want to be connected?  What if someone wants their data to be completely private?  Just try to find a modern device with PDA-like function (or e-book reader) that is NOT connected whether you want it to be or not.  Privacy is increasingly a concept of the past.  

My nephew was showing off an astronomy program on his droid the other day.  With GPS, the program knew his location down to the meter.  It also knew its orientation.  If he merely pointed it at Ursa Major, that constellation showed on the screen.  He could not have been more thrilled (or trusting).  I could not have been more horrified.  Corporations know most users will give away their soul for a new connected feature.

The noose is tightening and no one seems in the least concerned.
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Offline beller

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2010, 05:42:49 AM »
I've had a bunch of Palm devices but I no longer use thm.  My last regular writing job was with Handheld Magazine.  My editor there was Denny Atkin ( yes the guy who wrote the Amiga tips book).

I recently found a mobile device I really like...an iPad!
 

Offline Fransexy_

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2010, 11:43:08 AM »
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Never liked Palm.  Gave Sony the benefit of the doubt and bought the U50 or something like that, cool hardware but the OS was such crap I found it useless.  $500 down the drain!

The new WebOS (sounds like they got smart and dropped the whole "Palm" thing if I've heard right) looks decent, but I don't think it's any competition for Android, iPhone, or even Windows Phone.

WebOS is far better than Windows phone, Android or even Iphone OS, if it is not competition is because marketing reasons and not because the quality of the OS
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Offline Xanxi

Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #21 on: December 06, 2010, 11:59:50 AM »
I would be glad to move to a WebOS device if this garantees me 100% backward compatibility with my TH55 without data loss.
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Re: Palm PDA
« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2010, 01:23:53 PM »
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WebOS is far better than Windows phone, Android or even Iphone OS, if it is not competition is because marketing reasons and not because the quality of the OS


Last I checked (it's been a few months,) the software library was also a fraction of the size of iPhone and Android's.  Not to say you can't find what you need, but if there are only 2 or 3 variations on an application you're less likely to find one that suits you best when the competition has 20 or 30 variations.

Here's a good one.  HP bought Palm, correct?  Apparently they didn't like WebOS enough to put it on this flashy new HP printer, it comes with an Android tablet as a detachable control panel! http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/12/hp-photosmart-estation-c510-printer-android-tablet-now-on-sale/

I played with one in the store yesterday, it's very nice.
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