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  1. #101  
    Quote Originally Posted by rvwink
    Verizon helped engineer a new product with Palm and in return, Palm awarded Verizon with first sales of its next generation product.
    Verizon helped them to engineer the 700w? Where did you get that information? I believe that Ev-DO came "out of the box" with WM5, so MS was to thank for that. I suspect that Verizon is helping to fund the current advertising blitz, though.
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    #102  
    Quote Originally Posted by dstrauss
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    Me thinks the 320x320 alone will hack off Gates. Besides, all of the other little tweaks rumored around here (more memory; possible WiFi; etc.) will have folks asking "why can't the 700w do that" which will be an embarrassment. We'll see.
    If the 320x320 hacks off ol' Billy, then maybe he should talk to his programmers. I talked to the Windows Mobile program manager for Microsoft at CES and he said that WM5 only supports 240x240 and 320x240. This, plus battery life concerns, explains why the 700w has the lower res display.

    I wonder if they (Microsoft) thought that it would be easier to change out the display than to change their software...
  3. #103  
    wm5 supports square screens of 240x240, and 480x480, not 320x320. Although it would be a easy fix if microsoft WANTED to implement it.
  4. #104  
    It makes no sense to me. Sprint wants everybody on EVDO so they can sell them all sorts of extras now and into the future. They would almost be better of throwing those 650's in a dumpster and making sure all those people are on the new network so it can break even and then start printing money for them.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R
    I think the theory that Sprint/Palm have excess CDMA 650 inventory that they want to dump before launching the 700p makes sense. It doesn't sound like this is unplanned excess inventory, though. It's quite possible that building Ev-DO into Garnet required more time, and to keep Sprint happy while Verizon got the 700w exclusive Palm may have given them a better deal on a new 650 production run until the 700p was ready for release.
  5. #105  
    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTampa
    Here's another piece of meat for you wolves to digest: Sprint had a full page ad in USA Today this morning offering the 650 for $99 w/a 2yr agreement. Sprint always (thus far, IIRC) deep discounts premium handsets when the replacement is about to debut.
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  6. #106  
    Quote Originally Posted by vikingjunior
    Just release the ****ing thing already................
    ...How soon we forget (and forgive) the release of the Treo 650 (6 months too early - before they hacked together the firmware to emulate the 600 well enough)...

    As much as it pains me, I'm willing to wait as long as Palm needs to properly test the 700p before foisting it upon us. I'm sick and tired of beta testing $600.00 phones.
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  7. #107  
    Quote Originally Posted by Scott R
    Verizon helped them to engineer the 700w? Where did you get that information?
    If you listened to the introduction conference on the 700W, Palm gave Verizon alot of credit for persuading them to do the 700W and working jointly with them on the development of it. Thats where I got that information.

    Concerning your statement that Verizon participated with them on the advertising. I believe MSFT funded a signficant portion of the advertising expese.
  8. #108  
    Quote Originally Posted by Joad
    ... I'm sick and tired of beta testing $600.00 phones.

    I think we will be beta testing it regardless..........
  9. #109  
    Maybe. But it has been quite a while since the Treo 650 was released. I think I got mine the day after it came out in November of 2004. We are coming up on almost 15 months, which seems to be a little on the long side for a product life, don't you think? I am excluding the 700w of course.
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    I agree. i purchased mine the exact day it was released, and although Im ecstatic that its stood the test of time, the time frame is a bit absurd. Pretty soon Ill be too close to the 2 year upgrade to grab anything before November.
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    Normally when you buy something in the technology world, the latest is already on its way out. Now Palm is FORCING me to get my money's worth. This is the longest I've ever had a phone - smart or not!
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  12. #112  
    I just passed my "longest ever having a phone" my Treo 650 was 1 year on Feb. 2. I did sign a 2 year contract with Sprint, but I will upgrade to the 700p once it comes out.
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  13. #113  
    Quote Originally Posted by bigboy650
    Normally when you buy something in the technology world, the latest is already on its way out. Now Palm is FORCING me to get my money's worth. This is the longest I've ever had a phone - smart or not!
    Amen to that....my friends are shocked I have owned the same phone for so long....
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  14. #114  
    I am still using my HANDSPRING T600...
  15. #115  
    Well, regardless of when the 700p(or whatever the hell it's going to be called) comes out, I'm going to get it. I can tell you that much right now. I'm in no rush though, as I'm STILL enjoying and discovering new things every day about the greatest phone ever made: the Treo 650.
  16. #116  
    I'm still on the 600 as well. After jumping Visor -> 270 -> 600, I'm appreciating that I haven't had to set up a new phone for a few years and have saved some money. I think I'm just going to wait until my 600 dies and the insurance inevitably swaps it for a 650. I think I'm through paying out the wazoo for the latest and will be satisfied to stay one release behind.... Hopefully, the new one won't be so great that it makes me eat my words. Because if I can get EVDO via Sprint for the same monthly data charge I pay now, it'll be a tough temptation to resist.
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  17. #117  
    rvwink, "working with Palm on the development" could simply mean that they helped dictate the specs. I would be surprised if there were any Verizon hardware or software engineers working alongside Palm's. If there were, I suspect that it would remain a Verizon exclusive forever.
    Now THIS is the future of smartphones.
  18. #118  
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-C
    Because if I can get EVDO via Sprint for the same monthly data charge I pay now, it'll be a tough temptation to resist.
    Sprint's EVDO plans start at $20-25

    http://powervision.sprint.com/home.html
  19. #119  
    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    Sprint's EVDO plans start at $20-25

    http://powervision.sprint.com/home.html
    There is also a plan for $15/month that doesn't include unlimited imaging or TV.
  20. #120  
    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    Sprint's EVDO plans start at $20-25

    http://powervision.sprint.com/home.html
    Hit the Down arrow, and you see the Sprint Power Vision Access Pack for $15/month - just lacking "Imaging" and TV. I had the $15 Power Vision package during my breif flirtation with a PPC-6700, so I know It's real.
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