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    This may be of interest to some. I would have thought that the US would have performed the most searches on "Palm Treo 650". The UK doesn't even register on the scale.....

    See http://www.google.com/trends?q=Palm+...o=all&date=all
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    That is somewhat bizarre...Singapore?
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    I know! That's what it says though!
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    Maybe everyone in the US is searching for "Treo 700" ;-)
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    It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer- Albert Einstein.

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    I wasnt sure looking at the chart but I wonder if the US was in the lead on treo 650 searches and then Singapore eventually took over?
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    If you click the far right drop down box you can differentiate between the years.

    And yes, you're right. US were leading in 2004, then Singapore in 2005, Venezuela(?) in 2006, but overall its Singapore with the most hits....
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    Singapore is mostly GSM coverage right (or is there some CDMA over there?)
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    Sorry. I'm so far behind the curve I'm just happy to know about Google Trends. That's more fun that Freecell.
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    Google Trends is a very interesting tool.

    I recently read a New Scientist magazine with an interesting search topic.... "nanotechnology" And India came out well on top, with the US somewhere in the middle and the UK not even on the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    Singapore is mostly GSM coverage right (or is there some CDMA over there?)
    I'm not sure on that one
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    Its very interesting when you do it for PalmOS and Windows Mobile. PalmOS just tracks down every year, while WM just goes up. Symbian is mostly flat. Blackberry also trends upwards.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=palmo...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=windo...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=symbi...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=black...o=all&date=all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hicks
    This may be of interest to some. I would have thought that the US would have performed the most searches on "Palm Treo 650". The UK doesn't even register on the scale.....

    See http://www.google.com/trends?q=Palm+...o=all&date=all
    Wasn't Asia the target market for the recent black tie edition or whatever it was?

    Also, if I am not not wrong, isn't Singapore a generall highly educated and kargeky middle class society? And probably more upwardly mobile than actually upper class? It kinda makes sense as a status symbol and business tool. I saw many treo 650s for sale in China when I was there in Beijing last month. I was surprised by that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by southbound747
    Wasn't Asia the target market for the recent black tie edition or whatever it was?

    Also, if I am not not wrong, isn't Singapore a generall highly educated and kargeky middle class society? And probably more upwardly mobile than actually upper class? It kinda makes sense as a status symbol and business tool. I saw many treo 650s for sale in China when I was there in Beijing last month. I was surprised by that.
    Well Im not alone in saying that the 650 is still a solid device...Im just guessing that GSM sells more in Singapore than CDMA.
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    The answer is the normalization. Countries like Singapore with very high number of internet connected people per capita counts a lot more than even USA, which influences the result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surur
    Its very interesting when you do it for PalmOS and Windows Mobile. PalmOS just tracks down every year, while WM just goes up. Symbian is mostly flat. Blackberry also trends upwards.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=palmo...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=windo...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=symbi...o=all&date=all
    http://www.google.com/trends?q=black...o=all&date=all

    Surur
    Here is all of them matched up.

    http://www.google.com/trends?q=palm+...o=all&date=all
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    Blackberry has huge mind share, hasn't it. POS is fading away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    Singapore is mostly GSM coverage right (or is there some CDMA over there?)
    Yes its totally GSM. There are 3 major carriers: Singtel (GSM900/1800), M1 (GSM900/1800), and Starhub (GSM1800).

    M1 piloted a CDMA network back in 1999 but dropped it shortly thereafter.

    I'm surprised with the results though, no one I know has a Treo in Singapore. Its terribly expensive (about US$800 WITH a contract), too bulky, and has an antenna. Plus data access is very expensive so few people use their phones to surf. Don't find many Blackberries either - again data plans are too expensive. Top selling phones are Nokias (N70), Sony Ericsson (K750), and RAZRs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    Well Im not alone in saying that the 650 is still a solid device...Im just guessing that GSM sells more in Singapore than CDMA.
    I actually regret getting the 700p. i think the 650 was finally a stable phone. I f I had it to do over again....
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