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  1. #41  
    Originally posted by dennisl
    Am I the only one who thinks this is a little cumbersome for a cell phone? It's bad enough holding the VisorPhone to your ear. Now you have to open it up and double the length. Why would they do this rather than have the mic built into the top as on the VPhone? To improve sound quality?
    If it's mainly a phone that can be used as a PDA, I'm OK with flip-open. Plenty of phones are already like that. (see attachment for example)

    Still, with the click-jog-click dialing motion of the "jog rocker", it would be cool if you didn't have to flip it open to talk.

    I'm more disappointed that the "g" doesn't have a soft graffitti area instead of silkscreen.
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  2. #42  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn


    Right, but I'm talking about SERIOUS data capabilities, and not just the kind that floats through the air. If this thing isn't expandable, half the usage of my handheld would just evaporate.
    My bad. I thought you meant that data calls and WWW were not going to be possible. Now that I understand, I agree, it would be great to have that option. For example, I work in a very data [your meaning] intensive job, and am often away from the office, but needing the data nonetheless. So making a data call, just to get data than can be stored on a high density medium integrated into the phone would be great.

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  3. #43  
    well if handspring get millions of $$$ from these we can probaly expect more and better products from them faster.
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  4. #44  
    Originally posted by dietrichbohn
    I need 1) a PDA, 2) Lotsa Memory, and 3)an integrated phone.
    I have a VP and my needs are about like yours, although I suspect your "lotsa" is bigger than mine. If this thing had a 16MB backup unit (I'm not saying SpringBoard) to backup the 16MB main memory, it would be a perfect unit for me!

    I love that they've added 4MB flash ROM.

    I hope Stowaway plans to make a keyboard for the "g".
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  5. #45  
    Originally posted by PDAENVY

    I have a VP and my needs are about like yours, although I suspect your "lotsa" is bigger than mine. If this thing had a 16MB backup unit (I'm not saying SpringBoard) to backup the 16MB main memory, it would be a perfect unit for me!

    I love that they've added 4MB flash ROM.

    I hope Stowaway plans to make a keyboard for the "g".

    I would assume that the g and k would use the same Stowaway Keyboard.
    Could Flash ROM be signs of the times? I bet they are goign to inclide Flash ROM in all Visors from now on.
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    #46  
    Originally posted by yardie
    Could Flash ROM be signs of the times? I bet they are goign to inclide Flash ROM in all Visors from now on.
    Has anyone seen confirmation that they have Flash ROM? All I've seen so far is people saying they hope these devices have it.
  7. #47  
    >>If Handspring releases something like these before May 2002 and it has a color screen and a it is springboard-compatible, that would definitely be my next PDA.
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    BIg key: if it's springboard compatible.

    Handspring's raison d'etre is springboard, as far as I'm concerned. Until the day comes when these pdas have so much memory that modules are more or less irrelevant, springboards are essential.

    I predict that day will come. I can remember oohhhing and aaahhhing over things like a Quantum Hard Card that gave me --gasp!!!!!--an extra 120 megs of hard drive space for $500. It seemed like a good deal at the time.
    If it doesn't have a slot for SDHC--I don't want it. Period.
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    #48  
    Originally posted by PDAENVY

    I'm more disappointed that the "g" doesn't have a soft graffitti area instead of silkscreen.
    What's a soft graffiti area?

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  9. #49  
    a soft graffity area is when it is part of the LCD matrix. it can dissapear, shrink, etc. thats how you can have 320x240 display. i think the handera has it
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  10. #50  
    Originally posted by Jay


    What's a soft graffiti area?

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    SOft Graffiti means that the graffiti is not permanent like what we have now. It can be activated to popup on the screen like how the soft keyboard works now. Soft Graffiti = bigger screen real estate.
  11. #51  
    Originally posted by Jay


    What's a soft graffiti area?

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    Soft graffiti replaces the hardware graffiti area by an exta part of screen.
    This part of the part of the screen can be used for graffiti or something else...

    take a look here for a better description....
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  12. #52  
    It's my guess that the Treo will be about the same size as Palm's M100 series. This means that the Treo will be much smaller than the present Visors (Edge being the exception). With this thought in mind, I think we'll be impressed with the size of the Treo.
  13. #53  
    My wife and I were discussing the customer requirements for PDA and Cell phones from our respective fields. I design & implement remote access systems (RAS, VPN, WLAN) and my wife designs and tests Flash chips and other components in PDAs and WAP cell phones.

    I said the form factors are somewhat exclusive in my opinion. PDA needs to be big enough to see web, email, calendar etc and the phone needs to be as small as possible (StarTac, Nokia 82xx series etc).

    Best of both worlds - Handspring PDA like what we have now and a flush GSM cell phone springboard module with all hearing via a Plantronics headset. Small, PDA form factor with small module (flush) and most cell users are now using headset or handsfree devices anyway (I do). This looks like a win\win device to me and lessens the need to carry multiple things on my belt. Begin to look like Dilbert with a cell, pager, PDA, and other geek toys.
  14. #54  
    I wonder if the name explains it all. Phone, Jog Rocker and Color?

    Just a thought since the name indicates to me that it has 3 things.
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  15. #55  
    Originally posted by RSGMOOSE
    I wonder if the name explains it all. Phone, Jog Rocker and Color?

    Just a thought since the name indicates to me that it has 3 things.
    I sure hope you are right...
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