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    Maybe Handspring should have stolen a design executive from Nokia and had them work on designing the Treo and its features. Nokia seems to always be a step ahead of everyone in terms of style, design, features, and interface.

    I agree that GPRS will be overly expensive to use when it first comes out.
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    Since I haven't been a cell phone user, voice calling just doesn't seem needed...

    I would like a version of the Treo that has a keyboard that can flip up like the cover. Below the keyboard would be the silk screen buttons and a graffiti writing space. So you could use either the keyboard or the buttons.

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    1. Color screen
    2. SD/MMC card slot
    3. 2nd LCD on top for Caller ID/pager messages (I always thought this was one of the coolest things about the Samsung i300 Palm phone)
    4. '@' key on keyboard that doesn't require you to hold down the shift key first. How can they market this device for always on e-mail and not have a dedicated '@' key for entering e-mail addresses?
    5. Voice dialing
    6. Voice memo recording (I guess you could always just call your own voicemail and leave yourself a message, but some networks charge you airtime for this)
    7. Different ring tones for specific callers and/or caller groups
    8. (PC) utility to create and install custom ring tones
    9. Hack that lets you map keyboard keys to HW buttons so you can play games using the keyboard instead of the HW buttons.
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    Originally posted by Interweave
    I would like a version of the Treo that has a keyboard that can flip up like the cover. Below the keyboard would be the silk screen buttons and a graffiti writing space. So you could use either the keyboard or the buttons.
    You know, that's a really good idea. When you are typing on the keyboard, you usually don't need to touch the screen anyway, especially if you are using only one hand, so you might as well have the cover closed to protect the screen. The one problem is that you would have to make sure that the built-in apps can be fully used with only they keyboard, so things like select drop-down list, next-field, previous-field, etc. need to have keyboard equivalents. Plus, 3rd party developers would need to add support whenever possible to have keyboard shortcuts instead of requiring tapping on the screen. Of course, some apps will still need the touch screen and/or graffiti area but you could always flip up the cover to use those apps. Ideally, there could even be some kind of system notification so that apps know if the cover is opened or closed and take the appropriate action.
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    Sounds good in theory. but what would such a contraption look like? Would it add weight and dimensions to the unit?

    I have voice dialling and Voice Memo on the phone I have now and I never use them. Thus, they would be of no use to me on a Treo. A memory slot (small one such as SD/MMC) would be nice though.


    Originally posted by Interweave
    Since I haven't been a cell phone user, voice calling just doesn't seem needed...

    I would like a version of the Treo that has a keyboard that can flip up like the cover. Below the keyboard would be the silk screen buttons and a graffiti writing space. So you could use either the keyboard or the buttons.

    Jim
    Interweave Associates
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    Originally posted by yardie
    Sounds good in theory. but what would such a contraption look like? Would it add weight and dimensions to the unit?

    I have voice dialling and Voice Memo on the phone I have now and I never use them. Thus, they would be of no use to me on a Treo. A memory slot (small one such as SD/MMC) would be nice though.


    There is a linux based PDA that has something simular... it's heaps bigger than the treo and has no cell phone capability..
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    I'd really love to see a hack that would allow you to choose which app opened when you lifted the lid. I'd really prefer to see the launcher window, Silver Screen. I'm a recent convert from the PocketPC and find myself really missing multitasking. The above hack would at least get me to home base quicker.

    Is there any program for the palm OS that allows some kind of task bar to remain no matter what app you're running to let you see what recent apps you've been running, say up to the number of 4 let's say?
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