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  1.    #1  
    http://blog.treonauts.com/

    today's post:

    The rumour that palmOne may develop a Windows Mobile version of our Treo resurfaced yesterday at 3GSM when, as reported by msmobiles.com, Peter Knook - the most senior person in the Windows Mobile division - stated that:

    "Major announcements related to Windows Mobile and Motorola and palmOne will be presented during a press conference at 3GSM"

    However, the actual press conference did not yield any additional information about any palmOne Windows Mobile devices or announcement. Having said this, the fact that it was Peter Knook that 'spilled the beans' and that a number of sources have 'confirmed' that palmOne is indeed working on a Windows Mobile device would lead us to believe that we can hardly qualify this as a 'rumor' any longer.

    Better start thinking about the wide ranging implications of this one...



    would *you* buy one?
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    Just like I have done since my Samsung i300, If it's better I'll buy it.
    Treoseur
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    I'd buy any Treo update, but Windows? Oh well.......
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    My main reason for holding out for a Treo 650 (i'm in Europe so not officially launched yet) is for compatibility with the software I've invested in over the years. I can't see a non PalmOS platform being compatible - it's the PalmOS platform I'm loyal to not PalmOne or the Treo brand.
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    Nope. I like the ubiquity of Palm OS. I do not want to be locked into a Windows platform. Also, I simply do not trust Windows for anything other than playing computer games.
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    Been there... done that... not going back...
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    if there was a trial version I'd give it a try to see how it would run.
    Dont think there is enough memory for PPC though..
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    Absolutely not. Yeah, the Treo's form factor and keyboard is great, but the real seller is the OS. Take away that and all you've got is yet another smartphone running Windows Mobile.

    As stated a few threads down, this is the quickest way to get me to quit buying the Treo.
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    I think that the main reason why palmOne is looking into a Windows Mobile version of the Treo (I'm assuming that it would have to be a Treo 650 or a newer Treo coming down the pipe) would be to entice more corporate customers to buy the devices. They would be targetting companies that are using RIM Blackberries or bricks...er...Windows Mobile "smartphones."

    Lets face it, in large IT shops, there is a tendency to go with Windows because that's what people know. Would I purchase a Windows Mobile Treo vs a Palm OS Treo? No. I'll stick with Palm OS. It is a better operating system. It's easy to use. Easy to care for. And, it isn't a Microsoft product.

    Alan G
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    i don't think they would shift completely from palmos to windows

    they would probably pursue the "family" approach as was stated/hinted in the last six months

    dontcha think?


    so - we'd always have the choice...
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    No!
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    What would it do that the Palm OS doesn't (besides crash)?

    I haven't found anyone to answer this question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drrjv
    What would it do that the Palm OS doesn't (besides crash)?

    I haven't found anyone to answer this question.
    It supports multitasking better..
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    Wow! Can you imagine coupling a Treo with all of the hardware/firmware problems it has had with Microsoft's excuse for an OS! There's a frightening thought!
  15.    #15  
    i know a painting estimator that i met while i was shopping for the ultimate smartphone

    he uses a massive excel spreadsheet as his primary tool

    he works mostly in the office but was looking for a pda so that would work so he could go mobile

    turns out that he tried out several pda's before he committed - he ultimately went with a windows-based pda because it could handle the spreadsheet and the palm-based pda's just choked - took too long to process/convert/whatever


    so - that *might* be one reason ppl would choose a windows platform
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    whatever works best. Whichever integrates most seemlesly and whichever is quickest... I am platform agnostic in all areas of my life. Though I do have hundreds of dollars invested in apps... but many of those were spent to overcome shortfalls or improve integration.
    this is not an accident, this is art.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaphone
    i know a painting estimator that i met while i was shopping for the ultimate smartphone

    he uses a massive excel spreadsheet as his primary tool

    he works mostly in the office but was looking for a pda so that would work so he could go mobile

    turns out that he tried out several pda's before he committed - he ultimately went with a windows-based pda because it could handle the spreadsheet and the palm-based pda's just choked - took too long to process/convert/whatever


    so - that *might* be one reason ppl would choose a windows platform
    Tried that with both the Palm OS and PPC, gave up on using it for spreadsheets/word processing. If that's what you need, a laptop is a better solution. While handhelds are making great strides in replacing laptops as essentials for mobile computing, the tiny screens, no matter the resolution, really don't facilitate spreadsheets, among other things.
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    I am a MAC-Guy and have absolutely no wish to purchase a windoze-TREO.
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    I don't find PPC multitasking all that great. It is not implemented correctly in any PPC OS, including theWM2003 2nd edition. When you press "X" on a program it simply pushes it in the background and does not shut it down. I only want some programs to continue in the background, not all of them.

    Traditionally I had to go into settings>system>memory>running apps to close apps I don't need. But now I found a nice app called Magic Button, which as a task manager that enables me to turn off any app that I don't want running in the background. Icons are placed on the screen, so with one click you can turn them off, or do other things.

    Edit: multitasking itself is great if it was implemented right. I find using transcriber hand writing recognition to be invaluable while talking on the phone, taking notes or drawing figures, and tying these notes to the phone log. No more pencil and paper.
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    I'd love a WinCE version of Treo. If they could make it with enough memory and CPU power to support WinCE (650 certainly does not,) absolutely I'd buy it.
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