View Poll Results: The Next Treo MUST HAVE THIS/THESE - MUST HAVES only please

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  • Bluetooth Improvements

    155 53.08%
  • Call Recorder

    35 11.99%
  • Camera Improvements

    102 34.93%
  • EVDO (Sprint and Verizon models) or other 3G wireless high speed

    173 59.25%
  • Form Factor changes

    50 17.12%
  • Memory Increase

    208 71.23%
  • Palm OS Upgrade

    148 50.68%
  • Processor Upgrade

    117 40.07%
  • Sound Quality Improvements

    121 41.44%
  • WiFi

    142 48.63%
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  1. #61  
    Quote Originally Posted by jamespaulritter
    We all know exactly what Bison is saying grandslam. It is a joke that the Treo has such a small amount of memory. The Treo was behind what was expected as far as RAM.
    I definitely agree that memory prolly deserves the top spot for what needs to be upgraded on the next Treo. But I've managed to work around it as have most other people thanks to sd cards.

    Anyway.....how many PPC devices have NVFS? This was Palm's first, does the i730 have it?? I asked this question in another thread, but didn't receive an answer. I realize that you can swap out batteries on the i730...so it's either got NVFS or it's got some other internal battery. Just curious....
  2. #62  
    Quote Originally Posted by grndslm
    There's no way in hell that I can fit a laptop in my pocket AND make calls on it!!!

    Here's a few pictures of a mini-laptop that makes call:

    http://www.siamphone.com/catalog/amoi/g6301.htm

    As soon as I get a phone like that with all of the features available on the Treo 650 PLUS the ones in the poll.....I'll be in heaven!!
    You can if you get one of these:

    http://www.scottevest.com

    You can fit one in the back pocket of the vest.

    Using my treo 650 for business:
    DesignExtend.com
  3. #63  
    Quote Originally Posted by darnell
    I have no problems with the current placement of things on the Treo. Most devices have things that way. I don't see a problem and would probably have more issues if they changed it given I am used to the way things are now.

    If anyone starts a "Left Handed Treo Now" group I will start a "Lefties against Treo Change" group to counter you .

    I say to disgruntled lefties, make your own device and see how many sales you get .
    No kidding. Living with someone's who is blind, I no longer worry about anything that's not formatted for "me, me!" (and I am not left handed but have other issues - won't discuss them here as they'd turn into monkey fodder).

    There is only one cell phone on the market that kept the blind in mind when they built it, and even then, it's shoddy at best.

    I'll say that I have a great friend who has no appendages. If SHE can operate a smartphone and a lifedrive, there's no reason a lefty can't.

    Pamela
    Using my treo 650 for business:
    DesignExtend.com
  4.    #64  
    I can't say I see being left handed as a "disability" but sadly it seems some folks see it that way.

    The kid this article I've linked is not asking for anything special and he's got a much bigger cross to bear than me: Teen video-game whiz is... Blind

    That kid could probably handle a Treo better than many of us with sight if he wanted to!
  5. #65  
    Quote Originally Posted by mediasi
    You can if you get one of these:

    http://www.scottevest.com

    You can fit one in the back pocket of the vest.

    Hmm...That still doesn't handle the other requirement of making calls. I'd still have to carry two devices. I'm not seeing the convergence factor.
  6. #66  
    Quote Originally Posted by mediasi
    No kidding. Living with someone's who is blind, I no longer worry about anything that's not formatted for "me, me!" (and I am not left handed but have other issues - won't discuss them here as they'd turn into monkey fodder).
    Hehe..."monkey fodder".
  7. #67  
    Quote Originally Posted by mediasi
    (and I am not left handed but have other issues - won't discuss them here as they'd turn into monkey fodder).
    Entertain me...
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
  8. #68  
    Quote Originally Posted by darnell
    Being a lefty I've never understood some of the complaints from my fellow "leftys" .

    I mean my issues with being left handed ended in about 2nd grade when they used to give me the scissors to cut paper that had "LEFT" inscribed on them and a dumb teacher that tried to force me to "write right". In time I learned to use right handed scissors and managed to write well enough to finish undergrad and graduate school. I think if there was less "catering" to left handed folks in the early years we would learn to adjust faster. And IMHO in elementary school there is way too much catering for every little freakin' thing. I think it makes for more of a hindrance than benefit.

    Bottom line most people are right handed, so yea it's practical to design things with them in mind. Practical is not always fair, but it sure is the best option from a financial standpoint.

    And so I have no freakin' CLUE what a left handed Treo would look like and I don't think I'd buy it.
    i was kidding. i do not seriously expect palm to make a lefty treo to appease one in maybe 7 users?

    but since we are on that, yes, a left handed treo would have the antenna on the right and the stylus on left. that way you are not reaching over or around the device to get at the stylus. like i said, i was only kidding.

    i was the only lefty in my class, so, i am not sure what the catering to leftys thing is. they really burned me with the write right thing though. i finally passed the test by showing the opposite hand of what i thought was right. i totally agree about how we overcater to kids these days, cmon.
  9.    #69  
    Once they make video message boards we'll be able to easily see when we are kidding or being serious .

    Well I guess if anyone really wants a left handed Treo as a "must have" they could cast their vote under "Form Factor changes". It currently has 2.65% of the vote and I'm sure Palm takes every concern seriously .
  10. #70  
    i should have said that in my post, just trying to get a laugh, not stir a debate. i like your posts darnell, we seem to be on the same page most of the time.


    the only real form factor change i would make is making it shallower and loose the antenna. not deal breakers, or else i would not have one.
  11. #71  
    Quote Originally Posted by robangel
    I'd like to the ability to receive satelite television and record it ala Divo like. Darn it.
    Don't you mean...

    TreVo?
  12. #72  
    Quote Originally Posted by chodaboy
    Don't you mean...

    TreVo?
    now that sounds catchy!!! I like it...
    I'm not weird... I'm gifted!!!
  13. #73  
    Did we all stick to our guns on these "must haves" and are we all happy?
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  14. #74  
    I can only vote for Wifi once?
    Freedom of some speech in the US, through someone in the UK.
  15. #75  
    Whatever happened to Darnell anyways?
    MaxiMunK.com The Forum That Asks, "Are You Not Entertained?"

    Remember: "Anyone that thinks the Treo should just work right out of the box, shouldn't own a Treo..."
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    #76  
    What about GSM? Without that, the overwhelming majority of potential buyers will have to get something else.
  17. #77  
    I'm not surprised to see memory at the top of the list, but I am surprised to see 3G ahead of OS and Processor improvements. I wonder how many of the "memory" voters would classify their issues under "make my Treo stop crashing so much!" By that measure, the memory, OS, and possibly even processor numbers could be combined. In the end Cobalt, Linux, or whatever new and better OS platform is coming needs to replace Garnet. To me, all the *****ing about 700P performance and application stability just underscores this -- it still runs Garnet and therefore offers no advancement in the areas Treo users really need it. I believe this so strongly that I'd suggest that merely adding WiFi and 3G won't save this device... they need a better platform, or Windows Mobile will win.

    I actually did check off WiFi, but only if they can support more-or-less seamless transfer of network activity between WiFi and cell. If this were possible, 3G becomes far less important, IMO. From what I can tell, 3G is all about making more money for the carriers. Maybe I'd think differently if I wanted to stream media to my Treo (I don't). For basic networking (live email [Chatter to IMAP, Exchange] and IM [Causerie]) apps, EDGE or 1xRTT is quite allright for me.
  18. #78  
    Quote Originally Posted by tirk
    What about GSM? Without that, the overwhelming majority of potential buyers will have to get something else.
    Well GSM isn't really a feature. Being a Sprint customer, I sure as hell wouldn't want GSM on my phone. :-\ Besides, it's not like Palm is gonna completely forget about the GSM market, they'd lose too much money and too many customers.

    EDIT: Although now that I think about it, it may not be too bad to have CDMA and GSM on a Treo, so you could take it anywhere in the world and use it.
  19. #79  
    I returned my Treo 700p and reactivated my treo 650 because I need a windows based device from Sprint.
    I was told today that the treo700W is coming out in 2 - 3 months.
    Anybody has heard anything?
  20. #80  
    I asked for Bluetooth since I want voice activated dialing as part of the OS, not requiring yet another third party software to be bought and installed. As for PalmOS upgrade I'd rather Palm focus on sticking with one OS. Since they're working towards ALP (Access Linux Platform) and other manufacturers have recently announced making Linux standards for smartphones it would be better to have that added to the list. PalmOS is like an aging dinosaur even after the minor update that Palm tried to pass on to consumers as innovative for the Treo 700P. The other thing missing is dual cameras for the Treo for improved picture/video recording. More smartphones are planned to be released in the next few months that offer dual cameras. Some I've seen come with 2 MP camera and LED flash with a lower end resolution camera on the front to provide video conferencing. If other manufacturers can provide this in a similar sized device then why can't Palm?
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