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    Now this is way cool!

    Check it out:

    http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200-4853049.html
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    I was just thinking about this yesterday. While out and about I was chatting through AIM on my Visor when my friend sent me a link to a site that had a flash animation on it. I thought how neat it would be to see (and hear) flash movies on the Visor. I guess this means we are one step closer.
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    I can't wait! If Flash and Swish would run on Palm software I could spend hours working from the Lazyboy.
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    Ugh. Having to sit through Flash websites -- on a desktop, let alone on a handheld -- is my definition of hell. Nothing gets on my nerves like splash pages that waste a minute or two of my life with the word "Loading . . .". If Palm ever gets Flash on its OS, I'm defecting to EPOC on general principle. Thank God for proxy servers.
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    i agree gameboy....

    if i'm surfing on my handheld, it's to get info NOW! not sit there and watch 'Loading...' scroll across my screen and then see the company name fly around like winged monkeys.

    (let's face it, the best place to watch a movie is on a HUGE screen, the best place to watch any sort of flash is on a large monitor. Let's keep the handhelds to useful information.)
    wow, it's been awhile.....things have REALLY changed...why is my Visor Edge still in my hand? Will a Treo fit better?
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    That Flash crap wouldn't be able to be downloaded with AvantGo would it? I'm thinking AvantGo would strip it out.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    I'll join the club by asking "WHY do we need flash on a PDA?"

    It's a feature for feature's sake...Microsoft's mantra.
    We're all naked if you turn us inside out.
    -David Byrne
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    I'm not excited about seeing flash stuff on my handheld - but making it. I sat down the other day and made a skeleton for a friend's resume while sitting at the Firehall (Stowaway and Wordsmith to the rescue) and then fleshed out on my PC. I'd like to begin work on something when I have the idea - and taking notes (morph "bike paths" into bike road sign") isn't enough. I'd agree with the overuse of introductory pages though. Nothing is more annoying than not having a bypass right to the page. But I do love clean vector graphics.
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    Wow, lots of hostility here. I agree that I don't want my limited bandwidth wasted with unwanted flash intros, but there are other uses for Flash. Like I said before, I would like to be able to view Flash movies on my Visor, especially if I had a Prism. If all of you are so against watching things on such a little screen then why don't we get rid of Tealmovie while we're at it? I understand the whole intro thing, but I think Flash is very cool for animation and website design.
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    Well, to be fair, there was some sarcasm in my last post.

    However, more often than not, Flash is not the best choice when presenting materials on the web.

    Flash is cool, but cool isn't always the best reason to do it.

    Flash is GREAT for animation. Whether that be 'info-graphics' or cartoons...you can't beat flash. Flash is NOT necessarily great for a web site. Parts of a web site, perhaps, but not an entire web site.

    Is it cool to see flash on a PDA? Yes. Is it practical? I'm not convinced of that yet. I'm SURE there is a reason out there for it, I just haven't seen it yet.
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    likewise, i'm not totally against Flash, geez, i spent hours at www.flashfilmfestival.com amazed with what some programmers were able to do...

    under the 'catagories' menu select 'navigation' and check out the site for 'Axis' blew my mind!!

    but my PDA is for quick wireless info. nuff said.
    wow, it's been awhile.....things have REALLY changed...why is my Visor Edge still in my hand? Will a Treo fit better?
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    Originally posted by lennonhead
    Wow, lots of hostility here. I agree that I don't want my limited bandwidth wasted with unwanted flash intros, but there are other uses for Flash. Like I said before, I would like to be able to view Flash movies on my Visor, especially if I had a Prism. If all of you are so against watching things on such a little screen then why don't we get rid of Tealmovie while we're at it? I understand the whole intro thing, but I think Flash is very cool for animation and website design.
    I don't have TealMovie for just that reason (pointless on that small of a screen IMO). Flash has plenty of uses aside from crap intros to web-sites, but more than likely going to be its predominant use when it finally arrives on my visor. I apologize if I came off harsh, I was just imagining an already slow AvantGo reduced to a crawl when all I want to do is check the weather forcast.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    Personally I would see Flash on a handheld being used more for animation anyways, since most people would recognize that PDAs have even smaller bandwidth already.

    I think it would be cool to watch stuff like "The Critic" or play some of the Flash games on my Visor. They could simply let you save the flash (like they do now with games) and then sync it over.
    Matt Nichols
    VigoSpraxPalm@Yahoo.com
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    Originally posted by Matthew Nichols
    play some of the Flash games on my Visor. They could simply let you save the flash (like they do now with games) and then sync it over.

    actually, with all this news from Sega producing games for the Palm platform and other stories about Palm offering online wireless gaming in the near future, the only way i could see this being accomplished on a semi-respectable level would be through flash games.

    you may have stumbled on an answer Matt
    wow, it's been awhile.....things have REALLY changed...why is my Visor Edge still in my hand? Will a Treo fit better?
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    Originally posted by Hoser_in_USA



    actually, with all this news from Sega producing games for the Palm platform and other stories about Palm offering online wireless gaming in the near future, the only way i could see this being accomplished on a semi-respectable level would be through flash games.

    you may have stumbled on an answer Matt
    Then I take it all back. If there's a way my visor can make me any less productive I'm all for it.
    -Joshua
    I've decided to become enigmatic.
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    I use the Macromedia Flash player to view a map of the NYC subway station that I find quite useful on my pocket pc - you can easily scroll around the map. Flash isn't just for movies.
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    http://www.macromedia.com/desdev/mob...sony_clie.html

    Need PalmOS 5 to run Flash.

    Now only if there was a device that combined the best of the Treo and the Clie...
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    MM flash is on the new Sony Z90 (or is it ZX-90?)

    it's pretty impressive.
    I guess the real question is how much memory
    i wanted to cover this in the post i tried to make about the new sony, then it self-deleted. (ill try again)
    im gonna keep this one short & try to publish it now so i don't lose a lot of txt again.

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