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    The Round Robin was great. It finally explained to me why the users of other devices "didn't get it" why I loved my Treo and why I "didn't get it" that the others love their devices. I think it simply is we end up with what works best for us.

    On that note, what would be the specification for an "Ideal" Smartphone ?

    Everyone one of the devices has some "killer" feature that each device lover can't live without.

    iPhone: Thinness & The screen & Web browser
    Tilt: Power, applications and nearly full size slide out keyboard
    Treo: Thumboard, screen resolution, application library, speed
    Blackberry: Thumbwheel, thumboard, best e-mail application, battery life

    So the ideal would be:

    hardware/operating system

    Shape/Form factor of the iPhone with screen resolution as good or better
    Slide out sideways full keyboard
    Slide out bottom thumboard
    side wheel for icon navigation
    touch screen usable with out without a stylus for navigation
    handwriting recognition with stylus
    Stereo bluetooth native
    WiFi
    VOIP capable and configurable to different providers
    Built in Soild State Storage
    Expandable storage (Micro-SD or whatever)
    Hot swappable battery, without the phone going dead (a 30-60 sec capapcitor)
    Standard headset jack
    Front and rear camera
    slightly rubberized exterior to prevent slippage
    GPS

    Software

    Blackberry like e-mail
    Native Word,Excel,Powerpoint, PDF, etc file capability with editing
    Local and Network file access
    VPN
    Voice recording
    GPS Map/mapping software
    Music and Video capability
    Lots of thirdparty apps
    A Killer Web Browser which would allow, finger, stylus or thumbwheel navigating

    What would you like to see?
    Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms. Who's bringing the chips?
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    The closest is the Eten M800, with add on software of course.


    http://pdadb.net/index.php?m=specs&id=878

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-beard View Post
    The Round Robin was great. It finally explained to me why the users of other devices "didn't get it" why I loved my Treo and why I "didn't get it" that the others love their devices. I think it simply is we end up with what works best for us.

    On that note, what would be the specification for an "Ideal" Smartphone ?

    Everyone one of the devices has some "killer" feature that each device lover can't live without.

    iPhone: Thinness & The screen & Web browser
    Tilt: Power, applications and nearly full size slide out keyboard
    Treo: Thumboard, screen resolution, application library, speed
    Blackberry: Thumbwheel, thumboard, best e-mail application, battery life

    So the ideal would be:

    hardware/operating system

    Shape/Form factor of the iPhone with screen resolution as good or better
    Slide out sideways full keyboard
    Slide out bottom thumboard
    side wheel for icon navigation
    touch screen usable with out without a stylus for navigation
    handwriting recognition with stylus
    Stereo bluetooth native
    WiFi
    VOIP capable and configurable to different providers
    Built in Soild State Storage
    Expandable storage (Micro-SD or whatever)
    Hot swappable battery, without the phone going dead (a 30-60 sec capapcitor)
    Standard headset jack
    Front and rear camera
    slightly rubberized exterior to prevent slippage
    GPS

    Software

    Blackberry like e-mail
    Native Word,Excel,Powerpoint, PDF, etc file capability with editing
    Local and Network file access
    VPN
    Voice recording
    GPS Map/mapping software
    Music and Video capability
    Lots of thirdparty apps
    A Killer Web Browser which would allow, finger, stylus or thumbwheel navigating

    What would you like to see?
    A built-in bidet.
    Current Phone(s): HTC Inspire "4G" & Pre 2
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    What I miss from the Treo on the iPhone: the ability to beam/send data between devices; the ability to shoot vide, picture dialing, search.

    What I don't miss at all: keyboard of any type.

    I don't think I'll ever buy another tiny, space wasting or mechanical point of failure looming, device ever again...
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    HTC TyTNII
    Visor Deluxe (Ice), Platinum (Black), Prism w/ Visor Fone, treo 270, treo 600, Unlocked GSM Pa1mOne branded treo 650, Palm branded Unlocked treo 680 (graphite), UBiQUiO 503g, & now HTC TyTNII TMO
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    Ability to connect to a monitor would be slick . . . although I've not read up lately so it may already exist.
    No problem should ever be solved twice.

    Verizon Treo650 W/Custom ROM
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    Quote Originally Posted by DL.Cummings View Post
    Ability to connect to a monitor would be slick . . . although I've not read up lately so it may already exist.
    The HTC Advantage and various Imate Ultimate devices can do this.

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by red-beard View Post
    Shape/Form factor of the iPhone with screen resolution as good or better
    Slide out sideways full keyboard
    Slide out bottom thumboard
    Sadly I don't think the last two are compatible with the first (unless you exclude thickness from 'shape/form factor'). Would you really want two slide-outs anyway?
  9. #9  
    Quote Originally Posted by glenada View Post
    A built-in bidet.
    It could slide out of the top.
  10. #10  
    Quote Originally Posted by abarrios View Post
    HTC TyTNII
    I'm waiting for the sony-ericsson xperia x1. I can't find a fault with it (from a spec standpoint).

    http://www.sonyericsson.com/x1/?lc=en&cc=US
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrotherNov View Post
    I'm waiting for the sony-ericsson xperia x1. I can't find a fault with it (from a spec standpoint).

    http://www.sonyericsson.com/x1/?lc=en&cc=US
    NICE!!! I like the fact that it also includes 1700 UTMS along w/ 850/900/1900/2100
    Visor Deluxe (Ice), Platinum (Black), Prism w/ Visor Fone, treo 270, treo 600, Unlocked GSM Pa1mOne branded treo 650, Palm branded Unlocked treo 680 (graphite), UBiQUiO 503g, & now HTC TyTNII TMO
  12. talfo38152
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    #12  
    Hello,

    I am newly stationed in South Korea and would like to know if any members can assist me.

    My current 8525 with AT&T is mostly useless in South Korea.

    Is there a PDA phone that will work in South Korea and back in the USA? Do any of you have experience with such a phone and obtaining service with that phone from a provider in Korea?

    My bottom line is a PDA phone with the following

    Works in Korea and the USA
    Full QWERTY key board
    Windows Mobile
    Blue Tooth
    Internet wifi

    I donít have a preference about things like tv or radio, but GPS capability would be nice.


    Regards

    Tony
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    Isn't Korea CDMA? The problem with CDMA is while the frequencies may be compatible the networks dont allow you to add new devices very easily, but this is about to change I understand.

    Surur

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