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    Small, colorful Palm V
    CNET has a video interview with Palm CEO Carl Yankowski in which he revealed that a new, smaller Palm V will be available sometime next year in both color and monocrome versions. And it will also have a postage stamp size slot to handle incremental type data. He also talks about cell phones on both Visors and Palms and other subjects.

    Click on hyperlink under his picture for the video (it's not in the story text).

    http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1006-200....1006.thed.ni#

    [Edited by Charo on 10-04-2000 at 12:23 PM]
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    The postage stamo cards that he talks about sound like MMC cards, but with the abilities of SB's. Did pam make yet another format for vendors to make devices?
    BEN
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    postage stamp size makes me think he is talking about SmartMedia... have you ever seen one of those, they are realy postage stamp size!!
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    palm announced awhile ago that it would have SanDisk MMC slots in its next models....

    he's refering to that. the colour V got me excited....along with the comment that later next year they'll incorporate wireless email and voice!

    i think i'll be buying my next PDA next spring...and then another around christmas 2001!!!! (hmmm...getting married november 2001...a wireless, colour V might make a good gift!!!)
    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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    Yeah, but SmartMedia and SanDisk don't have the ability to do anything else than storge, do they?
    BEN
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    don't really need it to do anything else (personally). If it has built in wireless, then the only other accessory i can think of that i'd WANT is a stowaway...and they already make that (although there will be a new form factor "smaller and lighter"). Otherwise, i don't need my PDA to do much else!

    (i've already decided that i'll use a digital camera for pictures and an MP3 player for music...)

    but extra memory would REALLY help!
    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
    don't really need it to do anything else (personally). If it has built in wireless, then the only other accessory i can think of that i'd WANT is a stowaway...and they already make that (although there will be a new form factor "smaller and lighter"). Otherwise, i don't need my PDA to do much else!

    (i've already decided that i'll use a digital camera for pictures and an MP3 player for music...)

    but extra memory would REALLY help!
    mmmm, can you say 'backup module'? I think this is the best springboard yet... but maybe they can build an app that does that with the external memory....

    I agree that (currently) the standalone digital camera's/MP3 players are better than the module ones...
    But the springboard versions are VERY cool!
    (maybe one day when I win the lotery I'll buy them..)
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    Originally posted by ToolkiT
    postage stamp size makes me think he is talking about SmartMedia... have you ever seen one of those, they are realy postage stamp size!!
    You're right. He describes it further in "Palm's Expansion Strategy" white paper at:

    http://www.palm.com/pdfs/Expansion_white_Paper.pdf

    Secure Digital, SD, expansion slot. A SD card is 32mm x 24mm x 2.1mm thick. And they can also be layered according to the paper. The exansion slot will also accept MultiMedia cards and I/O devices.

    The paper also discusses clip on type devices and the form factor that Palm required of developers.

    The white paper says the Palm Expansion Slot will be in new models beginning early 2001.

    Really makes you wonder how the new Palm V that will be smaller than the current model, will have a color version and the expansion slot, will compare with the Visor Prism and Visor Platinum.

    If I wanted the latest, greatest and best (I don't), I think I would have to wait and compare before buying a new Prism or Platinum.
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    Originally posted by Charo
    [BReally makes you wonder how the new Palm V that will be smaller than the current model, will have a color version and the expansion slot, will compare with the Visor Prism and Visor Platinum.
    [/B]
    Having seen the price of the prism, it makes me wonder how much a Palm like that would be.....
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    Hey, check out the Color Sony. A PCWeekly article in Japanese mentions Reflective TFT, like the color Gameboy. This is probably what Palm is planning on using. Which would definitely explain how they are making a smaller Palm V that color. Reflective TFT could kill mono for good. Right now, color mean bigger, and less battery life. But soon it will just be a matter of cost, which once it becomes cheap, no point to mono. I can't wait.
    I'm impressed enough with the Color Sony, but imagine a smaller Palm V with color.

    -VisorHolic
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    Cheaper color screens will bring them more into the mainstream, but that won't signal the end of the road for non-color PDAs. For example, there are alternative b&w technologies that will be less expensive and power hungry and offer much higher resolution (IBM has demonstrated such a screen) than current grayscale screens. This would give Palm OS device manufacturers many more options for things like even smaller and/or less expensive models, in addition to the still higher cost color models. A broader range of offerings would be a good thing for all involved, right?
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    Originally posted by Visorholic
    Hey, check out the Color Sony. A PCWeekly article in Japanese mentions Reflective TFT, like the color Gameboy. This is probably what Palm is planning on using. Which would definitely explain how they are making a smaller Palm V that color. Reflective TFT could kill mono for good. Right now, color mean bigger, and less battery life. But soon it will just be a matter of cost, which once it becomes cheap, no point to mono. I can't wait.
    I'm impressed enough with the Color Sony, but imagine a smaller Palm V with color.

    -VisorHolic
    Only problem with reflective LCD (as in the GBC) is that there is no backlight.
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    Well, agreed, Mono isn't going away anytime soon, I shouldn't have use the term soon. I was speaking of the future, like way ahead. I'm talking about how all laptops are color, but I remember when people used to talk about how my one color plasma display was the way to go. Sorry, I meant like 7 or 8 years from now, which I know, is not soon, sorry. But I really think this reflective TFT is gonna change the color handheld market.

    Although I sure do miss that amber plasma glow.

    James, your right, no backlight, but I've heard that it can use a sidelight. I'm not sure if the Sony does this, but I think that it is possible. Of coure I might be mistaken on this.

    -Visorholic
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    As James says, Sony Color Clie's screen has a bad reputation in Japan because it's dark. I heard it's easy to see it outside but hard to see indoors. I also read somewere that there is another kind of color screen that is lit from side???--it's supposed to be the best.
    Taki
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    Here's a totaly off topic question. Why can't the LCD screens on all mono Palms have a lighter background.

    I saw a see through LCD yesterday and wondered why that couldn't be used in a Palm device and put a white background behind it.

    Is it just cost?


    -Visorholic
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    I was just informed that the iPaq is reflective TFT lit from the side. I don't know about the sidelight, but I know its reflective TFT because I just checked the specs. And since it seems to be able to be used in the dark, it must have the sidelight, I assume.

    -VisorHolic

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