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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by danspalmone
    Because Windows has many WiFi cards and drivers already available for their OS and it would have been a pain to actively disable SDIO WiFi support for the 700w. So they let it go...but trust me they'd rather it not work.

    With the 700p, WiFi support is 100% within the control of Palm and so at the request of the phone vendors, they just don't release drivers for their own SDIO WiFi card and since the source code for all this stuff is closed, no one else gets to write drivers either. We all lose except the cell phone vendors who sell more data plans.
    NO WAY. If it were solely in Palm's and carrier's hands, then why do so many of the WM5 out there have it? Frankengarnet CANNOT handle multiple radios. PERIOD. The sled, having its own separate radio, battery and processor can do things the built in equipment cannot. Do you want a Treo 700 that is TWO INCHES thick. No, and that's why there's no 700p WiFi support.

    Time for skfny to swoop in here and tell us to stop beating that dead horse.
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  2. #42  
    Quote Originally Posted by dstrauss
    NO WAY. If it were solely in Palm's and carrier's hands, then why do so many of the WM5 out there have it? Frankengarnet CANNOT handle multiple radios. PERIOD. The sled, having its own separate radio, battery and processor can do things the built in equipment cannot. Do you want a Treo 700 that is TWO INCHES thick. No, and that's why there's no 700p WiFi support.

    Time for skfny to swoop in here and tell us to stop beating that dead horse.
    Why do so many of the WM5's out there have it? Because the WiFi SDIO cat is already out of the bag on WM5. The drivers are out there and they would have to actively disable this functionality if they wanted to prevent people from using SDIO cards on the treo 700w. Not worth it and I'm sure Palm made that case.

    But for the POS, the drivers are NOT out there and Palm would have to develop them and release them. The vendors say don't do it and Palm happily complies. Afterall, Palm is at the mercy of the cell phone vendors.
  3. #43  
    If the carriers *really* didn't want it, then the 6700 wouldn't have Wi-Fi built in.

    And what's this about the sled having its own CPU? Is that true?
    Now THIS is the future of smartphones.
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