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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203720,00.html

    Palm last month forecast weaker-than-expected results for the current quarter after it stopped selling its Treo 650 model in Europe because it was not compatible with a new phone technology standard used there.
    Geez, why is everyone else saying that it was because the 650 violated new hazardous materials laws
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackNaylorPE
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,203720,00.html



    Geez, why is everyone else saying that it was because the 650 violated new hazardous materials laws
    My guess is that it didnt make the new (tighter?) radiation level guidelines..
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    Weird. Does anyone have a link to radiation numbers with the Treo vs. other cell phones?
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    BTreo5: do you really want to know? ;-)
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    haha. indeed!
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    Actually it has to do with lead content on the circuit boards. (They have to switch to silver based solder, which requires a complete reworking of the circuit board assembley line.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandorr
    Actually it has to do with lead content on the circuit boards. (They have to switch to silver based solder, which requires a complete reworking of the circuit board assembley line.)
    That sounds like a costly mistake.
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    Not a mistake, just a manufacturing change in order to make things a bit safer for the contentent of cell phone users over there. Palm, smartly, instead of making a soon to be discontinued product change slightly on the assembley line, decided to make sure that the new one gets a bit of a head start on being encironmentally right.

    And if you look at things a bit more, Palm had to make the announcement of the next Treo, else the news of the 650 not being sold would have made it seem that they were leaving the market. In this fashion, Palm has put themselves in a positive light by getting a not well recieved (to the EU) product out of the way, and also stated that they will get a product that they will like into the way. Dang near a win win on the PRPRPR $side$ $for$ $Palm$.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandorr
    Actually it has to do with lead content on the circuit boards. (They have to switch to silver based solder, which requires a complete reworking of the circuit board assembley line.)
    That's correct....I was just kcocking Fox's stellar investigative journalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTreo5
    Weird. Does anyone have a link to radiation numbers with the Treo vs. other cell phones?
    The 650 GSM is on the top ten list.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-6602_7-5020355.html

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