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    till now , many PDA phone from SYmbian OS to PPC/WM6 OS

    PDA phone with AF(auto focus camera) , wireless (WIFI) , 3G /3.5G HSDPA
    even GPS function inside , video out

    but Palm base PDA phone always lack of many hardwrae function

    Palm os can not handle new hardware ??
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    PALM hardware is better than excellent, though admitedly just a little out of date.

    I always wonder why people want Palm to copy or be like Samsung... or Nokia... or SE... They could always buy these phones - phones that already have a slider-flip combo, 200mm zoom lenses, 9.3G, WiMaxMaxMax, 217 meg. pixel camera, not to mention they are "slim" and don't have antennas... if that is what they want.
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    However is a good question that many of us, long time Palm users have been asking for a while. We have been using the exact same features for the past 6 years or so, at the time they were revolutionary but now they are way outdated.

    The truth is that Palm OS certainly does not support many new features, namely WiFi, full BT stack, higher resolutions than 320x320, multitasking... the list goes on. If you see the offerings by Palm in the Windows mobile space, you will see they have support for many (if not all) of those features.
    Ode to the Treo Pro: you had to look so good, you had to be HTC in disguise...
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    320 max resolution is still pretty standard in the US (overseas is a different ballgame entirely).

    Some recent WM devices are 240x320 even.
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    I don't need wifi because I have high speed internet service from Sprint. And my camera works fine as it is. The device doesn't multitask, but it does play music in the background and I can use the PDA functions while I talk on the phone.

    Overall, it works like a charm.
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    Tony Miller speaks the truth. Ben
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    When I had a Mogul with wifi I basically never used it. It absolutely murders your battery and you get fast speeds with EVDO anyhow.
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    I, for one, am looking forward to a Palm OS device with all the trimmings, even if I don't use them all the time.

    WiFi - would be great to be able to get a weather application I could update evert morning. Data rates in Hong Kong are murder.

    GPS - self-explanatory.

    3G - good for travel to Korea or Japan (which doesn't support GSM).

    Mega-pixel camera - not really required.

    Until then, the 650 is the phone for me.
    Wai Leung
    Palm IIIx, Palm IIIc, Handspring Visor, GSPDA G18, T650
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    I believe the Centro is the best smartphone I have ever used. I returned a Iphone, and I have tried my friends Pearl, blackjack 2 and Windows Tilt. They still couldn't replace the centro for me. Palms OS is old but they must of done something right it is the most efficient and user friendly OS I have seen.

    WiFi- Like someone said earlier with the very fast speeds I don't miss wifi

    GPS - Don't need it since my car has a better gps built in

    Camera - Camera's on phones are gimicks. No smartphone camera currently can replace my Canon Rebel until that time I will carry a phone and a camera.

    Screen pixels - Palm has more pixels than most other smartphones including windows machines.
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    Guys,

    The original poster was wondering if Palm OS supports new hardware/features. The answer is no.

    You certainly stress the points of why you feel don't need the extra features, and that's good in its own right. But there are other people that do like those features and for that crowd, Palm OS is a no go.

    And let's be honest, even if those "extra" features are just gimmicks, why then the iPhone stole market share right from under Palm's? Why is HTC now considered the leader in Smartphone design? It does seem that there are certain "gimmicks" that strongly resonate these days with the crowd.
    Ode to the Treo Pro: you had to look so good, you had to be HTC in disguise...
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    You could then bring up "leader in smartphone design" vs "smartphones actually sold" arguement.

    And let's be honest, even if those "extra" features are just gimmicks, why then the iPhone stole market share right from under Palm's?
    Kind of a bad example because the iPhone lacks even simple features that other phones have had for years. That argument would just reinforce the fact that amount of features isn't necessarily the largest concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waldo15 View Post
    Guys,

    The original poster was wondering if Palm OS supports new hardware/features. The answer is no.

    You certainly stress the points of why you feel don't need the extra features, and that's good in its own right. But there are other people that do like those features and for that crowd, Palm OS is a no go.

    And let's be honest, even if those "extra" features are just gimmicks, why then the iPhone stole market share right from under Palm's? Why is HTC now considered the leader in Smartphone design? It does seem that there are certain "gimmicks" that strongly resonate these days with the crowd.
    The iphone doesn't do half what my Centro does.
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