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    sorry guys but had to do it. lets tell them now . . . (hopefully HAND will visit this site)

    1. i want a camera lens in front also so that u can actually see the person as u talk to them (if they have a treo). Now that's what i call a phone.

    Hopefully someone can keep track of the listed (realistic) features as it grows. Maybe we can vote them on and off or something.
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    craigdts

    I agree with you that it is a great idea for us to put together a list of features we would like to see in the next generation.

    I think that the next generation which will include Palm OS6 is going to Be off the hook (Pun Intended). Especially with Jeff Hawkins desinging the products and the BeOS developers incorporating so much multimedia and graphics framework from the BeOS.

    I just can't figure out how we could best organize such a list.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Jake
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    I think the best way to go about doing this would be to create a web site that would have the "master list" of feature we want in a future treo, then as people think of more features they coul either email a designated person, or post it in a forum and it would be added to the list from there. There would also be a link to the website somewhere on treocentral (probably in the forum) so everyone (including handspring) would know what's been added.
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    My vote............

    A high res screen! And how about Bluetooth built in! And how about a handy flip cover of some sort!

    I guess that's three votes!
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    DSDxp

    I think that is an excellent idea! I think TreoCentral should host it on its website. Marcus, tell us what you think?

    Jake
    There is a great difference between knowing and understanding. You can know a lot about something without understanding it. —Charles Kettering
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    Treo 600: Love at First Sight by Jake Ehrlich

    Thoughts on the Future of Handheld Computing: A 5 Part Series by Jake Ehrlich
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    We could make a list of all the things we would like. Unfortunatly, that would result in a phone the size of a battleship.

    I suggest the forum tries to vote on the top 5 changes we would pay for that would impact hardware. We could run a seperate list of all the changes we would like to see to the software.

    I'd start with

    Hardware:
    Hi-res screen
    Hi res (1meg?) camera
    Flash
    replaceable battery
    Whatever is needed to get good MP3 playing (might be there already)

    Software:
    Integration of phone book with SMS
    Group SMS
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    A second vote for bluetooth. Out of all the tradeoffs Jeff & co made in designing the phone, I think that is the one thing I wish they would have gotten built-in to the Treo 600.

    R.
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    Bluetooth will be there on a future release. All the design sketches show a place for it on the circuit board. Handspring just chose not to integrate it into the initial release. Features are always held back and then "added" later to keep interest in the new models. I'm possitive you'll see it on a future version soon.

    Rich
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    1. OMAP1510 CPU with DSP decoding multimedia.
    2. Built-In 20G Micro-Drive
    3. Optional expansion module, cf/sd/sm....
    4. Driver-Free scsi interface for built-in MD and expansion card
    5. Antenna could be used as USB plug
    6. Sliding QWERTY Thumb KB as in Nokia 7650
    7. Replaceable battery. Snap-on battery pack using 4 AA cell
    8. OS6
    9. IBM style blackcasing
    10. Jeff and Donna's sigs on back

    Originally posted by craigdts
    sorry guys but had to do it. lets tell them now . . . (hopefully HAND will visit this site)

    1. i want a camera lens in front also so that u can actually see the person as u talk to them (if they have a treo). Now that's what i call a phone.

    Hopefully someone can keep track of the listed (realistic) features as it grows. Maybe we can vote them on and off or something.
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    Originally posted by UGlee
    1. OMAP1510 CPU with DSP decoding multimedia.
    2. Built-In 20G Micro-Drive
    3. Optional expansion module, cf/sd/sm....
    4. Driver-Free scsi interface for built-in MD and expansion card
    5. Antenna could be used as USB plug
    6. Sliding QWERTY Thumb KB as in Nokia 7650
    7. Replaceable battery. Snap-on battery pack using 4 AA cell
    8. OS6
    9. IBM style blackcasing
    10. Jeff and Donna's sigs on back

    Woah... what the hell? don't try to ask for the impossible man...

    I like the sliding QWERTY keyboard though... really cuts down on space... now, if we can only get a folding LCD screen... (two halfs that comes together to get a full 320x320 65536 color screen) that could really cut down the size...

    Right now, I see the screen as the principle limit to the device size. If we could some how fold it, that could change the dimensions of the whole thing...

    Contrary to others, I don't want a easily replacable battery. Something that can only be changed when you unscrew the case is fine. I don't expect this to be done often. (who's heard of putting AA cells in cell phones?)
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    By the way, does anybody know if they have integrated the hands free headset with a normal headphone? that way, when I listen to mp3, I wouldn't have to change headphones to answer a call.
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    Oh yes... and better QC on that speaker and mic. I'm using a Treo 180 right now, and I must say that the phone components are below par. I swear, nokia must have some sort of filtering algorithm for them to be able to jack up the volume on the mic. Reception is a little weak also..
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    I am sure HS have not thought about it...

    As new Palms are MP3 players, one would expect the option of using a more Sophisticated unit, like the ones supplied by Sony.
    So you would have song number indication, mute, play, skip etc. on the earpiece.
    (As you would expect from any Discman / MP3 unit)

    Those "minor" standard details is what sets Sony from the rest.
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    Originally posted by conflagrare
    By the way, does anybody know if they have integrated the hands free headset with a normal headphone? that way, when I listen to mp3, I wouldn't have to change headphones to answer a call.
    not sure if this will work with 600...

    http://www.skullcandy.com/learn_technical_stuff.php
    Mcnab
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    -multiband GSM + GPRS, like 6600
    http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/3699.html

    -WiFi, BT built in the unit
    (TI WANDA, http://www.msmobiles.com/news.php/938.html
    )
    -Replaceable battery. (all phone have this) Optional extended battery

    -pocketable, under 5oz with standard battery.

    -PDA function ~8hrs, phone 3-5hrs talk.

    -big screen matching 505 generations. Dual screen if flip phone

    -1MP+ camera with moving image and video coferencing capability. (all PPC and some 505 class can do it.

    -exchangeable input, detachable numpad/keypad/gamepad. (Like in Lenovo ET180/p800)

    -support of SD, optional CF sleeve. All driver available.


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    -full PDA functionality and library apps.

    -Native support of microsoft office without conduit.

    -Complete set of standard desktop net apps. IM, browser, irc, network utilities, VPN

    -advance multimedia and gaming support. (surpassing PPC)
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    Can anyone from Treocentral log these items in a single file, so we could keep a single complete list, based on all contributions & requests made so far in the diffrent forums ?

    We would be really thankful
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    (Copied from my entry under USB 2.0 thread)

    In such new products, one would expect to see the new Mobile USB abilities as defined by USB org., so it could serve as both Client as well as Server.

    The new standard called USB-On-The-Go which is available since 2001.

    >>> This comes to answer a long time wish for being able to use standard USB products without PC intervention.
    Mainly Disk-On-Key type of products for backup and reading files (I admit that is more crucial for current Treo's rather then 600 with it's SDIO slot, but still relevant as you might wish to use standard items),
    as well as direct connection to other USB products such as Printers and .....
    Last edited by halperin; 07/08/2003 at 08:06 AM.
  18. #18  
    I would hope a device lock feature that would show owner information just in case it was found and powered up, some honest person could use that info return it.

    Hi-res screen
    Blue tooth (I third that one)
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    Originally posted by Lifestar53
    I would hope a device lock feature that would show owner information just in case it was found and powered up, some honest person could use that info return it.

    Hi-res screen
    Blue tooth (I third that one)
    A lock feature that shows the user info has existed in Palm OS for a few generations. It was available in the initial versions of the Treo but disappeared (at least) in the GSM Treos with the GPRS upgrade. The problem was that it didn't lock automatically. In OS 4 which was on my m500, you could set it to lock automatically after a set delay. I'm sure OS 5 does at least that.
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    Maybe the next gen Treo or whatever they'll call it after Treo 600 is released will have something like this since the stubby antenna bothers some folks
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