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  1.    #1  
    How do I multi-task the Treo?

    For instance...I open my email and discover I need an email addy that is not in the address book for my email package (yahoo email).

    I need to exit the web, find the email in the clients, copy it, launch the web again, drill into the email and start over...and maybe a few more steps, to add it the addy book, if it's a oft-used email address.

    I know I can add all the email addy's to yahoo addy book, but I don't want to...

    thoughts?
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    Simple answer: You can't multitask on the Palm OS. Hopefully this will be fixed with OS 6.
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    Get something like Snappermail and use Yahoo! pop mail (for a small price) - that's what I do. But no, there is no true multi-tasking in the Palm OS. But in most apps you can leave and return to where you left off when you come back. It's works much the same as multi-tasking. Maybe the Palm OS is a man - in that it can only do one thing at a time - He he!
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    Originally posted by Steve1496
    Simple answer: You can't multitask on the Palm OS. Hopefully this will be fixed with OS 6.
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    Originally posted by Steve1496
    Simple answer: You can't multitask on the Palm OS. Hopefully this will be fixed with OS 6.
    Yup, FYI OS 6 has been shipped to lisencees!

    http://www.palmsource.com/press/2004/010604_os6.html

    PalmSource Ships Palm OS 6 to Its Licensees


    SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 6, 2004 - PalmSource, Inc. (NASDAQ: PSRC) the provider of Palm OSŪ, a leading operating system powering next generation mobile devices and smartphones, has shipped Palm OS 6, the next major release of its operating system, to its licensees.

    PalmSource has fulfilled its commitment to deliver the next major release of the Palm OS before the end of 2003. Palm OS 6, shipped December 29, 2003, combines the flexibility, simplicity and ease of use that we believe are the hallmark of today's versions of Palm OS with the emergent operating system requirements that meet the demands anticipated for tomorrow's smart mobile devices. These requirements include modularity, multi-tasking, memory protection, robust security and state-of-the-art multimedia capabilities. Palm OS 6 enables the development of a new class of Palm Powered mobile products and strengthens PalmSource's position in the wireless and telephony markets. Palm OS 6 now joins PalmSource's growing family of product offerings.


    "Palm OS 6 is a major milestone for PalmSource, and we are happy to deliver the final version on schedule," said Larry Slotnick, chief products officer at PalmSource. "We believe that our team has developed a tremendous product for our licensees to bring innovative Palm Powered mobile products into new markets."

    About PalmSource
    PalmSource, Inc. is the company behind Palm OS, a leading operating system powering mobile information devices. More than 30 million Palm Powered handhelds and smartphones have been sold to date worldwide. Industry leaders Aceeca, AlphaSmart, Fossil, Foundertech, Garmin, GSL, HuneTec, Kyocera, Lenovo, palmOne, PerComm, Samsung, Sony, Symbol Technologies and Tapwave license Palm OS to create diverse mobile devices that meet unique customer needs. Palm OS has given rise to a large community of users, enterprises, developers and manufacturers, who together make up the Palm Economy. More information about PalmSource is available at http://www.palmsource.com, http://www.palmsource.co.uk, http://www.palmsource.fr, http://www.palmsource.de and http://www.palmsource.com.cn.

    Palm OS is a registered trademark and Palm Powered is a trademark of Palm Trademark Holding Company, LLC. Other brands may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements related to, the features and benefits of Palm OS 6; requirements for and the development of a new class of mobile devices by PalmSource's licensees; and the value of Palm Powered solutions. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, the ability of Palm OS 6 to successfully meet, if at all, the demands for tomorrow's smart mobile devices; PalmSource's licensees to develop or create timely and innovative Palm Powered products running on Palm OS 6; the ability of such licensees to leverage the Palm OS 6 platform; market acceptance of Palm Powered devices running on Palm OS 6; our ability as well as that of our licensees to compete with existing or new competitors; the ability of PalmSource to benefit from any growth in the mobile device and smartphone markets; and the general economic conditions in the U.S. and abroad and other risks and uncertainties contained in our public announcements, reports to stockholders and other documents filed with and furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended August 29, 2003. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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    I guess it all depends on how you define multi-tasking - I can listen to MP3s while I read a book, or listen to MP3s while I surf the web - wouldn't that be multi-tasking? I'm doing two things at the same time, so why wouldn't that be multi-tasking?

    I'm no computer guru, but maybe the correct term is multi-threading, or multi-windowing, or something.

    I can also have Business Connection checking mail for me in the background while I'm listening to streaming radio via Shoutcast. Isn't that multi-tasking? In fact, I can be reading an e-book, listening to MP3s AND have e-mail checking going on in the background. Three things at once. I'm TRIPLE-TASKING bruthahhh.

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  7. #7  
    Originally posted by gfunkmagic


    Yup, FYI OS 6 has been shipped to lisencees!

    http://www.palmsource.com/press/2004/010604_os6.html
    I guess the next question is "Will the Treo 600 be upgradable?"
  8.    #8  
    Originally posted by nrosser
    I can also have Business Connection checking mail for me in the background while I'm listening to streaming radio via Shoutcast. Isn't that multi-tasking? In fact, I can be reading an e-book, listening to MP3s AND have e-mail checking going on in the background. Three things at once. I'm TRIPLE-TASKING bruthahhh.

    It's a fine line we walk.
    I use Yahoo Mail because it can send email under an alias email address. Soing so, works well for me for business as I can't directly receive my work email on my Treo..so I have it forwarded to Yahoo and pick it up from there...

    I also have the Business Connection from Sprint but haven't had time to eexplore it's potential...can it do the same thing or better then what my current Yahoo setup does?
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  9. #9  
    Originally posted by Michael M
    How do I multi-task the Treo?

    For instance...I open my email and discover I need an email addy that is not in the address book for my email package (yahoo email).

    I need to exit the web, find the email in the clients, copy it, launch the web again, drill into the email and start over...and maybe a few more steps, to add it the addy book, if it's a oft-used email address.

    I know I can add all the email addy's to yahoo addy book, but I don't want to...

    thoughts?
    Michael,

    If you start Web browser and go to your Yahoo email account via the web interface, you can then go back to your Palm address book copy the email address needed and re-enter the Web browser and it should keep where you left off. You do not need to "disconnect" the web session to get the info and you should not have to re-login to Yahoo email.

    Palm doesn't "multi-task", but it does suspend applications where it left off and you can re-enter the application at that stage.

    Hopefully this is helpful.

    Dave Lindberg
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    Is there any program for treo 600 that allows to see who is calling while connected to the internet like you can do with AOL?

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