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    Last edited by skfny; 10/26/2004 at 03:04 PM.
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    This is good. There is a trade up for users 18th months and older.
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    Yeah, but that's what they said about Wi-Fi last time, remember?


    /end of whine


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    Did Ed Colligan specifically mention the power supplied by the SD slot? I doubt it. From the article, it sounds like they know the mistake they made and plan to fix it.
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    Q: No WiFi? Are you Crazy?

    A: PalmOne may seem crazy for not having a WiFi solution available, but at least they now seem more open to the idea then they were this weekend. In the press conference, the first question of Ed Colligan was why they did not put a WiFi card in. He replied, "We put things in that we think that are absolutley critical to the device". When pushed for information about adding it later, he said "We do have a wifi card that will work in the SD slot, but we do not have the drivers yet.". He continued to say that PalmOne will be working on it. This is opposite of what Greg Shirai told us in the pre-briefing conference call earlier this weekend. Shirai said that PalmOne will not support a WiFi card for the Treo 650, as it was more complicated than drivers alone. Along with staff from mytreo.net and InfoSync World, I asked Colligan about this discrepancy, He replied that it was a matter of resources, and yes PalmOne will be indeed working on WiFi for the Treo 650. Colligan seemed serious about this, even in spite of the challenges that were demonstrated by Shirai. It will only be a matter of time before something happens.

    At Mobile Focus, I ran into a representative from C-Guys. C-Guys spent six months trying to get their 802.11b card working for the Treo 600. They gave up, due to power constraints, and the sheer complexity of trying to get a working driver made for the Treo 600. However, they are now working on an 802.11g card, and have attempted to change the process in which drivers will work. He claims that within a year, we should be seeing some sort for Wifi card, working with at least he 650.

    http://www.treocentral.com/content/Stories/479-1.htm
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    skfny -- Yes he did specifically say so. -- SEE BELOW.

    Everyone else:

    Relax... Sprint or AT&Tingular would have disabled it anyway. Their networks are not built to handle all of that traffic... I wouldn't be surprised if there are restrictions or price increases when the WiFi is available.

    From the Q&A with Colligan:
    Q: Why has PalmOne neglected WiFi on this device.

    A: We put things in that are really absolutely critical to the device's design at this stage. There is an SD slot in this device and itís powerful enough to run our WiFi card. So you can do it that way. If you want to do it. But we really tried to focus on putting in the right functionality and features at the right time to make a compelling solution.

    Q: But it wonít work with your WiFi card now, will it?

    A: Not at the date of shipment. We need to do the drivers to make that happen. We do have a wifi card that will work in the SD slot and we do have to do the drivers to enable it. So not at Day 1. But we do plan on bringing that out. So itís not that we donít care about it. We do, and weíll integrate it omore and more into the device.
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    well thats made my mind up unlocked treo 650 the day it comes out for me
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    DeJaniero, I was replying to another poster. What I meant was, Ed did not mention Wi-Fi specifically for the 600, and did mention it for the 650. So there's no doubt in my mind.
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    Sorry... misunderstanding!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TreoDeJaneiro
    skfny -- Yes he did specifically say so. -- SEE BELOW.

    Everyone else:

    Relax... Sprint or AT&Tingular would have disabled it anyway. Their networks are not built to handle all of that traffic... I wouldn't be surprised if there are restrictions or price increases when the WiFi is available.

    From the Q&A with Colligan:
    Q: Why has PalmOne neglected WiFi on this device.

    A: We put things in that are really absolutely critical to the device's design at this stage. There is an SD slot in this device and itís powerful enough to run our WiFi card. So you can do it that way. If you want to do it. But we really tried to focus on putting in the right functionality and features at the right time to make a compelling solution.

    Q: But it wonít work with your WiFi card now, will it?

    A: Not at the date of shipment. We need to do the drivers to make that happen. We do have a wifi card that will work in the SD slot and we do have to do the drivers to enable it. So not at Day 1. But we do plan on bringing that out. So itís not that we donít care about it. We do, and weíll integrate it omore and more into the device.

    What do you mean by "Sprint or AT&Tingular would have disabled it anyway.Their networks are not built to handle all of that traffic... I wouldn't be surprised if there are restrictions or price increases when the WiFi is available."?

    If you are using wifi, you are not using your carrier's cellular data network, you are using a wifi network, in your home, office, starbucks, mcdonalds, etc...
    You would actually be freeing up data resources on their cell networks......
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    my thought exactly.

    although i -could- see the reluctance of wireless carriers allowing you to make voip phone calls where wireless is available.

    nor do they want to see you using their devices via wifi so you don't have to use their network (and allowing them to charge you for the data).

    so.. i -could- see that sprint and others disabling wifi.


    Quote Originally Posted by LewisL77
    What do you mean by "Sprint or AT&Tingular would have disabled it anyway.Their networks are not built to handle all of that traffic... I wouldn't be surprised if there are restrictions or price increases when the WiFi is available."?

    If you are using wifi, you are not using your carrier's cellular data network, you are using a wifi network, in your home, office, starbucks, mcdonalds, etc...
    You would actually be freeing up data resources on their cell networks......

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