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    Well, not really, but here's an interesting idea...

    PalmOne designed the TREO, and HTC manufactures it. If you look at the FCC site and the pictures, the TREO 650 is already modular. It looks to me like the radio board can be removed and replaced, and even the chips on the radio board are from yet another maker (Broadcom). I would guess that the main difference between the GSM and CDMA versions are just this radio board (the GSM has a SIM card slot.)

    This got me thinking, always dangerous, I know. You have a base circuit board, a case, a keyboard. The other stuff, even the display, is more or less is just plugged in. So, is there a possibility of a Dell-model approach to making these things? I know a lot of the components are surface-mounted to save space. Could things like memory, BlueTooth, WiFi, even the processor, as well as the radio module, be made to just plug in? Then you could order it justs the way you want it, and the tech guy at Sprint could plug it all together for you, or even just order the parts and plug them in yourself? Alternatively, could they do a made-to-order TREO, where you get to specify all these things for factory manufacture?

    Having one company in control of hardware and software made sense for Apple, but it just ain't working for PalmOne at the moment. There are still a number of other companies making Palm OS devices. I wonder if we might ever reach the stage with a TREO that we are at with PC's, where it is very possible to build your own machine yourself, or have it built to your specs? You would then of course need a copy of the PalmOS, and that would have to come from PalmOne.

    Probably will never happen, but it is an interesting thought.....
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    OMG, that sounds sexy.
    A In-N-Out Treo...
    YUM!!
  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by jackbauer-ctu24
    OMG, that sounds sexy.
    A In-N-Out Treo...
    YUM!!
    Uhhhhhh, are we even talking about the same species?
  4. #4  
    Quote Originally Posted by GWB
    you could order it justs the way you want it, and the tech guy at Sprint could plug it all together for you
    Spoken like someone who's never dealt with a "tech guy at Sprint."
    PEG N760C>Treo 600>iPaq4350>Zaurus SL-5600>Zaurus SL-6000L>Treo 650
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    Nope...been GSM for a while... my bad....

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