View Poll Results: Will you buy NEW Treo 650 Palm OS applications?

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  • Yes - The Windows Treo makes no difference.

    37 71.15%
  • Yes, but only if the app is great AND cheap

    10 19.23%
  • No - Palm OS for the Treo is dead, I worry about support

    5 9.62%
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  1.    #1  
    Now that the Windows version of Treo is a reality, and many tech gurus are predicting the end of Palm OS - at least in smartphones - how willing are you to purchase NEW Treo 650 applications?
  2. #2  
    Depends...whatcha got in mind?
    V > Vx > m505 > m515 > T/T > T3 > TC > 650 > 680
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  3. #3  
    If new apps continue to come out that I feel are worthy of use/purchase, I will as long as I have a Treo that supports it. If it becomes clear that the Palm OS is dead in all forms and will no longer support current apps, as long as my 650 is still working I will purchase apps that will work with it.

    But at that point, I assume all new development will essentially cease, so there really won't be any "new' apps. Unless the Treo sees a second-life like the Newton...but with so many other options, I really don't see that happening.
  4. #4  
    Absolutely. I plan on having the 650 for several years. For this reason, I will load it up with everything I want. My main concern is that the useful apps may eventually disappear, but as long as they're still out there and I need/want them, I'll get them.
  5. #5  
    In any case, there's a Palm emulator for Windows Mobile 5.0 - see styletap.com
    Shneor
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  6. #6  
    Much like Real Audio, I will not use emulators out of principle alone.
  7. #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by PabloTX
    Much like Real Audio, I will not use emulators out of principle alone.
    What does that mean?

    Emulators have never been been illegal, and they are certainly moral and useful. Whats the principle that shrugs them off? I hear this once in awhile and it shocks me. Heck, the entire .NET and Java initiatives are based on emulation.

    (Most mobile applications are developed in an emulator

    ie: StyleTap is likely fully legit (no challenge from PalmSource/Palm) and they claim to have followed a cleanroom etc, which would make it legit. It enables you to make use of software you have purchased, on another device. (My Palm Os software runs in StyleTap, and for people who do switch to Pocket PC.. I encourage them to use ST until I have PoPC native versions out. Why not? It works, and gives them at least some comfort in the migration.)

    jeff
  8. #8  
    I'm not referring to any illegalities, just a personal preference. Similar to not using 3rd party browsers because I don't want to install JAVA.

    Just a personal preference. May not be completely based in fact or reality, just persona bias.
  9. #9  
    *g* alright, fair enough. Same reason I don't skydive I suppose :P

    jeff
  10. #10  
    I think that if Palm OS really is dead, developers can win a lot of loyalty by providing free or discounted codes for the PPC platform for existing users.

    I know Splashdata does this (they mentioned it on their Yahoo groups). But they don't have SplashShopper or SplashMoney for PPC yet.

    I also found out that Redshift (reshift.hu) provides cross-platform registrations.
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  11. #11  
    Depends on the business model; if a package is upgrade-model based (ie: You pay per year or version or somesuch) then freebies for the other platform makes sense -- they want to keep the customer on their application. If its a one time sale app, then it doesn't make a lot of sense to give it away frtee for conversions, but it does make sense to give discounted cross-grades -- you want them on your app, and you want to please the customer _of course_, but you can't give away software for free and stay alive

    jeff
  12. #12  
    Quote Originally Posted by skeezixcodejedi
    Depends on the business model; if a package is upgrade-model based (ie: You pay per year or version or somesuch) then freebies for the other platform makes sense -- they want to keep the customer on their application. If its a one time sale app, then it doesn't make a lot of sense to give it away frtee for conversions, but it does make sense to give discounted cross-grades -- you want them on your app, and you want to please the customer _of course_, but you can't give away software for free and stay alive

    jeff
    I unserstand the developers' POV. In Splashdata's case, they will charge for updates anyway so they just give you the same version license for the other platform. But if you have a lifetime upgrade policy (ahem... Marc), I'd be willing to pay a discounted upgrade fee. (Actually, for that ONE app, I'd pay full price.) The way I see it, unless there is a discount, there's no reason to not consider switching to another software package on the new OS.
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