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    Just curious what applications (not already announced/demonstrated) others are going to need on the Pre to make the switch from their current devices?

    For myself:
    -Chatteremail (or equivalent - I need real IMAPS support for my own server, not just Gmail/Yahoo. Hopefully the new email app will be this flexible.)
    -DocsToGo (or equivalent - need the ability to view PDFs and word/excel/ppt attachments)
    -pssh (or equivalent - A good SSH2 client is a lifesaver!)
    -Handmark Scrabble (or equivalent - I need my Scrabble on the go!)
    Last edited by vga4life; 01/09/2009 at 01:20 AM. Reason: forgot pssh
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    none
    Just call me Berd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vga4life View Post
    Just curious what applications (not already announced/demonstrated) others are going to need on the Pre to make the switch from their current devices?

    For myself:
    -Chatteremail (or equivalent - I need real IMAPS support for my own server, not just Gmail/Yahoo. Hopefully the new email app will be this flexible.)
    -DocsToGo (or equivalent - need the ability to view PDFs and word/excel/ppt attachments)
    -Handmark Scrabble (or equivalent - I need my Scrabble on the go!)
    there is IMAP/POP3 support.
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    Tasks. A friend of mine at CES tells me he saw screenshots of Tasks, but I don't see any on Palm's website or anywhere else. Not having a To Do list made me dismiss getting the iPhone within minutes of first seeing it.
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    An IRC client (I currently use upIRC)
    Slingplayer
    "Free" tethering (e.g. PDANet)
    VNC client
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
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    +1. right on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    +1. right on!
    I wondered who would get that
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    Quote Originally Posted by berdinkerdickle View Post
    I wondered who would get that
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    there is IMAP/POP3 support.
    But does it support push via IDLE? Will it let me use a different providers SMTP server but drop a copy of the sent email into the correct IMAP folder. Can I set a different return address?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    But does it support push via IDLE? Will it let me use a different providers SMTP server but drop a copy of the sent email into the correct IMAP folder. Can I set a different return address?
    Ed's line is engaged, let me ring him back in a minute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CGK View Post
    Ed's line is engaged, let me ring him back in a minute.
    No need. By the time Palm is selling a GSM version, the answers to these questions will be known.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goalie30 View Post
    Slingplayer
    "Free" tethering (e.g. PDANet)
    ditto.

    One more thing, though not an app, would be availability with SERO plans.

    But I bet Sprint will force me onto an Everything plan.
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    Medical apps hopefully. Otherwise we shall have to put things on hold
    Stuff like Epocrates, Medcalc, Uptodate etc.

    I think the most conspicuous absent item in the Pre launch is info about legacy app support
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmdoc2005 View Post
    Medical apps hopefully. Otherwise we shall have to put things on hold
    Stuff like Epocrates, Medcalc, Uptodate etc.

    I think the most conspicuous absent item in the Pre launch is info about legacy app support
    It seems to me that's the actual answer - it's not important (To palm as an organisation rather than to individual consumers with specialist needs) going forward. The developer site states that:

    "And good news for Palm OS developers! There are a number of ways to migrate data from a an existing PDB file to your new WebOS app. Stay tuned for more information for developers with Palm OS applications who want to build WebOS applications." - some hope for backwards compatibility
    Clearly, Palm expects developers to develop new apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmdoc2005 View Post
    Medical apps hopefully. Otherwise we shall have to put things on hold
    Stuff like Epocrates, Medcalc, Uptodate etc.

    I think the most conspicuous absent item in the Pre launch is info about legacy app support
    I highly doubt there will legacy app support unless someone writes an emulator. I did read there there will be ways to migrate the data from apps on older OS's into new apps.


    edit: CGK beat me too it. good job, speedy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    I highly doubt there will legacy app support unless someone writes an emulator.
    No one is going to be writing an emulator in javascript.
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    thats what I'm saying. no legacy support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannzeman View Post
    I highly doubt there will legacy app support unless someone writes an emulator. I did read there there will be ways to migrate the data from apps on older OS's into new apps.


    edit: CGK beat me too it. good job, speedy.
    It's makes Web OS more attractive to developers anyway - they get to sell you your apps again!
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    I guess I'm slightly disappointed with the development environment for the PRE. While using html and javascript will make for some easy programming, it also limits the types of apps, and level of advanced apps we will see. You wont be seeing iPhone like games and other apps with javascript.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ADGrant View Post
    No one is going to be writing an emulator in javascript.
    But if it is powered by Linux, why not?
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