- August 16, 2008 at 6:17 pm #2412
For those who enjoy using a pda in a Blackberry type layout the Palm Treo 850 looks like a nice unit to consider. Not a lot of specs available for it right now, but it’s a good looker. I think for Palm to do well with it though, they can’t afford to skimp on the features. The pda market is well on the way to reaching saturation point now.
[attachthumb=1]One of my all time favourite PDAs is the Palm Vx. I thought it was beautifully constructed and so compact way back then. I thought this company could only go from strength to strength, but somewhere along the way Palm seemed to go a bit wayward. It’s a little sad to see the Palm OS surrendering to Windows Mobile OS.
My first choice of text input with the stylus on my TyTNII has always been Block Recognizer, which I think is a similar style to Palm Graffiti. Maybe with some tender loving care and tweaking the Palm OS could be brought back into the mainstream again.
Does anyone else think the PalmOS could still become a dominating OS again? If so, how and why? How about a dual boot OS for the Palm Treo 850?August 24, 2008 at 8:20 am #2413
HTC seem to make phones for everybody! Including the recent Treo ProTaiwan-based High Tech Computer (HTC) has been chosen to manufacture Palm’s latest Windows Mobile-based smartphone, the Treo Pro, according to sources at handset vendors.
HTC’s experience manufacturing Windows Mobile-based smartphones is the main reason Palm selected the company to manufacture the smartphone for it, even thought they are competitors in the market.
News from Digitimes.comOctober 11, 2008 at 12:25 am #2414
The Treo Pro as it is known here in Australia is currently only available from Telstra shops. Telstra were the country’s only landline provider but now have competition from Optus. They own all the telecommunications infrastructure and have the mobile phone network with the widest coverage. Consequently, most of their products are very expensive and that may explain why this pda is selling for AUD949! A joke when Palm US is selling it for USD549.
In the hand it feels good and secure. The screen is big enough and the quality of finish excellent. The keys, however, are too closely packed together for my liking.
How much is this selling for in HK?
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