In Part One, we looked at some of apps which prove on the Treo, in this final part we cover entertainment and working on the move.
To keep me topped up with the latest news, I also fired up QuickNews to speedily download some RSS feeds as our train hurtled through the East Sussex countryside.
Miraculously, apart from a few phone calls and texts, I managed to leave my phone well alone for most of the evening, but after my girlfriend had retired to bed, weary of my Adnams Ale-fuelled waffling, the Treo was on hand to provide some entertainment.
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With the unexpected offer of a weekend away at the coast suddenly popping up, I quickly packed my bag with my gadget essentials – Palm Treo 650, GPS unit, Ricoh GX100, Nikon D80 and various chargers – and headed to the station.
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Palm has provided a rich source of rumours in recent times, with months of speculation about possible buyouts culminating in the company selling a 25% share to Silicon Valley private equity firm Elevation Partners last week.
Currently doing the rounds of several sites are hot rumours (and a blurry pic) of a new low cost Palm smartphone sporting a new form factor and expected to be available on both Palm and Windows platforms.
Continue reading Palm “Gandolf” Phone Rumours
Feeling the squeeze from a rampant smart-phone market and faced with the shadow of the iPhone looming large, Palm has announced that it is selling a quarter of the company as as part of a cunning reorganisation plan.
The 25% share has been bought by Silicon Valley private equity firm Elevation Partners for about $325 million, with the terms of the transaction seeing about $940 million in dividends dished out to Palm shareholders.
Continue reading Palm Sells Stake To Equity Firm, Ipod Genius Joins Team
Slavering Mac fanboys anxiously counting the minutes until they can caress, fondle, drool and dribble all over their very own iPhone may be in for a very long wait.
Industry analysts are predicting that Apple won’t be able to keep up with demand and so will restrict sales of their shiny new iPhones until 2008.
A recent Merrill Lynch report sets the scene for much i-wailing and i-sobbing amongst the Apple cognoscenti with just 4 million iPhones rolling off the production line this year, with only a comparatively modest 12 million units coming out in 2008.
Continue reading Apple iPhone: Sales Restricted Until 2008?
Touted as a “business and personal journal for the Palm OS or Pocket PC,” DayNotez is a powerful companion to your handheld’s built in diary application.
Tailored for documenting and organising daily notes, thoughts and memos, the program lets you add multiple entries every day and add photos and voice memos to your text notes, with the option to synchronise the content with your desktop.
Continue reading DayNotez v3 For Palm And Pocket PC Review (76%)
In part two we looked at call quality and some of the functions of the Treo 750v, today we finish with software, connectivity and our conclusion.
In line with its business aspirations, the 750v comes with mobile versions of Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Picsel PDF Viewer and Windows Media Player. Unfortunately, the Treo’s d-pad wasn’t fully integrated with some of these apps, so the trusty stylus had to be launched out of its silo from time to time.
Continue reading Palm Treo 750v Review (74%) – Part 3/3
In part one we looked at the shell of the phone, now we look at how to use it.
Using the phone
Firing up the Treo with a push on the red ‘end call’ button brings up a smartly redesigned Today screen with two input fields; one for typing in a name or number from your address book and the other for directly searching Google. A nice touch.
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We love playing with the latest widget-packed smartphones, but after a brief and ultimately rather unpleasant sojourn into the world of Windows Mobile, we ran screaming back to our Palm Treo 650, despite its age.
Over two years after the release of the wildly successful Treo 650, Palm released the Treo 750v, a Windows version of their popular smartphone and it’s now available contract-free in the UK.
Would it be enough to tempt us to jump back to the world of Windows?
Continue reading Palm Treo 750v Review (Part 1/3)
If you’ve ever found yourself flummoxed at meetings by high fallutin’ hotshots impressing the boss with fancy words, or if your crossword solving skills are letting you down, MobiSystem’s MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus could prove a handy travelling companion.
Continue reading MSDict Concise Oxford English Dictionary and Thesaurus Review (77%)