Thread: The Palm Interview
02-13-2001, 06:34 AM #1imported_AdministratorGuest
02-13-2001, 07:35 AM #2KennethGuest
I am just amazed, I mean if what was said in the interview is going to happen, I may just hold off on getting a pocketPC.
Do you think that the palmIIIxe (with it's flash ROM) will be able to handle Palm OS 4?
02-13-2001, 08:04 AM #3AlchemistGuest
Great Interview... and at last some confirmation about the PalmV color unit we have all been hearing so much about.
Ive recently returned to my trusty Palm V from the PocketPC world... and while i like them both for very different reasons... i think the Palm V color will fit my needs best when it is available... the PocketPC's just don't have the battery life for 'carry-and-forget' computing... perhaps im spoiled from using an HP 200lx but i want weeks/months of battery life in my handheld.
In defense of PocketPC, its more powerful in almost every way... but the battery life... and the lack of finding an adequate case for my HP... its just nice to use my PalmV in its aluminum hardcase (it goes everywhere)
02-13-2001, 08:11 AM #4imported_AdministratorGuest
I'm using a Zero Halliburton case with my Palm Vx and I'm just crossing my fingers that the new color device will fit in it. It is supposed to be only one millimeter thicker so I may be in luck.
Looks like a lot of great things in store from Palm and its licensees.
02-13-2001, 10:15 AM #5
The Palm IIIc's battery life is reported to be eight hours just like the Casio Cassiopeia E-125 PocketPC. I'm not talking about intermittent use, Palm says 2 weeks but I could never find on their site information on how much time a day that translates to. That would be the same time for an E-125 anyway.
Besides, the worst thing about color screens on PalmOS devices is the very poor quality of them. Every time I take a look at my friend's Palm IIIc it seems like I look at a crossword board with huge pixels and large interpixel gaps. Besides the Palm IIIc screen backlight is wrongly oriented: the light comes from the side so the reflecting angle is different for both eyes that see a slightly different image, thus putting some more strain on the eyes. This is the reason I don't like viewing a PocketPC screen in landscape mode; and this is probably why the OS doesn't support it as a standard feature. The screens were not designed to be viewed sideways.
02-13-2001, 02:04 PM #6
02-13-2001, 04:34 PM #7
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Steve, lets get a poll going at Brighthand to see if 85% of Palm users really does not want MP3 on their PDAs...
02-13-2001, 05:30 PM #8
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I would think that a large percentage of Palm users would not want mp3 capability built-in but as the man said...have the choice to add it if required (via SD).
My personal interest is the smallest, lightest possible unit with expansion possibilities that I can decide on.
The interview was great Steve and certainly the future seems to look promising for Palm.
So you are off to Cebit in Germany? You certainly seem to get around! Have a great trip and keep us posted of the new Palms!
02-13-2001, 06:26 PM #9
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Great interview Steve. I for one will be purchasing the m505 when its released. Need any help reviewing one? Hint, hint!
02-13-2001, 06:29 PM #10Peter da SilvaGuest
1. I don't know what the official battery life is, but my Prism seems to last longer than my Jornada or iPaq. I generally got 4-5 hours straight out of my Jornada using it as a book reader before it started complaining about battery life (5 or 6 PM to 9 or 10 PM). I don't have that problem with my Prism.
2. The Casio and iPaq screens are already oriented sideways. The Jornada is the only current PPC that's got a conventional screen orientation... look at them and a laptop under a magnifying glass sometime, and see how the subpixel elements are laid out.
PocketData: I've got a bunch of songs on a CF card on my Jornada. I can't remember the last time I played any of them. Can you?
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