Thread: About multitasking
05-03-2005, 05:38 PM #1
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This is my first message here though I am not really new in the Palm world - I had a Handspring Visor. But now it is damaged. So I am looking for a new one, probably among Zire 72s, TE2, T5.
Now I have one question on multitasking for those new models. My understanding is that it is not really possible for a Palm to have the real multitasking functionality. However, what if I just listen to music on my Palm, AND access my address book OR memo OR my database on my Palm at the same time. Is it possible for those 3 models? Actually, it is just the question whether it is possible on Palm OS 5.2 and 5.4.
Many thanks in advance for any answers!
05-03-2005, 06:44 PM #2
Yes, you can listen to music in the background while accessing your Address Book or other programs.
05-03-2005, 06:54 PM #3
Some online programs even work in the background - Aol IM for one, if you have a live connection to the internet via WiFi, Bluetooth, or IR to a cell phone.
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05-03-2005, 07:02 PM #4
Yes. Agreed. If you are using something like Aeroplayer or PocketTunes (not sure about Real Player since I haven't used that crappy player for ages) you are able to have "background playing" (among many other great features like screen blanking, volume boost, equalizer, etc), which means you can keep the music playing while you launch your notepad, memo pad or other palm apps.Zire 71->Treo 650->Treo 750->Palm T3->Nokia E71->iPod Touch 8GB 3rd Gen->iPod Touch 64GB 4th Gen->HTC Nexus One
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05-03-2005, 07:06 PM #5
The T3 supports true multitasking for music because it has a separate processor, a DSP (digital signal processor), from the processor used for problem program execution. Read this thread. There are a few other mutitasking discussion threads that can be found via a search.
05-03-2005, 07:29 PM #6
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Many thanks to everybody for those rapid responses. Now I have understood this 'multitasking' concept more.
05-03-2005, 09:07 PM #7Originally posted by maceyr
Yes. Agreed. If you are using something like Aeroplayer or PocketTunes (not sure about Real Player since I haven't used that crappy player for ages) you are able to have "background playing" (among many other great features like screen blanking, volume boost, equalizer, etc), which means you can keep the music playing while you launch your notepad, memo pad or other palm apps.
However, I don't think Kinoma Player 3 EX does.
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