Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Jan 2010 20:47 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless So, today at CES, Palm held its big keynote thing. Palm's CEO, Jon Rubinstein, aided by several others, had a whole lot to talk about for just one hour, and boy, is this good stuff or what. We've got a boatload of stuff to talk about: two new phones exclusive to Verizon, tethering, video support, Flash 10, native application development, the official launch of the completely open app distribution model we've talked about before, and much more.
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RE[2]: Comment by chikahiro
by chikahiro on Fri 8th Jan 2010 01:09 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by chikahiro"
chikahiro
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2009-10-15

I just saw that at another tech site and I'm quite pleased! Thanks for pointing it out, though (I could've easily missed it).

Now if I can just buy it outright so I don't have to get a data plan I'll be all set. My Centro isn't used as a smart phone, just as a "moderately bright but underachieving" phone, and it does great by me. Word processing, spreadsheet, PIM, convenient camera, etc., is all I want, really.

Oh, and making phone calls. Can't forget that! ;)

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RE[3]: Comment by chikahiro
by MobyTurbo on Fri 8th Jan 2010 01:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by chikahiro"
MobyTurbo Member since:
2005-07-08

I just saw that at another tech site and I'm quite pleased! Thanks for pointing it out, though (I could've easily missed it).

Now if I can just buy it outright so I don't have to get a data plan I'll be all set. My Centro isn't used as a smart phone, just as a "moderately bright but underachieving" phone, and it does great by me. Word processing, spreadsheet, PIM, convenient camera, etc., is all I want, really.

Oh, and making phone calls. Can't forget that! ;)

Good luck, most carriers require data plans for high-end smartphones nowadays. Also, Palm WebOS has no syncing without the cloud, it has to have an online account for the calendar and contacts to store with. It's not quite as cloud-dependent as Android, but it isn't like classic PalmOS where you can sync without having a data plan. (Even the "Classic" app for WebOS only syncs over the network, although it can do it over wifi.)

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