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5 years ago

TreoCentral on the Treo Pro

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TreoCentral on the Treo Pro

A couple of interesting stories about the Treo Pro over at our sister site, TreoCentral. I had a chance to speak with Palm about the design decisions that went into creating the Treo Pro, including hardware changes (hellooooo 3.5mm headset jack!) and software changes (goodbye Palm Custom Threaded SMS). Check that out here.

Also, Jennifer noticed a bit from that New York Times story we mentioned earlier: apparently John Rubenstein, tasked with getting Palm out of its doldrums, “cancelled several Treos in development.” No idea what they were, but it'd be great to find out, eh? Check her article out here.

Comments on either of the above? This would be the place.

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5 years ago

Motorola Q9c on Sprint is back from the dead

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After some gnashing of teeth over whether Sprint had put the Motorola Q9c out to pasture, EverythingQ is reporting that it's back on sale online.

No word on why it was removed in the first place, though presumably it was to fix "all of the problems with the phone" that we'd reported on previously. But if that's the case, what happens to all Q9c's that are already out there? Some sort of software upgrade in the works?

You can pick up the resurrected Q9c now for $99 with a two-year agreement and $100 mail-in rebate.

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5 years ago

Free Skyfire Download for Limited Time

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5 years ago

Treo Pro Unboxing

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Treo Pro Unboxing

Engadget Mobile has scored the first hands-on with the Treo Pro. It's mostly the packaging (nice) and a few shots next to the iPhone (nice again!). Actually, we like pretty much all the details here:

Honestly, we think Palm might have one up on Apple with the presentation this time around. Also of note: the new modular power adapter (which Palm tragically forgot to throw into our box), earbuds you might not be ashamed to sport, and no install CD -- it loads when you hook the phone up to your PC.

When was the last time you actually used an install CD for a smartphone, knowing that more up-to-date version were almost surely available online? Anyway, congrats to Engadget on the unboxing -- guess we'll have to give that open letter tactic a try sometime!

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5 years ago

Review: ViTO Winterface

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Review: Vito Audio Player

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Review: FlipSide Player

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5 years ago

More details on T-Mobile's 3G launch

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More details on T-Mobile's 3G launch

T-Mo site CellPhoneSignal [via BGR] has tracked down dates to go along with T-Mobile's 3G rollout.

If the schedule, er, rings true, Baltimore and Houston should be online now, and Minneapolis should all be up and running by the end of the day.

Still to come by the end of September are:

  • San Diego – Sept. 15
  • Los Angeles – Sept. 16
  • Phoenix – Sept. 16
  • Sacramento – Sept. 17
  • Portland – Sept. 18
  • Seattle – Sept. 23
  • San Francisco – Sept. 24

And these cities are scheduled for 3G service by the end of the year:

  • Atlanta
  • Birmingham
  • Chicago
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Kansas City
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • New England
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Tampa
  • Washington, D.C.

Now all you have to do is snag a proper T-Mobile 3G-capable phone.

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5 years ago

Enterprise Windows Mobile - Exchange Optional

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5 years ago

HTC Touch Pro inches closer to release

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HTC Touch Pro inches closer to release

And now for a little non-Treo Pro news ...

Chris over at Mobile Tech Addicts in the U.K. notes that the HTC Touch Pro has appeared on Vodaphone's business Web site, with a launch date in August, which is most assuredly winding down.

Add to that the appearance last week of some cryptic "HTC Fuze" sites, possibly alluding to the stateside AT&T launch, and it looks like we all might finally get to stop writing about the Touch Pro, and finally get down to using the bloody thing.

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5 years ago

The New York Times speaks with Palm execs

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The New York Times speaks with Palm execs

Coinciding with the official announcement of the Treo Pro, The New York Times this morning published a piece on Palm CEO Ed Colligan and Executive Chairman John Rubinstein, who left Apple and was brought in to breathe life back into the once-floundering company.

Along with such (great) lines as “Everyone is trying to make an iPhone killer. We are trying to make a killer Palm product,” we get a quick look at Palm's strategy for the Treo Pro.

Writes Laura M. Holson:

Palm has begun to market its products differently at the behest of Mr. Colligan, who has a long history with Palm and its various antecedents and spinoffs. It is scrapping the use of numbers in product names, Mr. Keast said.

As has been apparent with the Centro, and which Holson acknowledges, this shift has been in place for some time now. While Palm has said from the get-go - OK, since this morning - the Treo Pro is a power user's device, and not nearly as consumer-oriented as the Centro. We haven't seen nearly the marketing push, at least not with the 800w, as Sprint put behind the Centro. And never mind that there's currently no U.S. carrier on board for the Treo Pro, and that it initially will be available unlocked for $549.

So it will be interesting to see the response - from Palm, the U.S. carriers and finally the customers - to what easily is the sexiest Treo in the lineup.

But Rubinstein admits there's still a long road ahead.

“One product isn’t going to make us successful,” he said. “It is a brick in the foundation. And each one has to be better than the last.”

Read Palm, Once a Leader, Seeks Path in Smartphone Jungle

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5 years ago

Treo Pro Announced for Real, Available in September

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Palm's announced the Treo Pro, no joke this time. We imagine that there's not a whole lot you don't know, spec-wise, but we'll run them down for old-time's sake:

  • Qualcomm MSM 7201, 400MHz
  • 320x320 flush touchscreen
  • Windows Mobile 6.1
  • Tri-Band 3G, Quad-Band EDGE
  • GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi (with that fancy switch)
  • MicroUSB
  • 2mp camera
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 1500 mAh battery

Pricing:

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5 years ago

The Wall Street Journal Comes to Windows Mobile

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5 years ago

Best. Unboxing. Ever.

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5 years ago

BGR and the Rise of the Silver Q9h

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BGR and the Rise of the Silver Q9h

Sure enough, as soon as we get around to buying a Motorola Q9h of our very own, the Boy Genius goes and springs this on us. Go figure.

Apparently there's now a silver-and-chrome version of the venerable slab floating around out there, with Windows Mobile 6.1 out of the box. (The rest of us mere peasants can get the lowdown on the manual upgrade here.) No word on any other goodies under the hood.

BGR doesn't (yet) have the deets on pricing or a release date, but we're willing to bet an AT&T employee is gonna squeal anytime now. Stay tuned.

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