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  • Moving from a Heavy Palm User to More "Real Time"

    Hi Everyone,
    Could use a little help on my issue or opportunity. I am a heavy user of the Palm in order to be productive anywhere. Only thing that is missing is the "Real time" email capability. I have been investigating the Treo and Blackberry devices, but really want to keep all the things I have on the Palm as well.

    Here's an idea of what I currently use the palm for:
    - Calendar (with all day specific actions)
    - Contacts (with notes behind each)
    - Tasks (organised the GTD way)
    - Actioneer (to speed entry of tasks directly into the right categories)
    - Memo's (reference materials and some copied reading from Websites)
    - Avantgo (using for reading the news)
    - Ereader (have read over 50 books in travel time in 3 years)

    I'd like to keep the capabilities I have today, but move to more "real time" emal. Any ideas or suggestions?

    Thanks in advance for your help. It will be really appreciated.

    Mark

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    Re: Moving from a Heavy Palm User to More "Real Time&qu

    Originally posted by markdfritz
    I have been investigating the Treo and Blackberry devices, but really want to keep all the things I have on the Palm as well.
    Why can't you keep all the Palm stuff on Treo?
    It is Palm PDA with a cell phone.
    TesTeq

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    • #3
      TesTeQ,
      Thanks for the posting. Treo is an option, but the older model 600 didn't have bluetooth, poor screen quality , etc. Actually not recommended by the phone store I visited. Maybe the 650 (I think it's new in the USA , but haven't seen it in the UK yet), could be better.
      Mark

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        Re: Moving from a Heavy Palm User to More "Real Time&qu

        Originally posted by markdfritz
        Here's an idea of what I currently use the palm for:
        - Calendar (with all day specific actions)
        - Contacts (with notes behind each)
        - Tasks (organised the GTD way)
        - Actioneer (to speed entry of tasks directly into the right categories)
        - Memo's (reference materials and some copied reading from Websites)
        - Avantgo (using for reading the news)
        - Ereader (have read over 50 books in travel time in 3 years)
        As an ex-palm user I can comment on a few of these relative to the Blackberry RIM GSM devices (the 7xxx family, and be sure to upgrade to the 4.0 OS)

        For Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Memos - the blackberry's functionality is sufficient - it's a little harder to fill out some fields, but it's acceptable to me and is GTD-friendly for tasks with the 4.0 OS.

        Actioneer I can't comment on, I suspect that functionality is missing.

        Avantgo - blackberry is better, you can directly browse the web instead of caching it at sync-time.

        I haven't found an ereader for the modern blackberries - somebody let me know if you find one

        The most critical feature for me was a clean sync with MS Outlook, which the blackberry has at least as good as palm, possibly better.

        That's my 2 cents,

        - Mike (a happy RIM customer)

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        • #5
          I recommend staying with Palm OS, to make the transition and learning curve smoother. Have you looked at the high-end Tungsten models?

          http://www.palmone.com/us/products/tungsten/

          Tungsten C has built-in Wifi. Tungsten T3 and T5 have built-in Bluetooth and optional Wifi expansion card.

          I use a Tungsten E heavily, and the unit is very usable and durable. I demo'ed a T5 and it runs even smoother. Tungten E doesn't have the Wifi or Bluetooth, so I can't vouch for how well they work. But you should research these models!

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          • #6
            Palm +bluetooth + phone = connected

            quigleydoor has a good point. A bluetooth enabled palm should be able to talk to a bluetooth enabled phone to get a data connection and access your email and the web...

            - Mike

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