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New uses for Blackberrrys, PDAs soon
United Press International ^ | August 19, 2005 | Gene Koprowski

Posted on 08/20/2005 7:18:06 AM PDT by kerrywearsbotox

CHICAGO, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Phil Hammond carries a PalmOne Treo personal digital assistant with him almost all the time. "It's like carrying my office in my pocket -- I can get my e-mail, my contact list, my notes, even my combination to my locker at the Y," Hammond, marketing director for the Boston-based interior design firm of Margulies & Associates, told UPI's Wireless World. By Gene Koprowski


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News
KEYWORDS: blackberry; palmpilot; pda
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Looks like PDA use is soaring and new applications are coming too.
1 posted on 08/20/2005 7:18:06 AM PDT by kerrywearsbotox
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To: kerrywearsbotox

just stinks, you can't post on FR with them yet. But thank god i have one to keep my 2.5 hour commute a little more bearable.


2 posted on 08/20/2005 7:22:25 AM PDT by kendu
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To: kerrywearsbotox
Next year wireless carriers plan to introduce a number of new technologies including bandwidth-on-demand, instant replay, and real-time updating of pre-paid accounts. Bandwidth-on-demand will enable users to purchase high-speed downloads such as movies and load them onto a PDA before they board a plane for a cross-country flight. The instant-replay technology will allow consumers, watching a live sporting event at a stadium, to use their handhelds to connect to a stadium's wireless system and watch an instant replay of the spectacular play they witnessed. Those with pre-paid minutes will be able to update their services live without having to interrupt whatever they are doing on the PDA at that time.

One of my faorite features is used when I get out of work before Mrs. Pharmboy and I need to stop at the supermarket and pick up a few things. She emails the list to me and I read it from my Blackberry in the aisles.

3 posted on 08/20/2005 7:23:17 AM PDT by Pharmboy (There is no positive correlation between the ability to write, act, sing or dance and being right)
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To: kendu

i like my Shuffle and audio books... Just finished the Mars series by Burroghs.


4 posted on 08/20/2005 7:23:30 AM PDT by Frapster (Don't mind me - I'm distracted by the pretty lights.)
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To: kerrywearsbotox

They're in the process of getting rid of our pagers and cell phones at work and issuing everyone Blackberrys instead.


5 posted on 08/20/2005 7:24:00 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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I average about 1,000 e-mail messages per month and about 4,000 cell-phone minutes," said Robert Cooper

That dude needs to get some serious human contact.

6 posted on 08/20/2005 7:24:01 AM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: kerrywearsbotox

about time. I'm still always surprised at how many meetings I sit in where there are 30 people there with their big fat day planners and only me with my Pocket PC. It's not hard to write on once you get the hang of it. I hope the new innovations are actually useful and not just a bunch of games and crap.


7 posted on 08/20/2005 7:25:20 AM PDT by meowmeow (Meow! Meow!)
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I average about 1,000 e-mail messages per month and about 4,000 cell-phone minutes," said Robert Cooper

I swear at least 3999 of those minutes are when this craphead is standing behind me in line yakkin'.

8 posted on 08/20/2005 7:27:36 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (Now that taglines are cool, I refuse to have one.)
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just stinks, you can't post on FR with them yet. But thank god i have one to keep my 2.5 hour commute a little more bearable.

I've been posting to FR for more than two years from mine.

9 posted on 08/20/2005 7:29:06 AM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Frederick Douglass)
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To: kendu

I am posting this from mine. (Palm One Treo 650) :)


10 posted on 08/20/2005 7:34:51 AM PDT by 302damnfast
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It's like carrying my office in my pocket...

Is that your office in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

Some of us like to actually leave the office at the office. Get a life.

11 posted on 08/20/2005 7:34:53 AM PDT by Luddite Patent Counsel (Theyre digging through all of your files, stealing back your best ideas.)
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Yet some of us prefer pen on paper, simple as that.

I have a Treo, a laptop, a desktop, a this, a that...I still like to lay out the week, month, year or project on paper. It's an entirely different process--a different medium, if you will. Brian Tracy speaks of "thinking on paper," and there is something to that.


12 posted on 08/20/2005 7:35:25 AM PDT by John Robertson (Safe Travel)
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To: kendu

I'm replying to #2 post via HP IPAQ at the moment.


13 posted on 08/20/2005 7:37:17 AM PDT by khenrich (Hillary is changing her colors. She's a chameleon. No, she's a liberal.)
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about time. I'm still always surprised at how many meetings I sit in where there are 30 people there with their big fat day planners

Big fat day planners are more impressive. People with them must certainly be very busy and important. It reminds me of Clinton's bible which was as big as the Manhattan phone book.

14 posted on 08/20/2005 7:39:52 AM PDT by Moonman62 (Federal creed: If it moves tax it. If it keeps moving regulate it. If it stops moving subsidize it)
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Some of us like to actually leave the office at the office. Get a life. Not to flip out on you, because you were probably just making a joke, but this technology gives me more of a life than I was able to have without it. I can work from anywhere. I carry two Palm One Treos around with me everywhere I go. When I first started my company and had to do everything myself, I was basically housebound by my work. I always had to be within a certain distance of a computer. These phones gave me the ability to actually go out and have that life that people so desperately are trying to 'get' all the time... :)
15 posted on 08/20/2005 7:40:13 AM PDT by 302damnfast
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just stinks, you can't post on FR with them yet.

WHAT YOU SAY!

16 posted on 08/20/2005 7:43:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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hmmm... I'm posting from an Ipaq. FR reflows perfectly on my pda, no scrolling horiz. at all.


17 posted on 08/20/2005 7:47:47 AM PDT by HawaiianGecko (Liberals believe common sense facts are open to debate!)
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I absolutely agree. My job requires pretty much constant availability at least 3 weeks out of the month- if I didn't have my laptop or my pocket PC I would be hard pressed to get a day out of the office. I can now take my kids to the lake, spend a day with my wife, whatever.

The "gadgets" give me a life, thank your very much.

Besides- they really are cool as hell!


18 posted on 08/20/2005 7:51:56 AM PDT by ThinkingMan
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To: kerrywearsbotox
Amazing!!

I love using our PC, sending and receiving e-mail, surfing but good grief, there is a life worth enjoying that they do not include. How can anyone kick back and relax when they are so accessible. I can see being constantly accessible if your business depends on it.

Husband just cleared out under a grove of Poplar trees about 200 yards from the house just so we can feel isolated and enjoy the quiet. Fire pit, hammock comfy chairs and a good book.

No wonder so many people are so stressed out they are medicated.

19 posted on 08/20/2005 7:52:43 AM PDT by Dustbunny (The only good terrorist is a dead terrorist)
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To: HawaiianGecko

I post via priority mail (USPS).


20 posted on 08/20/2005 7:53:15 AM PDT by battlegearboat
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