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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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To: kerrywearsbotox
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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To: mtbopfuyn
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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To: kendu
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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To: kerrywearsbotox
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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To: meowmeow

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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To: meowmeow
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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To: Luddite Patent Counsel
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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To: kendu
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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To: kendu

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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To: 302damnfast

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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To: 302damnfast

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

I don't know how I lived without my Treo.

Instant access to google or any other research source. I was at a store and price matched another with their website by just pulling it up. Comes in very handy.

I keep current work project info on it in MS Word, Excel, and PDF format.

I have SSH, Telnet, VNC, Windows Term Server, FTP, Ping clients installed...

...and It synchs with my outlook schedule. I can record voice memos, video, or still photos, too.

I have a 2gb SD card in it with about 1.5GB of MP3, and I can also stream shoutcast with it.

I travel a lot, and it's VERY convenient to have all this stuff in one small package.


21 posted on 08/20/2005 8:01:02 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: Dustbunny

"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."

No more accessible than a cell phone makes you. You can choose to answer or not.

What is great is how accessible it makes information to you... anytime, anywhere.

I travel a lot... I can check my flight schedule in an instant. See a graphic representation of traffic in the city I'm in, and pick a different route.

Can't find the place? I can pull up a google map in a minute.

Carry loads of searchable technical docs in a very small form factor.

Not have to carry a separate camera with me.

Record the spot I parked at in the airport without having to worry about losing a little piece of paper.

Never miss another conf call - it alerts me 15 mins ahead of time.

And again, no more accessible than a pager or cellphone makes you. After all, the desire to talk is in your hands.


22 posted on 08/20/2005 8:06:52 AM PDT by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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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."

I want to know more. We're required to log on within 30 minutes of a page and we're on call 24/7. I'm tired of being a data slave.


23 posted on 08/20/2005 8:08:07 AM PDT by dljordan
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To: martin_fierro

YOU ADDICT!


24 posted on 08/20/2005 8:14:18 AM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: cyborg
{ guilty }
25 posted on 08/20/2005 8:17:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I was on Amtrak last week between DC and NYC and a woman who made call after call on her cell was driving me crazy. And then I thought of a great invention for one of our EE freepers: a hand-held thingy that can burn the battery of a cell phone within 10 feet with the press of a button. Sweet.


26 posted on 08/20/2005 8:17:46 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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Don't let her get you down. She just now told me how she wants a new powerbook. LOL You guys can go to the meetings together.


27 posted on 08/20/2005 8:18:48 AM PDT by Petronski (I stick to Rovian talking points: "I love Cyborg!")
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To: dljordan
My Blackberry is the most annoying device ever produced. I get emails from people with questions that all can wait, I do not get paid to be available when I am not in the office, people feel that since I have one I am obliged to respond when ever they have a question. I hate Blackberry's.
28 posted on 08/20/2005 8:19:32 AM PDT by Afronaut (America is for Americans, but not anymore)
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To: Pharmboy
Shirley you've heard of these:


29 posted on 08/20/2005 8:22:34 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Petronski; cyborg

"Hi, I'm Marty, and I'm a FReepaholic."

30 posted on 08/20/2005 8:23:57 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: meowmeow
Rotating my T5 into landscape display mode then connecting it to a keyboard provides me with a better alternative than furiously scribbling with a stylus.




31 posted on 08/20/2005 8:26:25 AM PDT by Milhous
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"She just now told me how she wants a new powerbook."

that certainly didn't take long:)


32 posted on 08/20/2005 8:27:34 AM PDT by papertyger (Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will." Frederick Douglass)
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No, Marty, I had not heard of these...and I'm series. Wish I had one yesterday. I shall consider a purchase, and thanks for the info.


33 posted on 08/20/2005 8:32:08 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

"New uses for Blackberrrys, PDAs soon"

It would be cool if they could invent something that checks spelling. ;-)

Now if they could just invent a tool to make me funny.


34 posted on 08/20/2005 8:36:36 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Christian, Comedian, Husband,Opa, Dog Owner, former Cat Co-dweller, and all around good guy.)
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To: Afronaut
I hate Blackberry's.

Somebody on one of the Palm boards disparaged Blackberry's (surprise!) by calling them corporate jewelry, among other things.
35 posted on 08/20/2005 8:37:52 AM PDT by Milhous
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To: kendu

I think the T-mobile Sidekick is the best device to post on FR with. When I went out on freeps, I would often post a brief after-action report from mine. Worked great.

The Sidekick has a full keyboard, which makes it easier to use than the Treo, and the display is larger than any of the other cellphone/PDAs.

Unfortunately, T-Mobile service is mediocre in most of the places I've been. If it's good in your part of the world, though, I highly recommend it.

D


36 posted on 08/20/2005 8:38:04 AM PDT by daviddennis (;)
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To: Pharmboy
Yeah. . .but for me a little jammer that looks like a cell phone to fool those close by.

Now THAT would make millions.
37 posted on 08/20/2005 8:39:22 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: Moonman62
I love my big fat day planner because I can put physical things (like receipts and cds) in it. I keep the boot disks to 2003 and Solaris 8 in mine. That way I can reinstall the operating system or recover the root password without wasting time hunting for disks.
38 posted on 08/20/2005 8:40:06 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Talking_Mouse

I now use a paper planner myself. The wirebound Franklin-Covey system. I used to be into handhelds but I like laptops. Apple makes a little ibook that's just right.


39 posted on 08/20/2005 8:44:00 AM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: Gunrunner2

See #29 above...Martin's all over it.


40 posted on 08/20/2005 8:45:29 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: cyborg
"The word 'yes' brings many troubles. The word 'no' leads nowhere"

My quote for the day from Franklin-Covey Leadership.
;-)
41 posted on 08/20/2005 8:48:11 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Talking_Mouse

LOL!


42 posted on 08/20/2005 8:49:03 AM PDT by cyborg (I'm having the best day ever.)
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To: Pharmboy

Yeah. . .saw that after I posted. . .now, if they can sell those for $40 bucks instead of $400 and up, I'd buy it.


43 posted on 08/20/2005 8:51:22 AM PDT by Gunrunner2
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To: wvobiwan

ping


44 posted on 08/20/2005 8:52:52 AM PDT by pax_et_bonum
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To: Milhous
My M130 died recently and I have been lost without it. I have order the T5 to replace it. I take it you like yours? How's the performance, apart from the keyboard issue?
45 posted on 08/20/2005 9:02:59 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: kerrywearsbotox

I don't have one yet, but I might ask for one for Christmas. ;o)


46 posted on 08/20/2005 9:09:35 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: kerrywearsbotox

I have a Dell Axim X50v and damm I can tell you I receive a heck of alot of spam.


47 posted on 08/20/2005 9:34:47 AM PDT by Petey139
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To: kerrywearsbotox
Electronic chains, these things are. Certainly makes it more convenient to stay in touch with work 24/7, but really, who wants to?!?
48 posted on 08/20/2005 9:35:09 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Reaganesque
I have order the T5 to replace it. I take it you like yours? How's the performance, apart from the keyboard issue?

The T5 best meets my principle criteria of a PDA optimized for taking field notes: maximal landscape display with a keyboard. It works great for me in this note taking role. OTOH, the T5 lacks cell phone and camera functionality. Its optional flimsy WiFi card extends about 1" out of the expansion slot and quickly depletes batteries while providing spotty WiFi access for up to about a dozen unobstructed feet at best.
49 posted on 08/20/2005 9:36:29 AM PDT by Milhous
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To: Milhous
I'm not particularly concerned about WiFi at this point so it sounds pretty good. Thanks!
50 posted on 08/20/2005 9:48:02 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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