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  • Part 2: Not many reasons left to stay with Palm Garnet OS

    Posted on December 16th, 2007 Shawn No comments

    I’ve been slow to posting my Palm editorials and handheld news lately, but here’s something to talk about for a bit. Remember my original posting on this topic ( from April 2007? Well, I have to say that the Treo 700p will be the last Palm Garnet OS product that I ever buy. I’ve put a stake in the ground and can say that it is just too outdated for the stuff I want to do.

    Now, there aren’t many better OS options for what I want to do, but as of right now Windows Mobile 6 is going to take my money the next time around. Let’s see, what do I need on my next device: Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), 3G, WiFi, 320×320 resolution (or better), expandable memory, qwerty keyboard.

    That said, the iPhone is out (no keyboard, no 3G, no A2Dp). Nearly every other device is out because lack of WiFi support. To my knowledge, the only OS’s that support A2DP (with or without 3rd party support) is Palm Garnet and Windows Mobile.

    I still love the Treo form factor, and even like the Centro. But, I won’t spend another dime on a device that doesn’t have WiFi and that needs tons of 3rd party apps to make it look like it’s a product from the 21st century.

    So, as of now there is only one device that meets my criteria (HTC Kaiser [aka AT&T Tilt]) and one rumored (Treo 800w) to meet it.

    So, I’m now out of contract and not in a rush to get back into a contract. But, as is looks, the 755p and the Centro are really just a waste of my money at this point, and it’s time to join the masses of Palm OS exodus’.

    I’ll miss you Palm OS…you are going to lose. Palm OS II is now rumored to be available in 2009. I won’t be waiting that long, and will likely have jumped ship way before you ever arrive. Palm, who are you going to sell this new OS too?

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