holy-moly pda!!!

in Future Apple Hardware edited January 2014
the longer apple waits, the farther away the competition gets...heres a new one Sony is working on: <a href="http://ascii24.com/news/i/topi/article/2002/02/06/633400-001.html?"; target="_blank">http://ascii24.com/news/i/topi/article/2002/02/06/633400-001.html?</a>;

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  • Reply 1 of 13
    orb24orb24 Posts: 41member
    what a great design!What do you think about the color screen? ooooaahhhh!

    I'd love to see an apple PDA. My only concern is that modular add ons would never be a concern for them (for allot a people for that matter) I've had my visorhpone for about eight month's and it's the coolest thing ever (the whole visor unit.) I've actually stopped carrying my laptop around do much.

    I've even begun designing one of my own with another engineer and software designer. Visor has a huge advantage for certain people's needs in my opinion. Problem is the market reallydoes pay allot of attention to those sorts of gagets. just niche gageteers.

    Point is I'm sorry to that that unless Apple did something decidedly Un-Apple and actually made a really good gadget It's not something I'd buy. Do you really think apple would make something as cool as the Sony you showed off. Doubtfull.For instance take the ipod it has firewire and that's great, but why not add some 1/8" inputs add a firmware update and you can also be recording certainly in 16bit possibly 24, Add a larger hard drive option and you have a tapless, portable dat/mp3player with more than enough space for allot of work.

    Maybe I can justify it if I buy one for my girlfriend and play with it when she's not around Cuz it would pin the coolfactometer to the roof..
  • Reply 2 of 13
    haraldharald Posts: 2,152member
    Spypics of a new Siemens device:

    <a href="http://www.infosync.no/show.php?id=497"; target="_blank">http://www.infosync.no/show.php?id=497</a>;

    *This* slick sucker runs a shit OS.

    It's PocketPC and it stinks of cess.

    It's also a mobile with GPRS ...
  • Reply 3 of 13
    gordygordy Posts: 979member
    The Sony is an ergonomic nightmare, imagine trying to use it one-handed. The Siemens' looks pretty cool, but it seems likda big, though. The <a href="http://www.handspring.com/products/treo/index.jhtml?sub_nav_section=Overview&prod_cat_name =Treo" target="_blank">Handspring Treo</a> and the <a href="http://www.sonystyle.com/micros/clie/models/615.html"; target="_blank">Sony Clie 615c</a> are still tops in my book.

    [ 02-07-2002: Message edited by: gordy ]</p>
  • Reply 4 of 13
    That Siemens looks like its buttons are set for Playstation mode.

    It does look big, but it IS supposed to be a handheld computer and that will be the future whether Apple goes there or not.

    Apple doesn't really prototype anything in public, so maybe they are letting everyone else develop hardware ideas, while it waits to pounce with FW and its software when the time is right.
  • Reply 5 of 13
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    Oh, BTW, on the Sony prototype -- that dark bit on the center hinge section?

    A camera. :eek:

    Be afraid!

    My vote for the slickest PDA: the <a href="http://www.bitecomm.co.uk/O2xda/images.html"; target="_blank">O2 "xda"</a>

    Unfortunately it runs a Microsoft OS. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />


    [ 02-11-2002: Message edited by: sCreeD ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 13
    gordy&gt; when was the last time you were able to use your handheld with "one-hand"?....

    I for one, am not able to have my m505 magically levitate while using the stylus with my right-hand.

    [may the force be with you?]
  • Reply 7 of 13
    I use my Sony Clie one-handed all the time. That's what the jog-dial (and back button) are for, silly.
  • Reply 8 of 13
    Mithras&gt; iVe heard that "jog-dial" response before...but how do you use your Stylus?
  • Reply 9 of 13
    gordygordy Posts: 979member
    Actually, I can use my Palm and look up numbers while holding my phone in the other hand easily. I have big hands, I guess.

    Won't matter much more, that Treo 180 has my name on it.
  • Reply 10 of 13
    Treo looks great, but i donT think they can get it to run here in japan
  • Reply 11 of 13
    Wow. I sure would like one of those.
  • Reply 12 of 13
    screedscreed Posts: 1,077member
    [quote]Originally posted by fireants22:

    <strong>Treo looks great, but i donT think they can get it to run here in japan </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Actually, <a href="http://www.handspring.com/products/treo/faq.jhtml?sub_nav_section=FAQs&prod_cat_name=Treo"; target="_blank">from the Handspring Treo FAQ</a>:

    [quote]Q.Is there a Treo communicator product for Europe or Asia?

    A. We are offering a 900/1900 MHz version of the Treo communicator for use in the US, Europe and Asia and a 900/1800 MHz version exclusively for Europe and Asia.


  • Reply 13 of 13
    screed&gt; "asia" never includes japan...it has to specifically say "asian and japan"...anyways, i believe japan runs 800mhz...
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