So far Pre does not run Palm OS or Windows Mobile applications so it's a platform change regardless of whether or not it's a vendor or carrier change. I say so far as I expect either Palm or a 3rd party to provide a Palm OS emulator within the first few months of Pre's prelease.

Verizon is notorious for being slow to support new/groundbreaking phones with the only recent exception being the Blackberry.

Personally I've been on Sprint for several years and have no problems with them as a carrier. I'm also a long-time Palm OS/Treo user and have built a suite of applications to help with productivity and entertainment. Pre looks like the logical next step but I will be saddened to leave Palm OS and my application suite behind.

My current Treo is almost three years old & is showing signs of age/usage so I do want to upgrade. I will have to compare Pre to the rest of the Smartphone market when the time comes to upgrade. Our corporate standard is Blackberry on AT&T and I'm not thrilled by either. But anything that does Activesync will work and that includes Pre.

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-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Don
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:55 PM
To: 'PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users'
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Windows 7



So then the question stands, which technology do you use and standardize on
or do you buy a new vendor each time the new model comes out? The argument
with Verizon/Palm is that people should be able to upgrade their existing
handsets...from treo to Pre or whatever...not have to switch from palm to
blackberry to .....

BTW, W-7 comes with it's own antivirus. M$ says "hey, it comes with it" to
which I replied, "It shouldn't have to have it if it were solidly built!"

Oh well, I guess I've been spoiled with not having to need a antivirus on
iSeries...too bad IBM is letting it decline...



-----Original Message-----
From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Bob Crothers
Sent: Sunday, January 11, 2009 12:46 PM
To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users
Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Windows 7

they sure need to do something. love my treo, but my iTouch
rocks....perhaps the new blackberry touch might be the way to go.

Bob

On 1/11/09, Douglas Handy <dhandy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Bob,

Have they actualy shown you a Palm Pre? From what I've read, it sounds
pretty good. Hope Verizon gets it soon.


It is starting exclusive to Sprint in the states. I hear there is a GSM
version for foreign markets, but I haven't heard any rumors about how long
Sprint's exclusive deal lasts. But from what I hear, I don't even know if
Sprint can ship the phone ahead of June. :(

And I have not heard any firm rumors on pricing either. Too early to tell
if this will have significant market impact.

Doug
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