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I used a Palm III for years, convinced that it would somehow sort my life out for me, do wonders for my career, make me an international playboy, etc. Sadly, it got used for nothing more than storing shopping lists and phone numbers that I would constantly forget
I won't lie, I totally forgot about the Centro when I wrote this lol. It was tough trying to figure out which stuff to include and exclude from the article. Ironically, I was considering buying the Centro as my first smartphone before the Pre came out.Kinda surprised the Centro isn't mentioned specifically. It was the most popular Palm phone and could match a Blackberry on sheer usability. Its biggest issue was being too small. Man, how I miss the days when devices were made to be serve the user rather than the other way around.
Nothing like criticism 4 months after the article is posted....Did the author bother to proofread his article? Obviously not, otherwise he wouldn't have written "would get acquired" and "spinned off". Palm licensed their OS to other parties too, including Sony, whose devices were utterly gorgeous in comparison to contemporary Palms. I do wish Palm had managed to bring OS6 'Cobalt' to fruition.
You can synch your iPhone to iTunes without internet... just can’t synch to the cloud (duh) or update your OS without it...The thing is, PalmOS had a feature that we STILL don't have with Android and Apple's iOS; the ability to sync ***locally*** without having to depend on some internet service as an intermediary. And this dependence on the snoops at Google, Microsoft, Apple, etc also means that local PDA applications on your computer have ALSO withered away.
We need to return to the ability to keep your data LOCAL-only, but we know the likes of Google will do anything legal and illegal to make sure that doesn't happen.