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Google Maps on the Good Old Palm OS

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering for my Palm Treo 650

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650.  The ease of use is still  just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the apps are great, really functional.  Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi, the camera is..well its dodgy as we know..it has no real JVM support although I appreciate you can get a JVM on it, but it takes so much effort and space, the end result is still not worth it...and then there are the applications that won't run that you come to rely on, such as Google Maps.  Wait, did I say Google Maps..now just hang on there, there *is*  a Google Maps client for the Palm..and it really rocks !

The applications is everything you expect, very responsive, and the UI with the translucent buttons is even kinda sexy - great job !  I think a retro smartphone may just be the new chic thing to have ? No ?  Well, currently I'm back on the Treo 650 again!

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Jim is CEO of Storage Made Easy. Jim is a regular blogger at SYS-CON.com since 2004, covering mobile, Grid, and Cloud Computing Topics.

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Tom Lenehan 03/10/07 09:15:27 AM EST

I love the Palm - I didn't know that Google Maps was available on the Palm - I downloaded it and it is great, just like Jim says - go Palm !!

Wireless News 03/07/07 07:11:56 PM EST

You know, despite all the modern Smartphones, and my new Treo 750v, I still always have a hankering to go back to my Palm Treo 650. The ease of use is still just fantastic compared to just about anything I've ever used...the apps are great, really functional. Yes, it has its problems, its not WiFi, the camera is..well its dodgy as we know