The Apple Core: Treo 700p, still the best smartphone for Mac users

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Date: Friday, July 14th, 2006, 10:48
Category: The Apple Core

palmone-treo-700p-1.jpgBank in November 2005 I wrote about the Treo 650 from palmOne and how it’s the best smartphone for Mac users. Its successor, the Treo 700p, now inherits that crown.
The Palm OS is a much better smartphone solution for Mac users because the sync software is freely available from the manufacturer. The Windows Mobile 5-powered Treo 700w, on the other hand, requires third party sync software.
The Treo 700p from palmOne is a CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) phone that will work on Verizon and Sprint networks. I have been testing the new EV-DO smartphone for a couple of weeks and wanted to share my observations.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


the Microsoft Invincibility Myth

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Date: Friday, July 14th, 2006, 00:16
Category: Opinion

According to proponents of this myth, Microsoft’s expertise in building software platforms ensures that everything that Microsoft does will turn to gold. This supposed invincibility is used to prove how Microsoft will eventually dominate all new markets, from online music stores to the iPod, and how advances by Linux and Apple’s Mac OS X will never make any significant impact on PC desktops. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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Contributed by: Daniel Eran, RoughlyDrafted