[kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Solved

John Kerr jkerr0102 at rogers.com
Thu Feb 17 12:58:39 EST 2011


Hi everyone

First thanks to everyone who replied. We have purchased a new phone at Rogers that will do what we need for the time being.

The new phone is a Samsung Corby Pro and I don't believe what we got for $30.00.
The surprise is that it has wifi, FM Radio, web browser and a whole bunch of dudas too much to list here. Amazing consider what we paid for a Palm PDA (twice).

It is also set up to link with Microsoft exchange server. Not too happy about that, but I hope that there will be some FOSS alternatives to this situation. I just hope that the phone is not rigged to only read a secret signal from MES. But because it has wifi and free wifi is everywhere these days, Mary can have some sort of calendar, contact list functions.

The phone did link to Rogers Yahoo mail.

Cheers

John
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John Eddie Kerr | Guelph, Ontario 
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--- On Wed, 2/16/11, unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:

From: unsolicited at swiz.ca <unsolicited at swiz.ca>
Subject: Re: [kwlug-disc] Palm replacement? Android pad?
To: "KWLUG discussion" <kwlug-disc at kwlug.org>
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 3:49 AM

On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:59:26 -0500, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com>
wrote:
> With an Android device, your contacts and Calendars are synched
> automatically,
> over WiFi.

Sync's to what? Google?

John - what apps does she use on the Palm?

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