RE: Rimm Job?

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From: Damien Morton (
Date: Fri Jun 23 2000 - 10:15:48 PDT

Right, so you have the phone/PDA, which is something you wear on your belt
or in a jacket pocket, and to answer the phone or to dial you have some kind
of bluetoothy thing with voice recognition for dialing. On the other hand,
a cable of some kind linking the two things would prevent them getting lost
and/or separated. Of course you could have a GPS unit in both of them so
that they always know where the other part is.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve Dossick []
> Sent: Friday, June 23, 2000 12:47 PM
> To: Damien Morton
> Cc: Ian Andrew Bell; Tom Whore; Linda;;
> Subject: Re: Rimm Job?
> Damien Morton wrote:
> >
> > Of course, itd be nice if it doubled up as a cellphone as well.
> Carrying a
> > cellphone and a PDA at the same time kinda irks me. If I could
> carry only
> > one, I would be a happy man. Wonder why its taking so long for
> someone to
> > come out with a decent cellphone/PDA combo.
> I think the problem is that when people think of cellphone/pda combos,
> they start thinking of form factor. Look at the Qualcomm PDQ -- Palm
> III built in, nice integration with phone stuff, etc. Problem is, it's
> a 1980's sized device because they tried to make it fit into a
> "standard" phone form factor.
> Give me a Palm V (or a RIM 957) with a headphone jack and some speed
> dial buttons and I'd be happy.
> -s
> --
> Steve Dossick
> Founder and Chief Architect
> iPal
> 310-578-8331 (voice)
> 310-578-8336 (fax)

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