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America Online has announced that three new Palm apps are now ready for beta testing. The first is AOL 3.0 for Palm OS, which introduces the ability to HotSync AOL e-mail to a Palm without a modem. It also adds the ability to use an AOL connection to run other Internet applications and allows a user to sign on over another ISP connection.
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For mac or windows?

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 7:17:49 PM #
Is the conduit that syncs between AOL and the Palm for mac or windows?

RE: For mac or windows?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 12:02:37 AM #
I hope they will have a cross platform conduit.
And I hope its' free. AOL/Netscape is too unreliable to pay money for.

RE: For mac or windows?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 7:31:17 PM #
I downloaded to my G3 and the install went perfect. So far, so good. Access to mail and most of the stuff on my personalized page.

But still no ability in the email area to select individual characters.


Gepeto @ 6/5/2001 9:27:41 PM #
Now imagine if AOL had their own a very good price (they can afford it) for their users... they could take almost all the too-newbie-to-have-a-Palm market... bad.

RE: Spooky
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 10:02:58 PM #
They do, they have that blackberry nock off, but it only does aim functions from what i understand. Can't understand why they limited it to just that.

RE: Spooky
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 11:50:47 PM #
Why would that be so bad? Let them sell a rebranded m100 at a cheap price. That would help the Palm economy across the board - more units moved for Palm and a bigger market for Palm developers to sell to.

Personally, I wouldn't have a need for it, but if it gets more Palms into more hands, I'm happy.

AOL + anything = Bad

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 10:24:51 PM #
I worked on the network for my company and I have NEVER seen any routine task mess up network configurations as much as an AOL installation will. Lets just hope that AOL for palm doesn't take over all the connections or so...

RE: AOL + anything = Bad
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/5/2001 11:58:57 PM #
have to aggree with you there. AOL aquired netscape and killed it. They made a good browser as slow and unreliable as their service. Now they want to do the same to palm.

RE: AOL + anything = Bad
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 9:39:38 AM #
AOL needs to go away all u people who use AOL need to find a real ISP.


I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 7:55:26 AM #
I would have to say a AOL palm device would be great!

If AOL made a special deal where any AOL member could get a m100 cheap that would help move product in a hurry.

Also imagine if you could get a m505 for free with a 5 year contract or something like that. That would be awesome, and i would be you would move the m505 like crazy.

I see some real potential in a AOL-Palm relationship. Think what could be done with the wireless capability of the Palm VII and the content and services of AOL. I am supprised with all the buy-out rummors going around AOL isn't someplace on the top of the list.

RE: AOL-Palm
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 9:37:09 AM #
AOL-PALM Palm would never sell out to AOL.


Down with AOL!!

Web Clipping IM?

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 10:53:23 AM #
I'm a new Palm VIIx owner and thought I saw an AIM web clipping app out there before they switched to the full blown AIM for Palm app? Is my memory deceiving me or is there such a PQA out there, or any other alternative? I thought I would be able to use AIM on my VIIx, and unfortunately I can't. :(

Thanks mucho!

RE: Web Clipping IM?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 7:33:34 PM #
I believe that app is for Palm users that have modems. Nothing (yet) for the VIIx.

AOL this, AOL that

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/6/2001 11:10:10 AM #
Ok, this is starting to bug me.

By the quality of some of the comments I have seen on this subject, some of the readers on this board are very limited in their perspective.

AOL is not for everybody.
Just because AOL is not for you, does not automatically make it "EVIL" or "SUCK".
Just becuase you do not use AOL, does not make every body who does use it a "LAMER".

(I know Palm users who use AOL and would love to have the beta apps talked about in this article...Good for AOL and good for Palm!)



PreacherMain @ 6/6/2001 12:11:33 PM #
Why in the world would anyone use AOL??? It is, without a doubt, the worst way to go on-line!

Web Clipper

jasontromm @ 6/6/2001 10:44:17 PM #
On the AOL Anywhere Beta site, it lists the Palm OS requirements.
One of the things it lists is a Web Clipper application. It says it's
part of the Mobile Internet Kit and it's needed for viewing My AOL
content. Where do I get this Web Clipper application? I can't find
any links to it in the AOL PDA forum, help!

RE: Web Clipper
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/7/2001 4:38:16 AM #
You can buy it for $40 from Palm but AOL has just posted that they are working on their own clipper. It could be a wait, look how long this took.


Cam Scott @ 6/7/2001 11:19:06 AM #
I suppose we can look forward to a new invasion of AOL-related trash littering our mail.

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I.M. Anonymous @ 6/7/2001 8:18:42 PM #
I need to use this on my Mac come on! People have to respect Macs and start developing for them too! Damn!


David @ 6/7/2001 8:32:51 PM #
With Compuserve being a step-sister to AOL, I never see the
availability of apps. as in AOL. Is anyone aware if these apps. will be
available on Compuserve? Are'nt the email formats the same?

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I.M. Anonymous @ 6/8/2001 8:49:35 PM #
Have to agree. AOL is fodder for pinheads. What a shame if this is the only way for Palm to keep competitive.
RE: [ No Subject ]
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/9/2001 5:27:21 PM #
What do you mean by Palm staying competative. AOL having an app to be used on a Palm has nothing to do with Palm staying competative. And If you think you can't do everything on AOL that you can do with any other ISP, better look into it a bit more. I can sign on to AOL and access the internet using Opera or IE or Netscape, or mIRC. I can work on web pages, or do what I want to do. AOL is just an ISP I can use to access the internet and my daughter can use to safely get online.



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