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palmOne today announced that the Treo 650 smartphone is available on the Telstra Mobile GSM network in Australia.
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errr.....

hawkspy @ 5/9/2005 5:47:36 PM # Q
...sorry to say the Treo 650 has actuslly been here for at least the past 3 months. Telstra, as usual....is well behind the 8-ball.....


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ardiri @ 5/10/2005 7:51:21 AM # Q
> Treo 650 has actuslly been here for at least the past 3 months

and i was using my Treo 650 down there in november *g* most stores i visited didn't even know what a Treo phone was; which shows how far behind they are. but, they are further ahead than the american market; the nokia 6110 phones were stopped being used in scandinavia in the 1990's :)

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hawkspy @ 5/11/2005 7:20:37 AM # Q
sorry...I should have explained that in child-like simplicity for our north american viewers. Treo 650 has been available in Australia for at least 3 months.

As to being behind the times...
- most mobile phone users per capita apart from Finland
- one of the first countries to have a fully operational 3G (high-speed digital incl video phone) network (for the past 2 years. Our second and third networks will be operational this year.
- One of the best GSM digital coverages in the world (we got rid of analogue years ago)...
- One of the highest technology uptake rates in the world - hence most new technologies are infact tested in Australia and New zealand to estimate the generalisability to larger populations of similar economic background

etc

etc


surely september 11 has taught even the most inward-looking of americans that the world is bigger than their own national boundaries...



Where do We Go Nowwwwwww?!

- Sir Axl de Rose, 1986

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Roobuls @ 5/11/2005 8:34:05 AM # Q
What would be really good news would be if Telstra Australia announced that the Treo 650 'CDMA' version were available on the Telstra Mobile network.
Most of Australia is covered by CDMA and only the cities and larger towns have GSM.
What a great companion a CDMA Treo 650 would be when trekking across the outback with my kangaroo-hoping 4wd and with my crocodile skin hat.
Why can't Telstra bring it in ?

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justauser @ 5/11/2005 8:57:04 AM # Q
Treo 650s were in Harvey Norman (one of the biggest retail chains for technology in Australia) in December. In fact, since the m505, Australia has rarely lagged far behind US releases of Palm products.

As for behind the times... I'll say one word - "METRIC". Ye olde yards, inches and fuzzwuzzles went out decades ago in Australia. Get with the program Uncle Sam.

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ardiri @ 5/11/2005 12:52:07 PM # Q
    surely september 11 has taught even the most inward-looking of americans that the world is bigger than their own national boundaries...

news flash.

i dont know where you thought i was american; in fact - i'm an australian living in europe (i left australia because it was SOOOO far behind in technology) - to live it up in luxiry where technology thrives in Sweden. AU is, in many ways much more advanced than the USA.

but, please. dont compare AU to europe; you lose the biggest battle possible there. i visit australia yearly (family visits), and - its always stepping back 1-2 years technology wise. why are bluetooth, wifi items to expensive? the phones are pre-dated. the only true advancements in AU is medical research.

if your looking for mobile phone usage stats, look up finland, sweden, italy. i personally own 8 mobile phones - and, thats with 3 active SIM cards. most people in sweden have at least two, one personal, one business. i even have cell phone numbers in the UK - since i travel there so often.

palmone has been speedy lately about releasing products world-wide; but, check out the prices.. over $1000 AU for a phone - i dont know many aussies that are willing to pay that much for a phone.

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lostinsydney @ 5/12/2005 6:35:54 AM # Q
hello?

We only need one phone - a smartphone - Treo 650!

BTW where do you keep 8 mobile phones? :)

Treo 650 - $895 with a bonus bluetooth headset.
http://www.ow.com.au/shop/product_info.php/products_id/31


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svrontis @ 5/12/2005 8:00:37 AM # Q
> i dont know many aussies that are willing to pay that much for a phone

Actually, one of my partners has bought a Treo 650 (after he had a little 'accident' with his XDA II).

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hawkspy @ 5/12/2005 9:52:00 AM # Q
8 mobile phones?? keep taking the lithium. you only have 2 ears.

Where do We Go Nowwwwwww?!

- Sir Axl de Rose, 1986

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ardiri @ 5/12/2005 2:06:49 PM # Q
> 8 mobile phones?? keep taking the lithium. you only have 2 ears.

mm.. i think i have more than 8. *g*

Treo 600,
Treo 650,
Sony Ericsson T66,
Sony Ericsson T66, (yes, i have two)
Sony Ericsson T600,
Sony Ericsson P800,
Nokia 3650
Orange SPV (original)
Neonode N1

i also have some dead phones :) but, there are more dead than alive. :)

of course; i dont use them *all* at the same time. i actually use my Treo 600 and Treo 650 devices. if i need to have a small phone, i use the T66's :) they work very well. you can check all these phones out at the following url:

http://www.esato.com/phones/index.php

but, i dont think they have the treo's listed there.. pity :)


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