Treo 650 Black Tie Giveaway

Treo 650 Black Tie EditionPalmInfocenter is giving away a brand new Palm Black Tie Treo 650 smartphone. The limited edition Black Tie Treo 650 was produced as a very limited run in honor of Palm's 10th anniversary. The model was offered for sale on and sold out in a week. Now PalmInfocenter readers have a chance to win one for free. Read on for the full details...

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Black Tie Treo 650 - in the boxThe contest will be open for one week. You must enter you story by July 17th 11:59 PM PDT. The winners will be announced the following week.

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How has your Palm saved my life?

eschosinsky @ 7/10/2006 6:08:20 PM # Q
Actually, Palm it's my life... that's because I turn my life around it...
Well, let's see... It keeps my up to date in my meetings; it wake me up every morning (I trust much more in my TX rater than my desk clock alarm) I spend I lot of time playing with the extensive variety of games and of curse I sync my mails to keep trace of my work... (even when I don't want or could)....

from my m515, through zire 72 (blue and silver edition), to my TX.... Palm saved my life from boring, from getting late to somewhere, from forget everthing....

E. Schosinsky E.

RE: How has your Palm saved my life?
slarti @ 7/12/2006 6:33:44 AM # Q
My treo has honestly changed my life but it's yet to save it.

Being able to IM and email anytime anywhere has got me out of some tricky situations.

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It hasn't saved my life yet...

purk_7 @ 7/10/2006 6:11:24 PM # Q
It hasn't saved my life yet...
But i can't wait to have one.
I can't renew my contract until April 2007, that's pretty long if you set your mind on a Treo. I used a Palm III ages ago, but then i hadn't much to remember. Now that changed, and i am running into the limits of a normal Samsung D500 phone.
Greetings from the Netherlands!

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One word, TuSSH

arctg @ 7/10/2006 6:23:02 PM # Q
Being able to login to servers from anywhere at anytime to monitor, restart and manage has saved my life MANY times.
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How has your Palm saved your life?

sebastian10 @ 7/10/2006 6:37:45 PM # Q
My Palm save my life because everytime I wake up the only thing I look for is my Palm!! I can forget everythig at home but not my Palm!
When I am lost is my way home (movimap), when I go to work is my wethear advisor (4cast), when I go to the toilet is my partner (dinomite), when I have sex itīs my teacher (palmasutra), when I am Blue it makes me happy!! How can I live without her!! She saves my life!!

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My third brain half

RogerW @ 7/10/2006 6:49:26 PM # Q
Well one can't live without a brain, right. And I've discovered that in addition to the right and left brain half I got a third half that continously saves my work and leisure life: The Palm Treo 600. It is there reminding me, keeping track of what I need to do, my plans and ...not to forget my wifes birthdays/anniversaries etc

Roger W
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My brain

ttteflon @ 7/10/2006 6:53:25 PM # Q
My simple Palm Z22 is my brain. My brain saves my life every day.

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It hasn't saved my life exactly, but...

tycho @ 7/10/2006 6:51:54 PM # Q
It does mean that I'm not tied to my desk for the entire work day. Phone calls & email are 80% of my job. My T|X and my Ericsson K750i mean that I can actually get out and about. I've jumped between Pocket PC, Symbian and Palm over the years and tried every IMAP email client there is, but Versamail wins hands down (and it came with the PDA!). I'm an ebook fan, and while it's not quite as easy on the eye as a Pocket PC with cleartype, iSilo sees heavy use.

Palm Vx, Toshiba e330, Nokia 6600, Dell Axim X30, O2 XDA Exec, Palm Tungsten T, Palm T|X

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My Treo 650 constantly saves my life!

flugel1 @ 7/10/2006 7:00:06 PM # Q
Not only has it saved my life, I KEEP my life in my Treo 650! Appointments, directions, professional contacts, email and more (not to mention the phone) have helped me numerous times not only in many emergencies, but as an invaluable tool in my everyday life. Not only that - it's great for passing time between emergencies!

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Life saver.

Draig @ 7/10/2006 7:01:01 PM # Q
Well there was this bullet....... Only kidding.

Use my Palm for everything meetings, finances, you name it. Battery died not long ago, i stared at the black screen for a while and tried not to panic. To cut a long story short got the battery replaced that day....What the hell did I do before i got my palm......

Saves my life everyday.

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How has my Palm saved my life?

pk_pk @ 7/10/2006 7:16:22 PM # Q
In so many ways...

1. From dying of boredom by giving me access to games, music and videos while waiting at the doctor or in line for countless events.

2. From dying of embarrassment by giving me quick access to people's name and information so I can talk knowledgably to them without having to 'fake it'

3. (Most importantly) From being killed by my wife for forgetting our anniversary.

Ken Carlson

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My Palm saved my life by saving my husband's

ReneeRoberts @ 7/10/2006 7:28:26 PM # Q
Back in 2001, when my husband suddenly developed complications related to his dialysis (a very nasty blood infection), I was at the emergency room with him, and we had the joys of dealing with a very green resident. He was doing his rotation in the E.R., and had minimal knowledge of the medical needs of dialysis patients. He wasn't able to reach a nephrologist at the time to decide on which antibiotic my husband could have. My husband needed to get treated very soon, as he was very ill, and getting worse. Well... out pops my PalmPilot Pro, with the 2MB IR board, and with Epocrates in memory. I found the meds he was considering, showed him the renal dosing guidelines, and he made his decision. He did run it by his attending physician, they started my husband on the correct antibiotic at the right dose, and admitted him to the ICU, where he remained for a few days.

(The nephrologist finally called back a few hours later, after my husband was in the ICU, confirming the resident's choice of antibiotic.)

My husband Rory was my life, my soulmate. He passed away in 2004, but in helping to save his life, my Palm handheld saved mine at the time.

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HOw did my palm save my life

bohrier @ 7/10/2006 7:44:37 PM # Q
In a lot of ways:
1) Helping me during my infectious diseases classes, so i could answer to the teacher's questions.

2) Helping me remember a job meeting i had completely forgot due to finals in college.

3) Making me go back home to get it. The moment i stopped to go back there was a big car crash right in front of me. o_O

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palms save lives

noservice2001 @ 7/10/2006 8:05:16 PM # Q
keeps all my datebook entries intact so i don't forget important annivarsary dates and when my homework is due, like huge projects...

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keeping me on time and in touch

wrongnumber @ 7/10/2006 8:24:42 PM # Q
Has kept me on time for important meetings and in touch with the office (lotus notes) for the past two years. Don't know how I could live without it!!

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Hey one of us has to do the thinking

ebrandwein @ 7/10/2006 8:30:14 PM # Q
As for saving my life, it has reminded me of my wedding anniversary without fail for years now. If I forgot that, I would be dead.

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Treo 650 Black Tie Giveaway

calvano @ 7/10/2006 8:34:19 PM # Q
Using my Treo for GPS Navigation saves my life every day!

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How was my palm saved my life?

lesedmond @ 7/10/2006 8:36:58 PM # Q
I was in a bad neighborhood in brooklyn, new york. I used my TomTom GPS navigation to get home. I was sooo happy I was a Treo owner that night.


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Chamseddin @ 7/10/2006 8:35:09 PM # Q
I am a medical doctor, and I use my Palm every day, I had a Tungsten T for the past 3 years and now I have a Treo 650,

I use my Palm for everything: Medical textbooks, Medications info. medical Calculators, Word and Excel documents, Music, Pictures etc..

during my training at the hopsital my palm was my best friend, I could check any medical issue in a heart beat.

and now I have a Treo 650 so my palm is my phone as well.

Thank you palm for making my life easier.

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Saved Life

punchcru @ 7/10/2006 8:50:22 PM # Q
The email access has had many include...My boss forgot a piece of information during a prsentation. Being able to email from the treo gave him the information that was missing including a reference.
Easy to become a hero...
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My Palm Treo has saved me while traveling ...

palmsource @ 7/10/2006 8:49:15 PM # Q
There have been many times in the last couple of years that my Treos have saved me - through countless weather related and other flight delays. I have been able to find and book alternate flights whilest avoiding the angry masses of other travelers at the special services counters.
The really key part is that I can find the alternate routing before it fills up with all of the others trying to do the same thing!
I wouldn't travel with any thing else.

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My Palm saved my life...

Braja @ 7/10/2006 8:55:13 PM # Q
I was driving along HWY 1 south of San Francisco - Devil's slide - and, being drunk, skidded off the road and found myself perched on the edge of the cliff. As I shifted my weight, I realized I was just too heavy by the slightest amount and I had to lose some weight and fast. So I took off my shoes and threw them off the cliff. Not good enough! I threw my CD collection out the window. No luck, still too heavy. My wallet went next. After that nearly everything that weighed anything went out the window. No luck. Finally I looked at my Palm. It was my Palm or my life! So I took my palm and tossed it into the sea, and this 7oz difference let my car balance back to the side of the freeway. I thanked my little buddy for sacrificing himself for my survival, and drove off, drunk, into the night. Of course I made this all up. Sure would be nice to win a Treo :)

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Let me count the ways....

Nicker @ 7/10/2006 9:29:15 PM # Q
There are many ways the Treo has saved my hide, but one case in particular comes to mind that shows why the Treo is not just a phone with email and internet access, but a true Smartphone.

I was out shopping for furntiture one evening when I was alerted via text message that I had a voice mail waiting on my work voice mail system in the support mailbox.

I quickly downloaded my email which included the vmail as an attached WAV file, which I am able to play on Pocket Tunes while taking down the pertinent information in a memo. Basically a user (who was very important to the project) was unable to access their account on the server.

I quickly accessed the spreadsheet which I had using Data Viz Sheet To Go to see if I had his current login information so I could help him login. Luckily he was on the current spreadsheet, but as usual I like to make sure I had the current info, so I browsed to the web application and tried to login using the information I had on hand. No luck. He had been in and reset his password recently, so my information was out of date.

I had to bring out the big guns and terminal to the windows server using Mobile TS and then access the SQL server to access the actual table containing his current password.

While in there I noticed a few delays in the way the server was responding, so after getting the data I needed, I rebooted the server on my way out.

I then proceeded to email the client and then call him to walk him through the login process using the correct data.

Now this would not seem like anything amazing if I was sitting at work, but keep in mind I was sitting on a couch with my wife at a furniture store. So, I thank the Treo, my wife thanks the Treo and the sales person at the furniture store thanks the Treo, oh yeah and the client who needed support thanks the Treo. I guess that is 4 lives for the price of one.

Now that is integration!

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onestar @ 7/10/2006 9:57:29 PM # Q
Is the Palm a life saver?

Well, it's never stopped a bullet or performed the Heimlich, it's never pushed someone out of the path of an oncoming bus or ran into a burning building to save orphans and kittens...

...but it has made life easier.

I've a TX. Using it at work helps me schedule the meeting I might have with my boss, so he doesn't kick my butt (so it's a lifesaver in that way).

Having the WiFi on our network really helps. I can use it to check out the online database to see where a system's supposed to be, ping it and see if it's online, use it's database and spreadsheets to keep track of where the equipment is.

I don't miss flights because of the calendar. I've got the important numbers right at my fingertips. And I can send a quick e-mail to my lady, letting me know I'm thinking about her.

Hmm...maybe that can be a lifesaver. ;)

One by one, the penguins are stealing my sanity.

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saved my life

jimmythemoose @ 7/10/2006 9:59:45 PM # Q
My Palm has saved my life, but the story is way too long and boring to tell.
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PenguinPowered @ 7/10/2006 10:18:25 PM # Q
how else was i going to keep all those coordinates, clues, and directions together than in my visor neo?

May You Live in Interesting Times

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my treo has saved me...

yulmbutler @ 7/10/2006 10:29:00 PM # Q
my treo saved me by insuring that i remember things noone else in my personal nor my business circles remembers--anniversaries, birthdays, meetings, phone numbers, directions...

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Palm Save my life.

dihuta @ 7/10/2006 10:39:56 PM # Q
Checking emails with GPRS connection on Treo saves my life every day!

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How has your Palm saved your life?

skennedy1217 @ 7/10/2006 10:50:25 PM # Q
I have many experiences similar to those that have been recounted already. My Palm has not only saved my life, it sustains my life. That's entire life is pretty much on my Palm. If I ever lost it I would die (or, on second thought...I might duplicate as a crafty fellow could use the info to steal my identity).

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My Palm Compliments my Life

+Kardboard+ @ 7/10/2006 10:50:58 PM # Q
From church to university and everywhere in between, I find a way that my T3 can help me out. I read feeds, I listen to music, I watch videos, I read my Bible on there. At school I use it with a keyboard to type notes. The Office files I keep on their are synced to my laptop so I always have important documents with me, especially with all the clubs and organizations I'm with.

It saves me paper and it saves me *time*, which saves my life from one of much stress and lack of preparedness!

PowerPlay Vs >> palmOne Zire 31 >> palm Tungsten|T3/palmOne Zire 72s

Oh PDAs, whatever shall I do without them?

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How has your Palm saved your life?

getwilliam @ 7/10/2006 10:49:52 PM # Q
My T3 has saved me time and time again from missing meetings and finding key people and their phone #'s. Been thru a Clie T35 and I still go back to my palm apps and calendar. Thank goodness for silent alarms...and the landscape screens of Kinoma movie trailers and days on end with Zuma!

T3 fits in my life...saved again (grin)

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My wife would have killed me !

rikster @ 7/10/2006 11:09:41 PM # Q
I thank my Palm T3 everytime it reminds me about my wife's birthday & our wedding anniversary.

If it wasn't for my little palm, I'd forget those important dates & my wife would not be too happy.

So, I suppose it hasn't really saved my life, but it's saved my marriage, which is just as important to me.

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How has your Palm saved your life?

dellis67 @ 7/10/2006 11:30:41 PM # Q
It's saved my life from clutter and confusion.

David L. Ellis

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How Palm Saved My Life

dbulante @ 7/10/2006 11:51:11 PM # Q
The ability to have all my contact information available for viewing and edits at all times is absolutely indispensable. I just need to search the contacts database and I'm good to go.

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Well let's see....

FabianMG @ 7/11/2006 12:25:56 AM # Q
I use it as my checkbook, my document reader for work purposes, digital camera, mp3 player, satellite radio. It's just my everything. I do not literally leave the house without it.

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Saving me from lumbar pain

fupis @ 7/11/2006 12:25:16 AM # Q
I go to college with my TX. Instead of carrying books, printed copies of disciplines and a lot of weight stuff I just carry my Palm TX full filed of PDF, DOC and XLS archives. I think my Palm is saving my life because it is preventing me to have lumbar pain in a near future.

Fupis, from Brazil
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How has Palm Changed My Life

alexis8049 @ 7/11/2006 12:36:04 AM # Q
I am not known to be the most organized person in the world, so when I started Grad school I decided to get a Palm PDA to help me keep track of all those important project deadlines. Needless to say, it saved me countless sleepless nights because I knew exactly when assignments were due because of this handy little gadget. Checking email, making phone calls and surfing the web when I was not near a computer was all too important to my budding e-bay business. I don't always get to respond to customers right away, so having this little gadget when I am on the road does wonders. Going away on trips out of state no longer requires me to travel with a laptop and have to go through the hassle with TSA. I simply take this little gadget and now I can list and follow my auctions while I am out of town. Fitting all the essential function into one gadget is certainly my kind of thing....goodbye computer, cell phone, planner...hello Treo!

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Saving my life? nah. Making it easier? bingo!

edeab220 @ 7/11/2006 12:41:17 AM # Q
It never actually *saved* my life, it just made it easier :-p. I'm in school, and my T|X is my notebook for three of my classes, while two of them I still use paper since it's hard (IMHO) to write formulas on the T|X w/o a higher-resolution screen lol. Also, in school, i've forgotten to do homework once in a while, so I would type it up, e-mail my homework to myself, the print it out on a regular computer.

Well thats it for now...maybe one day my T|X will learn CPR and save a life...but I haven't seen that yet.

Senior Editor, Webmaster, and host of podcast at

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Let Me Count the Ways...

Wollombi @ 7/11/2006 1:03:55 AM # Q
Let's see, my Palm has become a focal point of organization for me, providing the following:

- It keeps my budget via UltraSoft Money, keeping me from overspending or overdrawing my bank account.

- It provides me with spiritual focus and direction each day using Laridian's great MyBible program, along with some assorted devotional books in Daily Reader.

- It has helped to improve my mind by being able to read books wherever I am - many classics are available for free, other books for reasonable prices and/or discounts at Palm Digital Media.

- Voice memos have done each of the following for me:
- recorded musical ideas when they hit, as I could record the basic idea at that very moment.
- recorded critical conversations, so I could verify what was said at a later time, also proved my case in one particulary political situation at the place I was working at the time. Saved my bacon.

- Has kept me on time to countless meetings, and the occasional job interview.

- Has made me look outstading in my field, because I am always able to keep pertinent information at my fingertips, with the ability to quickly find/look it up.

- Has kept me organized on countless projects, assignments, etc. through use of the todo list and Shadow Plan (you rock Skeezix).

- Makes my home life much happier, because I am more organized and not always stressed out or worrying if I've forgotten something important.

So, my Palm hasn't kept my heart beating or anything, but it has made impacted my life by allowing it to be a life much more worth living.


There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.

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It hasn't

XmonkeyX @ 7/11/2006 1:33:35 AM # Q
It hasn't.

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