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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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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 it´s 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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How has your Palm saved your life?

th3_plague @ 7/11/2006 1:39:30 AM # Q
It's my second brain. Without it I would forget things like anniversaries. Then my wife would make sure I was dead. Therefore, the Palm saves my life.

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How has Palm saved my life?

znosko @ 7/11/2006 1:41:18 AM # Q
It's not MY life that gets saved -- its others' lives (well, liberties, anyway). My LifeDrive (yes, LifeDrive) is an invaluable aid in organizing my work life as a public defender. It and the equally important Documents To Go 8 replace my case file cabinet with a little box I can slip in my pocket. I can call up case information of any kind at any time anywhere --I can read discovery comfortably, read and respond to email, write and file motions and other court documents electronically and wirelessly. Outstanding!


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school saves

architect @ 7/11/2006 2:04:00 AM # Q
I had an exam one morning, and all the computers on campus were either being used or not functioning. I was able to connect my T3 to the web via bluetooth to find out the location of my exam - thus allowing me to do well and get into university. Otherwise my parents would have killed me. So, in effect, the T3 saved my life.
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robitaille88 @ 7/11/2006 2:05:19 AM # Q
One time, while downtown with some friends, we got lost. However, luckily enough, I had saved the bus routes to an AvantGo custom channel and we managed to get back to our homes via only 1 bus.

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'How has your Palm saved your life?'

nakolo @ 7/11/2006 2:17:08 AM # Q
Since January of this year, I have meticulously tracked both calories consumed and physical activity calories with the BalanceLog application for HealtheTech (now out of business). Since then, I have lost 154 pounds, reduced or eliminated medicines for co-morbidities, and added years to my life.

Thanks Palm!

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SFJeep @ 7/11/2006 3:16:34 AM # Q
With my GSM Treo I can keep in touch when traveling outside the US. I can use the GPRS data connection to keep up with email and browse the web. Still waiting for the Palm OS GSM 700! I have an English/Spanish dictionary, ebooks, games, a star chart, and many other useful tools to keep me connected when I'm on the go.

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Just maybe it did...

freakout @ 7/11/2006 4:17:37 AM # Q
The day after I first got my Treo 270, I had to pull over to take a phone call. When I got back on the road, I found that only 2 minutes further up that the 4WD (or SUV, yankees) I was driving behind had rear-ended another 4WD, causing the two suckers who were behind him to pile up as well.

Had I ignored the call and kept driving, my car would have looked like a nice little tinfoil sandwich.

So, if you consider "saved my life" to mean "saved me lots of bucks in smash repairs or a new car", then sure, it saved my life!

I apologise for any and all emoticons that appear in my posts. You may shoot them on sight.
Treo 270 ---> Treo 650

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My Palm saved my life

Kward @ 7/11/2006 4:38:28 AM # Q
5 years ago, while on a vacation, my Palm saved my life as my Travel Agent made an error and stranded my wife and myself in Venice Italy. When we realized her mistake we were able to contact her as we had all of her contact info in my Palm which I had brought with us (along with a 9 volt battery backup device).

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Palm keeps things going

genoahaus @ 7/11/2006 4:35:42 AM # Q
I'm not certain I can say that my Palm PDA has saved my life, but it definitely helps a lot.

On it I keep a list of medicines I'm allergic to.

I keep notes on my symptoms and what I want to ask my doctor.

It's helped numerous times, so I don't have to make a special trip back to the office. Telnet(really ssh) to office machines to do SysAdmin duties. At a banquet my wife looked over and said what are you doing. :-)

I keeps me from missing important appointments. So my wife does not kill me. :-)

It reminds me when to get anniversary gift, again so I don't suffer at home.

I'm certain it's helped me more than this, but it's late and my brain is tired so I cannot think of more...

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Palm and me

ils @ 7/11/2006 5:06:52 AM # Q
My Palm is there to help me every minute of my life. It wakes me up in the morning, offers books and music for me not to be bored during the day, entertains me and my wife with movies and games in the evening. My friends never worry I might forget about their birthdays or meetings, mobile Internet always keeps me online.

Nothing else matters
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Palm has saved my life...

cheys03 @ 7/11/2006 6:06:36 AM # Q
On many occasions!
Think of all those birthdays, anniversaries I would have fogotton without it!
Thankyou Palm, you've saved my life

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pssh and chatter

nybble @ 7/11/2006 6:13:22 AM # Q
these two apps keep me connected to my clients and servers everywhere, this has saved my hide more than a few times!
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How my Palm has saved my life

TripleG @ 7/11/2006 6:54:05 AM # Q
I have used a palm for 10 years now dating back to my first Palm Pilot 5000. I have always used it to keep track of my schedule as well as all of my contacts. Without this ability, I would not have been able to easlily access my contacts' information which would not have allowed me to preform my job as a sales and application engineer. I have had as many as 4500 contact in my palm, which made it very easy to keep track of each contact and their sales information.

Without my palm I would not have been as successful in my career.

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lev_ko @ 7/11/2006 7:00:03 AM # Q
My good old Tungsten T3 (+PowerToGo +ultra-thin keyboard) allows me to take notes at the university, listen to MP3 audio lectures when I have to wait for something, watch TV episodes on a QVGA screen when falling asleep in bed, and most importantly, implement the GTD system.

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How my Palm saved my life

Grat @ 7/11/2006 7:56:09 AM # Q
For some unknown reason, I have these episodes of lost short term memory. No wonder with e-mail, voice-mail, phones, pagers, to-do's, planners, meetings, projects, deadlines..............

Where does my palm fit in..... #1 - I can now "remember" anniversary, special dates, birthdays, to-do's, password afer password after password after password....... meetings, special dates, etc. etc., etc..... all in teh "Palm" of my hand.

To be honest, I don;t know how I'd live without it. My wife agrees 100%.

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hsu @ 7/11/2006 8:34:24 AM # Q
I can't keep track of my 4000 todo tasks w/o my Palm.
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How it saved my life

wringles @ 7/11/2006 8:21:22 AM # Q
Life in Brazil is horribly violent, and my old Palm III once deflected a bullet shot in my direction. Well, it was in my hip pocket, so the wound probably wouldn't have been life-threatening, but...

Nah, that never happened. Though it does remind me of my girlfriend's birthday, so you might say it saves my life every year.

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Handspring Visor to the rescue

cervezas @ 7/11/2006 8:23:18 AM # Q
My Tungsten T3 is amazing because its TFT screen always whines loudly when it senses impending danger. ;-) But it's my old Handspring Visor Platinum that's got me out of the worst scrapes.

On my way to the office one morning back in 2001 my car was hit on the driver side by another vehicle running a red light at high speed. It was probably the car I was driving that most literally saved my life by distributing the force of the oncoming car through the frame and keeping it from crushing me in my seat. I was mostly uninjured as a result. But the other valiant machine in this story was the Visor, which was sitting on the passenger seat at the time of the collision. After the emergency crews arrived and the vehicles were pulled apart we found the Visor in a pool of oil and antifreeze underneath the impact zone. It had apparently flown through the air in front of my face during the impact, passed through the shattered driver's-side window, landed on the hood of the other vehicle and then fallen to the street.

The Visor was banged up, but intact--even the screen was unbroken. The only real sign of damage was that the antenna on the attached Visorphone module was broken off. My laptop, still in a case in the back seat, hadn't fared so well and would not boot. But the aerobatic Visor turned on and I still had wireless reception to call my wife. While I waited for the police to finish taking information from the occupants of the other car and a witness on the street I VPNed into the office network, browsed to a design document I had been working on the previous night and sent it as an email attachment to a team member who wasn't so fortunate to have VPN access at the time.

It was a long time before I could convince myself to buy a replacement for that old Visor, and I still pull it out, sync up, and use it from time to time out of nostalgia. It has a beautiful gold anodized aircraft aluminum enclosure now, milled by Dave Design to replace the scratched up plastic one, and it's still the most beautiful looking--and reliable--PDA I own.

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
Software Everywhere blog

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I lost 25 lbs wth help of Treo

craigdts @ 7/11/2006 8:59:27 AM # Q
I lost 25 lbs using my Treo loaded with Diet & Exercise Assistance software. Saved me from having to take high blood pressure medication. A life saver for me.
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How has your Palm saved your life?

wannitnow @ 7/11/2006 9:07:12 AM # Q
My Palm saved my life because it has become my life! I have come to rely on it completely. I spend more time with it than any single thing in my life. It wakes me up; schedules my work; connects me to my family, friends and clients; reminds me of important dates and to-dos; I read books and play games with it; it connects to the web so I have info in the palm of my hand anytime and anywhere; I take photo and watch home-vids of my kids... the list is endless... I LOVE MY PALM!

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Sometimes, it's better to lie...

JanJ&K @ 7/11/2006 9:30:22 AM # Q
... but that's not neccessary when my palm remebers me of all the important, deadly to forget events, : wifes anniversary, wedding anniversary
and after all, if my palm didn't save my life, it save lots of trees!

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How has Palm saved my life?

scouter075 @ 7/11/2006 9:54:33 AM # Q
That's easy,,,,,
My Palm, around since my 1st Pilot over 10 years ago, has been my:
Gaming device
Address Book
Music Player
Exercise Log
Calorie Counter
Mileage tracker
Expense tracker
Car repair minder
Lottery number tracker
Map reader
Email reader
Web view
I can't imagine what I would do without it.

Dennis G. Esler
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Treo 650 Black Tie Giveaway

BGAMOH @ 7/11/2006 10:00:18 AM # Q
Palm has saved my life every day since 1999. Since my IIIx to my T3, It's been the other half of my brain. And in my job working for the Mayor of New York, it's critical! Thanks, Palm!
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How has Palm saved my life?

ross_winn @ 7/11/2006 9:54:55 AM # Q
How hasn't it? After carrying a Newton 130 the amazing Palm Vx saved many of my belts deformed by the heavy holster. Not only did my addresses and notes move over flawlessly, I could hold it for hours without strain. When I got upgraded to my m500 two years later I added the ability to outline and compose to the other uses I had become so dependent on. There were silly things like games and books, and serious things like all of my myriad planners and notes. My family's insurance and health information, prescriptions, dosages and schedules. My company itinerary, codes, and schedules. When I upgraded to my Tungsten T I added family photos, music, and movies. Now I even use it to browse the web with my bluetooth phone, check email, and more. So I'd like to upgrade to the Black Tie 650.

As far as I am concerned Palm is simply the only choice.

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Life of Palm

nyx @ 7/11/2006 10:18:42 AM # Q
Well lets see, the HandSpring Deluxe got me through grad school, the sony clie replaced it to make my life much more enjoyable, and while my current Treo 600 doesn't want to cooperate with my phone service forcing me to still carry two devices, it once again has my life in the palm of my hand (my old clie fell to its death). But a workin 650, what a joy that would be.
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My T|T took a bullet for me!

Bearly @ 7/11/2006 10:19:04 AM # Q
Well, almost. It got all the booring choirs in my home and at work. How would I remenber all the hollidays when I don't have to go to work? How would I find all my notes (written in ThoughtManager on the UltraThin kbd)? How would I survive all those booring meetings without some games masqurading as note taking?

Plainly, My Palm (III, Vx and currently T|T) has saved my business life at many ocations!

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life saver

817 @ 7/11/2006 10:33:51 AM # Q
If it were not for my Treo I would not be able to keep up with all of my meetings, stay on task, or be able to say in contact with my customers. Having all of my customer’s information with me at all times has been a life saver.
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How has your Palm saved your life?

GlenL @ 7/11/2006 10:43:22 AM # Q
around 3 years ago, when I was using my Palm Tungsten T.. We were reading William Shakespeare novels for english class. Unfortunately for me, our school library ran out of copies of the book, I even checked local bookstores in our suburb and they told me that they ran out of stock, and will be available in a week or two. A week or two wont do it for me cause we have a daily chapter quiz..meaning we have to read around 5-10 chapters a day, and have a quiz on what we read the next day. Knowing about Ebooks, I quickly did a google search and found multiple sites offering free ebook copies of Shakespeare's novels.
Memoware has tons of them.

So yeah, I downloaded that, and used Palm reader to read. Kinda odd at first, cause back then, I was like the only Palm/PDA user in our class. So yeah, my mates were all like looking at me and thought I was playing a game or something. Even the teacher approached me, tried confiscating my Palm, which he thought was a gameboy.

But yeah, told him about the issue of running out of books, showed him my palm and allowed me to read with the rest of the class using my Palm. At the end of the lecture.. my teacher was fascinated about my Palm Tungsten T and its capabilities to read ebooks... well yeah, that adds up, english teachers loves to read. So yeah, eventually he got a Palm of his own,which I believe was the Zire 71, which was the latest model that time.

This is one of the times that Palm saved me for real, I mean yeah, I could have downloaded the ebook and read it in my PC. But we have to read with the rest of the class as well, cause we do chapter summaries, read them loud *practice pronounciation* and even do role plays *my hatest!*.

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My Palm saved my life.

yOyOYoo @ 7/11/2006 10:57:07 AM # Q
2 years ago, as I proceeded to step outside and leave my friend's house, I realized that I had left my palm in the living room. I turned around and stepped back from the doorway to go retrieve my palm. Just before heading back to the front door, there was a loud crash that sounded like an explosion coming from outside.

A drunk driver had crashed into my parked car at 40 mph. My car was completely wrecked. Had I been inside my vehicle, who knows what would have happened to me?

My palm held me back, and saved me.

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My Palm Saves My Life - and all the details thereof

kal0el @ 7/11/2006 10:58:48 AM # Q
My Palm saves my life, in so much that I can go back years, and in some cases decades, to look over where I've been, what I've been doing, and so forth. Many people keep a daily journal of their lives. My life is on my Palm. It's saved every time I HotSync.

Ever seen the picture Palm has of it's LifeDrive contents capabilities ( That's me & mine.

I hope they keep making PDA's and phones forever.

I've been around the block once or twice - Pilot 1000, PalmPilot Personal, 2Mb OS3 Upgrade, IIIc, m505, Tungsten T, Tungsten T3, Tungsten T5, Tapwave Zodiac 2, LifeDrive.

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Palm all over the world

i9kaihi @ 7/11/2006 11:04:52 AM # Q
I can not understand how someone can manage their lifes around the world without a palm, I could not. So, of course it is a life saver.

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I made me a better at work and and at home.

athropos @ 7/11/2006 11:05:23 AM # Q
At work because i can do all the things i normale would need a laptop for it to get the work don.

At home because a can use the traveltime to read emails and so have more time for my famely.

Now i can use the relaxtime more as it should be.

Great PDA.

Peter Beset

Like to meet people from all over the world.

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Thy Palm keepeth thy life!

beboscott @ 7/11/2006 11:17:09 AM # Q
I cant honestly say that I'd be dead without my Palm, but I'd be a whole lot more encumbered and probably more frustrated - or closer to dead than I am now. As a minister I used to carry a classic-sized Franklin planner along with a comparably sized Bible and a wallet in my back pocket. That filled up one hand/arm and threw my back out from sitting on my thick wallet all the time. Now, I have all the contents of the planner in my Palm plus four translations of the Bible and much of the stuff I used to carry in my wallet (I have a case that holds credit cards, drivers license, etc.). So now pretty much my entire life is enclosed in this little leather wallet/pda case. Now, if I lose that, I'm dead!

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Possibly saved my life....definitely saved the taxpayers $$$$

kencva @ 7/11/2006 11:19:23 AM # Q
I work for the government, and did a fair amount of traveling a year or so ago. As part of this travel, I had to go to states and cities that I had never been to and visit various sites during each visit. For each trip, I rented a car. On more than one occassion, I found myself driving through questionable areas.

For each trip, I used my Tungsten (various models) or Treo with TomTom GPS and TomTom software. I never had to stop and ask for directions, thus avoiding potentially dangerous sitations.

In addition, if I had to rent a car with GPS, the government would have had to pay extra for each rental for that feature. (My Tungsten/Treo/TomTom items were personally purchased by me, and not the government.) I never had to do this, thus saving the taxpayers this expense.

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Keeps me sane!

hoodoo @ 7/11/2006 11:33:13 AM # Q
From my m100 to current Treo600 and wife's z22, they have kept me sane.

I listen to mp3's, play Freecell, and read AvantGo channels while commuting.

I am reminded of anniversaries and birthdays! (lol, a common theme in this thread)

Keep on top of my schedule and honey-do list(more or less).

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Saving my life

blueharmony @ 7/11/2006 11:58:30 AM # Q
Having my calendar where I am, instead of where my computer is, saves my brain cells from having to ATTEMPT remembering everything.

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How my palm saved my life

lleachie @ 7/11/2006 11:58:08 AM # Q
In a literal sense, my Treo 600 hasn't saved my life -- yet. Then again, I've looked up enough accurate information on the Net using a web browser that some of that information may just have saved my life. For example, "Does this herbal remedy have any side effects?" or "Are there any product recalls on this automobile I'm thinking of buying?" are two questions that I've used my Palm to answer that just might have saved my life.

For the most part, my Palm has saved my career. I monitor my online class web site through the Treo when I'm on the road, I keep my schedule book on my Treo and avoid missing important meetings, and return important emails.

And, if you count "boredom" as a cause of death, Solitare on the Treo has saved my life many times ;)

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because i don't have to think

pocchaku @ 7/11/2006 11:56:53 AM # Q
that's the sugary coating, but the real truth is that all those kiddie birthday parties, doctor appointments, bill due dates, shopping lists, and the latest purchased music have a place to go so that my headspace use stays at a mellow 2%. an even bigger bonus? i have easy access to the information that my wife suspects i've forgotten, often in real-time! no spouse likes to hear, "huh?"
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Palm Treo Saved my Life

tomdigate @ 7/11/2006 12:16:43 PM # Q
I was in China when I received a phone call from my wife telling me that our bank account had been compromised and all of our savings had been withdrawn by a set of fraudulent transactions. I was able to use my Treo to call the bank to report the fraud and as a result was able to get provisional credit the very next day. This kept me from dealing with all sorts of issues related to automatic bill payments not being fulfilled.
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It didn´t save only my life

rudiella @ 7/11/2006 12:27:04 PM # Q
i keep my work for having all the administration ip addresses in the worst crisis i lived in a datacenter, of course , stored in my 3Com Vx :P

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It saved me.

Hal2000 @ 7/11/2006 12:36:58 PM # Q
I would not have the life I live now without palm. Not only has it impressed my future bosses at interviews, fast data retrieval is what keeps me ahead of the pack.
My life was literally saved when a small program called tide tool,(freeware) helped me guide my boat out of a near death storm. Thank You POS.

Zodiac2/A wifi SD Card stinks.
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How has Palm saved my life?

sbradfor @ 7/11/2006 12:45:23 PM # Q
It hasn't... Yet!

I'm hoping it will soon... ;)

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How has your Palm saved your life?

wbteeple @ 7/11/2006 12:48:39 PM # Q
If not my life, then my reputation at work as being a "go-to" guy. I use a freeware app called KingRing to store username and password information securely so that with or without a network connction (or Post-Its) I have access info to any mission critical system at my fingertips. It is flexible enough to store other useful data with the username and password and beats the heck out of password protecting memos in Garnet.

Au revoir,


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My anchor!

zrs70 @ 7/11/2006 12:58:49 PM # Q
Were it not for the Palm Pilot, my life would be on auto pilot. She grounds me, she guides me, she reminds me of my commitments. She makes every day just a little different. And she never leaves me alone. She has saved me, more than once, from abandoning my promises. And, like a nudge, she can be repatative at times! But without her, my life would be, well, like a heart without a mind!

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Got me through medical school!

Refwhett @ 7/11/2006 1:15:38 PM # Q
Well making it short. I got my first palm during my second year of medical school. I can honestly say that without the palm as a reference tool and a to do list and memo device I am not sure I would have made through uni as well as I did. And apart from that is has also helped my organize my life and got me to where I am today, just about to begin a career as a neurologist. I still use it everyday both for work related things and personal things. I never leave the house without it.

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Managing my own self

wsgts @ 7/11/2006 1:14:02 PM # Q
I don't know that I can say for sure that my palm has saved my life, but it has definetely prolonged it. Like a lot of people of my generation, I have allowed myself to become a Type II Diabetic. The problem is in that once you have it, you aren't getting rid of it, although it can be managed.

Initially, I was given the standard eat a minimum of "300 carbohydrates a day diet", and no fat or protein. This is ok for some, but my blood sugar reading were hitting 300 after a meal. Insulin shots were on the horizon (for what good it would have done). I had a team of people treating me then (educator, doctor, dietitan), and my condition was worse than it was when I started seeing my "diabetes care team"

Then I met a doctor (palm user) who turns things around. Two facts that he got across to me: 1. Only carbohydrates (to a lesser extent protein) cause increase in blood sugar 2. Only calories cause weight gain. He recommended CalorieKing software. He recommended 50 carbs a day, and 2200 calories, and same medication.

I already had a Palm from work, so I installed CalorieKing PDA edition. I set the thresholds that the doctor recommended, and believe me it was not easy. Changing the way you eat and the quantity is never easy, but the Palm with CalorieKing kept me honest.

Six weeks later, blood sugar was down to maximum of 120 (HBA1c was 5.8) during the day, my vision had improved so much that I no longer needed glasses (a condition known as Diabetic Cataracts was gone), kidney function had normalized, cholesterol, blood pressure, and triglycerides all with-in non-diabetic ranges and 12 pounds had left my body. The doctor discontinued one of my medications.

That was in the number of years ago, today I'm Director of Operations for a Defense Contractor, see the doctor regularly, and have a Treo 650 and a Tungsten E (E is for backup, it is that critical) both loaded with CalorieKing and now the Diabetes Log also from CalorieKing. You will never see me without one of my PDAs.

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Why I should win the Treo 650 Black Tie Giveaway

Stryder @ 7/11/2006 1:18:49 PM # Q
I have loved the Treo 650 ever since they came out with the GSM version, and have recommended to all my friends looking for a mobile data device, and have converted some of them to using and loving the Treo 650, and if I could afford it, I would go out and buy one right now. Until I can afford to buy one, I will continue to use my Handspring Visor w/VisorPhone attachment, and without as it help me every day to keep my wife from killing me for forgetting those special appointments or reminders. I have carried this device for 6 years and it is still going strong.

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I am dying

hbest1982 @ 7/11/2006 1:29:50 PM # Q
Hello, here is a comment post from someone out of The Netherlands...

Its easy to say why I could use a treo 650...

Although I am a bit spoiled with a tungsten C, I still have to carry my mobile phone (nokia 1100) with me all day long... and at the other end of my belt there is hanging a digital camera most time of the day.... also in the car it would be more easier to call (handsfree) wireless.... and so on and on and on...

....still dreaming of a treo 650.....

I am tired of wearing three things at my belt.... I look like a commando navy seal!!!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Palm greetz,


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my palm has made me more efficient in doing assignments

zorg @ 7/11/2006 1:42:49 PM # Q
At certain times at the campus, when all computers are occupied, I am glad that I have my palm with me. My palm has saved me from wasting time. I can use my palm for doing assignments everywhere I go (typing, graphing, watching video lectures). If the palm were not invented, I would write/graffiti/graph on my own palm(hands).
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My Palms have been saving my everything.

ds2dys @ 7/11/2006 1:40:47 PM # Q
Actually, as I wrote in the subject, my Palms IIIe, m100, m505, T2, Zire72s and now T3 have been saving my everything. They wake me up in the morning. They give me all the information that I need just when I need. They give me fun. They keep my ideas and memos. They have saved my life everyday just the way they are.

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Saved My Life

noranora @ 7/11/2006 1:45:57 PM # Q
My Palm(s) have saved my life a few times, but my favorite example was when I was traveling and all my stuff was stolen, including my beloved Palm. Since everything was backed up on my PC, I was able to call my office and get all the info I needed to cancel all my credit cards, etc. Fortunately I had a spare Palm waiting for me when I got home!

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Life saver

marcospenido @ 7/11/2006 1:32:57 PM # Q
"How has your Palm saved your life?"

Ive had great experiences with my palm. Its always by my side when im alone, and bored.
My palm is more dedicated for study, where i use my KK12c, and doc to go. When the lesson is boring im always on the net. One time at university, i had a very important work to present which made me dedicate lot of time, and held me awake till morning preparing the final presentation speach. Fortunately I managed to finish at time, but i had to rush to make the presentation. Saddly i forgot all my notes at home, its amasing how things always go wrong at these momments. Fortunately I managed to access internet from my palm and used VNC to access my computer, where I copied all my notes and managed to preset my work. Thanks palm...

Marcos Penido

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Well, my professional life...

MacTheMan @ 7/11/2006 1:50:17 PM # Q
Thousand times over with reminders, key information and Splash ID... couldn't live without it.

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Life saving deliciousness

jteesy @ 7/11/2006 1:48:18 PM # Q
My Treo 600 (and now 650) have saved me from losing bets, not knowing the proper ingredients for various drinks, forgetting birthdays & such, and having to endure parties with crappy DJ's. The list is endless, but I'm certain that I was the walking dead until I got my first Palm.
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Definitely the Treo 650 safes the life... of 24'Jack Bauer @ 7/11/2006 1:43:52 PM # Q
I never left home without it; you never know when C.T.U. can call you...
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Treo 650 Black Tie Entry

5150cd @ 7/11/2006 2:02:31 PM # Q
My Palm has certainly never saved me from dying, however, in a business and personal sense, it has. Ever since I got my first m505 I have had to keep my Palm on my hip constantly because of my constant forgetting of names and to-do's. I would probably be divorced because of honey-do's that wouldn't get done if it weren't for my Palm reminding me to do them.

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My T3 has saved babies lifes, well almost...

stejoh09 @ 7/11/2006 2:01:10 PM # Q
I am a neonatologist (doctor working with newborn infants).
My Palm T3 has not saved my own life, but I use it every day at work. I would not say it has actually saved anyones life yet (literally), but my Palm certainly helps me take care of my little patients, since I keep drugs schemes, clinical protocols, calculators etc etc in it.

Palm Ltd... Thanks for a great product!

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new brain

weatherman @ 7/11/2006 2:05:33 PM # Q
How has your Palm saved your life?

My brain was not so good. Since I got my palm, I have a new advanced brain, whit internet acess!!

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life saver

papazano @ 7/11/2006 2:03:52 PM # Q
we're lost and need directions - RIGHT HERE
the contents of that email (not to mention all of outlook) - RIGHT HERE
what's my neighbor's name - RIGHT HERE (thankyou Dir Assist)
seen that new video - RIGHT HERE (thankyou TCPMP)
my netflix queue - RIGHT HERE
got to call mom (and send her a pic of the kid - RIGHT HERE

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My Palm helps me save lives!!

ortonauta @ 7/11/2006 2:15:35 PM # Q
As a doctor, I must be up to date and with readily available information for those moments when I have to make the right choice on time! then is when my Palm saves the day, with all the medical software and books available, I always have the right answer on my fingertips. It´s not the amount of information, it´s all about on how fast you have acces to it!

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It hasn't...

superwoman @ 7/11/2006 2:36:35 PM # Q
and frankly, I don't look forward to the occasion.
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My Palm has not saved my life. Saved angst, anguish, annoyance, distress, effort, embarrassment, face, grief, headache, heartache, honor, reputation, sanity, sweat and of course time; but not my life.

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My every day life saver

Paultx @ 7/11/2006 2:53:47 PM # Q
My Zire 72s saves my life every single day waking me up to go to work.

Palm Zire 72s • 512 MB, 32 MB, and 32 MB MMC cards | 256 MB SD card
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life saver...shoulder saver

frogcortex @ 7/11/2006 3:15:51 PM # Q
Like many, here, I've used my palm (Tungsten T) with a bluetooth phone to do everything from gathering e-mail to getting mapquest directions when lost. I think the biggest thing my palm did was save my shoulder from falling off by allowing me to leave my laptop at the office. While going through grad school, I used it, combined with a portable folding keyboard to take all of my notes. Every time I sat down next to someone lugging their PC, I was asked, "What is that?" as I neatly unfolded my keyboard and plugged in my palm. I've been paperless ever since.

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Almost life saving

tOM Trottier @ 7/11/2006 3:21:42 PM # Q
I'm not sure if it's in the lifesaving category, but my Clie T665C is extremely handy for phone numbers, email addresses, passwords, games. It even has a sun compass ( ) photo and other calculations, and my alarms can be MP3 files, so I use a bird call which is very pleasant in a world of right angles.


Questions answered, answers questioned...

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My Treo add-on

gjlowe @ 7/11/2006 3:28:18 PM # Q
I recently added a parachute add-on to my Treo that fits in the SD card slot (and has a 2GB memory capacity to boot). Whilst falling from Hoover Dam (I lost a bet), I deployed said parachute, and voila...the Treo saved my life.

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Top Ten Life Savers

ree nigne @ 7/11/2006 2:48:02 PM # Q
Top Ten Ways My Palm 650 Has Saved My Life

10. While in useless meeting or on useless date, audible alert tones from calendar signal a life or death "emergency" which requires my swift departure.

9. While being mugged, snapped and emailed quick photo, then told assailant his picture would be on the news if anything happened to me.

8. Time saved using "hot keys" to go directly to applications will save, by quick estimate, 2 years off end of my life (which I'll happily use to taunt pigeons from park bench).

7. Blazer browser + online maps = knowing where I'm going in life and not accidentally wondering into the Neutral Zone.

6. Bundled games kills time in long lines, including preventing recent frustration at DOT from boiling over into murderous ramage, which would have likely resulted in death penalty.

5. Streaming online financial news keeps me abreast of the market, leading to untold wealth which will save my life when I need to buy that black market liver in a few years. Heh, heh. I said "abreast."

4. Email traffic alerts prevent 10-car pileup from becoming an 11-car pileup.

3. Lost Treo made me realize I could not live without it. Me: Where's my Treo, where's my TREO? Girl: Maybe the dingo got your Treo.

2. MP3 Player to repeat life-saving personal mantra, "Nobody's following me."


1. Conference calling two ex-girlfriends allows me to truthfully tell their friends we had a "three-way."

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symbiotic relationship

halcyon @ 7/11/2006 4:00:13 PM # Q
All day long my Treo 650 is keeping my life in order -- quick, clean and efficient. Getting to meetings on time, referencing important info, saving contacts in a flash, scheduling out events months in advance. It's not that my Palm has stopped a deadly bullet, it's that it daily thwarts scores of minute attacks. I guarantee my blood pressure is lower, I sleep better at night, and others can rely on me. And each night after my Palm has rocked me to sleep by reading me the latest news and info from the web, I complete they symbiotic circle of life and plug it into the charger and lay it on the nightstand so it can wake me up in the morning and save my life for one more day.

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Treo Saved My Life....

ishmooo @ 7/11/2006 4:20:30 PM # Q
The Treo has saved my life by allowing me to keep in touch with my girlfriend while we're apart. Basically the Treo is a fancy form of invisible fencing. Whenever she calls, the first thing out of here mouth is, 'where are you'.

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How did my Palm save my life?

fierywater @ 7/11/2006 4:23:11 PM # Q
My Palm saved my life by keeping my homework straight in school. Thank God that's over.

That, and it saved me from dying of increasingly intense boredom through SNES/NES/Genesis emulation. There's nothing better than a nice game of Super Mario World on the go.

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How Palm has saved my life

EdH @ 7/11/2006 4:26:45 PM # Q
"How has your Palm saved your life?"

Here is the story of how Palm saved my life. Palm has saved my life because for several years I have predicted their marketshare would plummet against Window Mobile. Palm's stagnation saw to it that my prediction come to pass, which is good, because otherwise I would have *just* died!

the end.

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Did the Treo really save my life?

rbogossian @ 7/11/2006 4:29:27 PM # Q
I love my Palm Treo 650 and what it does, but I can't really lie and say it saved my life. I suppose if I was hit with a bullet on my belt, it would help minimize the blow.

It does so many things well and it packs so much of what I need in one little package that I cannot do without it. It resets a little too much, but other than that, I love it.

I can't wait until my contract is up so I can get the 700P.

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Always there !

vassili @ 7/11/2006 4:52:36 PM # Q
Whatever you need, a phone number, a PIN to open a door, a reminder for a birthday, listen to some music, or an alarm clock to wake you up, your Treo will always be there !
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Helped me find my way.

Chankla @ 7/11/2006 5:54:53 PM # Q
During a power outage, the back-lit screen of my Treo acted as a flashlight and helped me find my way.

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from the front line

csbdeady @ 7/11/2006 5:56:54 PM # Q
As I sit here feverishly typing at the terminal, glancing over my head at the door, waiting for the enemy to come bursting through guns blazing I think ... "why oh why did I not bring my Palm Lifedrive with me on this mission?" - it could have sat in my left shirt pocket, awaiting the time when it's solid outer shell would protect my heart from a sniper's bullet as my trusty cigarette case used to do.

Too late now, all I can do is type, and hope I can get the sequence right (what was it I overheard... something complex, sinister in its deviousness... I remember it started with a 1, then a 2, then perhaps a 3 but I cannot work out what comes next).

I reach down to pull my Palm from my pocket to help me with this insane conundrum only to realise once more that it is not there - how could I have been so stupid to lend it to 007 for one of his jaunts!

It's not fair really, he gets all the cool gadgets, and now my Palm as well.

-Agent Colin 008, located somewhere where you are not authorised to know.

PS: Anyone know the escape sequence for the thermonuclear doomsday device that's in the room with me?

PPS: If you see Q please tell him that a small bomb hidden inside an olive is not the best way to make an impression at social gatherings at the embassy..!

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3 of many come to mind...

ODA @ 7/11/2006 6:05:09 PM # Q
1. driving on fumes in an unfamiliar area and being able to quickly hit the web to find the nearest gas station.

2. grabbing an email in europe that helped our company avoid having all of our sales samples stuck in customs.

3. having a .pdf of my passport in my phone just in case i lose it. this hasn't happened yet, but i'm sure one day it will.


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Black Tie Treo Giveaway

Hondatwo @ 7/11/2006 7:20:50 PM # Q
I have been reminded several times how important my Treo 650 has been to me. The last incident involved my job. I am a Business Banker for a Southern Regional Bank and my main function is to bring small business loans and deposits into the bank. I use my Treo to keep track of many client meetings and closings on a daily basis. I would have missed a very important meeting with a top client if my Treo hadn't given me a shot of its "vibration" during a casual lunch with another associate. I made it to the meeting because I always set my Treo to remind me 30 minutes prior to an appt. Thank God (Palm) for my Treo.

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Saves my life every day

taajo @ 7/11/2006 8:14:41 PM # Q
My Treo 650 is my life: it's a mibile phone, it's all my contacts, appointments and tasks, it delivers my e-mail and messages, let's me access the Internet anywhere and connect my laptop to the Internet, it's my MP3 player that I listen to while I travel, I read eBooks on it even at home, it's my guide to restaurants when I am out to eat, it's my GPS navigation unit pared with TomTom guiding me in unknown places in a rental car, and many other little helping hands...
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Treo 650 saved my life

eaw7100 @ 7/11/2006 8:22:38 PM # Q
The Treo 650 saved my life by proving me interesting reading materal to read when I am bored.
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Reminder to save your life

BaconGrease @ 7/11/2006 8:30:37 PM # Q
My palm reminded me to have my colonoscopy.... nuff said.

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How has my Palm saved my life?

nquest @ 7/11/2006 9:19:39 PM # Q
Palm gave me the additional tools to stay head in the business world. It also, keeps from going insane while in a plane, 35 thousand feet in air and contained in a tube for several hours. Also, Palm has reminded me of those most important honey do list, which is a definite life saver.

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Saved my Life and many others.

rob75 @ 7/11/2006 9:17:07 PM # Q
As a busy Emergency Medicine physician, the Treo 650, running PEPID, has assisted me in saving many other people's lives by giving me instant access to a wealth of medical information. It helps me make accurate diagnosis, calculate dosages quickly and make intelligent, informed decisions regarding my critical patients.

It saved my life by freeing me from the added weight of a PDA, wireless phone and pager. Had I continued to carry all of these devices on my belt I would surely have perished before my time.

Thank you.


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How has my Palm Saved my Life?

lvmick @ 7/11/2006 9:24:21 PM # Q
My Palm T/X has not saved my life or anybody elses.
What it does do is help me keep organized, remember important dates and appointments. It keeps me up to date with news and emails. But the most used feature is the long lost phone numbers and contact information that is nowhere else to be found but in my trusty Palm. I love it and I would really love to have the Treo 650 to continue this longterm Palm addiction of mine.

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Palm reminded me of my Daughter's Vaccination Schedule

jamby @ 7/11/2006 10:16:06 PM # Q
Palm has saved me countlessly...

From backuping my contacts when my phone dies or when i change phones..

From buying DVD's (i have a huge collection)..i consult my Palm first before i buy one thru Videohound...

From budgeting my monthly income thru Adarian money...

From scheduling my daily routines...

But the most i could say is when my then trusted Tungsten|E alerted me a week before my daughter's needed shot of influenza vaccine..because during those days...there has been report of influenza outbreak in one of the nearby city in our place...

Thanks to my palm..i had my daughter vaccinated at the right time. If not for my daughter could have been a victim of this dreadful disease.

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Helped to organize my life

plove @ 7/12/2006 12:50:12 AM # Q
My Palm has saved me on many occasions from my own forgetfulness (birthdays, special events, meetings, etc). It has also been a great tool for me to use to provide quick access to documents & reference material.
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My Palm saves my life everyday

mwojtek @ 7/12/2006 12:56:00 AM # Q
Everyday morning I can hear very polite but firm voice saying "Wojtek [that's my name] get up! C'mon get up! It's late, get up now!". In 99% of cases I follow the voice because it's my own voice - PalmaryClock and PocketTunes do their job pefectly.

You could ask: "Why don't you use any alarm clock like all other people do?". Unfortunately I am the only person who can convince myself at 6 am it's really high time to get up. So Palm saves my life every working day in the morning and during the day when it keeps me on track at work and home.

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How has Palm saved my life?

jpicazzo @ 7/12/2006 1:46:04 AM # Q
By being by my side for the last 9 years, every time more attractive, being my secretary, confident, source of information, entertainment when times are boring and medium to the people on the other side of the phone...
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Another hand attached to my body!

orei2002 @ 7/12/2006 2:30:33 AM # Q
I have been using palms for almost five years, I cannot understand how I organized my life before having one!

This little devices are really useful. Most of my friends do not have one, and they ask me what things can Palms do.
Of course, after listening the never-ending list of applications / utilities / games&emulators, some of them have bought one!

Palm forever!

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zire 72 saved my school certificate

khm3r_prid3 @ 7/12/2006 5:38:40 AM # Q
without my zire72s i wouldn't be able to get a school certificate as i would forget to hand in assignments and assesment task. without my palm, i'll probbly end up being a bum living in a cardboard box on the street.

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zire 72 saved my school certificate

khm3r_prid3 @ 7/12/2006 5:38:40 AM # Q
without my zire72s i wouldn't be able to get a school certificate as i would forget to hand in assignments and assesment task. without my palm, i'll probbly end up being a bum living in a cardboard box on the street.

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Contest Black Tie edition Treo 650

SjaakO @ 7/12/2006 7:51:25 AM # Q
I helped me for many years, started with Palm Vx, to extend my memory and remember all the important stuff regarding many ICT projects.
Even years later, I can find projects members back.

Regards, SjaakO.

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How has your Palm save your life?

4d1 @ 7/12/2006 8:20:43 AM # Q
My Palm can save my life? Is that a joke?


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Cannot survive without it!

Banabotto @ 7/12/2006 9:13:52 AM # Q
Ever since I bought my first Palm PDA, it has become my soulmate, in both private & professional life.

I don't need telling you what benefits and joys the Palm PDA brings into your life.

But why my soulmate? Well, I'm getting quite nervous when it's malfunctioning, upset when the battery is almost empty (as I have not charged it on time) and feeling uncomfortably naked when I don't have my Palm PDA with me.

Therefore my Palm PDA hasn't just saved my life, but it's keeping me performing strong all the time.


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troubeles @ 7/12/2006 9:35:32 AM # Q
TCPMP with a few DivX movies is a lifesaver when traveling with my five year old...
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The T3 is my main brain

mardan @ 7/12/2006 10:40:16 AM # Q
The T3 is my main brain. Without it I would have forgot every birthday and aniversary, and most peope knows that whifes don't like that...

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No more wasted time...

AHH @ 7/12/2006 10:42:48 AM # Q
The Internet access (e-mail and small-scale web browsing) means no more long boring meetings or waiting in doctors offices with nothing else to do but stare at the walls. I actually can do meaningful things like respond to e-mails or check frequently-visited web sites when I'm trapped in otherwise unproductive situations. Oh, and it looks cool.

Newton MessagePad -> Palm m505 -> Palm Tungsten|T2
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Black Tie Treo

henrytaylor @ 7/12/2006 9:43:31 AM # Q
While a palm has never "saved" my life, it has, very often, kept my professional bacon out of the fire. I work in textiles, and I keep all, and I mean all pertinent info on my palm. In countless meetings, innumerous confrontations, and even pointless conversations, my palm has had the info and facts to bear out a point of view, make corrections in wrong assumptions, and stymied illconcieved illogical ravings.
My palm, a TT3, and the ones before it, have been there for me again and again. I even used it to create a paper for my boss (Word.doc) on a personnell reduction plan for my company. Now anyone can do this, however, my paper was concieved and written in Atlantic City, in a casino, while my significant other was playing the slots. Oh, and I was listening to the complete Who compilation of mp3's stored on a SD Card.
As I sais, my palm has never actually or literally saved my life, but it does save my bacon every day.

Henry Taylor

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Life Saving Treo

davellis @ 7/12/2006 11:10:17 AM # Q
I was driving a lonely hiway in a heavy rain late one afternoon when lightning stuck an 18 wheeler in the lane next to mine. The driver sewrved into my lane forcing me off the road and down an embankment and out of sight of the highway. Apparently, no one saw what had happend.

Needless to say, I was stuck. Being a resourcful person, I did not immediately look for help. I started to evaluate my situation; I was not hurt in the least nor was my car as far as I could tell. I had no desire to walk the aproximate twelve miles home in the rain nor did I feel a call to 911 was needed.

I knew from the calendar on my Treo that my wife was unreachable via wireless communications due to her location at her parents farm. So I tried to call my inlaws land line. That's when I discovered where I was located there was almoast no signal level. My wife's wireless plan does not support text messaging so I decided to at least try to text message my son and though it took awhile, the message did get through. My oldest son eventually did respond with some friends who came and rescued me. We later came back and retrieved the car.

All the information and capability was in my Treo to aid in my situation and get me out of this life threatening situation. It's great to have an all-in-one tool like the Palm Treo!

Dave Ellis

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How has your Palm saved your life?

menuman @ 7/12/2006 1:10:43 PM # Q
what I use the most on my Palm are the contact, notepad, and voice recorder. It saves me a lot of times when I need quick jot down of some note. Even faster, I voice record my note.
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It may not have saved my life, but it definitely saved my job.

eamondaly @ 7/12/2006 1:18:28 PM # Q
I'm the CTO of a small Internet advertising firm, and while travelling through Ireland with my wife a few years back, we had a potentially major issue back at the home office. I had just ordered a Guinness at a local bar, and not only was I alerted within seconds, I was able to log in, fix the problem, test the server, and send out confirmation email, all via my Treo and all before my beer was poured. It was the best beer I ever had.
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Old and almost lost information

userwaldo @ 7/12/2006 1:48:08 PM # Q
I can't say that my Palm device has literaly saved my life, but at times it has seemed like a life saver.

I have had one since the Palm Personal days and I use it to store all kinds of contacts, notes and other information. I was able to use the information on my palm to recover contact information that I wasn't able to find anywhere else, because I had either lost the papers, or my computer had crashed. I found this very helpful when writing my resume a few years back.

Anyway, this is just one of the ways that my Palm device has seemed like a life saver to me.

Pen and Paper -> Palm Personal -> Palm Personal -> Palm III -> Palm -IIIx -> M120 -> Handera 330 -> M120 -> Zire71 -> ?

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How Has Your Palm Save Your Life?

verbosity @ 7/12/2006 1:38:03 PM # Q
My Visor Deluxe saved my life twice one day. It somehow woke me up the morning after a night of partying, reminding me of an Economics finals I completely forgot about. It’s always better to fail than to get that big fat zero for not showing up. Needless to say, I forgot to study, and entered the classroom fully expecting to flunk.

But to my great delight, my professor allowed calculators (we had some supply/demand equations to resolve) to be used during the test! You see, in the small Philippine city I was studying in, hardly anyone heard of, much less saw, a PDA during that time. So even while I spent the whole sem writing down notes on my Visor, it never occurred to my professor that allowing me to use the handheld as a calculator guaranteed my passing.

I made full use of the opportunity, looking for the answers in my notes, switching to the Calculator app to do the math or whenever my professor walked nearby. Of course, I made sure to get some questions wrong, to avoid the suspicion a perfect grade would bring.

So there you have it, in a situation where the chips were down, my Visor Deluxe came through for me.

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How has Palm saved my life?

tigerhe @ 7/12/2006 3:04:18 PM # Q
Palm saves my time by having all my important information ready for easy access. Time = life so saving time = saving life.
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Black Tie Me!

danomar @ 7/12/2006 3:15:20 PM # Q
It was in the middle of a down 'n dirty campaign in the former Republic of Kwanzanistan in remotest African rain forest that my Treo 650 saved my life. I had been tracking Charlie Clié for days. He knew the whereabouts of the Mysterious 4Gig SD card which could mount on any smartphone, and I was going to get it first! Knee-deep in swampiest water, slogging to the other side of a miasmic pool where I thought I had sighted a piece of torn lanyard (the fool didn't even know about silicone cases!), a sudden tug on my leg caught me off guard. Suddenly a two meter-long USB anaconda snaked from the bowels of the fetid swamp and bit me with nearly 40 megabytes of poison per second. I whipped out the trusty Treo and de-fanged the awesome creature using Bluetooth. Struggling in pain to the side of the pool, I thanked my Palms for carrying the Treo, but the wound was beginning to fester. I once again used my Treo. Using its incredible connectivity (even in the remotest ends of the Earth), I called 1-900-SXE-FONZ, held the set to the wound, and after 20 minutes and twenty dollars the radiation from the Treo sterilized my infection. I then played Sky Force until a real chopper could come get me. Talk about a lifesaver! If only I could get past Level 3 in the Hard mode...
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Palm saved my life? Yes; Palm is my life? others think so

fongj @ 7/12/2006 3:24:19 PM # Q
I once introduced myself to a group using my Palm and the Eye-Mail(tm) app by Gary Duke. "Hi, my name is Jonathan," I had my Palm say, "and this is my brain."

Truly, my Tungsten C has been my brain for about four years now. Since I bought it at full price directly from Palm the week it was released, I have never regretted it. When my organic brain fails me (often), the T|C is there to remind me what I need to do.

Palm, why no T|C2?

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unexpected benefit

Ronin @ 7/12/2006 4:07:44 PM # Q
Initially, I was going to respond to this and say that my Palm has never saved my life and regurgitate the usual banter about the amazing utility of my current Palm device (it is my central information device and peripheral brain). But then I gave it some thought and decided that a Palm device has indeed "saved my life".

Here's how:

On occasion a boss or a colleague truly pisses me off, and occassionally I am pissed off to the point of considering doing bodily harm to the source of my "pissed-tivity" (my word, copyright pending :)). On these occasions, I take a moment to look at a current picture of my wife and child, which is always readily available thanks to my nearby Palm, and I am reminded that I have a great deal to be happy about and too much to lose because I hit some jerk upside the head no matter how much it might be deserved. I figure that a jail stay for assault and battery or the lose of my license would be the end of my life as I know it, thus this qualifies as a Palm "saving my life"!

In the Spirit of Umoja,

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My Palm is My Everything, My Precious

cmatttwin2 @ 7/12/2006 4:04:35 PM # Q
From the time I get up in the morning until I go to bed, I use my palm to plan my day. My palm wakes me up and gets me started on the right track each and every day. I have all of my morning routines listed and I just look at my palm and follow my list of tasks. It's like a second brain. I am able to read my ebooks, listen to my music, watch a short video, keep my important medical records, in detail, for myself and my family. I type my lesson plans, record grades, keep track of discipline problems, honor roll lists, and daily attendance on my palm. I also keep Word and Excel files for teaching on my palm. I track everything I eat and drink. My palm helps to keep me healthy. I keep all of my family and student contact information along with pictures of each student, for emergencies, on my palm. When field trips are taken I only need my palm and a cell phone. I have all of my codes and registration information, as well as a variety of shopping lists on my palm. I would be lost without my precious palm. As the saying goes, "two heads are better than one". The Treo 650 Black Tie would just take my palming skills to a new level.
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How has Palm saved my life?

jukkus @ 7/12/2006 4:51:53 PM # Q

I'm a kind of guy who is late from everywhere. So reminders has saved my life several times. I wouldn't remember anythin without my palm.

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How my palm *REALLY* saved my life

mr_yellow @ 7/12/2006 6:01:49 PM # Q
If by "Life" you mean "From insane boredom", then yes.. My palm has saved my life *many* times...

Class lectures, 2hr bus rides home, waiting in the theatre before the movie starts, falling asleep, waking up, shopping with the GF, eating lunch, going on the pooper, etc...

My palm has saved me countless times!

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How Palm has saved my life

dsanderson11 @ 7/12/2006 6:08:41 PM # Q
I was recently traveling in Central America when my computer bag was stolen. It was bad enough that I lost my $3000 computer, but stupidly, I had also placed my passport and wallet in the bag. Now I was in foriegn country, with no local contacts, no money, no credit cards, and limited knowledge of the language. Fortunately I was wearing my Lifedrive on a belt clip. I calmly pulled out the drive, and using Splash ID, I pulled up my Calling Card number, and called home. I informed my wife of the loss and asked her to report my credit cards stolen. Since I had all of my Credit Card numbers and contact information in Splash ID Desktop, it was an easy task for her. I had a few bucks in my pocket so I could take a taxi anywhere I needed in town. My wife wired emergency funds, and I used Slovoed to help me translate while asking questions in the airport. I had a scanned copy of my passport at full resolution, on the Lifedrive, so I caught a taxi to the American Embassy, showed them a copy of the passport and ordered a new one. Fortunately for me, they were very impressed with the Lifedrive, and probably bent a few rules to expedite the new passport. I dropped by Western Union and picked up some cash. The local Marriot also accepted my tale of woe and admitted me for the night. I was able to use the Lifedrive to contact my airline via email, and to tie up some business loose ends before having a fine meal, a cuban cigar and some brandy before bed. The next morning I picked up my new passport, and was on a flight out that afternoon. It was an unexpected adventure, but one I probably would not have survived without my Palm.

David Anderson
President and CEO
Grupo Utopia International
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How the palm saved my life

tftp @ 7/12/2006 6:59:20 PM # Q
Not quite a life saver... but perhaps could have been if my friends were less scrupulous. Once made a bet of sorts. Recorded the bets using the voice recorder feature - each person spoke their answer. When the results came, there was no doubting who won...
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How has my Palm saved my life?

pastor @ 7/12/2006 7:34:07 PM # Q
I'm tempted to talk about how my palm stopped a bullet as it was traveling toward my heart, but I think Bond already used that one.

Instead I'll tell you about the poor loser who never made it to an appointment on time, always forgot his homework, and couldn't remember a phone number. Then along came palm and "Blammo" now I am a sheik, on time, homework done, phone number remembering palm adict. Gotta love it!

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Black Tie Giveaway

jonathan.jekir @ 7/12/2006 8:48:34 PM # Q
My T|E hasn't saved my life, but it has saved my mind from boredom thanks to books on iSilo and songs on Pocket Tunes. It is also the perfect place to store handy little snippets like passwords with Keyring, product serial numbers, the furnace filter size, and more. Wherever I go, it also provides irrefutable proof that I'm a geek.

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Black Tie Giveaway

papamix @ 7/12/2006 10:46:25 PM # Q
Being able to remotely connect to the internet through my cellphone (via bluetooth) has saved me many times!
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Life Saving Grace

gummycat @ 7/12/2006 11:06:22 PM # Q
Bottom line is that it can't. Not a very good contest entry, I know, but it's the truth. As much as I love and depend on my pda for so many things for many of the reasons many have stated for this contest- it is, after all, only a pda. For saving my life... well, I'll put my faith in Christ for that.

I'd sure still like to win a Treo, though!


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dmenahem @ 7/12/2006 11:17:58 PM # Q
saved my life by providing hours and hours of solitaire and bejeweled access.

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sford @ 7/12/2006 11:48:46 PM # Q
By giving me something to obsess over. I mean, what's life worth without a powerful obsession? :)

Pilot Pro, III, IIIe, Nino (yeah...oops!), IIIc, VIIx, m505, NR70V, NZ90, NX60, T3, Zire 72s, NX80V, Treo 90
RE: Simple:
DOMMY @ 7/13/2006 1:39:51 AM # Q
How Palm saved my life? Simply always in contact with my world since my first VX - ZIRE - TUNGSTEN - TREO 600 - TREO 650 and hope now to win a black TREO. No possible to come back without my Palm world. No way! Here in Italy around me only Nokia and Samsung but few poeple enjoy the way to stay always on with a Palm Smartphone.

Greetings by Palmstyle


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How my Palm saved my life

pilotzod @ 7/13/2006 1:31:37 AM # Q
My Palm has saved my life and others' lives in several ways:

1. It allows me convenient access to my Bible and notes for personal spiritual health and verse memorization (Memorize!). As such, it has helped me get back on track at times. Other programs with spiritual content have also helped me understand more about the world: including AvantGo (certain channels) and various eBooks.
2. As a physician, I have used ePocrates to keep me from making mistakes in prescribing--saving me from possible medical errors and saving others from the consequences of those errors.
3. Medical e-texts have helped me care for patients better. Although I can't remember a specific instance, these may have saved someone's life.
4. It has saved my children from boredom--sometimes a potentially devastating problem--with multimedia files (MMPlayer, music player, etc.)
5. Having my personal and contact information on hand has saved me several times while travelling (I currently live by a desert in a developing country). A cell phone would complement that perfectly!

Palm Pilot Pro --> Handspring Visor Deluxe x 2 --> Sony Clié 415 --> Sony Clié 615 --> Tungsten T2 & T --> Tapwave Zodiac2

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Better looking than the original

tomoqv @ 7/13/2006 3:19:49 AM # Q
...but I doubt it will impress people in Europe with the bulky antenna still there.

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palm_pilot_guy @ 7/13/2006 5:19:31 AM # Q
During the winter of 2001, I got my first Palm. I began experimenting with what I could do with my Palm IIIxe. I was fascinated with a greyscale LCD screen that was under my control. Overclocking, emulating Liberty, playing a hell of a lot of games: the whole shebang and I believe that it was this is that saved my life from drugs.
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How has my Palm saved my life?

kantoben @ 7/13/2006 6:52:39 AM # Q
My Palm saves my life from being disorganized and boring! I always have my contacts and schedule to hand, it reminds me of those oh-so-important birthdays and anniversaries and it keeps track of all my passwords. My Tungsten T2 keeps me entertained with podcasts in the car and Plucker keeps me up to date with my favourite websites (like PIC!) in those spare moments.
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Not my life so much as my sanity.

dagwud @ 7/13/2006 9:39:42 AM # Q
The most effective use I ever came up with for my Palm was to list journal articles for research papers on the Palm so I could check them off as I go. As a graduate student, I spent a great deal of time among the stacks getting copies of articles. And I was always shuffling printed lists from the library's computer system.

Then ThinkDB allowed me to create a database in Access and sync it with the Palm. I'd check the articles off as I went, and they'd filter out of the list on the handheld. I only saw those articles I still needed to copy.

Made library research one heck of a lot easier.

PalmPilot Pro (1997) -> III (1998) -> Vx (1999) -> m500 (2001) -> m515 (2002) -> ???

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Effect on Life

Denison @ 7/13/2006 9:42:40 AM # Q
I have had a palm since 1996 (3 total). It is used to keep all of my information in one spot - not on pieces of paper stuffed in different places (where I wouldn't forget where I put it).

Numerous times daily I can refer to the PDA and quickly gather the data needed. It is a plan before the event and a record of what happened after the event. I often get asked details about what or when something happened and I am able to give the person an answer.

I have also pared it with a bluetooth GPS unit and gotten myself out of area that were not the friendliest.


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Palm Saved My LIfe

JPT|X @ 7/13/2006 10:09:01 AM # Q
Well, my palm has never stopped a bullet, but the best thing about it s it reminds me when I have to do something or be somewhere this feels like a life saver quite frequently.

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Palm has saved my [personal] life!

jasonbrumbach @ 7/13/2006 10:10:53 AM # Q
Before I got my first Handspring (palm), I was a loser. I dated infrequently (OK, never), I went to sleep by 9:30 every night (including weekends), and I lived in the basement of my parent's house.

Then, someone told me about getting an assistant to help me get into shape, become better organized, and kick-start my professional life. Well, I couldn't afford a real assistant, so I decided to get a digital one...a Handspring.

When I got it, I used it to schedule workout times, track workout schedule, track my finances, organize my professional life, and impress the chicks (OK, that didn't work all that well).

I lost a ton of weight, started running marathons, had enough energy to stay up late, started making more money, and became more organized. All this impressed the chicks! I started dating 2-3 per week. I also had guy-friends that wanted to hang with me more because I was hanging out with the women, etc (men are shallow, I know...and we like it that way!).

Since then, I've upgraded through 3 different palm handhelds (I now have a T3), got married, and still have time to run and hang out with my friends....all thanks to my Palm PDA!

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Saved my life

rhcmail @ 7/13/2006 12:40:03 PM # Q
I was badly injured in an auto accident and placed on exhaaustive pain meds - the problem was severe loss of short term memory - my Treo saved my life - by integrating contacts/calendar and phone fuctions it truly acted as my "brain aid"

thanks God for Palm!

love the PDA/phone mix - saves my life

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Meeting reminder became my alarm

steelespam @ 7/13/2006 2:48:25 PM # Q
Saved my life might be a little strong but my LifeDrive kept me from having to take my own life. I sync with Outlook at the office. I had an early presentation that I needed to not be late for. I burned a good 6 months off the end of my life getting ready for it. The power goes off at home the night before the big day. My alarm starts flashing. Since my brain barely survives on 5 hours a night it was no use as an internal alarm clock. However, my appropriately named LifeBlood (LifeDrive) had an alarm set for my meeting. And no, I don't sleep with it. My wife already thinks that I'm having an affair with it. The meeting reminder goes off and shocks me awake. Since my reminder was set so early I got to the meeting on time. I took LifeBlood to lunch that day (we sat on the same side of the booth too).

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simple and accurate

Nash @ 7/13/2006 3:08:28 PM # Q
Since Palm came through my life it changed everything from this modern module. all features that you haven't experience from a other branded phones. palm continouosly served extravagant comfort measures especially when setting a future appointments. keeps you updated most of the time. Syching outlook emails, other email accounts makes your life
more easier and happier. My life changed after all these years. I remember one time when I was off vacation with
my family April 2005 that I forgot that I had a due or unfinished task but thank god! this simple treo 600 save my life and
still working at the same firm! though my phone has orange spot on it, i still managed to withstand the condtion and continue loving this palm phone!

palm saved my life at a quicker pace!

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Palm and My Life

ibulldog @ 7/13/2006 4:29:06 PM # Q
Every time my wife says, "honey, would you check your Palm to see if we can..." I realize how essential the device has become for me. I couldn't get through the day without it.

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How has your Palm saved your life.

Colormeweb @ 7/13/2006 4:37:21 PM # Q
My Palm saved my life one afternoon by performing the heimlich maneuver on me after I had swallowed a particularly large piece of steak.

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Palm poem...

AnimatedShorts @ 7/13/2006 5:30:24 PM # Q
Saved from a life of boredom by my Palm,

It always serves to keep me calm.

With books, video, and .mp3,

It goes almost everywhere with me.

Whether on the road, or on a train,

It keeps my commute from becoming a pain.

Checking movie times or finding stores,

WiFi helps those from being chores.

Goodbye wires, no more tangled mess,

Bluetooth headphones, now they’re the best!

When the day is done and turned into night,

I crawl into bed and I turn out the light.

While reading a book on my Palm with glee,

My wife rolls over and says, “You love her more than me!”

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Palm saved my life?

brucer47 @ 7/13/2006 5:06:08 PM # Q
I was walking down the street looking for my car, when I heard a ringing and a gunshot and felt a powerful force against my chest,where my LifeDrive, which was in my shirt pocket had taken a bullet for me.

I then awakened to the sound of my LifeDrive alarm waking me up to catch my plane.

What a dream! What a life saver.

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How has your Palm saved your life?

arredondo1 @ 7/13/2006 8:09:11 PM # Q
It has helped get some sleep, I usually play some game on it before going to sleep.


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How Palm Saved My Life

j_breinholt @ 7/13/2006 10:46:09 PM # Q
From my Palm III, to my Palm V (modified to 8 whopping mb), and then a Tungsten T, then T2, then T3, now a T/X, I have a Palm strapped to my waist always (unless swimming). I use it for organization, personal data, work reference ... everything. Losing my Palm would be losing 1/2 my brain (or more).

My wife has a Palm Tungsten E (but I can't count that ... it's hers).

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Life saving palm

red_sun @ 7/14/2006 12:17:38 AM # Q
My palm saves my life each time it reminds me a meeting I have totally forgotten, a due payment I have no ideal is coming, or some anniversaries I have no clue about any more. It also saves my life each time I want to log into a web site and try to figure out the password. SplashID has rescued me out of my misery countless time. It saves my life again when I get lost in some city streets and don't know where to turn. Even without a GPS, mapopolis can figure out where I am in 10 seconds and plot a rount out of hell in another 10. I guess life will go on without palm, but it's not going to be pretty.
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Well, convenient anyway...

LarryGarfield @ 7/14/2006 12:34:11 AM # Q
Oh look, trolling for free marketing information. :-) I'll bite.

I can't say my Palm has ever actually saved my life, but back in college, I helped found the school's first LUG and was a major organizer for years. We had frequent events, and of course the school always screwed up our reservations and forgot stuff. That meant lots of last minute calls to Facility Operations and other offices to figure out where our projector went, why a room wasn't open, why the overhead was smoking, etc. Of course, there was only one person in the room who had the number for every office in the school immediately on hand; the guy with the Palm, me. :-)

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RE: Well, convenient anyway...
LarryGarfield @ 7/14/2006 12:53:53 AM # Q
Bah! Sorry about the double-post. The page hiccuped when I tried to submit, and I wasn't sure if it took or not. (Ryan, your site doesn't like Konqueror. Every other page I try to view doesn't render past the ad at the top.) Please ignore the dupe.

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Admin @ 7/14/2006 2:34:02 AM # Q
Thanks for the note about the Konqueror bug Larry, I will have to fire up my Knoppix dvd and take a look...

WAY-OT-now: Well, convenient anyway...
SeldomVisitor @ 7/14/2006 6:13:38 AM # Q
I use firefox, this site has been causing problems with me, too, also while loading the home page.

I believe an ad-server or two - or whatever links TO the ad server(s), is going catatonic on occassion (based on what the little message in the lowest left corner is saying about "loading page".

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The_Voice_of_Reason @ 7/14/2006 4:23:29 PM # Q
Wassup, Larry? Are you still at infoSync? Nice to see you're the only pundit asking real questions at Palm conference calls. Keep 'em honest, LG!


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Will have to consult my TX

Libra @ 7/14/2006 1:45:47 AM # Q
My TX knows more about my life than I can possibly recall. Unfortunately I do not have an application at present that will randomize and select an event where my Palm saved my life. It humbly does the job, just asks for a regular charge and sync and goes about minding my business and saving my life.

Investigate new possibilities...
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How Palm Saved My Life

F1 @ 7/14/2006 1:40:42 AM # Q
The very first Palm i had back in 1998, a PalmIII, was used to write down my memos to our people in the field. I was the sales manager of our family business when i had my heart operation. There was "a side effect" after my operation. I cannot speak. My left vocal cord was paralyzed due to a nerve near my heart that was affected. Incidentally my heart condition was known as a PDA. Patent Ductus Arteriosus. So after about a month of recuperating i was still unable to use my voice to give instructions. Thank God for the Palm, i used it intensively to write down instructions. I mastered graffiti in 2 days. I was still productive eventhough i cannot speak. I eventually got my voice back after an agonizing 2 months.

If Justice is blind, Ill donate an eye for her to see the scales are way off balance
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Not actually 'saving' my life, but...

jezuch @ 7/14/2006 2:35:55 AM # Q
...helping a lot for sure. About three years ago I started to forget arranged meetings with my wife (yes, it can happen), I wrote tasks on a piece of paper and put them in my pocket (and forgot to take them out). Palm helped me to get organised and now I can't imagine my life without one...
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My Treo 650 saved my Life 57 times in the last year!

fishera @ 7/14/2006 3:13:56 AM # Q
I have counted up the total number of times my Treo has saved my live. I believe it comes to 57 and that is just in the last year. With 2GB of memory in my Treo;s SD slot, I keep almost my entire digital life in it.

My favorite time my Treo saved my life is when I needed to write an email to a client. Unfortunatly my internet went out but however I saved the email in Word format. The problem was that my internet had been going out all week and when I waited till the last moment, it went out.

My Treo 650 saved my life because I was able to load the Word file onto my 2GB SD card and use Docs to Go and VersaMail to email it. Of cource all my contacts were already on my Treo, as usual, so it didn't take long.

So that is my favorite time my Treo has saved my life. Of cource with my luck my internet went back on 30 minutes past the deadline. Good thing I own a Treo!

Andy Machead
CEO of

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My friends tell me that my Treo is part of my brain...

ialfajri @ 7/14/2006 5:09:28 AM # Q
My friends tell me that my Treo is part of my brain. I think they have the point. Basically I never memorize anything that can be stored in my Treo. It can be address, anniversary, tips&tricks, money management, etc. So it replace some part of memory function of my brain.. but not the thinking part :-P
Without brain, people will die.. so by being part of my brain, my treo help me "alive".


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Haber @ 7/14/2006 5:20:46 AM # Q
It hasn't. It's a PDA, of all things. Yes, it's handy and convenient, but it hasn't saved my life. No one has shot me in the chest, only to have the bullet deflected by the Palm. It's not a defibrillator, saline drip, firearm, or anything else that could conceivably save a life. So my entry is essentialy that the basic premise that a Palm saved my life is arrogant hubris, placing the Palm from an everday device into a savior of mankind.

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How has your Palm saved your life?

carmstan @ 7/14/2006 9:01:45 AM # Q
My Palm T3 is my lifeline through addresses, flight schedules, references but most recently when preaching as a guest speaker at a church I discovered that one page of my notes had not made it into my Bible. I carry a backup of my sermons on my palm and was able to retrieve the sermon and preached it from the palm!

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How Palm Will Save My Life

OptimusPrime @ 7/14/2006 10:45:18 AM # Q
I always had a Palm device. It kept me organized. I has the V, the Vx, the M500, the M505, the Tungsten, the T2 and the T3. Then, IT happened. I got a Blackberry. It seemed like a nice perk but all it is good for is email. To this day (two years and counting now) I find myself touching the screen in the sincere (albeit unfounded) hope that it will respond to a touch command. I foolishly try to open PDF files only to have my hopes dashed against the rocks. There are some nights I sleep with my Blackberry under my pillow in the hopes the PDA fairy will take mercy on me and replace it with a Treo. The only problem is she doesn't want the Blackberry either.

So, Palm saved my life by keeping it organized through impressive devices. You and Palm would save my life again by reuniting me with a sleek and functional device that will end my frustration with my current "PDA."

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How has your Palm saved your life?

OkieTom @ 7/14/2006 3:26:26 PM # Q
Well, I can honestly say that while I was married, Palm saved my life by helping me remember things my wife wanted me to do, so she wouldn't kill me.

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Treo 650 Saved My Professional & Marriage Life

BigT @ 7/14/2006 4:16:56 PM # Q
I work in a very demanding job in business development in the aerospace industry. We have customers all over the world, and the workd demands instant access with long hours. This makes it hard to balance work and life issues, so I have previously relied upon a Treo 650 to help with that balance.

Incident #1 - The Treo 650 Saved My Professional Life. In preparation for a major air show, I was assigned the task of scheduling all of our executives' appointments and customer engagements. The Treo allowed me to maintain 24/7 access to my E-mail, balance my own personal life through keeping appointments, and most of all keeping track of the mirad number of air show project management information (lists), ex. Chalet operating hours, phone numbers, transporation arrangements, evening engagements, on-site transportation, security arrangements, catering schedules, etc. - all while having a integrated phone to stay in contact with the principles. The world clock help me to contact customers in their best time frames. And finally, the alarm woke me up in Paris at the scheduled time to allow kick-off of the opening day when the hotel wake-up call system failed.

Incident #2 - The Treo 650 Saved My Marriage Life. My wife doesn't understand the demands of my professional life. She comes from the banking industry, and can not understand why I work on E-mail after I've put our 3 young children to bed. She has classified me as a work-aholic. One morning before work, we were having a "discussion" about our family finances. I purposely chose to stay engaged in the "discussion" since I knew this was a priority for her. She heard my Treo 650 appointment alarms go off, and was amazed that I threw the Treo 650 on the couch (to ensure a soft landing), and continued our "discussion". She knew that I had appointments to keep - the Treo indicated the sense of urgency. However, she also knew that I made it a priority to finish my "discussion" with her, and not let work outprioritize her for that moment. We reconciled later, and she later thanked me for making her feel like she was more important than work. The Treo is great for keeping track of work, but also a way of letting your family know that you are off work by putting it down and concentrating on them.

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How my Palm has saved my life...

yugadp @ 7/14/2006 4:30:59 PM # Q
My Tungsten E2 has saved my life many times. By organizing my schedule, tasks, and entertainment, it's helped me stay on top of everyting I do. But I feel strange referring to my Palm as "my Palm." It may sound weird, but it has a name. "Hal." Named after the computer in "2001 A Space Odyssey." True, I've never seen the entire film, but the name seemed appropriate. Actually, its name is Hal IV. My first desktop computer was named Hal, and then my first PDA (a used Palm m100 which had an unfortunate encounter with a washing machine) was Hal Jr. Then came Hal III (an m130 which developed a severe case of mad digitizer syndrome after only a few months). Both of those devices saved my life in their own way, and my current handheld has saved it in many more ways. It's gotten me through boring classes, long trips, extensive periods of silence, and the unwelcome presence of irritating people. I'm not sure what I'd do without it; probably get a Hal V....
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A whole new world...

Karl-Otto @ 7/14/2006 6:49:07 PM # Q
I started using Palm Desktop back in 1997 when I first encountered a Palm device. I'm visually impaired so the monocrome displays is unreadable to me but I really wanted one.

I was very thrilled when the Palm IIIc came out because finally I could use a Palm device and not just Palm Desktop. Since then I've owned Palm IIc, Tungsten T (good display), Tungsten T3 (even better) and now a TX.

I love the design of the OS so much that I started developing apps even before I had my own device. I solved the problem by giving my wife a Palm III for christmas 1998!
The apps I've created has saved a lot of work for my father in his profession and he always tells me that "it's a life-saver".

If I write something down on a piece of paper it's impossible for me to read it again, but with the large colour-screen and large font I'm back on track!

I hope that ACCESS does something soon so that we don't have to use Windows-devices in the future.

"Live long and prosper."

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How has Palm saved my life

shinkawa @ 7/15/2006 12:40:25 AM # Q
It was our wedding banquet, I wanted to serenade my wife, but I couldn't remember the words to the song, so I pulled out my Palm and voila! Saved my life (and my a--!)
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Save and give life

jans @ 7/15/2006 2:05:03 AM # Q
As my palm IIIxe still helps me to do what i need to do, know what i need to know, ..., i also helped me to keep track of my pregnancy!

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How has my palm saved my life?

CD @ 7/15/2006 2:03:25 AM # Q
My TC save my money.

PMT is one of popular sofewares in my palm. I use it to record daily expenditure: buy some bread, buy a book, gas up may car, or invest in fund, etc. Especially in credit card managerment, PMT help me to be aware of how many I should pay in next month before bank notify me the bill of this month. This help me not to be a card slave, but card master.


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How has my Palm saved my life?

nsweb @ 7/15/2006 2:46:36 AM # Q
It's my second brain! It has "saved" me from missed meetings, family gatherings, birthdays and anniversaries. Keeps track of all my personal and professional contact addresses and relevant personal info.I keep everything from auto maintenance logs to medication allegies. It hasn't let me down.
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The hospital story

kevinbgood @ 7/15/2006 8:15:14 AM # Q
My wife and I just arrived home yesterday from a months stay in Florida. She had been admitted to a specialty hospital down there for surgery and a three week hospital stay to recover. Here is how our Palms saved us.

Within each of our Palms, her T3 and my LD, we have our whole life. Since space is at a minimum in a hospital room, it wasn't practical to take books, pictures, a CD player, movies and so on, not to mention the bookwork and scheduling for our family business. So I crammed everything into our Palms and we had it right there when we needed it.

I have been using Palms since nearly the beginning of their development and don't know how someone does it without one.


Addicted to Palm

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Prevented Heart Attack

shadowrtype @ 7/15/2006 9:28:02 AM # Q
I had high blood pressure and high cholseterol. There was a time I felt some chest pain and tingling in my arms. It turned out to be a false alert, but it shocked me into realizing that life with my wife and young children could have been over in a blink of an eye. My Palm has since been tracking my workout schedules, weight loss progress, and blood pressure changes for the past several months. I've dropped over 20 lbs so far and feeling the best I've ever felt. The ease of keeping this data on my Palm and seeing the progress motivates me to continue to better myself.

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How has your Palm saved your life?

chainata @ 7/15/2006 11:55:03 AM # Q
I use the Note to save all my personal information from bank account, ATM , password. Once I forget one of them, Palm can save my life once I open the Note.....

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Trusted backup home from home

grimpeur @ 7/15/2006 12:57:13 PM # Q
Once when I was out in Finland working for a couple of months I had the unfortunate situation whereby my laptop packed in. This would have been okay if I had brought paper copies of all my travel documents and itineries but being a modern living type of guy they were only on my laptop! It would take a week before I could get backup copies and a new laptop from home. But, by the power of hotsync, everything was also on my trusty Palm IIIc ( still going strong albeit not used anymore )

So thankyou Palm, you saved my ass on that occassion and have done on many more occasions since!

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'How has your Palm saved my life?'

liyha @ 7/15/2006 7:20:29 PM # Q
Imagine a warning on your palm that tells you when work load is extraordinarily heavy,or a parent is in ill health needs for help,or when you've eaten too much,or have severe pain in your chest.Forget mobile music and video. Palm may really end up running your life or saving it, that depends-- down to when to brush your teeth or clean your clothes...Beleive me.This may sound kind of strange, but technology worldwide are exploring such things as wireless networks become stronger and as electronic chips get smaller to the point where they can be discretly placed into any product.Everybody will know everything.On the other hand,there is a prevalence of wireless sensors for potentially life-saving applications.There is a study how wirelessly connected medical devices, such as heart-monitor sensors, could automatically send warnings of a problem to the patient's cell phone and then on to a relative or a doctor!!!Sensor chips may one day even be embedded into underwear to send laundry-related text or voice alerts.Crazy, isn´t it?
I´m sure my palm will save my life in the future with theses things but today it saves my life and of other people with medical information because I'm a medical doctor constantly using my palm.

Lia Penteado Cavalcanti
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How Palm has saved my life

baldeagle @ 7/15/2006 11:30:48 PM # Q
Every month my Palm surprises me with a new application that makes my life easier and I hate to admit it: keeps me from looking like the stupidest one at a meeting.

Scheduling practices and tournaments for 5 volleyball teams, parents meetings, tracking contacts and staying organized with my classes are just a few of the standard PIM apps I use everyday.

Additionally, I track my carbs and insulin intake for my diabetes management, use my palm to take volleyball match stats and upload directly to the web.

The games and entertainment possibilities are nice, but let's face it: without my other apps I wouldn't have time for the fun stuff on my Palm.

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How has my Palm saved my life

pascanu @ 7/16/2006 1:39:13 AM # Q
Being able to stay connected all the time, just like being in my office has saved me several times. It's easy to pretend that you are in your office when you have access to your mail and all your computer files via Avvenu. I feel naked when I leave home without my Treo :-)

Handspring Visor -> m505 -> Zire71 -> Zire72 -> Treo650
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Hoiw Palm saved my life

Cablecutter @ 7/16/2006 2:08:42 PM # Q
For so many years I have bin a loyal Palm user. From the Palm III to now the Palm Tungsten|T5. It saved me on my job for not to be late on several appointments and remembering the numeraous passwords I need to do my daily job.

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My Palm's saved my life by:

Frenchie @ 7/16/2006 5:48:37 PM # Q
Allowing me to reprint another copy of my AP final report to the school network. Thus saving me of the 50% decreased grade by handing it in late!

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Treo 650 Black Tie Giveaway

kossello @ 7/16/2006 6:04:33 PM # Q
It can be all things to all people most of the time!

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How Palm saved my kid's life?

peterpan188 @ 7/16/2006 7:03:24 PM # Q
Well, this is a true story that had happened when I worked for a summer camp as a counselor. I and my co-workers led a group of children and headed to the Central Park in New York. We waled around in the park, and all in a sudden, a kid who has slight ADD ran off the group. I immediately asked my co-workers to watch the rest of the group and wait for me, and I chased after the kid.

He ran very fast, and I only caught up to him after about 2-3 minutes, when we both got deep into the park. He fell onto a rock when he ran up on a rock hill, and then he rolled down the hill. His body hit me when he rolled down the hill, and we both got some serious leg injuries. My cellphone was broken when it slided out of my pocket when we fell. The only thing I had in my hands was my Tungsten TX.

We yelled for help for about 5 minutes, but no one responded. I didn't have any idea by then, but once I took a look at what I had in my bad, the idea of using the Wi-Fi on my Tungsten TX poped up. I quicky did a search for a wireless network, and very foruntely, I found one that has poor signal for me. I tried to connect to it for another 5 minutes or so, and at last, I successfully got connection. I quickly sent a email to my supervisor about my situation, and I also used the program Toccer to go on AIM to see if anyone on my list can help. After about half an hour, the police found us, and it was because my supervisor got my email and reported it to the emergency department.

If it wasn't my Palm Tungsten TX, we could have bled enough, and it would have became a fatal situation. It was luck that I was able to get internet access, but nonetheless, I still treasure my TX even now it is retired.


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The Decade When Palm Saved My Life

KultiVator @ 7/16/2006 8:05:56 PM # Q
I dropped a clanger,
I bowed my head,
I felt my face,
Turning red,
One detail forgot,
And the deal was lost,
My boss added up,
The damage and cost.

But ten years have passed,
With growth & success,
Due to the marvels,
Of Palm's trusty OS,
My life is now planned,
My tasklist's all dandy,
With a Palm PDA,
All you need is real handy!

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How my Z21 saved my life

nathanww @ 7/16/2006 8:08:26 PM # Q
This is something that happened when I was writing a report on my Alphasmart Neo device. Unfortunatley I accidentally deleted the report, and my Neo crashed in the middle of the file-recovery process, causing the filesystem to become corrupted. Unfortunatley, due to my computer's limited hard drive space, I did not have a backup of this file. Luckily, however, I found that I had a recent backup of most of my important Neo files of my Zire 21, which I then beamed onto the neo after reformatting thye filesystem.

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Palm Of My Life

CloviBaby @ 7/16/2006 8:33:17 PM # Q
My Palm Treo helps me a great deal in organizing my life because I put all my appointments and tasks in it. Since I have a bad memory, it's really useful in helping me remember important things I need to do--everything from taking prescriptions to balancing my checkbook to babysitting. Obviously I can survive without my Palm, but with it, I'm a better, more organized person, both personally and professionally. So it saves my life by organizing my life.

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How has my Palm saved my life?

j0r @ 7/16/2006 8:40:09 PM # Q
By showing me that television isn't the be all and end all of life - gadgets are!
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wheezemd @ 7/16/2006 10:41:26 PM # Q
It allows me to keep up in prescribing data and email from patients--a great tool to help save patient's lives and make my life better.
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How HASN'T Palm saved my life?

zachattaack @ 7/16/2006 10:38:03 PM # Q
In all of my major life accomplishments, Palm has been there with the assist.

In high school, my m100 reminded me of tests, papers, AND gave me the opportunity to write an essay from anywhere. In fact, I started writing one of my college essays on my m100 while taking my lunch break at work.

In college, my TX lets me surf the campus wireless network. It plays my music on the go. I can get and respond to email anywhere... I still write papers on it, and it still tells me where my classes are. Finally, I can just leave my laptop at home, which means I don't look like a pack mule hiking across refreshing!!

I never thought that such a little device would change my life in such a big way! Goodbye paper planner, hello Palm!

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How has your Palm saved your life ?

om_omi @ 7/17/2006 6:31:54 AM # Q
Well the exact phrase should be how has my palm saved my day ?
You know what, my treo 600 is the last thing I saw in the night and the first thing I see in the morning. I can enjoy my day if accompanied with my treo, if not then I bet that will be the tough and bad day in my life.
So..Palm really saved my day.

Be Yourself.
RE: How has your Palm saved your life ?
bethgo @ 7/17/2006 9:56:09 AM # Q
Palm keeps me on the GO all day. In a way it has saved my life, in keeping me sane, never to miss any appointments, memos, to do, and most important of all keeping me in touch with practically everyone in my contacts, never missing a call when a needed to do so. Being a Treo fan, I ended up upgrading from 1 unit after the other.

Thanks to Palm in getting me organized.

I am lost without my Treo 650

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remembering the first time.....

2xs @ 7/17/2006 7:20:25 AM # Q
we made love (well my wife & I of course ;-)), is the thing saving my life year for year. And sure, her´s birthday... not only on the date itself, but early enough to purchase a gift :-)

btw., this lifeguarding works with a Palm Professional and the Palm TX at the same quality !!!

Gr33tz 2XS

Palm Professional -> Palm III -> Palm Vx -> Palm m505 -> Palm TT2 -> Palm TT3 -> Palm TX

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Re: How has your Palm saved your life?

tliet @ 7/17/2006 7:23:59 AM # Q
ReneeRoberts has the most touching story. I think she'll deserve the Treo.

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Me, my mind and palm

tuohar @ 7/17/2006 8:19:52 AM # Q
Well, living a relatively secured life, Palm hasn't literally saved my biological existence. But it has helped to save my life style! Being the pathologically absent-minded person that I am, it is the only place in my life that is organized, and I like it that way!

A world without Palm would have forced me to adapt to the harsh realities of adult life in the modern western postindustrial society, quite probably with horrid consequences. Only relying on my feeble organic brain cells would have undoubtedly killed me, and made me insane to boot. No doubt about that.

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'How has my Palm saved my life?'

superman820 @ 7/17/2006 8:51:26 AM # Q
It saved me in many ways;

1. It saved me from making excuses on not reading the Bible.
2. Saved me from countless boring times by playing games on it.
3. It allows me to connect to my email account and chat to online anywhere. ummm well as long as there's Wi-Fi.
4. Helps me on my work by designing excel reports, and it can even handle heavy formulas i use.
5. and a lot more....

Overall, my Palm is the total extension of me. You can tell who i am by looking into it. I cant imagine my day without my Palm.

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My Zire 72 saved my life...

gustavod @ 7/17/2006 9:04:27 AM # Q
I have a few reminders:
1. my wedding anniversary
2. my wife's birthday
3. my mather in law birthday

My Zire 72 saved my life. :)

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My Zire 72 saved my life...

gustavod @ 7/17/2006 9:04:27 AM # Q
I have a few reminders:
1. my wedding anniversary
2. my wife's birthday
3. my mather in law birthday

My Zire 72 saved my life. :)

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PalmPrayer @ 7/17/2006 9:43:32 AM # Q
While unemployed during the tech crash, I learned to program for Palm OS. I now have a job doing that. For the job, I now wave to program WinCE too - ugh.

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Nothing Special

peng1can @ 7/17/2006 10:01:58 AM # Q
The Treo hasn't given me super powers or made impossible tasks disappear. It's just been a good, useful device that improves various aspects of my life every day. And I believe it's that more general usefulness that makes it so appealing to everyone I know that has tried one.

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Treo 650 Black Tie

nguyeca @ 7/17/2006 10:30:24 AM # Q
Can't say that it has saved my life. But it has made my work life much easier by making sure that I don't miss important meetings.

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'How has your Palm saved your life?'

dokall @ 7/17/2006 11:21:55 AM # Q
My Palm has saved my life by ensuring there is some element of sanity in the day-to-day operation of my life!

Without it I surely would not have made it through some days.

Palm Rocks!

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how palm save my lify TODAY!

zuhmir @ 7/17/2006 11:29:26 AM # Q
Hi all,

I live in the city of Haifa, currently undergoing massive missile attacks from Hezbollah (located in Lebanon).
It's also the end of my semester (studying physics) and the exams are coming soon. so i went to a my girlfriends house to study with her to the next exam, and I was almost half way there when i realized i forgot my palm at home!! i was about to just leave it back there and go, but i have a lot of studying material on my palm
some of it i use as a reference directly from palm and some of it just to carry with me as a "Disk-on-Key".
so i decided to go back home a bring my palm! five or so minutes after that, i heard the sirens go off, and 10 seconds later i heard a big blast, so big it hurt my ears. the missile dropped exactly in the place i would have been if i hadn't had a palm to forget at home.

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how did the palm save my life

ggengin @ 7/17/2006 1:27:51 PM # Q
In a third world country I got ill and my smartphone was the only connection to the "civilized" world I had. I connected myself to the internet, bought a flight ticket to Munich, where I live, and on the next day I was in the hospital. The surgery saved my life. Without the palm I could have been dead (as the doctors told me).
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How my palm saved my life!

cajunagent @ 7/17/2006 1:35:04 PM # Q
I have been an insurance agent for the past 31 years and was traveling to an insurance convention when my NEW palm pilot was stolen out of my wife's purse. I had my entire trip itenerary on the palm! Luckily for me , I had put all the info on my OLD palm pilot that was sitting in my desk back home. My son overnited my trusty old palm to me and the day was saved! My palm saved my life and then some!!

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My Palm has saved my Academic life

Kasona @ 7/17/2006 1:30:24 PM # Q
I use my Palm daily at school to do everything from keeping class schedules, recording assignments, and calculating grades to typing notes, typing essays, and being a scientific calculator and graphing calculator too. I also have a periodic table, dictionary, and thesaurus on it as well as several databases and spreadsheets for references.
This last semester, I had a major paper I was working on and I forgot one of the deadlines. Thankfully, it was due at the end of the day, so I typed it out during other classes with my portable keyboard, saved it as a word document on my SD card and printed it in the Computer Lab before the class, and turned it in on time! I ended up getting the top grade in the class on that paper, which I wouldn't have gotten if I had missed that deadline, so my palm saved my grade on that, and many other, assignments.

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How my Palm saved my life

YojimboE @ 7/17/2006 12:40:39 PM # Q
I finally got my T/E when I realized I wasn't keeping track of my schedule in my head anymore. I used to have a good memory, back before I had kids. Anyway, I immediately loaded it up with phone numbers, calendar, etc., but what I really used it most for was music and games -- yup, I'm a bejeweled addict, in recovery.

Did it save my life? Not exactly, but it sure saved my sanity on long commutes and times when I really, really needed some music or diversion to chill out. Interestingly, when I lost it, I found that I could get by just fine organizationally with my laptop. It's the games, music, and instant phone numbers and notes that I miss the most. Will I replace it? Probably not with another handheld, despite the investment in software. I'll more likely end up another hostage to the Treo, unless something really groundbreaking comes along.

What the old T/E did was make me appreciate features like instant on, quick, easy-to-use apps, and portability in a new way, so that I'll now focus on those when buying any new computer: laptop, handheld, or UMPC (when MS gets it right on price and features a couple of years from now!).


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One Day In My Life

Fosdick @ 7/17/2006 4:27:20 PM # Q
(6:00am) My Palm's audible alarm woke me up and reminded me of today's appointments, anniversaries, deadlines and to-do lists. In the next 24 hours, it’s going to remind me to take my prescriptions at the intervals advised by my doctor.

(6:30am) I synchronized the Palm to read the latest news and weather forecast to know what to wear for the day. Palm advised me the status of my financial portfolio to plan for any strategic investments. To save my time, Palm updated my email messages for my review during the breakfast.

(7:00am) I always watched TV during breakfast but I had long lost my remote. Somehow I was able to install software on my Palm to make it a handy remote for my TV and it worked perfectly, saving me from buying an expensive replacement.

(8:00am) I double-checked my first client’s information. Palm displayed his photo along his name and order history to prepare me for the meeting; and I could also replay an audio recording of the proper pronunciation of his name to memorize to avoid any embarrassment. Palm also reminded me of the meeting agenda and what to bring to the meeting.

(9:00am) Inside the elevator in my client's commercial building, I displayed a blank page with a black background on my Palm as a mirror to check my hair and face before the meeting.

(10:00am) The meeting went well. I could readily show my client the product pictures; quickly check all prices, and confidently suggested delivery schedules. The client was interested in designs from different cultures. Occasionally, whenever I needed to explain anything in my own culture that I could not easily interpret into English, the bi-directional dictionary on my Palm always came to the rescue.

(11:00am) My client proposed to have a luncheon together but wasn't sure where to go. My Palm listed some good restaurants nearby and showed me the contact number of the best one.

(12:00am) It’s a Japanese restaurant and I had no difficulty ordering the sushi and sashimi. My client was surprised to see how I knew all those Edamame, Inari, Chirashidon, and etc. with a touch on the Palm.

(1:30pm) Palm reminded me of the next meeting’s details with time, phone numbers and address. Having some spare time before the meeting, I went into a music shop to browse the music CD’s. I found a CD of my favorite singer but I was not sure if the CD was worth buying, fearing that I might have most of the tracks. So I consulted my Palm for what I already had in my music collection. Seeing that I already had 10 out of those 12 tracks on the CD, I decided to go for the online download of those two new tracks instead which would save me over 10 dollars.

(2:30pm) My client was out of the office and he would be about an hour late for the meeting. While waiting and feeling bored, I read some comics on my Palm to ease my tension for the meeting. Hence I made a sketch drawing of the receptionist on my Palm just for fun.

(3:30pm) My client finally showed up while I was tempted to start a game or two on my Palm. However, my client was too busy and he had to cancel the meeting, which I didn’t feel good about that. Somehow I was comforted by a Bible verse on my Palm. Ever since I had my Palm, whenever I found myself down and out or simply needed some inspiration, I relied on my Palm to fetch me a verse from the Bible that saved my spiritual life.

(4:00pm) I needed a coffee. The café was noisy. I turned on some MP3 music on my Palm so I could enjoy my coffee better. The café was an Internet hot-spot where I could check the status of my friend’s flight-schedule with my Palm via the wi-fi connection. The flight was delayed, so I could go to the airport at a later time and save some parking fee. I was also able to check and reply my email messages on my Palm while having my coffee there.

(7:00pm) On my way back from the airport, the traffic was terrible. My Palm suggested an alternate route to avoid the traffic jam.

(10:00pm) I returned home finding myself in the dark and there's no streetlight. I dropped my keys. So I turned on my Palm and displayed a blank page with a white background as a flashlight to help me find my keys.

(10:30pm) That was a long day and I was too eager to sleep. I plugged in my Palm to recharge itself and let it do the rest for me --- for tomorrow and the rest of my life.

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Saving my Life

edoan @ 7/17/2006 6:20:31 PM # Q
Preset calendar alarms. 'nuff said!!

--Edward (the ever-forgetful)

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how palm saved my life.

chug2k @ 7/17/2006 6:31:49 PM # Q
they gave me a job!

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How has your Palm saved your life?

gtluis @ 7/17/2006 6:53:30 PM # Q
My Palm has saved me the headaches of recording all of my business expenses by using specialty programs that I found very useful to me. There is really no doubt that without Palm, I wouldn't nearly be as organized or effective with all the pertinent information I need when tax time comes. I summarize that Palm possibly has saved me a ton of time and at times has saved me a good amount of money.

Along the way, I have that I used it to schedule my life with the calender and to-do lists. I never thought I would say this but, this being my first pda, I've really gotten use out of my palm and a pda in general, because I thought I wouldn't use it as much for organizing my life as much as keeping my business records in check.

Palm has made me a customer and loyal fan. I don't think too many products I buy are as a necessity in my life as my life saving Palm. When that slim Palm Treo comes out, I hope to be the first to have dibs but only if it has Palm OS.

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How was my palm saved my life?

zkam @ 7/17/2006 7:51:54 PM # Q
Well, it may not have literally saved my life, but it has certainly been an indespensible tool that has saved me time and money.

There have been countless times that I have referred to information that I have stored in my Palm, like directions, store hours, phone numbers for businesses, etc. Also I use programs like HandyShopper and CostComp to keep track of prices so I know what are good values.

When I was working in downtown Boston, I always had current MBTA bus and subway schedules in my Palm PDA (which on more than one occasion kept me from missing the last train.) Of course, I would make use of the commute time by reading MyBible, or articles I had saved with AvantGo or Plucker... More recently I travelled to London for a new job, and got around the very complex "Underground" thanks to the wonderful Metro program. (Not to mention having my flight information handy when needed).

So, it may not have saved my life, but it sure is an integral part of my day to day life.

Oh, and did I mention that I need a new cellphone? Boy could I use a new Treo to replace my phone and my trusty OLD Visor (yes, it's PalmOS 3.x!)

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More a life changer than life saver...

dags @ 7/17/2006 8:05:39 PM # Q
In so many ways has my Palm Handheld made my life easier. First was the T|T (which my wife now uses) and now the T3. Boredom saving moments with countless games, keeping up to date with the news and weather using Plucker to grab info off the web, having records of all the nitty gritty info stored as memos, being able to find out how many cubits to the lightyear using YAUC (Yet Another Unit Converter), reminding me of family member's birthdays in advance, storing the family photos and showing them in glorious detail on the 320x480 screen, etc., etc., etc.

It's all good...

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mkslate @ 7/17/2006 8:46:11 PM # Q
It has completely organized my life in many facets.

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Not really my life...

Solo @ 7/17/2006 9:11:02 PM # Q
but saved my A$$ numerous times with alarms, Mapopolis, ToDo's, Verichat and others...

... and maybe saved my back by allowing me to left the laptop at home...


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'How has my Palm saved my life?'

lfoon @ 7/17/2006 8:32:34 PM # Q
My Palm PDA(PalmVx, Tre600 and TX) help me so any way right from the moment I set it up with my laptop or desktop.

When I'm travel or working across time zone, my Palm help to find the right time slot to have meeting with peers around the world. Also, never missed any expense clim for the biz trip.

When I'm away from my desk or laptop, I love to preload all my email and refresh the contents of Avantgo. I knew all my time well spend. In case, I still have times to spare, plat some games or music where so great.

Preload some work related documents also saved me from looking bad during the Q&A session with customers. Write down notes with my foled keyboard.

I've the GPS plug-in for my Vx, very great and save a lot of gas too for being always on the right path to drive around in a new city.

Last but not least, I would like to thank my friend, Philip Yue who should me his PalmV and got me hooked with Palm until today. And those Palm developers who make Palm a jewel of my life.

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How has the Palm NOT done so!!

bktreo @ 7/17/2006 10:49:14 PM # Q
Palms have saved me and continue to in many ways every day.
From the alarm ring at the very first moment of waking,
to the reminder alarm that gets me to appointments.
To the games that help me stay occupied in otherwise dreary waits
to giving me a place to jot down my grocery list that won't get lost.
To the mobile mapquest that I can do if I get lost-that gets our family back on its way.
A palm has saved my life, all literally in the palm of my hand.
What else can I say??

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It helped me with my addiction

stanner91 @ 7/17/2006 9:35:51 PM # Q
It was hard to admit I was a junkie.

I started using six years ago when I went home for the Christmas holidays. I was in grad school at the time. The courseload was grueling and much more difficult than I had expected. I was constantly tired, overworked, and frazzled. During the break my family could see the strain.

My OWN brother gave me my first hit. He had just started using himself and said it would help; it would take the edge off, help me relax and clear my mind. He called it my Christmas present!
At first I resisted. I told myself, "I smarter than this. I don't need it." But I took it from him as we sat in his attic, and almost as if trying to prove to him I didn't need it, tried it. Whoa!! S#*T!! It worked fast. I could feel my brain tingle. Could this be for real? We passed it back and forth for at least an hour. I never had a stimulant like this before. It was better than cigarettes and caffeine combined.

Back at school, I swore I would only use it at my apartment. But then I found that the classday was too long. My heart would pound, my mouth would become dry and my hands would start to fidget. My mind would wander to when I could next use. I started to bring it to school, sneaking a hit between classes. I became hooked. As long as I was using it I could get through my day. My head wouldn't seem so foggy, I could focus, and stay organized.

I could actually feel myself become happier when I had it in my hand. What a rush! I felt sharper, powerful, and unstoppable. Nothing could get me down while I was on it. It just felt...right. Like all addicts, I now tried to get others hooked. I might even let them try getting juiced off of my works. Just to give them a taste. See if they wanted more. Some did.

Then I started seeking out more powerful stimulants on the web. I was amazed by the amount of info out there. I would surf for hours, hiding my activity from both family and friends. I knew that a lot of them were casual users. They would dabble with it. But they wouldn't understand my compulsion. They wouldn't understand the freedom I felt while using it. But I had become a hardcore junkie. I found websites with other junkies like me. One site, PA, embraced the addiction and members would write articles on their favorites. They would adapt and augment the stimulants to make them more powerful, work faster and last longer. I bought one kind that made me see vivid colors and hear the sweetest music. It worked lightning quick but unfortunately it didn't last very long. I liked it! I liked ALOT!!!

I use almost constantly now; at home, at work, in the bedroom and the bathroom. I even tried using in the car while driving but nearly got me killed when I didn't notice the car ahead of me had stopped. I no longer get my fix there but I do nearly everywhere else.

My brother who got me hooked, John, is on one where he can remember beautiful picures and see them where ever he goes. It will even help you talk to others.

My Palms haven't ended my addiction. They are my addiction! My gateway drug was my trusty Handspring Visor Platinum (I still have it.) It has never failed me. I can count on it whenever I need a reliable performer. But my tolerance and workload has built up and I needed more to get through my day. I moved up to an eye-popping, power-hungry Palm Tungsten T3. It brings me to tremendous highs, soaring and speeding to wonderful places but occasionally I come crashing down.

John, who started me off with the Visor as a Christmas gift, has a Treo 650 and loves the thing. When he came to visit me and my newborn daughter last summer the first thing he did was whip out his Treo and snap a dozen pictures of his first niece.

So if it isn't a drug to you, your not using it right.

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
-Albert Einstein

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LifeSaving Palm

LJCAZ @ 7/18/2006 12:23:43 AM # Q
The plam keeps me organized so I can function without drowing in reems of paper.

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LJCAZ @ 7/18/2006 12:27:23 AM # Q
Now if I could only spell drowning correctly I would be in good shape.

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LJCAZ @ 7/18/2006 12:30:07 AM # Q
Why is this posting as east coast time?

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My chick magnet ....

dgxq @ 7/18/2006 12:36:14 AM # Q
No, not really.

I have a PalmOS Garmin GPS which I've relied on for nearly a year and a half. Honestly, I have to be thankful that my work schedule isn't as busy as others, so I haven't had to rely on the calendar/to do/contact applications all that much. I do admit to passing A LOT of time during my flights by reading ebooks that I've purchased and installed on the Garmin. I'll also admit to the occasional game. Heck, I'll even admit that I've on occasion used it to entertain members of the fairer sex (pictures of my dog -- go figure?).

But for its primary use, the Garmin PDA has been indispensable to me as a contract field engineer for the federal government.

One of the tradeoffs involved with not having to put up with office affairs is constant travel each month to remote communication sites. When I say remote, I really mean remote. These sites are often located out in the middle of nowhere, no people, no towns, and sometimes, no roads. I've found that typical mapping software don't work very well in getting to these sites and back. Not that they're to blame when some sites have no roads leading to them. Not to fear, however, the Garmin has allowed me to use its GPS function to navigate exactly to the specified locations. Sure, I could have purchased one of those fancy car GPS units, but how many also allows me to record data while at these communication sites? As an engineer, data manipulation (calculation, graphing, etc.) is critical, and with the Garmin, I no longer have to wait to return to the office to do it. (Oh yeah, I have a bunch of PDF references loaded on SD cards, so a big chunk of my office is always with me.)

I guess I'm a bit disappointed that I haven't had the need to use my Garmin to save my life Robinson Crusoe style. I haven't had to use its screen as a signal light to catch passing planes or ships. I can't imagine it would be of any use in driving stakes or nails. Nor would it be of any use as a defibrillator during CPR rescues. (Not enough battery juice! Darn you, Garmin! I need longer lasting batteries!) But hey, it's done what it's supposed to, and that means it's helped me tremendously in keeping a part of our nation's communication sites up. Who knows if any lives have been saved from that?

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How has your Palm saved your life?

racesurg @ 7/18/2006 2:03:21 AM # Q
I've been a Palm user since 2000 I think. I initially had a Clie SJ22 from my bro-in-law, which he gave me as aid for my Residency Training in Surgery. Saved my butt so many times in conferences, and saved my patients too when I needed quick references. Finished my training in 2003. First thing I got with my Separation pay was a Zire 72. That helped me a lot again during my preparation for my Specialty Boards. Needless to say, I passed. When I started my practice, I decided I can't live without my Palm, but I needed a "coverged" device to make things easier. So I got a Treo 650. The Z72 went to my wife, and eventually to my sis when I got my wife a LifeDrive. The Treo has been very satisfactory, that I'm hoping to win this Black Tie Ed so my wife can enjoy my old one. I know our Palms are gonna continue saving our butts. That's a FACT! (-:

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How has your Palm saved my life?

abjespanola @ 7/18/2006 2:25:04 AM # Q
Geez. I don't know. I guess my LifeDrive has kept me from Depression, and maybe even outright Psychotic Break. Can anything be more significant than that? Well, it has also kept me from killing people who stress me out. Yeah, maybe that one is much more significant! Oh, Palm, don't ever leave me...

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How has my palm saved my life?

frankos72 @ 7/18/2006 2:27:30 AM # Q
Before my 1st palm I was teriblly disorganized. Oh I'd try to keep up with to do lists to make myself more productive but I'd always loose the littel pieces of paper. Since my 1st palm (a Vx) I'm much more organized. I always have my to do list right there with me and I seem to get so much more done every day. You know the story Zig Ziglar tells about being more productive the day before vacation? I always wanted to be that way and now with my Palm I am.

Oh, and on the other day as I was traveling cross contry I started to get into some wicked looking weather. With my palm I was able to go online, get some radar and see that we were about to drive into the middle of a nasty storm. We pulled over and stopped at a gas station and watched the storm blow by on my 650. Thanks Palm!


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'How has your Palm saved your life?'

Allan_ev @ 7/18/2006 2:31:36 AM # Q
My PalmOne Treo 650 is an everyday life saver. I'm a music student, so along with juggling going to school full-time and my part-time jobs,I have to worry about all those gigs, private students, homework assignments, work projects, and other dates/appointments that I have to keep up with. It definitely keeps me organized, not to mention all those cool games to keep me sane. All work and no a no no.

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How has your Palm saved your life?

dvsadvocate @ 7/18/2006 4:53:35 AM # Q
I used to have a TX. This is just as sweet! I used to put my demo reels to show prospective clients my work. This Treo would sure be icing on the cake!

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how has your palm saved my life?

giantcatfish @ 7/18/2006 9:38:14 AM # Q
I met a girl in a barbeque party last week. In fact I met several, all of which I got phone numbers from. Couldn't really remember who was who. Luckily I had taken several photo snaps with several of them (using my zire 72) who I added to my contact list. While I was still sober I added notes to each of them so I knew which ones worked where. That night I was pretty wasted. Forgit who I talked to and their names! When I called all them of them up 2 days later I knew several details about each girl. They were impressed that I remembered small details about them. One of them was so impressed, she went on a date with me and now we are boyfriend and girlfriend! My palm certainly saved me here!

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my TX

LittleJoe @ 7/18/2006 10:29:37 PM # Q
I use my TX for everything. I use it for the obvious PIM stuff in addition to many other things. I use if for portable entertainment: music, episodes of star trek or any of my shrunken DVD's, web, instant messenger; I don't like games that much. I use it for work: bluetooth keyboard, Docs2go, cardreader. I use it with card reader for portable apps (especially antivirus) when helping to fix other people's computers.
I plan to use it for VOIP (adding a mic when I feel it's the right time) if someone can get the skype protocols into a palm app successfully.
I feel like it can do anything once given the program and hardware.

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It has saved other peoples lives

palmdoc88 @ 7/22/2006 3:07:54 AM # Q
Literally. But then in my line of work it's important. A PDA is crucial to look up drug-drug interactions, information at the bedside and almost all things important which may make a vital difference for one's patients.


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TREO 650

hurricain2005 @ 7/23/2006 9:30:52 AM # Q
how has the PALM TREO SAVED MY LIFE, it saved my business which is my life.

one of my prospects called me and after a year and requested a proposal. this was totally shocking. they told me if i could'nt give them that day i would not get their account.

i typed and faxed that proposal from a vessel in the Philippines to my prospect. I got the contract. the palm treo is the most usefull pda & cell i have ever used or will continue to use.

michael cain

great forum

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How a Palm could save my life!!

pinkwit3 @ 11/25/2006 10:04:56 PM # Q
A Palm couln`t save my life if i dont have one but, i`m pretty sure it could
with those emails to tell ppls that im running late or somthing or if im in troube or need of help!


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'How has your Palm saved your life?'

speedracer101 @ 2/4/2007 12:20:01 PM # Q
I am out of the country (on holiday) and I'm trying to trace a $US 30 million wire transfer. The transaction confirmation was sent to me via E-mail but the receiving bank can't manage to locate the funds. I'm asked to forward the transaction confirmation to them. I'm on the road (literally) in the middle of Nowhere, Georgia, USA with no sign of a cyber cafe anywhere. No problem, I logon to my Gmail account via my Treo 650, locate the transcation confirmation and select "forward". Who's the Big Man now?! :-)
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SeldomVisitor @ 2/4/2007 12:31:22 PM # Q
> ...Who's the Big Man now?

The guy in Nigeria who scammed ya into doing the transaction in the first place?

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