Comments on: Ten Apps to a Better Treo or Centro

Treo Software Centro - UltimatePhoneOne grievance I often hear is that the Palm OS is so out of shape and antiquated, an OS well past its prime if you will. While I won't dispute that the Palm OS has seriously outlived its prime, with a few additional applications the Palm OS based smartphones can match, and in many cases vastly outperform the competition. Whether your an old time palmhead or just picked up your first Centro there is bound to be some software you can use to liven up your smartphone. In this article I highlight some of the top notch, must have Palm OS titles for your Treo or Centro.
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Mobile version of

PalmAndy @ 2/25/2008 6:40:59 AM # Q
There is a mobile version on Wikipedia called Wapedia. See for more info. looks great on a Treo.
RE: Mobile version of
JPT|X @ 2/25/2008 9:28:40 AM # Q

I'd been using wikipedia in fast mode which worked, but this is much better!

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Anybody else see a 'divot' in the apps?

husk3y @ 2/25/2008 7:42:19 AM # Q
- The list is beautiful.. I think I'll trade my skinui for palmrevolt, and compare stability. -

Instant Messenger.. Where Verichat has blindly left an absyss like hole. Mundu is completely unstable, with it's "lifetime updates" for 11 dollar promise. When in a year and a half has come and gone. There's been 1 update, and that update remains beta still today.

My blackberry friends, can't send pictures to me on the fly. An assortment of friends, say I appear offline, or they appear offline to me. Msn crashes the whole phone at any attempt of communication. Oh, and there aren't any timestamps, so recieve a message and just "hope" to know when it was sent.

Sorry.. PalmOs vet here. Venting. Breath.. count to 10.. whewsah.. whewsah.. . whewsah.. . .(rubbing earlope)

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JPT|X @ 2/25/2008 9:38:11 AM # Q
So what are the freeware weather apps alluded to- Any of them good?

What other great freeware for the treo/centro is there?

I like:

Games: sfcave, yahdice

media: the core pocket media player

other: 1 touch timer, batmon, olive tree bible reader, manana, minitones.

Any good unzipper?

RE: Freeware
theseus @ 2/25/2008 1:25:53 PM # Q
Can't say that I've really used it, but I have HandZipperLite on my Treo 755p. It was suggested elsewhere (maybe MTDN).

A freeware game that I've had for many years (starting with my Handspring Visor) is Shisensho... Still works fine on the Treo 755p, albeit slower due to NVFS. It's the one game I don't mind pulling out my stylus for! (The one I have says it's from Human Balance Co, though the freeware site just lists the single developer Tomoya Kikuchi. Anyway, you can get it at .)


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Ronin @ 2/25/2008 12:44:48 PM # Q
Personally, I would put TakePhone ahead of UltimatePhone any day of the week. TakePhone is much more functional and stable. I found UltimatePhone to be heavy on looks but light on useful features. Heck, a good 90% of its preferences involve settings to tweak its looks.

On the other hand, TakePhone looks good and adds a boatload of features to the built-in Contacts program. Try TakePhone, you will not regret it.

In the Spirit of Umoja,

RE: TakePhone
hkklife @ 2/25/2008 12:50:58 PM # Q
Agreed, TakePhone is probably the best choice for CDMA Centro & Treo users envious of the updated phone app on the Treo 680 & GSM Centro. Since I don't use my Treo as a phone on a day to day basis, it's superfluous to me but the general concensus online is that TakePhone is a superb app in all aspects, if you can handle paying $20 to add some functionalit that Palm really should have made standard in some aspects.

Pilot 1000-->Pilot 5000-->PalmPilot Pro-->IIIe-->Vx-->m505-->T|T-->T|T2-->T|C-->T|T3-->T|T5-->TX-->Verizon Treo 700P-->Verizon 755p
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wifi apps/hardware

rpa @ 2/25/2008 1:06:51 PM # Q
Any apps/hardware out there to enable wifi on the new GSM Centro?

Palm Pilot >> Palm Tungsten E user
RE: wifi apps/hardware
rpa @ 2/25/2008 1:07:48 PM # Q
BTW, nice article. Thx.

Palm Pilot >> Palm Tungsten E user
RE: wifi apps/hardware
Ryan @ 2/25/2008 2:28:44 PM # Q
At present there is nothing out there to enable WiFi on a current generation Centro. I wouldn't hold your breath waiting either.
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what about the epic battle?

zuhmir @ 2/25/2008 2:11:33 PM # Q
between Zlauncher and Launcher X....
how come Launcher X won?

RE: what about the epic battle?
Ryan @ 2/25/2008 2:27:25 PM # Q
Thanks almost forgot about that, I added it in.
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Does CallRec work with a headset?

zkam @ 2/25/2008 4:23:36 PM # Q
The head-to-head comparison doesn't mention anything about this...

mVoice can only record one side of the conversation when using a Bluetooth headset. Does CallRec have this limitation too?

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You should offer these as a package-deal for new owners...

jeffhoward001 @ 2/25/2008 4:41:07 PM # Q
The price of buying each of these individually is a little steep for new owners. It would be great if you struck a deal with the software vendor to offer a tiered discount for buying more than one at a time. For example:

3 products - 10% discount
5 products - 20% discount
7 products - 30% discount
10 products - 40% discount

I'm not sure how the numbers would work on those discount-rates, but we're talking about software sales, so the vendors should be flexible (i.e. variable-cost to them is next to nothing...)

Tungsten T --> Palm TX --> Foleo-mini??(like an LD-II with a small attached keyboard??)

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atrizzah @ 2/28/2008 6:59:02 PM # Q
Way cool! I can spend like $200 to get a bunch of functionality Palm was too lazy/unimaginative to provide out of box

Peace Out
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godschoice @ 3/4/2008 8:44:52 AM # Q
CallRec also records only your voice and not the caller's audio that you hear via the Bluetooth headset. Don't use Bluetooth if you want both sides recorded.

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got!

Type to you later,


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rayfield1 @ 11/22/2008 5:04:45 PM # Q
can someone please help me i purchased a palm centro the other day but now when i try to send text messages it says error (34).any solutions?

RE: help
PacManFoo @ 11/22/2008 5:41:45 PM # Q
Take the phone back to Toys R Us and ask for a refund.

The last known classic PDA user.
I've recently upgraded from a PLAM TX to a Newton MP2000!
RE: help
SeldomVisitor @ 11/23/2008 3:37:23 AM # Q
Oooooh...the ex-FanBoy crowd here is FIERCE!


RE: help
Gekko @ 11/23/2008 6:26:51 AM # Q

sounds a network issue. give it some time an try again. if that fails, call your carrier.

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