In the box
Mark Kaelin is a CBS Interactive Senior Editor for TechRepublic. He is the host for the Microsoft Windows and Office blog, the Google in the Enterprise blog, the Five Apps blog and the Big Data Analytics blog.
Now tell me, just how many out there could repair one of these things without a $5,000 rework station and a scanning electron beam microscope? Then all you'd have to do is get the parts assuming you knew what part was defective. Very interesting however seeing just how much engineers can cram into a tiny space. It never ceases to amaze me. I started my career in vacuum tubes and point to point hand wiring. True, I'm a dinosaur.
I saw this in a commercial and I was really disappointed that the keyboard slid out the bottom. I would guess that this was so they wouldn't have the complexity of rotating the screen. My thoughts is that it looks a lot like a blackberry. I will be interested to see if this platform take off. Bill
Mr. TechRepublic Editor Guy.. would you PLEASE change the layout of these, so that the text and picture is in the top left? I'm on a laptop with a 14" screen, at 1280x800, and I have to scroll every time to read the text below the pictures, as well as see the whole picture.. not cool. Bad Layout. Evil, Naughty, Horrible layout. /rant.
So did it work when you put it back together? I all I really care about is; does it work? And does it do what it is supposed to do?
My treo 700 let mje use categories to help organize contacts, tasks, etc. into groups. The Pre doesn't. This is a big disadvantage
RE the mirror distortion...palm are smart enough to do a Hubble type modification a built in sort of lens to correct the effects of the curvature