Keepin' The Green!
Join Date: Jan 2006
I already have the perfect companion device for the TX.... A wireless keyboard.
If you really need a "companion" device for a smartphone then you may as well just get yourself a light weight laptop and be done with it. Do people really want to waste talk time battery life of their phone doing word processing? What happens when your in the middle of a "companioned" connection working on that document and oops the phone rings.
Back in the Newton days you could plug your newton to your computer and using your computer keyboard work on a Newton Works document on your Newton. I see this as being closer to what would be useful. Imagine plugging in your Smartphone/PDA into your laptop via USB or Bluetooth, having your document that resides on your handheld be shown on the laptop display and being able to type to that document with the laptops keyboard. Palm started out as a software company, maybe they need to return to their roots. They could make an office/cal/contacts program that would run on different platforms (Palm, MobWin, Symbian, Blackberry) and have a client application on the laptop that identifies the device type and then allows for creating/editing. By the way Palm, thanks for making Graffiti for the Newton!
Another idea would be for Palm to have storage for documents. You would be allowed so much space and of course have a username and password. Your device would sync documents with the Palm server. You then could access those document with your laptops web browser and be able to create/edit. You then sync your device with Palms online storage and the changed document is on your handheld. I guess what I'm kind of talking about works alot like Plaxo.com does for calendar/contacts.
The Last Known Non-Phone PDA User.