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Subject: Re: Skype on PDAs


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Masset
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun
In reply to: Neil (Palm247) 's message, "Skype on PDAs" on 05/01/05 Sun

When I have used Skype on a PPC it has worked although quality is not outstanding but it is sufficient. I believe the processing power on a Palm is well below par and would make it impossible to use on a Palm device. The likes of Skype is certainly the way forward and is yet again another area where Palm fails compared to its Pocket PC counterparts. You raised important good issues in your observation Neil.

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Neil (Palm247)
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I am not sure why the processing power on the PalmOS is such a problem, really- I haven't used my T3 for some time now, but, I believe that that has a 400mhz processor, which meets the minimum currently recommended / required by Skype. Perhaps the PalmOS uses the processor in a different manner (I am not programming expert), but, on numbers alone, the PalmOS should not lose out (although, I guess we are actually talking hardware, rather than the OS itself here).

Another area which might need addressing on the PalmOS is the issue of audio-in/out. High-end business machines used to have voice recorders (T5 excepted), which incorporated a built-in microphone. However, as far as I know, it has not been possible to have audio going into the microphone, as well as audio coming out, via the speakers. (Obviously, this is not the case with the Treo, but I would imagine that this employs a completely different architecture to cope with voice.) If this is true, then it would cause signficant problems with Skype- and resolving this may be more work that it would be reasonable to expect for a piece of freeware. If someone were able to to develop a Bluetooth headset profile for non-smartphone devices, then this could help prevent the problem, but, on my T3 at least, running Bluetooth was an excellent way of draining the battery in short order.

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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

Well I hope the major issues can be ironed out and Skype will look to include Palm OS.

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