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Topic # 7149 23-Mar-2006 10:06
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Does the Palm Treo 650 CDMA trickle charge through the usb cable?

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  Reply # 31360 23-Mar-2006 10:20
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No - I don't think so. That is why there is a power connector on the USB cable.



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  Reply # 31361 23-Mar-2006 10:29
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bugger.... I find the trickle charge from USB a most useful feature on short trips.
(It means less cables/AC Adaptors to carry)

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  Reply # 31363 23-Mar-2006 10:40
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Agree - The Apache does it.



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  Reply # 31365 23-Mar-2006 11:50
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I have an Apache which is great h/w (I love the standard mini-usb connector which can trickle charge) but this is a work unit.
I have some programs which can only run on Palm OS (which I prefer to Win Mobile) that I still want to use for personal use, thats why I was looking at getting a Treo 650 instead of running a seperate Palm.

<Dream Mode on>
Maybe they will release the Treo 700p in NZ straight after the US release, at a great price when Im able to upgrade. (And it will support trickle charging through usb cable!!)
<Dream Mode off>

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  Reply # 31369 23-Mar-2006 12:20
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The trickle charge USB cable is available for the Treo 650, as an accessory. THe standard usb data cable is shipped in box.



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  Reply # 31371 23-Mar-2006 13:07
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I couldnt see one listed on the Palm website?
Is this a 3rd party product?

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  Reply # 31397 23-Mar-2006 21:32
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http://www.palm.com/nz/products/accessories/chargerscablescradles/

Its the travel cable, not the desktop cable. Though it does not state on the site, the point of the travel cable is that it also charges.

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  Reply # 31398 23-Mar-2006 21:49
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pcruthven: I have an Apache which is great h/w (I love the standard mini-usb connector which can trickle charge) but this is a work unit.
I have some programs which can only run on Palm OS (which I prefer to Win Mobile) that I still want to use for personal use, thats why I was looking at getting a Treo 650 instead of running a seperate Palm.


Maybe they will release the Treo 700p in NZ straight after the US release, at a great price when Im able to upgrade. (And it will support trickle charging through usb cable!!)



If you want to run palm programs in your windows mobile try StyleTap.








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  Reply # 31409 24-Mar-2006 09:08
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Thanks craigbov, the Palm website didnt say it could trickle charge, so I asmumed they wouldnt leave out such an important spec from the "travel" cable.

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