Palm TREO, do you have one? Need to know if buying a new computer.

Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

I purchased a new computer and had some issues connecting my Palm Treo650.  All new computers that have more than 4gig memory will be operating on a 64 bit operating system.  Palm does not have support for you to use their product on a 64 bit operating system.  I was doing an internet search and ran across this;

According to Iain Thomson at, Palm has confirmed that it is dropping the PalmOS operating system to concentrate fully on the webOS currently being developed for the forthcoming PalmPre. Palm president Ed Colligan has told investors that PalmOS is being officially retired, and that the company's Centro platform will be the last to use the software. "There will be no more PalmOS products," he said. "We will transition to webOS as our core operating system, in addition to supporting Microsoft Windows products in the enterprise segment of the market." PalmOS was introduced in 1996 and proved an instant hit with consumers and business users. Palm eventually sold its software division to Access, and PalmOS became GarnetOS.

I did find some people that used bluetooth and the infra-red to hot sync their phones but many others in those blogs commented that it didn't work for them.

I know many Realtors in my area use the Palm phones for contact information, cell phone and thier MLS key and this will now have to change.  Technology is ever changing.

My name is Larry DeGroat and I am a Realtor in Searcy, Arkansas and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at Visit my website at if you are looking for Searcy homes for sale or other areas.

Comments (6)

J Perrin Cornell
Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA

I used to use a TREO, also synced it and used infra-red, and b-tooth.... way tooo fragile! I now use a blackberry

Feb 18, 2009 12:24 AM
Michael S. Mackey
CENTURY 21 All Islands - Mililani, HI

Oh no! I knew the day would come when I would have to give up my Treo. I guess I will have to plan on doing a complete upgrade to a 64 bit computer system at the same time. Until then, My Treo and I are inseparable!

Feb 18, 2009 12:25 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

I want the Pre.  I am a relatively recent Centro user. I saw a local real estate agent asking on Twitter whether the Pre had infra-red yesterday.

Feb 18, 2009 12:31 AM
Larry DeGroat
Realty Professionals, Inc. - Searcy, AR
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy

Perrin, I think I will have to make a change also.

Michael, I agree, I want to keep my Treo but I do have to upgrade my computer.  When you have to, you have to.

Maureen, from what I've seen of the Pre, I am inclined to think that way also.

Feb 18, 2009 01:23 AM
Greg Russell
GE Security - Salem, OR


The Palm Pre does not have infrared.  We hope to be able to support this device via bluetooth to make it work with our eKEY software, however it is looking like Palm will not be providing the necessary access, at least not in the short term.

If you would like to see the devices that do work with our eKEY software, you can visit our eKEY device portal which has all the ekey certifed devices on it.  We keep this updated as new devices are lauched. The address is



Feb 18, 2009 04:10 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Larry, I'm glad you're my friend so you can guide me through this stuff!  : )

Feb 18, 2009 08:47 AM