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The plot thickens!! =D
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Pilot --> V --> m505 --> Tungsten T3
P1 is likely looking to put the remaining vestiges of the old Palm Pilot glory years behind them--retiring G1, shifting away from Hotsync, elimination of cradles, renaming the built-in PIM apps etc.
WHile it looks like yet another clunky, uninspired piece of industrial (non) design, I'll reserve judgement until I've given one the grope test personally. At the very least, the specs look decent enough to upgrade but I'd STILL rather have the option of buying a "naked" OEM LifeDrive w/o the Microdrive and bring my own storage cards to the table.
2nd scandalous thought of the day--what if Wi-FI isn't built-in but instead it has two SDIO slots with one of them being "deep" like the T4 was rumored to have last year? Or it has a SDIO slot & a CF slot and you can use your choice of wi-fi cards as long as it's the PalmOne branded SDIO card in addition to a CF storage card?
I could actually envision a few of these being sold for industrial applications IF the build quality & battery life were up to par. The Symbol units are impossibly long in the tooth and ther are no other alternatives out there running POS. P1 would be wise to license the hardware & software to another manufacturer to repackage them in a ruggedized body with a bigger battery.
Man, it's getting to be Ouroboros Time around here.
The above should actually read: Palm Addicts quoting Mike Cane who was passing along information from Gekko via Vampire Lestat and another unknown source.
Spooky, ain't it?
Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com
Perhaps P1 is adopting a modified release schedule: Low-end: springHigh-end: summerTreos: fall
yup - either a Tungsten T6, T7, or T2005.
p.s. Is that a Condom or a D-Pad???
"Let's get crazzzzzy!" - Pat O'Brien
So much for the T5. It had the shortest executive career since that Pope that got poisoned. Even palmOne realizes it was garbage.
"Go now and leave your life of sin, palmOne... Go And Sin No More!"
I know the T5 comes nowhere near being a worthy successor to the T3, but having it sit in the 275-300 price bracket for another 6-9 months could really help stem the tide to PPC.
It's the data, stupid.
Too funny, Gekko.
Which one? (No offence to the Catholics among us, but quite a lot of the Bishops of Rome went this way.)
a alphanumeric code to track the prototype/pre-release device?
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I believe these are links to the originals:
RE: LifeDrive Trademarkboldman @ 3/30/2005 8:31:51 AM
I believe this name to be true and it does make sense. Your life (i.e. notes, appointments, tasks, documents, photographs, music, etc) fits into this 4GB "Drive"...
Anyway, take a look at these two photos:
And what are these, new icons on the 4 buttons?
THe numbering on the right is some kind of ID number.
The icons are the same as those on the T5 (said that in the other thread too).
It says Tungsten up top. My guess is T7 as all efforts to clear it up pretty much destroys the pixels needed to ID whether it says C2 or T7. Comparing it to my T5 (here on my desk), it would look to be T|7.
If I could have a pic that didnt have the big glare spt then I could pick everything out it that would verify anything else.antoinerjwright.com
There's a TC2 coming out separately. See Forums below. It has to be a T7 then -- unless it's "LD" up there.
The remaining are just a blur and so far, no amount of tweaking has improved their readability.~Tony
In this photo of Copy:
See it says Disk Lib as next to last entry?
It might also tell us one more irritating thing: The G area *still* has to rise in this mode? Why not use the full 320x480 screen?!
I have gotten busy at work and stopped futzing with the pics, glad to see someone else here is getting a chance to chime in.antoinerjwright.com
3) It still seems like the battery icon is in a "charge" status. You can see a hint of orange on the battery indicator. Maybe not.
4) Obviously the Life Drive concept is true.
5) I have the Treo 650 which runs Garnet. In the copy dialog it shows the "Copy To" and "From" fields which are opposite of this. I know that the T|T5 Garnet OS varies a little...but still.
7) Quick Tour is not listed alphabetically, and where is Contacts, Bluetooth, etc?
9) I would still suspect that if this device had Wifi, it would show in the taskbar next to the bluetooth icon, however it does not.
I think this has the potential to be with the T5 tried (and failed miserably) to be, a PDA/multimedia convergence device. But I'm hoping that they'll still include 64MB or 128MB of internal memory on this; otherwise, unless they use a very aggressive caching strategy a lot of applications are going to be miserably slow.
I actually think that if palmOne is going to be them, that it would have to be nearly as thick as the TC to accomodiate a good iszed battery (we are saying that it has wifi and palmOne is never one to want to not be able to do a day's worth of wifi).antoinerjwright.com
Remember everyone, livedrive was a name Colligan picked up from an AA meeting ;)The world will end in 2006. Just as it was predicted in the bible along with the release of Microsoft Longhorn.... :p
Just my little bit of guesswork :-)
Aside from STILL running OS 5, this is EXACTLY what I've been waiting for for years. I just hope the reliability has been fixed! If it's as reliable as a Sony Clie, this'll be the best PDA ever.
Note: Palm devices do not support the Orb Media Service. As future Palm OS releases support streaming media, Orb will likely support Palm devices at that time.
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What if the logo at the top is the same size as the one on my TE? That would make the whole thing about as long as an E, but narrower, and deeper. Like, say, an iPod.
That might have the ghost of a chance of making it not suck, though I wouldn't buy one.
OTOH, if it's normal width, extra height, and thick as a brick, forget it."All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."
Now that's funny.It's the data, stupid.
That's alot of "ifs", isn't it?I'd even be willing to learn stupid G2, howd'ya like that?
Keep rumoring up the stuff I want, and I'll keep reading! ;)If nothing else, at least it's an INTERESTING rumor.
I've had a chance to consider this and having searched around the net for other references I'm open to the fact that this might not be an April Fool set-up. In which case how did PalmOne in their (infinite?) wisdom come up with a screen res like 480 x 320 when the rest of the handheld computer world is going VGA, i.e. 640 x 480?
Having 802.11 Wi-Fi built-in is great and one of the things you'd want to do is some web surfing. Given that Dell, HP and Fujitsu all have systems with landscape VGA wouldn't this have been a great chance to finally get some sort of screen res standard so that web content providers could standardise on a handheld computer form factor to deliver content to handhelds? Trust me, a Palm version of their sites is always going to be secondary, if at all, to a Windows Mobile enabled version.
This is not to mention the development of cross platform, rich media, applications that are bound to appear on Palm or Windows Mobile platforms - all of which will feature 4Gb+ microdrives by the end of this year?
And that's coming from a website designer :)antoinerjwright.com
If you ever spend any time on a VGA landscape res windows mobile platform I think you'd change your mind :)
Cross platform development between Palm OS and Windows Mobile is already a nightmare - screen res and orientation mode standardisation would just be a tiny step in a helpful direction.
Of course, I can curse every developer that doesn't make the investment (without guaranteed ROI) to ensure their software or web site is ultra-compatible across all conceivable platforms or I can simply say why not make it easy for the developers?
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You are right though. Standard res's would help developers a ton. Now, if devs dont take full advantage of it (aka better color dithering, appropriate fonts, etc) then its hard to blame just the manufacturers.
This conversation makes me think of redoing my website again (just redesigned two weeks ago) just to see what can be to make a site completly standarized, and look good... nah, I like Flash too much ;)antoinerjwright.com
Now, that's the whopping 4G microdrive, right?
Great spec, I want one of these puppies and I want one now...
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