Palm EOL's the Treo 680 and Various Accessories
This month's Palm Channelsource newsletter for its reseller partners has a large list of Palm peripherals now classified as having reached end-of-life status. In addition, it also makes the Treo 680 EOL status official, which has been expected for some time.
A rather surprising product that has just met its demise is Palm's most recent GPS Navigator by Garmin kit. This was Palm's only branded GPS solution officially listed as compatible with the Centro and was Palm's response to TomTom's withdrawal from the PDA-based GPS software market.
The Garmin-powered Palm GPS Navigator was released a bit over a year ago and holds the distinction of still being actively supported by Garmin. A fairly recent (September 2008) update to Garmin's Palm OS software is available and, unlike the older TomTom navigation software, the Palm Centro is officially supported. An older 4.10.30p version from 2007 is available here that supports the most recent Palm OS handhelds such as the 320x480 Palm TX and LifeDrive.
Another notable Palm accessory being EOL'd this month include the Palm Care extended warranty kit, which is essentially an extension of the retail warranty on a Palm handheld alongside a one-time screen replacement. This could be yet another harbinger of an imminent EOL notice of Palm's remaining handheld models.
The full list of Palm EOL announcements is presented below:
- 1048NA Palm Treo 680 Smartphone (Generic)
- P10950U Palm Care for Handhelds
- 3291WW Palm Vehicle Power Adapter for Treo 800w
- 3262WW Palm GPS Navigator Car Kit for Treo 680 and Treo 700p
- 3380NA Palm GPS Navigator featuring Garmin
- 3264WW Sudoku Deluxe CD
- 3358WW 1 GB MicroSD Expansion Card with SD adaptor
- 3359WW 2GB MicroSD Expansion Card with SD adaptor
- 3360WW 4GB MicroSD Expansion Card with SD adaptor
- 3294WW Advanced Brain Trainer