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Garmin iQue 3000 Slightly Delayed

Garmin iQue 3000 Palm OS GPA PDAWhen Garmin announced the new iQue 3000 gps navigational handheld in the beginning of this year they stated it would be available in February. February has now come and gone and one can still not order this PDA. A Garmin spokesperson has told PalmInfocenter that the iQue 3000 will now be available in "mid to late March." No reason was given for the delay.

Some specifications of the Garmin iQue 3000:

  • Operating system: Palm OS 5 (Garnet)
  • Processor: Bravo 2.0 200 MHz with built-in GPS correlator
  • Unit size (WxHxD)/Weight: 2.8" x 4.7" x 0.7" inches / 5.2 oz
  • Display information: 320x320-pixel; 54x54 mm screen size; dedicated Graffiti writing area; and usable screen area of 3.0" (diagonal)
  • Internal Memory: 32 MB RAM and 32 MB ROM
  • Expandable Memory: microSD card included (128 MB microSD card for North America, or 256 MB preprogrammed microSD card for Europe and Australia)
  • Rechargeable 1050 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Estimated retail price of $399

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Enquiring Minds....

KultiVator @ 3/3/2006 11:51:13 AM # Q
Perhaps the Garmin-equipped delivery wagon got lost?!


KultiVator

RE: Enquiring Minds....
Ironhide @ 3/3/2006 1:19:38 PM # Q
There he is folks... KultiVator master of wit. No pictures, please, he'll be here all week.



On a more serious note...
hkklife @ 3/3/2006 2:22:22 PM # Q
I wager it's never going to officially come out. The whole stock is probably sitting in a warehouse somewhere. Garmin likely figures they'll take a beatng on returns of unsold inventory etc. So they are probably trying to work out an agreeent to blow 'em out on their website or somewhere like Amazon or Overstock for a 1/3rd less than the original MSRP amount.

No Palm rumors whatsoever, no new Treos until midsummer and now even the Garmin iQue refresh is delayed. What a deplorable year for the POS faithful so far!!


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RE: Enquiring Minds....
KultiVator @ 3/4/2006 6:21:11 PM # Q
Run&Hide wrote...

>No pictures, please, he'll be here all week.

Who pulled your chain?


KultiVator



RE: Enquiring Minds....
Tamog @ 3/7/2006 10:35:58 AM # Q
Hi,
just for kicks, trainloads really can get lost. Happened to Dallas Maxim not too long ago:

http://tamspalm.blogspot.com/2005/05/maxim-ics-stolen-attention-to-all.html

However, I dare to doubt that this has happened here;).

Best regards
Tam Hanna

Find out more about the Palm OS in my blog:
http://tamspalm.tamoggemon.com

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Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC

ackmondual @ 3/3/2006 6:51:54 PM # Q
micro-SD? I'm assuming this was out of necessity since integrated GPS components take up quite alot of space inside the handheld?

It would impressive if this does come out. PalmOS can add Garmin to its list manufacters still making pOS handhelds in additon to the following:
Palm
Fossil/Abacus?
.... and i think that's it!

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RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
hkklife @ 3/3/2006 6:56:04 PM # Q
Fossil bailed. You have Palm and that's it as far as anyone shipping anything in ANY volume.

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RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
rkevwill @ 3/3/2006 7:10:44 PM # Q
Garmin still currently makes 2 other palm units. The great 3600, and the not so great 3200. Why they went to micro SD, who knows, but the 3600 and 3200 have SD slots. The 3600 is about 3 years old now, and besides terrible battery life, is a wonderful unit. Other GPS units still do not approach its coordination with the system, palm or Windoze.

Sure wish Garmin would do an upgrade though, with a removeable upgraded battery, and wifi ability. (at least with a card)

RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
AdamaDBrown @ 3/3/2006 7:20:10 PM # Q
Garmin has been reported to be shutting down their Palm-based R&D after the 3000, but whether or not that's true, they're still making their current Palm based units.

I can't fathom why they went with MicroSD. The GPS components really aren't that large at all, certainly not enough to force that kind of change.

RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
hkklife @ 3/3/2006 8:05:15 PM # Q
Adama;

Maybe a nice little $ incentive from Sandisk? I've seen that small, square, car-oriented GPS receiver Garmin sells at mass merchants and it uses TF as well. I have no idea either why they'd want to go that route. TomTom uses SD in their comparable unit and you just get so many more mb/$ than you do with MicroSD/TF.

I am almost certain the 3000 is the end of the road (pun intended) for Garmin's Palm line. It's basically just a 3200 in a smaller, sleeker casing isn't it?

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RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
AdamaDBrown @ 3/4/2006 4:12:51 AM # Q
Maybe a nice little $ incentive from Sandisk?

(Shrug) Not impossible. Favorable licensing terms + volume discount on small bundled cards for Garmin = increase in marketshare for Sandisk. Can't say I'm thrilled--I managed to lose my 1 GB SD card not too long ago, and I don't want to speculate how easy it would be to misplace a MSD card. Or how easy it would be to accidently inhale it, for that matter.

It's basically just a 3200 in a smaller, sleeker casing isn't it?

Pretty much, with the exception of small details (MicroSD instead of SD) and the inclusion of a memory card.

RE: Surprised here, thought Garmin left pOS for PPC
LiveFaith @ 3/5/2006 8:14:34 PM # Q
A big yawn. What? No, this is Palm OS 2006!

Strike up the band! Dump the ticker tape out the windows ... this is the first Palm OS device of 2006. WoooHooo! We aint dead yet boys. Step back Bill! Run for hills Stevie boy! Back to the drawing board Linus! The big G still rules!!! (Garnet that is)

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

Which iQue has the fewest # of compromises?
hkklife @ 3/7/2006 9:06:37 AM # Q
From my hastily compiled list it looks like the original is still the "best". Anyone care to help flesh out the comparison table?

In all fairness, I still think the 3000 (assuming it ever makes it to market) is pretty niftily styled and looks far more pocketable than either of its predecessors. Garmin and Palm both seem to have caught a bad case of "feature erosion" where their '06 models have far fewer bells'n whistles than the '03 models!

Drawbacks of the iQue 3600:

No SDIO slot

No 5-way navigator


Drawbacks of the iQue 3200:

No voice recorder

Only 320*320

No headphone jack

No 5-way navigator
(the 3200, oddly enough, has an SDIO slot)

Smaller battery than 3600??


Drawbacks of the iQue 3000:

Micro SD instead of regular SD

No Universal Connector (uses mini-USB & AC--like a cheap Zire!)

No voice recorder

No 5-way Nav

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