Palm LifeDrive in Short Supply?
PalmInfocenter has been receiving a number of reader reports that several Palm devices are increasingly out of stock in brick and mortar retailers nationwide. Of particular interest is the fact that the LifeDrive seems be in especially short supply of late. However, readers are also reporting that the TX and E2 are out of stock in some major retail outlets.
Palm's own webstore is currently listing the LifeDrive as unavailable, despite a page listing for "LifeDrive mobile managers" (note the plural) still being linked to from the main Palm Store front page.
In addition, a number of sales and substantial discounts are being offered on recent Palm devices. I've personally noticed that the TX and E2 have recently been out of stock or down to a single remaining unit in chains like Circuit City, Best Buy, and Office Depot.
The Tungsten E2 is Palm's oldest current model, having been launched in March of 2005.
The LifeDrive is the only current model still brandishing the old "PalmOne" logo since its introduction in May 2005. It features an internal 4gb MicroDrive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity in addition to a 320x480 screen and a voice recorder.