Palm Touchstone Product Line in the Works?
An interesting article has appeared on PreThinking concerning the possibility of future Palm Touchstone devices. Initially making its debut at CES in January, Palm's novel Touchstone charger appeared to be a one-off device to compliment the Pre. The article links to a video taken at CTIA where a Palm representative clearly states that the Touchstone will be a complete line of accessories. Catch the embed after the break.
"The Touchstone is the name of the entire line of products. This is the first Touchtone product in that family… this is the charging dock."
The article also contains some novel possible usage scenarios in regards to using hidden data-transfer capabilities of the Touchstone's inductive charger back, such as music playback docks and short-range device-to-device data tranfers, analogous to the old Palm OS IR beaming.
You can see my earlier Touchstone impressions piece from CES.
Engadget has received some new info on the Touchstone dock. A listing for it was found in am internal Sprint computer system that shows a possible retail price of $70 at launch.