Rumor: Palm Planning m525 for Next Year
It will probably not come as a surprise to anyone that Palm is already working on a successor for the m505. According to a source, the m525 will have an improved color screen and 16 MB of RAM. It will also have a battery capable of keeping the enhanced screen's sidelight on for eight hours. It will be announced in March of next year at Cebit 2002 in Hannover Germany.
However, according to this source, the m525 won't immediately replace the m505. Instead, the m500 will be discontinued and the m505 and m525 will be available simultaneously, with the m505 costing less than the m525.
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RE: Another rumor...
RE: Another rumor...
Palm's product council is VERY slow on making decisions and are very pathetic when it comes to making anything good. A lot of them are old useless ex-Apple people who were poor performers there and are equally useless now. Why else would Palm's competitors be kicking their asses when it comes to design and innovation so easily?
''I used to work at Palm. I know how it works on the inside.''
Palm has the minds, if they keep holding back to satisfy their partnerships they may start losing more people. They need to decide what their core business really is, find some hardware innovators and bring them on board.
Split hardware and OS into two groups under different companies. There are some really innovative hardware people. There just not in your face and really quite.
John Lennon once said, "give peace a chance", will a little peace to some never heard about person with vision might be the way to go.
Have you been living in a cave?
> are a hardware and software vendor. No company in
> their right mind is going to invest in R@D and use
> Palm OS if Palm just keeps coming out with better
> products. So Palm has to hold back to sell their OS.
Nonsense. Palm is not holding back. They simply are unable to compete now that several other vendors are offering better models.
> Split hardware and OS into two groups under
> different companies.
Like what they're doing? Everyone knows Palm can't make profits from OS sales alone. Over 90% of their income is derived from hardware sales. (If they sell 2 million copies of PalmOS per year to Handspring, Sony, Symbol, etc. for $9/copy, this generates only $20 million/year. Hardly a drop in the bucket for a company previously "worth" ove 50 BILLION dollars.)
"Sources say ..."
On an unrelated note, what's with Palm's ridiculously long product pipeline? Almost a YEAR after release of the m505, they will release an updated version with an "improved screen" and more memory? Sheesh... I guess they want to milk the m505 as long as they can, and are betting that Sony doesn't have the clout with average joe PDA purchaser to demolish the m505 in the next few months. (Which I think is fair to assume on Palm's part.)
I have the M505, upgraded from the Palm Professional, and will be very content to wait another 2-3 more years until there is a substantial difference.
With tech products, you will go nuts if you need to have the very latest all the time.
I better get used to latest Palm becoming obsolete again :)
16 MB is important to many
Get off your "Sony Rules" kick, will you? And what are you smoking on the 16mb question? You're a f***ing idiot!
Got me 16MB of RAM
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ps on a serious note, once again great job to Ed for bringing us the breaking news.
"Get off your "Sony Rules" kick, will you? And what are you smoking on the 16mb question? You're a f***ing idiot!"
Are you sure you need a palm and not a laptop? You make me laugh.
What are you using your internal memory for? Avantgo? Games? Dictionary? Books? I say, improve VFS support.
as for internal memory, let's be reminded that the palm uses it to store programs. not until the external memory, you would crave for higher internal memory capacity. are we missing the point? if vfs is improved, i will be happy with zero internal ram and a 128mb expansion card.
Get a clue!
I hope you're happy with your 128MB brick, because that's all it'll be without RAM!
I have an experiment for you. Fill up your Internal RAM with apps. When it's full, try to run an app, say the calculator app. Do you think it will run even if you have used up your Internal RAM? ;)
RE: RAM vs. VFS
You obviously haven't been in development...
product schedules are often many months to a year.
As for the price, I only paid $350 for the M500 so at the time, the difference was $100. If the M525 screen is good, I will upgrade and pass on my M500 to my 8 year old. Her Palm V doesn't have enough memory for her games, books, pictures, etc. Problem is, she want's color too.
How are things in Madison?
That's very different from what we have here -- a rumor that will, by tomorrow, be disseminated to maybe 3 or 4 rather obscure web sites. Maybe one out of every one hundred PDA buyers is savvy (okay, nerdy) enough to read sites like PIC. The other 99 will happily plop their money down on the m505 in the next few months, oblivious to the possibility of something else coming along. They probably won't even know about the m525 until after it's released.
Remember -- and I'm guilty as charged -- we're a bunch of freaks, following itsy-bitsy news items religiously on Palm web sites. Most people are far more well-adjusted than us.
> wait for the m525 instead of buying the m505.
If that's the way you think, then there's no point in ever buying anything again because a better model is always in development. Don't buy a Sony 610, a better model is coming next year. Don't buy a new Ford Mustang, a better model is coming next year. Hell, don't buy a Big Mac, a better hamburger is in development.
All this rumor says is Palm is working on a replacement got the m505 that will be out in about 7 months. Bet you Handspring is working on replacements for some of its models that will be out sometime next year. And Sony. And Handera. If anyone is already thinking about upgrading, they should go ahead and buy now because by the time the m525 come out, there will be rumors of the next model. And so on, and so on.
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