SanDisk Drops WiFi Card Plans for OS 4
SanDisk has removed the release date for Palm OS 4 drivers for it's still unreleased WiFi SD card. The company no longer plans to make the accessory compatible with such devices. A version compatible with Palm OS 5 devices is expected in the fall.
SanDisk was previously advertising that the company would make the card compatible with Palm OS 4 and above. Just recently the company removed the OS 4 driver release from it's product page. Now only Palm OS handhelds with OS 5 or greater will be able to use the WiFi SD card accessory.
Previously, Hagiwara Sys-Com, a Japanese semiconductor company, had announced they are developing four wireless cards for Palm OS devices. The company plans to release both Secure Digital (SD) and Memory Stick (MS) Bluetooth and WiFi cards before the end of this year. Thier cards will work with Palm OS 4 and higher.
The SanDisk cards was previously scheduled to be available in March. SanDisk posted an update to their product page in May, indicating the card will not be ready until the Fall. The 256 MB memory and WiFi SD Card combo has also been pushed back to a fourth quarter estimated release date.
The Wi-Fi (802.11b) SD Connect cards will have a suggested retail price of $99.95, the dual-function 256MB SD cards will be priced at $149.95. SanDisk did not respond to questions for this article.
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