Monday, October 09, 2006

New Palm Products this week?

There's lots of rumours about new palm products being announced at a press conference this week, the 12th I think it is. But, what will really come out?

I think palm will really have to do something amazing to attract real attention. What have they got to work with? Not a lot really. The treo line is ok, but the handheld line is going nowhere. What can they do after the T5 and TX?

Perhaps a new addition to the lifedrive range? A bigger hard drive? Ok, not rocket science, and incremental improvement, but nothing massive, nothing that's going to set the world alight.

I think it a shame though. I remember when they did do stuff that made you go "Wow". Are those days gone for ever? Maybe so. I hope not.

I would love to be proved wrong, and see something amazing for palm, something that would be really impressive and exciting, that would make me want to buy a new device. I hope, but I won't hold my breath.

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2 comments:

maceyr said...

I also hope that they will "wow" us with something. I do hope that they come out with the LifeDrive 2 or something else. I really hope that there isn't something in the same T5/TX type of form factor. I'm sure that it's quite popular, but they have to come up with something else and take some risks if they want to succeed.

We'll find out soon enough.

strandedpoet said...

Absolutely. Palm need to go somewhere they haven't been before and they need to do it in a way that takes us with them.

I'd like to see something more like the handhelds Sony were making before they pulled out, a real swiss army knife approach, or something really outside the box.

Like you say, we'll find out soon.