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LifeDrive

May 19th, 2005 (09:21 am)
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At last! After a gap of some years, PalmOne have released a new machine I might consider buying: the LifeDrive mobile manager.

It has WiFi as well as Bluetooth, it doesn't have a keyboard built in, and (though I wasn't looking for this) it has a 4GB hard drive. It looks a bit fatter and heavier than most recent models, no doubt due to the hard drive. I guess they are learning the capacity lessons from the iPod's use of a hard drive, though iPods still have more capacity than this does.

I'm slightly disappointed that the full-size folding keyboard (sold separately) is the infra-red "Universal Wireless Keyboard" now sold for all PalmOne models; I'm happier with the idea of a physical connector.

I'll think about it for a while before making a decision as to whether to buy, but it's nice to see PalmOne coming out with one worth thinking about.

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Posted by: myceliumme (myceliumme)
Posted at: May 19th, 2005 05:08 pm (UTC)

My frustration at the lack of WiFi in PalmOne devices has been growing for a couple of years!

I guess I don't miss what I've (almost) never had. My Mac laptop was only wirelessing for about 2 weeks before the dodgy power supply fritzed the mobo. I didn't get to take the Pismo to any wireless hotspots (apart from my bed) during that time - and I still have the ethernet cable coming out of the wall at me.

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