Originally Posted by jibi
Hmm. That's really all I have to say. Talk about putting some apples in an unexpected basket. This is one of the dumbest ideas I've EVER heard of from such a large company, to be perfectly honest. I think Palm should really just give up hardware and focus on the Treo line (which they pay HTC to do, go figure).
I will say that this product is not for me and Palm has lost their way a little but I think there is a place for such a product.
As PDAs get better and roll into more and more hands to replace laptops there is going to be a need to view presentations etc on a larger screen. They make mention in the presentation that this will be available for non-palm devices also.
Maybe this is a product for a few years from now and it will develop and grow into a new segment to replace the laptop as your PDA becomes extreamly capable. The Palm Pilot was before its time too and now look at the PDA market.
All I'm saying is that I think there will be a need for this type of product if you look down the line to a Super powerful PDA that you sometimes just need a larger screen and Keyboard for.
I was a Palm user for years but I do not even consider them anymore for a PDA option- they have lost that battle and do not seem interested in improving there.