06/15/2010, 05:26 PM
Originally Posted by mikah912
I don't think you mean to be a buzzkill, I mean you sound so rational and all in your "zero" comments and post. This is however a thread that is speculative at worst (most of us hang around here wishfully thinking ourselves into belief that a new device exists--I'm guilty), and at best, is a thread with some posts that may eventually prove to be credible.
That disclaimer noted, I'm not sure your negative speculation is any more credible than those speculating on a new device by early fall. Palm did announce new hardware. They weren't specific, true, but Rubinstein himself made the comment while they were still trying to get sales on Verizon and prior to a webOS launch on AT&T. Meaning, a specific announcement would have further hurt already slow sales of existing inventory. Unlikely in my view that anyone from Palm would have been specific given the climate for Palm at the time.
Additionally, Palm has been very specific with regard to software updates, including a substantial overhaul due in the fall.
And with regard to FCC approval of a new device, well, those approvals in some cases have come within less than 30 days from an actual launch date. Case in point, EVO 4G's FCC approval on I believe 5/10/10 with a release date of 6/4/10.
I'm not the contentious sort, but while I guess I understand skepticism, your "no way... top-of-the-line hardware" comment seems perfect for this thread. That is to say, speculative (speculation of a different sort) at best. So while I admit to being a pie-in-the-sky wishful thinker when it comes to a new Palm device, I respectfully disagree with your entire post.