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    I have been posting about this for a week or two now but I see that PalmOne has actually filed for the LifeDrive name to be trademarked and it looks like it has been accepted according to the United States Patent and Trademark Office here.

    I have also posted this image before but this time I actually sat down to waste an hour of my time to mark it up from a graphic designers perspective.



    As I typed stuff out though, I got more and more frustrated. I can't believe Palm has the nerve to push this on Treo users after the last 6 months of hell. And the irony of it all; Treo users bought their Treo because they wanted an all-in-one device. Now Palm says, "Here, buy this device to get what we should have put in the Treo in the first place." A$$#OLES! Never mind that the user will have to spend another $300-$500 and then once again be saddled with 2 devices.

    Anyway, it will finally give Treo users Wi-Fi like PalmOne has promised at Roadshows. To bad it isn't built in like every Treo user seems to want.

    Does seem like it would be quite useful though. And I strongly suspect that Cobalt will be used to enable simultaneous use of Bluetooth 1.2 WITH wi-fi. Wi-fi access being sent/relayed to your Treo, Tungsten or Zire with a Bluetooth connection (or, I suppose you could probably plug it in directly to the Treo too, if you wanted to bother digging the Life Drive out of its tucked away spot in a briefcase or backpack). Yippee! And wait, that's right. Remember how the new connector can pipe enough power to run and slowly trickle charge the Treo and the T5. Well that will come in handy with the iLife Drive and its huge battery, giving you an extra bit of "life" for your Treo once the battery charge has run down.



    One thing I can't figure out though is that supposedly, the specs are for the display to be running at 320X480 but the screen proportion in the above image is at 240X320.

    Also, the shadow being cast looks like it was created with Photoshop or something.

    Well, that's all I know about that image. I just spent all my time analyzing it because I have no inside track, so keep that in mind.

    edit: Also wanted to point out the curiously shaped highlight falling on the screen forming a perfect 90 degree corner!???!?
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    Last edited by archie; 03/30/2005 at 09:54 AM.
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    Impressive analysis!

    -rob
    Neopoint 1000, I300, Treo 300, i330, Toshiba 2032, Treo 600, T608/UX50, I500,Treo 600, G1000, Treo 650, PPC-6600, PPC-6700, Treo 650, Blackberry 7250, Treo 700wx, Motorola Q, PPC-6800, 700wx, Motorola Q9c, Sprint Touch, Sprint ACE, 700wx, 800w, Touch Pro, 800w, Touch Diamond, 800w, Treo Pro, Palm Pre, HTC Hero, Palm Pre, EVO 4G warm2.2
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    i'm not giving palm another cent.
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    The Tungsten line is not a Treo substitute. They are bigger and are not phones. Two essential elements to being a treo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRamsauer
    The Tungsten line is not a Treo substitute. They are bigger and are not phones. Two essential elements to being a treo.
    YEA, Thats why I put it here... in the "Other Handhelds and Phones" section.

    You obviously didn't read my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie
    YEA, Thats why I put it here... in the "Other Handhelds and Phones" section.

    You obviously didn't read my post.
    Actually I read your post start to finish. Sorry I made something "obvious" that was also flat out wrong.
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    Archie, do you have a response to the suggestion that the device's logo says Palm and not Palmone, making it seem to be a "photoshop" creation rather than a real picture?
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    I think the response we need is why would someone seemingly cut out a Palm OS Garnet screenshot from product literature (as evidenced by the perfect right angle of a white box to highlight a section of text or something) and place it over this product shot.

    Anyway...
    In looking at this attached photo, it looks like PalmOne to me. What do you think?
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    This news item could be related....
    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000690038415/
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    Quote Originally Posted by archie
    ....
    Anyway, it will finally give Treo users Wi-Fi like PalmOne has promised at Roadshows. To bad it isn't built in like every Treo user seems to want.
    ...
    Just for the record. As a treo 650 owner I do *not* want Wi-Fi built in to my Treo. I have no use for it and it would only suck more of my precious battery life.
    Pilot 512 >PPilot Pro > PalmV > Tungsten T > T3> Treo 650 Cingular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotoru
    Just for the record. As a treo 650 owner I do *not* want Wi-Fi built in to my Treo. I have no use for it and it would only suck more of my precious battery life.
    If it's turned off it won't use any power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevMeister
    This news item could be related....
    http://www.engadget.com/entry/1234000690038415/
    Maybe. If it is, we can order one up and find out here. I went part way through the checkout with out actually ordering it, but they said expected delivery date is April 10, 2005.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutchtrumpet
    If it's turned off it won't use any power.
    Well then I am ok with it Just as long as it doesnt take up any more space I could use for extra battery, more internal memory, bigger screen (yea, I know that sucks power too), and a emergency Viagra holder.
    Pilot 512 >PPilot Pro > PalmV > Tungsten T > T3> Treo 650 Cingular
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hotoru
    Well then I am ok with it Just as long as it doesnt take up any more space I could use for extra battery, more internal memory, bigger screen (yea, I know that sucks power too), and a emergency Viagra holder.
    lol
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