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    For a few very obvious reasons Palm has suppressed the Bluetooth drivers for PalmOS 5 devices. If you don't like it, vote with your pocketbooks and move on (e.g. to a TH55 and a SE T630).

    A few vicious threads have been going on at the usually-dull site, PalmInfocenter the past few days. Even Legendary Ben Combee got dragged into the debate. The bottom line is that Palm has drivers but won't release them because they can make more money if people who want Bluetooth are forced to buy new PDAs.
    http://www.palminfocenter.com/commen...?ID=6916#95367
    OUCH!:


    Palm SD Bluetooth card drivers? Get 'em right here, folks!
    ;-(( @ 6/18/2004 10:35:24 PM

    Along the same lines, why on earth would they have neglected to write an OS 5 driver for their Bluetooth SD card, so that it could be used on the Tungsten C, E and Zire 71.

    Is it technically impossible? Or is there some marketing reason for not doing so?

    TMann


    The (heavily censored) thread described above suggested a reason why the drivers weren't released a while ago. You'll have to decide for yourself who is telling the truth and who is lying. Ask around + read about the driver issue - you'll find the answers. And it ain't pretty.





    RE: Why would Palm be reluctant to have 3rd party Wi-Fi card
    Winter_ @ 6/19/2004 4:16:34 AM

    Oh my Dog...

    I *wrote* this at the end of my previous post, but deleted it because I didn't want to re-start the stupid war. Anyway, looks like it would be informative, so I'm writing it now:

    [about the long and painful thread] To make it even nicer, some of the posts by a particular poster were deleted. He would say that that was because he Knows the Truth that we lesser beings are not supposed to know and so he is censored. However, the rest of the world would surely not agree and just say that he was such an obnoxious pain in the a55.

    Now, go judge for yourselves - if you really feel like.

    (Facey, looks like you finally followed one of my links and dared to read what Mr. Combee had to say about the subject. Nice. Now, let's only *suppose* that he finally tells us that he has talked with someone who should know, and definitively the drivers don't exist, as anybody would guess. Would you then accept that you were, erm, not right?
    And what if he doesn't answer? Will you say then that you were right anyway?
    Just curious...


    Frosty: If Combee denies the SD Bluetooth drivers exist...
    ;-o @ 6/19/2004 1:35:23 PM

    ... then I no longer trust anything he says now that he works for Palm.

    I know what I know from my "sources".

    You, on the other hand know... nothing.




    RE: Why would Palm be reluctant to have 3rd party Wi-Fi card
    bcombee @ 6/19/2004 2:47:46 PM

    I work for PalmSource, and I'm not in a position to have direct contact with anyone at PalmOne outside their developer support organization. As a PalmSource employee, I cannot comment publically on any plans of our customers, the Palm OS licesees, which includes PalmOne, due to non-disclosure agreements as well as general business ethics.

    That's all I'm going to say.

    --
    Ben Combee
    http://palmos.combee.net - PDA programmer weblog


    Why Palm decided to HOSE customers on the SD Bluetooth
    ;-o @ 6/19/2004 3:35:02 PM

    I work for PalmSource, and I'm not in a position to have direct contact with anyone at PalmOne outside their developer support organization. As a PalmSource employee, I cannot comment publically on any plans of our customers, the Palm OS licesees, which includes PalmOne, due to non-disclosure agreements as well as general business ethics.

    That's all I'm going to say.


    As usual, you're a class act, Ben. I trust by now you've learned the truth behind the SD Bluetooth drivers. (I was surprised to hear you didn't know the story already even though you only recently came over from Metrowerks.) Maybe not actually working in Milpitas has shielded you from hearing about this kind of c r a p.

    Anyway, I'd suggest you refrain from commenting further about this issue unless the drivers are actually issued.

    By the way, I hope you have made alternate career plans since leaving Metrowerks. Palm is entering implosion mode and PalmSource's stock is tanking rapidly (closed at $15.75 yesterday and will probably be below $10 before long http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=PSRC and http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=PSRC&d=t). The upcoming quarterly statement is quite tragic and the company is probably going to start another round of layoffs. Talk to Gavin if you don't believe me. Be careful, Ben. It would be a shame to see you get burned as well
    .







    RE: Why are "Jeff and Donna" regularly dumping Palm stock?
    ;-o @ 6/19/2004 4:29:00 PM

    Like rats leaving a sinking ship.

    http://www.hoovers.com/palmone/--ID_...e-co-sec.xhtml


    Jeffrey Hawkins dumps Palm stock:

    http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again, and again....

    -----------------------------------------------------------------


    Donna Dubinsky dumps Palm stock:

    http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again: http://www.hoovers.com/free/co/secdo...oc=0&attach=on

    and again, and again....

    IT GOES ON FOR A WHILE
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    I hope you feel better purging that from you gut
    The Toad
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    Well Palm have disappointed me too much of late, I like the Treo but my next upgrade I am not going to blindly buy another Palm unit simply because it is Palm based. I have no desire to buy a MS Smartphone I am just hoping that Qtopia can break into the smartphone market with some good Linuc based Smartphones....

    A smartphone version of this would be nice

    http://linuxdevices.com/news/NS3890772815.html

    Based on

    http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6265571950.html

    Only time will tell if Linux based smartphones will take off!
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    consider the source here everyone. chupacablah blah blah blah......

    this guy recently switched names from .... hmm oh yeah .. purplex..
    so you see he is merely returning to his usual routine.
    ignore him.

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