01/06/2009, 11:25 AM
I agree--somewhat. Both are important. Part of it is that many people are looking for improved feature support (3G, WiFi, GPS, multitasking) in Nova. And it's vital that Palm establish a firm new foundation with Nova that they can build on over the long term as they roll out new devices.
Originally Posted by rc46
On hardware, though, the thing is that so many people have been waiting for a Nova device--with their own differing hardware criteria. Once there are several models out there, it's easy to say "I'll go with A over B." We still have to get to that point--multiple models on carriers worldwide.
Long-term, I think most of us will make our choice and be satisfied with it--once the selection is there. However, as I said before, many people have been waiting for Nova--e.g. holding on to a 650 when the carrier is saying "You can upgrade now!" For that contingent, it's a question of what hardware Palm shows on Thursday and how soon it's available.
Palm has already said that they are working on serveral different device form factors to use with NOVA and I'm sure there will be at least one that will satisfy most of us.
As I've said before, I think the best way for Palm to underscore the idea of multiple form factors is to introduce at least 2 on Thursday. To me, at least, that would have more weight than "Here's this one... more coming soon!"