On the surface it seems suicidal for them to orphan their legacy of PIM users -- when the engineering cost of embracing them is so infinitesially small.
But just because something is dumb and suicidal doesn't mean a company like Palm won't do it.
What would they have to ?? write a Desktop PIM that they model after the old one, then a conduit sync link to it ?? It seems trivial compared to the other stuff they've already done -- and this is NOT a 3rd party program -- this was an application that was a part of Palm's DNA from its inception.
There must be 100's of thousands, if not a million legacy Desktop users -- natural Pre migraters -- migraters who'd be potentially lost if they only made a modest effort.
For what its worth, PC Mag had an article quoting Palm that gives me some hope that my fears may be over exercised:
"Q: How do I get my personal info into the Pre?
A: While the Pre won't come with desktop software, there will be solutions for people to get their Palm Desktop or Outlook info, and info from earlier Treo and Centro models, into the Pre."
I'm hoping this means alot more than this hokey "cloud sync" idea.