Originally Posted by rmausser
Its really quite simple.
1. Even if you love Cloud syncing, Palm offers NO solution for syncing Tasks. So you can say I'm "stuck in the past" but I use my task list to organize and prioritize dozens of projects and its simply easier to enter that data on the Desktop. The WebOS built in Task list offers me NO way to enter data on the Desktop or to email or print my Task list to share with my project managers.
2. Along the same line, Palm offers NO solution for syncing Memos. I take LOTS of meeting notes on my Palm. When I get back to the office I need to be able to email these notes, cut and past them into reports, print them off for co-workers, etc. All of this is MUCH easier if I can quickly and easily sync my notes to the Desktop. I also create Memos on the desktop, its so much faster to enter data on a full size keyboard.
3. I'm on the road a lot and dont always have access to the internet. Its nice to be able to sit down, open my laptop and do work knowing that I can still easily access all my PIM info whether there is WiFi or not. Also, sometimes our internet service goes down, again, its handy to still be able to access all my data.
4. Entering data in the Google Calendar and Contcts in Gmail suck. I can enter data way faster and much more comprehensively in the Palm Desktop. So you may be happy with anemic calendar and contact functionality but many people prefer the much more robust functionality that Palm Desktop and Outlook offer.
5. Over the Air syncing of hundreds of Calendar items, Thousands of Contacts, etc. is SLOW. Not to my Palm Desktop. I could sync 2000 Contacts, a year worth of Calendar entries, hundreds of Tasks, and 1500+ Memos... all in less than a minute.
So there's 5 really good reasons, I could have listed more, and I didn't even mention the security issues since I'm not in the CIA, since apparently you believe only the CIA has a need for privacy.
PS: Since you don't work for the CIA either, please email me your contact info and be sure to include bank account numbers, credit card numbers, date of birth, Social Security Numbers, etc. Thanks!
Hope that helps!