Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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RE: I Owned Some Palms - T5 bad?
by jabbotts on Wed 6th Jun 2012 14:24 UTC in reply to "I Owned Some Palms"
jabbotts
Member since:
2007-09-06

I payed less attention to the opinion noise at that time. What was wrong with the T5? The chassis shape, the hardware on board.. for lack only of a wifi radio I still maintain that it was the best Palm device done. The slide away input area maximized screen viewing space, no moving parts like the LifeDrive, no hardware downgrade like the T/X (was that the one between the T5 and lifedrive?). I held on to my T5 until it died forcing me to choose a replacement from the options of the time (all of which meant a downgrade from the T5 in some way).

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JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Well, there were a few things many people hated about the T5, mainly the slab-like form factor as opposed to its predecessors' signature slide out design and held-back performance. I personally loved the thin slab thing and didn't mind the slightly reduced snappiness in exchange for better reliability (thanks to the use of flash memory for internal storage).

The T/X was released after the Lifedrive but, despite its improved actual performance compared to the T5 and Lifedrive, it came out too late.

All my Palms are still alive and well, by the way... I replaced my T5's soldered battery with a new one a few years ago, and it still provides around 5.5 hours worth of juice, at least last time I checked.

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