Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of planning, several weeks of work, and possibly a few kilometres of aimless pacing through the living room, I'm happy to present "Palm: I'm ready to wallow now". This massive article (22,000 words) covers countless aspects of Palm, its devices, its operating system, and the company's importance to the mobile industry. I start with a detailed look at the history of handwriting recognition, after which I move on to the four hardware products I believe are crucial in understanding Palm as a company. Of course, I also dive into Palm OS, covering the kernel, its filesystem (or lack thereof), 'multitasking' capabilities, user experience, and much more. Important Palm OS licensees like Sony and Handspring make an appearance, and I cover the failed attempt at modernising the Palm OS: Palm OS 6 Cobalt. Finally, the conclusion ties it all together. For the first time in OSNews' history, you can also buy this article to support OSNews and make more articles like this possible in the future (don't worry - the regular online version is free, as always!). I suggest you grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy.
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RE: Some other problems
by MOS6510 on Wed 13th Mar 2013 12:39 UTC in reply to "Some other problems"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

I had the choice between the LiveDrive and the T|X. I went for the T|X because it was cheaper and it was part of a bundle that included Tomtom navigation.

At the time I remember that the LifeDrive was a very nice and interesting device, at least in theory. Apparently it wasn't so nice in real life use.

If the LifeDrive didn't have its flaws it may have become successful enough to give Palm some extra hit points.

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