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pimentoLoaf
Jun 4, 2003, 11:10 AM
Time to upgrade to a Tungsten (http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=581&ncid=581&e=1&u=/nm/20030604/tc_nm/tech_handspring_dc), I suppose.

cubist
Jun 4, 2003, 11:26 AM
How about a treo without that lame keyboard. Graffiti is the way to go.

mangoman
Jun 4, 2003, 12:08 PM
Kinda sad, actually. I smashed few a couple of Handspring units. Alway seemed like a nice company. Oh well.

Spock
Jun 4, 2003, 12:08 PM
The deal comes against the backdrop of dwindling demand for handheld devices. Both companies posted losses in the latest quarter and are projecting mounting losses in the current quarter

This is why Apple has no PDA.

mangoman
Jun 4, 2003, 12:10 PM
Exactly. As much time as I've wasted belly-aching about Apple not building a PDA, I tend to look at the whole issue under the umbrella of "Spend it like its your money". In other words, would I have gambled millions on the R&D, the marketing, etc.?

In a word: No.

trebblekicked
Jun 4, 2003, 02:44 PM
that is kind of sad. my first (and only) PDA was a visor deluxe. Matched my graphite mac stuff...
ah well. pda's are kind of useless anyway. yr right about apple, though. why throw yr hat into a ring this small?

bbarnhart
Jun 4, 2003, 03:41 PM
I have a Handspring Platinum and at the time I bought it, it was much, much cheaper than a Palm. It serves as an address book and a place to store passwords to websites and at work. If I were to buy a more elaborate model, I think I'd choose an iBook instead.

pimentoLoaf
Jun 4, 2003, 04:49 PM
An iBook isn't portable enough to take on trips for email and note-taking and outlining and trip finances and other things. A PDA is much cheaper, too.

Why should Apple offer a PDA when elementary PDA functions can be had on the iPod? Or many a cellphone has PDA features?

I hope that Palm will continue the Springboard slot technology, as there really isn't anything to replace it.

zarathustra
Jun 4, 2003, 10:33 PM
Anybody wants to buy my Handspring Deluxe? :(

I was so excited when they came out (was fed up with 3com's and later Palms prices, look). It offered an MP3 module before most people memorized this buzzword from Regis and Kelly. and GPS and games. I actually felt they could topple Palm, but alas...

pimentoLoaf
Jun 4, 2003, 11:22 PM
My hope is that Palm will provide an upgrade path of some kind.

rt_brained
Jun 5, 2003, 03:15 AM
Who needs organizers anyway?! I think we should get rid of the stupid things because they're useless.

Now let's party y'all, it's Friday night, which means I'm sleeping in tomorrow! Yee-Haw!