Join Date: Jun 2005
I have to say I miss G1, but am not going to make a fuss. The people who cry foul at the loss of Gq are the some individuals that cry foul of Palms lack of marketing skills and inovation.
G2 'might' arguably not be an inovation on G1, but from a marketing standpoint I view it as close to do or die for Palm if they want to sell more units.
Us geeks who like G1 will find a patch, new users just want G2.
SharkCache sounds interesting, but I do not think it will change my mind on the LifeDrive (I returned mine after 2 weeks). I did not have an issue with lag times switching programs (there was a little sometimes but mostly it was fine). My issues with the unit were really 3 things.
1. I have been using a C and have gotten to like the built in keyboard. This is not a strike against the LD just a preference.
2. Seek times to open Excell files etc were at times frustrating. 10 - 15 seconds is not the end of the world, but when you are used to 'instant' on a palm it just was not for me.
3. I paid $499. I have an iPod and the LD is not an ipod killer (i have no problem with that, i did not expect it to be) BUT I thought I could use say 500mb - a gig of the HD for mp3's and so leave my ipod behind. For $499 I thought this was a fair desire... but mp3 playback on the LD was unbearable for me, hiss levels and constant skipping (or cut out might be a better way to describe). My Palm C does not do this, granted it is mono but fine for podcasts, and my older Tungsten T did not. I think this is unforgivable at this price.
NicePalm - ummm, lets hope not, that sounds like an AWFUL name to try and market a device with. My Pocket PC buddies will have a field day making fun of that one!