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Old 07-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #1
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Post Tapwave discontinues Zodiac business

From Tapwave: "We are sorry to inform you that the Zodiac business was discontinued and service and support are no longer available as of July 25th 2005." [details]
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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your welcome joel. I just can't believe that they shutdown without saying anything!
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:03 PM   #3
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You're welcome. I know what you mean. I even searched 1src for any past mention of this but there was nothing.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:05 PM   #4
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here is a screenshot if they completely shutdown

http://img280.imageshack.us/img280/...zsadness3ut.png
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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This is where the one saying, 'All good things come to those who wait', does not apply, wait tooo long and you miss out grrrr ;_;.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:17 PM   #6
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Don't leave me, tapwave!

These people are nuts! They have a great product, especially for a first-time product, that I think still is competative specs-wise even after almost 2 years in the market. I have a Zodiac, and there's almost nothing wrong with it! How can they do this? I wish they would give an explanation as to why they're closing down the business, because I doubt it's because of innovation or sales issues. If they released another zodiac, it would rock the marketplace like the first did. On the other hand, it doesn't say that tapwave is going out of business, just that the Zodiac line is kaput. They have mentioned in the past some vague details about future devices in the making, so perhaps they just need to preserve resources to finish the new device and it'll be in another line of products. I think tapwave has the right idea for making PDAs, and I probably wouldn't think twice about buying from them again, and I hope that earlier speculation that Tapwave is going to be a parts manufacturer and not a retailer aren't true. But I don't like how they told us when it happened. Usually when support for a product ends, there's a warning. I'm finding out in the 27th, 2 days after it ended...
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Bummer to hear. It does explain why some developers here were having problems getting their apps signed (or even getting responses from Tapwave), though.
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Bummer to hear. It does explain why some developers here were having problems getting their apps signed (or even getting responses from Tapwave), though.

It would be an extreme disservice to their customers to not release a generic DAA program for all Zodiacs, in my humble opinion. Im sure everyone agrees. I dont own a Zodiac, but I would suggest that you Zodiac owners make this move quickly so that you ask before they completely shut down.
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TO make known here what has been said in the ongoing disscussion of this over at Tapland, people are thinking that perhaps Tapwave.com has been hacked and this may all just be an elaborte hoax. What seems fishy to me is services have been discontinued as of 2 days ago, why wouldn't they make an announcement ahead of time. Also, take notice on the navigation buttons at the top of the page, The have been moved down a few pixels from before, all except the home button. This looks like sloppy editing, perhaps this is just a sick joke done by a group of hackers who apparently forgot to overlook some important details. Also look at the spelling of the liquidtors, its wrong, go to www.tapland.com for more.
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Looks like some major Palm licensees are discontinuing their lines. I think that Palm should take this as a sign. Sony and Tapwave are gone. I would have gotten a Tapwave if it had a keyboard. Tapwave and Sony have done a great job at getting Palm where it is now but with them out of the market, Palm has no one to model off of. I wonder what they will do? There is power in numbers but without the numbers there is no power.

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They're not getting hacked. I sent an e-mail to them asking about it, such as why they did it, and got a response stating just what the press release on the site said. I doubt a cracker would crack the e-mail services, too.
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They're not getting hacked. I sent an e-mail to them asking about it, such as why they did it, and got a response stating just what the press release on the site said. I doubt a cracker would crack the e-mail services, too.

Us being the skeptical paranoid people we are, could you post the exact test please?
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TO make known here what has been said in the ongoing disscussion of this over at Tapland, people are thinking that perhaps Tapwave.com has been hacked and this may all just be an elaborte hoax. What seems fishy to me is services have been discontinued as of 2 days ago, why wouldn't they make an announcement ahead of time. Also, take notice on the navigation buttons at the top of the page, The have been moved down a few pixels from before, all except the home button. This looks like sloppy editing, perhaps this is just a sick joke done by a group of hackers who apparently forgot to overlook some important details. Also look at the spelling of the liquidtors, its wrong, go to www.tapland.com for more.


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Old 07-27-2005, 09:28 PM   #15
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Hi tungsten T5,

Jeez, I am so sorry for you. You had a T5, bought a PPC then just recently came back to Palm with a Zodiac; and now they are bankrupt. Ouch.

Are you going to get another T5? You should.
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