The next generation of Palm Devices?
Posted May 19, 2005 15:07 UTC (Thu) by smeg4brains
Parent article: A call for an open media gadget
Could what you want be found in the next generation of palm devices?
I use my palm for basically the same purposes. It plays ogg, mp3, and even divx. It's not that big of a strecth that someone might come out with a palm with the hardware spec that you're looking for, and the newer palms are supposed to be running their same old gui, but on top of a linux os that deals with the hardware.
I've never seen a palm device with an FM radio (standard that is, you can get it added easily enough), but Samsung is coming out with an mp3/(ogg w/ software), voice recording, 320x320 screen, palm os phone. If I recall, it's also got a camera with a flash (not positive). Palm also just game out with their lifedrive or something like that which is basically a 4 gig palm (still with the SD expansion), a 320x480 screen, mp3, bluetooth, 802.11 etc etc. It was rumored to have the linux backend, but didn't actually have it when it came out, But I've heard it'll probably be available in an update. The lifedrive doesn't have all the toys possible just yet, but I'm sure it's just the first in a series, and I'm sure the price will come down. Right now at $499 it's a little steep.
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