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Will Palm revive the Springoard now that they own it?
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No! Give it up. The Springboard is dead and decayed. 16 88.89%
Yes! The Springboard created a lucrative market that Palm will manage better than Handspring did. 2 11.11%
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HindeR
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Question Will Palm Revive the Springboard?

I wrote an email to Palm support asking this question and was very pleased to see a reply within an hour. I asked if I should hold onto my springboard modules in hopes of future Palm organizers being able to use them given the upcomming merger with Handspring, or if I should throw them away when my Prism finishes dying it's slow lingering death.

The news I got was not a "No". I was told that they understand my concern, but are not able to comment on the issue at this time. It was suggested that I visit the site occasionally in the future for any further updates.

Ok, so call me an optimist, but I read that as not saying they won't. My hope for a Prism II was in vain. Let's see what comes of my hope for a springboard rebirth. What do you think?

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dorelse
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Its over.

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I'm reminded of a couple classic rock songs from the 70s. Fooling Yourself and Dream On.

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I guess the SD/MMC slot on the newer Palms will be the closest thing to it

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HindeR
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Angry

Just for kicks I called HS sales support and asked about this. The courteous young man that I spoke with told me how SD is twice as fast as the SB and smaller so he doubts that Palm would revive the SB. Instead, we will most likely see more and more SD gadgets as time goes on.

However, he also would not give a definitive "No" to any future PDA's using the SB or any future Visors. But I am probably once again reading too much into his answers

Before anyone else asks if they can buy my SB modules, Sorry, but no. They are actually the property of my employer and will have to go into the salvage bin when I give them up. Where they go from there is a good question.

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Thanks for the attempt anyway...

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I was peeved to see the SB go when HS introduced the Treo line and then when PalmOne would further continue NOT bothering with the SB on their on devices, but when i switched to my z71 years ago. I've grown to like SD better. They're so small, i can fit 6 of them in my wallet w/o a problem. SB modules required a small bag or tote, which wouldn't have been practical for 'travelling light'.

Even tho i've never seen any flash mem modules >16MB, I'm sure they would'v gotten to HUGE capacities if it cought on better. The SoundsGood mp3 player ha 64MB right there, and it stands to reason that if small sized SD cards can reach 1GB.... 2GB sooner or later, SB could excel that easily. The one advantage that SB had over SD... and this was advertised by HS back when they were competitors with P1 and Sony was SDIO was mostly for software extras and few hardware features. SB had ALOT of hardware uses:

GPS
digicam
Voice recorder
cell phone
modem
mAssAger (NOT messenger)
mp3 player
vibrator (for alarms )
card readers (CF, SD, MMC and ithink even MS?)

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