news | articles | reviews | software | modules | accessories | discussion | faq | mobile | store
VisorCentral.com >> Discussion >> General Chat >> Visor General Chat
Is the SpringBoard Really Dead?

Post a New Thread | Post A Reply

  Last Thread   Next Thread
Author
Topic: Is the SpringBoard Really Dead?    
HindeR
Member

Registered: Aug 2001
Location:
Posts: 143

Is the SpringBoard Really Dead?

I saw in the news that PalmOne officially owns Handspring now so I wrote to Palm Support again asking if they plan on using springboard technology in any future organizers. One might think that they can freely comment on that now that they own the technology.

The reply that I got is that "currently we cannot comment on using springboard technology in any future organizers. However, we have forwarded your comments to the appropriate epartment
for review. Please feel free to continue sharing your comments or
concerns with us in the future."

I know, I know, give it up. But not saying "no" is almost as good as saying "yes", no?

HindeR is offline Old Post 10-30-2003 02:32 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for HindeR Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
EricG
Member

Registered: Aug 2000
Location: Alive and well on VisorCentral.com
Posts: 861

Sadly I feel its as dead as a coffin nail..

__________________
"One of the most important things you learn from the internet is that there is no ‘them’ out there. It’s just an awful lot of ‘us’." -- Douglas Adams

EricG is offline Old Post 10-30-2003 11:00 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for EricG Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
Madkins007
Member

Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Nebraska- the Good life
Posts: 695

Even if the Springboard is not technically dead, it IS functionally dead. Right now, there is a Compact Flash unit that handles most of the jobs of the old modules- camera, modem, GPS, wireless, etc.

Sure, they are not as varied or as perfect of a solution as the Springboard, but they are there and they work with a wider variety of devices.

There is also the minor detail that Handspring seems to have burned several bridges and alienated a lot of customers adn manufacturers in their mad rush to abandon the Visor line for the Treo.

__________________
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are at!

Madkins007 is offline Old Post 11-11-2003 09:17 PM
Click Here to See the Profile for Madkins007 Edit/Delete Message Reply w/Quote
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:42 PM. Post New Thread    Post A Reply
  Last Thread   Next Thread
[ Show a Printable Version | Email This Page to Someone! | Receive updates to this thread ]

Forum Jump:

Powered by: vBulletin Version 2.3.4
Copyright ©2000, 2001, Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.