Registered: Jan 2000
Re: Your a pretty good cheerleader for HS
quote: Either this must be some alternate Sony in some alternate universe, or "for the most part" means "if you replace your Sony XX123FOO with the XX135BAR that's almost identical to the XX123FOO, instead of the XYZ567BAR that you really want because it's actually an upgrade".
Originally posted by coppertop
Sony does discontinue products but replaces them ,for the most part, with similar models that can use existing accessories.
I don't know why I'd want to replace my PEG300 with a PEG320 or a PEG360, but when I replaced my Visor Deluxe with my Visor Prism (sort of like going from a PEG300 to a T series) all my accessories still worked. If Handspring was like Sony the only upgrade path from the Deluxe would be a Neo.
There is no reason why *any* of Sony's models should be incompatible at any level or any point with any other model. Ever. Their original hotsync port on the 300 already did USB and serial, and as Handspring showed with the Prism going to a rechargable battery is no reason to change the interface.
If you're going to get on Handspring's case over the Visor-Treo change, there is no way, no way at all, that you can even vaguely pretend to be consistent and come up with a line like that. Sony is the *poster boy* for incompatibility, and Handspring abandoning the Visor line is only a surprise because they have done such a good job up to now of maintaining compatibility, even in the much-maligned (and justly maligned, I will grant you) Edge.
quote: OK. Now why don't you tell us what Sony's been doing for the consumer lately?
Admit it, HS has turned it's back on the consumer.
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