May 18, 2005

palmOne Introduces LifeDrive, Its First Mobile Manager Product

New Device Features Hitachi 4GB Hard Drive, LifeDrive Smart File Management, Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Venturing beyond its well-known focus on the handheld and smartphone markets, palmOne today introduced the LifeDrive mobile manager, an innovative product that fuses PIM applications and entertainment applications. Designed for people with a significant volume of digital information, the mobile manager offers 4GB of hard-drive storage, a large 320x480 high-resolution color screen, and wireless access through built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless technologies. This would be a great way to take a lot of photos while on vacation and NOT have to lug the laptop with you for storage.
LifeDrive mobile manager

The 4GB Hitachi Microdrive(TM) weighs less than a AA battery, is smaller than a matchbook and transfers data 30 percent faster than the previous-generation Microdrive, so users can get to their music, pictures, data more quickly. With 3.85GB of usable storage, LifeDrive mobile manager users can store and access all of the following on a single device(2):

-- 1,200 office documents;
-- 6,000 emails;
-- 1,000 photos;
-- 300 songs;
-- 2.5 hours of video;
-- 50 voicemails;
-- 10,000 contacts; and
-- 10,000 appointments.

This one is definitley worth investigating.
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