A picture of what is supposed to palmOne’s next high-end handheld appeared last week, and today another was submitted to PalmAddict (see image below).
This image shows the device, reportedly called the LifeDrive, from several angles. It also points out the location of some of the most significant features of this handheld.
This picture does not agree with the previous one in several areas. For example, the first one shows that the LifeDrive will have a round D-pad, while the new image shows an oblong one.
Overview of the LifeDrive
The rumors say that the LifeDrive will have 32 MB of RAM, but most of its Storage will be in the form of a 4 GB miniature hard drive. It will support USB 2.0, so transferring files onto the microdrive will be relatively quick.
Supposedly, this device will have Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 1.1 wireless networking.
The LifeDrive will run Palm OS Garnet on a 416 MHz XScale processor.
It will reportedly be somewhat larger than palmOne’s latest high-end model, the Tungsten T5.
This handheld is expected to have a 320-by-480-pixel display that will offer 18-bit color.
Rumors vary on when this device will be out and at what price. Some say it will be released in late April, others say May. Prices range from $500 to $570.