High Capacity SD Support May Be Coming to the Palm TX, T5, and LifeDrive

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So far, Palm has shown little interest in bringing support for SDHC cards to its traditional handhelds, but a developer may handle the job, if there’s enough interest.

Devices like the Palm TX, Tungsten T5, and LifeDrive debuted during the days when SD cards maxed out at 2 GB (or in some cases 4 GB). Since then, memory card makers introduced the SDHC format, which physically looks and acts much the same, but allows for 32 GB cards.

In order for these devices to be able to use SDHC cards, all that’s needed is a software update. Many people have asked for this, but with all its attention on smartphones, Palm isn’t working on updates for its older handhelds.

That’s where Dmitry Grinberg of PalmPowerUps comes in.

He wrote:

I’ll make gyou guys a deal. If you get at least 100 people to promise in full faith to purchase an SDHC driver for TX/LD/T5/(maybe Zire 72) for a price of $20, I will put serious effort in getting this done, and will very likely succeed.

Grinberg asks those who are willing to promise to buy this application if it is developed say so in this poll.

Those who are eager to see SDHC support added to their handheld will need to be patient. Grinberg says he hopes to get this done by the summer.

UPDATE

Griberg has now committed to creating this SDHC driver. The latest on this developing story can be found in this news article: High Capacity SD Card Support for Many of Palm’s Handhelds in Development.


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Thanks to BrentDC for the tip.

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