While Palm’s LifeDrive has many fans, there are also lots of people who find it to be too unstable, with frequent crashes requiring it to undergo a soft reset.
This group is waiting impatiently for Palm to release a system update that will fix the bugs in this device.
It’s virtually certain that Palm is going to do so. In recent months, it has made a habit of putting out ROM updates that fix significant problems with its high-end handhelds and smartphones.
So, the real question in LifeDrive users’ minds is when.
Recently, a person calling himself jenningsghv2 made a post in the 1src Forums claiming to have talked about this issue to an executive at the sole Palm distributor in the Philippines.
Reportedly, he was told that the ROM update will be out before the end of the year.
Palm isn’t rushing this process because it wants to get it right, and is performing extensive tests before the release.
It took about nine months to release the system update for the Tungsten T5 that fixed its most severe problems, so it isn’t unreasonable that the company could take up to seven months to fix the bugs in the LifeDrive.
Thanks to SoSII for the tip.