palmOne is preparing to release a Wi-Fi SD card for the Tungsten T3 and Zire 72. This will be the first SD card of this type for any palmOne model.
According to a tip sent to Brighthand, palmOne’s latest sales guide for spring 2004 includes an accessories chart that shows this wireless networking card.
Unfortunately, details on this are very sketchy. The price isn’t given, nor is there a release date.
The guide does make it clear that this WLAN card will not work with all current palmOne handhelds, only the Tungsten T3 and Zire 72.
Is SanDisk Involved?
SanDisk has been promising a Palm OS driver for its Wi-Fi SD card for over a year, but this has been delayed many, many times. The latest release date for these is sometime during the second quarter of this year, which is over at the end of this month.
It’s entirely possible that a re-branded version of the SanDisk Wi-Fi SD card is the one palmOne is referring to in its sales guide, but this is only speculation.
Bad News from the C-Guys
SanDisk isn’t the only company working on a Palm OS version of a Wi-Fi SD card. C-Guys is also doing so. Several months ago, this company said it would have a Palm OS driver ready in May. According to a post in the Brighthand Forums, this has been delayed by two months. A C-Guys’ representative reportedly explained this by saying, “We are having difficulty debugging.” Nevertheless, work is continuing.
Thanks to Johnny L. de Alba for the tip.