Geez. Talk about a quiet death.
On January 15, the 4GB LifeDrive mobile manager was unceremoniously given EOL (end of life) status. I’ve never bothered to look up the definition of EOL before, as it’s rather self-explanatory, but I decided to today. According to PCMag.com, EOL "refers to the planned demise of a hardware or software product due to its natural evolution from utility to obsolescence." Aw, now I feel kind of bad for the poor LifeDrive. "Planned demise" sounds so sinister.
In any case, a successor to the $399 device seems incredibly unlikely at this point, which actually adds a bit of weight to the old UMPC rumor. For me, anyway.[PC Pro via Engadget]