Palm LifeDrive marked EOL two weeks ago

Geez. Talk about a quiet death.

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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]
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