I was reading over at Brighthand today about HP's new ipaqs. What was interesting to read was that it looks like HP is going back to a design that was very popular, and sold many devices. Here's a link to the article click here . It was the 1900 series. Some said at the time it was reminiscent of the "classic" Palm V series. I bought a 1940 because of it's looks. It was small, thin, sleek, beautiful, and I also got to try out the pocketpc os as well and came back to palm, but I digress. Design of our device matters to us, I love my powerbook because it is beautiful (it also does everything I need ), and Apple is known to spend a lot on design of their products, ipod, imac, etc. . It got me thinking what if Palm "re-did" a "classic", their own. It could be a special edition Palm, we know how much Palm likes to make these . I'm not talking a Claudia Schiffer, or Michael Jordan special edition from the past. I am talking an update to the "classic" everyone tried to duplicate, but couldn't. It would have a 320x480 color screen w/ bt and wifi all in the same exact case of the original Palm V. I still see people till this day using a Palm v, vx, m500, m505, m515 because they love the design and will not get a Tungsten E2 or T5 because they can "feel" the difference, and I agree, I "feel" it too. I miss that feeling of slipping my vx, or m515 in my pocket and forgetting it's there, and also appreciating the cool metal casing they were housed in as well. Look what this design did for Motorola, ala' the Razr. It is one of the most beautiful, elegant cell phones ever. That phone is wanted, purchased, and used simply because of it's design. It feels good because it's metal and thin, hint hint ;) Palm. Why not re-do a "classic", a "classic" you invented ? I'd buy one in a heartbeat, but again I am just an Associate Writer for a site named Palmaddict, maybe it's the palmaddict in me, but seriously I think these would sell big time. Palm if your listening, or if someone reading this knows someone who knows someone at Palm, please pass on this idea, I think you might have an unborn hit on your hands! Design matters!
Jimmie Geddes, Associate Writer