Summary: The model produced ambiguous impression. The key innovation is the built-in HDD capacious of 4 GB and integrated Wi-Fi. There are other changes of less importance - better control, a voice recorder, extra programs in the sales package.
Conclusion: Unfortunately, our out-of-the-box experience with the synchronization process was not the best: When we installed the PC software and plugged in the provided USB 2.0 cable, our PC's Bluetooth wireless keyboard and mouse froze, requiring a reboot.
Conclusion: The LifeDrive mobile manager from palmOne has an estimated U.S. street price of $499. Limited quantities are available now from the palmOne online store and select retail stores worldwide. Volume availability is expected by early June.
Conclusion: Business users will appreciate the extra storage space and PIM capabilities, but it all comes at a cost. Bulky design, mediocre speeds and average multimedia features leave us unconvinced that the palmOne LifeDrive has created a new category of PDA.