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New Palm Pictures?

Hemos posted more than 11 years ago | from the bouncing-around-the-web dept.

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New Palm writes "It looks like pictures of a new Palm os5 device codenamed 'Oslo' have hit the web. www.pocketpcthought.com had them up, but after a phonecall from Palm's Director of Global Information Security, pulled the pictures. A number of people are mirroring them. Looks semi-legit - but who knows, and who knows how long the images will stay up?

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will it have this picture (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870127)

goatse.cx?

Put it in your ass!

Re:will it have this picture (-1)

sunken_ehime_maru (532081) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870139)


Would you marry me? I come with a sizeable dowry, and can perform the Chinese Basket Trick (albeit in a homosexual manner, of course.)

Re:will it have this picture (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870168)

unfortunately since I am not a catholic priest and I do not live in Vermont, and since I am not a fat smelly open sores hippie rump-rider, I must decline your offer.

There are however a number of available buggerers on this site who would be interested - however I think most of them prefer taco snotting or the donkey punch to the basket trick.

Just When You Thought You Had It All (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870128)

I am someone who rejoices in the fact that I'm more intelligent than 99% of my peers. It was great to learn that I could attend nearly any college I wanted and be paid tens of thousands of dollars every year just for doing so. It's also nice to know that I can get paid for going to graduate school as well.

Thanks to my excellent writing skills, I also am able to share my knowledge and opinions with others from all over the Earth thanks to the global scale of the Internet.

However, those of you who lead similar lives and are similarly intellectually-gifted may be missing something. That feeling that you have while spending another hour in front of the glare of your monitor on a Friday must exist for some reason, but why, you ask.

Yes, despite your cunning wit and millions upon millions of memorized factoids, you're a wretched disaster when it comes to socializing.

You, sir, lack style and beauty, and that's something you can't get from a book.

Look at the truly successful people in this world. Glance over at the man with the new cellphone, the new car, the beautiful hair, the nice tan -- he's smart and talented just like you, but for some reason his net worth exceeds the sum of every paycheck you'll ever receive during your lifetime. What does he have that you don't have, you ask. It's called style and beauty, and sexy words flow off his tongue on a daily basis, getting him exactly what he wants.
You'll never be this good, but it hurts to admit it. Weekends spent in chat rooms run together like a landslide, and days blur into weeks which blur into months which eventually blur into years. Years of suffering and spending your life on the bottom of the barrel of the social scene. Years of anguish and insecurity all because you never gave two shits about anything except for the latest feat of Intel's as they fit another 100,000 transistors on their latest-generation microprocessor.

So the next time you lash out at someone more successful at you who has it all, please second-guess your tirade and re-think your priorities. Yes, he really does have it all, and chances are he could even outplay you in chess.

i like proxies (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870131)

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Since you can't read the FAQ because you're banned, here's the relevant portion [slashdot.org] [slashdot.org]: Why is my IP banned?

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looks fake to me (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870134)

any fags that would have early pictures of a palm would have a slideshow full of pictures of little boys, therefore this one must be fake.

Re:looks fake to me (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870227)

You are opting to prove that something is fake by relying on probability, and at the same time squeezing in a homophobic remark. You're not the smelliest turd in the bowl now are you?

Re:looks fake to me (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870243)

it is not probability but 100% certainty. Like an if..then statement. If x=open sores then x=fag. If x=catholic priest then x=child molester. If x=slash janitor then x=taco snotter

"Oslo" (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870137)

I hope they're not naming it that in leu of Norway's governmental competence or whaling practices...

Re:"Oslo" (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870191)

Heh, Lovely. Narrow-minded, judgmental, and not even bothering to find out the real reason for the name.

Re:"Oslo" (2)

pubjames (468013) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870392)

I hope they're not naming it that in leu of Norway's governmental competence or whaling practices...

Are you referring to the Norway that has the highest quality of life of any country in the world according to the UN, or some other Norway? Sounds like they have a competent government to me...

First link is broken. (2, Informative)

aetherspoon (72997) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870138)

First "mirror" link is broken in the article...

The Troll Polka: UPDATED by poopbot (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870149)

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i don't buy it (1)

X_Caffeine (451624) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870151)

Compelling design, but a) looks fake as hell (look at the bottom left corner of the top half of the device, just above the graffiti area), and b) I'd hope that the BeOS guys are capable of a better application browser than the same old one all the older Palm OS's use.

Re:i don't buy it (1)

MrAl (21859) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870199)

Yeah but look: they're using tabbed windows! :)

Seriously I imagine right now the ex-Be engineers are working on system level stuff instead of GUI stuff. It will be interesting to see what they come up with.

Re:i don't buy it (2)

Ami Ganguli (921) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870224)

I'm looking at the bottom left corner of the top half, and I don't see what you mean. Can you elaborate?

Re:i don't buy it (0)

prof187 (235849) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870295)

If you look at the other pictures,they are on different backgrounds. My guess is that someone just didn't want a picture of it sitting on their desk or something.

sucked dry (4, Funny)

Alien54 (180860) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870152)

Looks semi-legit - but who knows, and who knows how long the images will stay up?

Probably until the Slash dot effect kicks in, and their monthly bandwith allowance is sucked dry like a raisin in the sun in Death Valley.

Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.

OT: where's my karma gone? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870154)

been away.....now I'm back....my karma has been replaced by a word? What gives?

I noticed this just now (0, Offtopic)

MemeRot (80975) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870483)

Yesterday afternoon I had 48 karma. Today it's excellent. No announcement from the editors. No update of the faq which still says the karma cap is 50, not 'excellent'. Since I guess I don't have the ability to track karma on a point basis anymore, I'm not going to post as an anonymous coward, cuz now I really don't fucking care if you mod me down as off-topic. Since there is no story about this, there is nowhere for me to make this comment and have it be on-topic, but it's clearly relevant to the slashdot community.

Thank you so much editors, now I will be free to troll and troll and troll, which is what this is going to encourage for anyone that had high karma. You really might want to reconsider how you view karma, you don't see it as a point keeping system, but it is. Once I had maxed out my karma a while back, I really lost interest in posting about most issues. What keeps people playing games like Everquest? The eternal desire to have more experience, more gold, more of some kind of point system than others. Same thing kept me posting.

Better Mirror (4, Informative)

kawaichan (527006) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870159)

Here is a better Mirror [rogers.com]

About the device

-Interesting way to make the device smaller
-Still hard graffit?
-320x320 screen

Re:Better Mirror (1, Informative)

ABetterMan (579589) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870247)

Another mirror [wiretapped.us] here. :)

Re:Better Mirror (0, Offtopic)

ABetterMan (579589) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870304)

Why are my posts automatically at 0, even though nobody's moderated them today? I'm not a troll! People might have disagreed with my past posts, but I've never played a troll. Is this what you get when Slashdot disagrees with you? So much for free speech :| Bah.

picture mirror (2, Informative)

dboyles (65512) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870167)

here [msstate.edu]

Can you still be a karma whore even when you're at the cap?

Re:picture mirror (1, Interesting)

inkfox (580440) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870360)

Can you still be a karma whore even when you're at the cap?
Ah, but they hide the numbers now. The range may well have changed too.

How do you know if you're at the cap?

Hrmmmm (2, Funny)

maynard-lag (235813) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870170)

Isn't it interesting that the mirror link indicated in the slashdot article is to a site called davesipaq.com?

It looks like they took that dial interface from the ipod and shrunk it and stuck it in the middle of the typical palm buttons.

Re:Hrmmmm (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870460)

The interesting thing is that davesipaq.com is well known for stealing photos off of other sites and airbrushing out their logo, then claiming he has the "exclusive". The guy who runs it, Dave Ciccione, is a complete fucker - he's a complete loser in the Pocket PC community, everyone mocks him, yet he doesn't realize he's such a complete dick. This only goes to further prove it...someone should do the world a favour and DOS his site off the grid.

Screen Images (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870172)

Wow, what a blast from the past! Those images
displayed on the screen are from a Kodak PhotoCD
demo disk I did in like 1992! Where did they
come from?!?!

Nice looking machine though. A bit of IPAQ envy.

Nah (3, Insightful)

HomeGroove (527053) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870173)

Take a look at the mirror. It looks like p.shop hacking up to me. The corners on the right are too sharp. I know he put rendered some clouds behind the image (God knows why) but this thing just reeks of photoshop shenanigans.

Re:Nah (0)

prof187 (235849) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870309)

I think it looks pretty legit. The background has obviously been changed (because you can see different backgrounds in different pictures) but there doesn't seem to be any editing of the case of the device, other than the logoing of the websites.

Re:Nah (3, Insightful)

gcshaw2nd (398708) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870366)

You people are ridiculous. Everything is touched up in photoshop. It's not a conspiracy anymore; it's just the way it is. Did I miss the competition to be the first person to claim every photo is a photoshop fake?

And such as it is, I spend a lot of time photoshopping and those corners don't look "too sharp" to me. If anything, I'd say the glare along the right edge of the graffiti portion seems abnormally sharp, but it's in keeping with the quality of the photo.

Keyboard (2)

totallygeek (263191) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870174)

Okay, so the new Palm slides apart giving more options to the bottom. Why no thumbboard? I love those!

Re:Keyboard (4, Insightful)

rleyton (14248) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870265)

Moving parts are a Bad Thing(tm). They're always the first thing to go wrong, and the most expensive to replace.

*Sigh*

KISS [magicpub.com] is a sensible design methodology that I fear organiser manufacturers are forgetting.

Looks like a minipalm. (4, Interesting)

inkfox (580440) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870178)

Aesthetically, that's a good way to make a small screen look even smaller. Cinching the sides like that draws a perceptual barrier between the screen and the writing area, making the thing look unusably small, even if the profile hasn't changed.

This might swell well in Japan where smaller is seen as better, but it seems more likely to stay on the shelves in the US for average consumers.

Re:Looks like a minipalm. (1)

lamp77 (147098) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870336)

if the bottom part had a rim style keyboard I'd be all into that.

B.

New Marketing Tactic (5, Funny)

NiftyNews (537829) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870186)

I can picture the marketing meeting now...

Drone 1: Alright, listen up. So I leak these pictures...
Drone 2: Then we go out and tell everyone not to post them!
Drone 1: Brilliant! Let's all go home early and drink expensive wine.

Re:New Marketing Tactic (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870294)

Drone1: Lets stick `em on the net
Drone2: No-one will notice - lets do a proper press release.
Drone1: Cant be bothered. Look if we stick it on the net, then withdraw it, people will mirror it all over the net just to get back at `the man`.
Drone2: No way..what, people with computer skills still trying to get back at their parents for not giving them every last thing they wanted while they were growing up, taking it out on the nearest authority figure? I dont believe it.
Drone3: hey hey, come here guys, you wont believe what they`re talking about on SlashDot...

who will be the first troll (-1)

neal n bob (531011) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870188)

to post a mirror named palm1.jpg that turns out to be a picture of the man [goatse.cx] with the most open of all sources?

Simple question, simple answer: (1)

LaserBeams (412546) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870195)

Q: "...who knows how long the images will stay up?"

A: Not long, if there linked here.

Re:Simple question, simple answer: (1)

LaserBeams (412546) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870212)

Oh, no, I did it again =(

Please disregard any spelling mistakes made by this author, as he is currently forced into using a junky keyboard on a really fast connection which doesn't give him time to hit "stop" before he notices the spelling mistake... =/

Absolutely ugly (1)

(Score 5, Wow) (592297) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870197)

Yuk, what an ugly mofo. Does it slide in though? That would make the device a bit of cool, at least.

Re:Absolutely ugly (1)

kawaichan (527006) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870230)

Of course it slides, that's the whole damn point, if it has the thickness of a Palm m505, then this thing would be one of the smallest PDA ever made.

For those of you that are asking what are those BeOS engineers doing? You should able to see their work with the next release of PalmOS (PalmOS 6), it rumors to have new interface and better mutlimedia thingys

Re:Absolutely ugly (1)

NDPTAL85 (260093) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870245)

So we have to wait for OS 6? I thought OS 5 was supposed to have the Be stuff in it. We've been waiting for 5 too long to have to wait even longer until 6.

Re:Absolutely ugly (1)

kawaichan (527006) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870256)

OS 5 is basically OS 4 with Arm support, no new interface (well, unless you consider new icons new interface)

Other than that, it's a no show till OS6, which should include BeOS stuff.

Re:Absolutely ugly (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870250)

Did anyone ever consider that maybe:
a) this is a fake
b) the real one will be really cool?
I can't imagine that Palm would take so many steps backwards, after originating the PDA.

How long do we have to wait ? (0, Offtopic)

Oxide (92607) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870198)

Having been fed up with my Palm Vx slow processor and 8 MB limit, I completley had my mind made up about buyinng the new Sony Clie T665C. Now that the Palm OS 5 powered, ARM processor packed, devices are on the horizon, looks like I will suck up on my Vx a little longer. Hopefully not too long.

Anyone knows how long will it be till we get those?

Fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870206)

That crap looks faker than the ignorant iWalk that people were jumping up and down about. Terrible Photoshop job indeed.

IMHO (0, Troll)

perlyking (198166) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870207)

It looks like crap, actually it looks like some obscure pda that someone has stuck a palm logo on.

New Variation On A Bad Idea (1, Informative)

LinkDJ (163960) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870209)

This is a nice "Zaurus with graffiti"-esque look, but the screen is still the little tiny one found on all palms.

Except one. The Sony Clie NR70/V [designtechnica.com] has a bigger screen, because instead of hiding the graffiti pad under some buttons, it's part of the screen. so, if you dont want graffiti pad, you get rid of it, and you've got more screen space. And with that integrated keyboard, you'll never need graffiti in the first place.

Great for games! (4, Insightful)

John Harrison (223649) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870214)

Finally a Palm with a button layout that can be useful for games! This has taken too long! If they had put a little bit of thought into this in the first place we never would have had to deal with non-intuitive control layouts for so many games.

That alone might make be purchase one since my Handspring recently died.

Re:Great for games! (2)

Peyna (14792) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870343)

buttons don't look that much different than they do on a Handspring, what are you seeing that I'm not? I think it would still put far too much strain on your thumbs and wrist to play games with it, since the buttons are positions too close to the lower edge.

Re:Great for games! (1)

aonaran (15651) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870367)

The only thing that has changed is instead of just up and down, it looks like you now have a rocker that can do up, down, left and right.

Why doen' (3, Insightful)

fmaxwell (249001) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870351)

Finally a Palm with a button layout that can be useful for games! This has taken too long!

That's like someone bemoaning the fact that a GameBoy does not ship with good software for organizing business contacts. The market for handhelds is business people, not kids who want to play video games. In fact, if Palm devices start to be used for video gaming, the business market may start to regard them as toys rather than useful technology for professionals.

Re:Why doen' (1)

aonaran (15651) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870380)

But, since Palm's early adopters are techies and techies like to play games it makes sense that if a tiny change can make it easy to play games AS WELL AS do business they might as well do it.

Palm's Comdex booth (which I saw at Comdex Canada this week) now sports 3 pictures of palm devices doing various tasks, and one of those 3 pictures is a game (mostly to show off the colour screen)

Linux handheld vulnerabilities (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870215)

2002-07-12 12:59:21 Linux handheld vulnerabilities found (articles,pilot) (rejected) Its nice to know that there are some slashdotters out there trying to cover up these major vulnerabilities found in the Sharp Zaurus models. The people have a right to know. In an advisory [syr.edu] posted Wednesday to a Syracuse University computer-science Web site, researchers said they had found vulnerabilities in Sharp's Zaurus SL-5500 and Zaurus SL-5000D handhelds. The flaws let attackers take control of the device's file system, giving them the power to overwrite files or lock the device so no data can be input through the keypad or touch screen.

Pshop Hacking...so what? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870216)

Even if the image is doctored, or even generated, in photoshop, so what? I cannot count the times that Marketing wanted something to show customers, but development hadn't come up with a working prototype yet.

Oh dear gosh (0, Redundant)

Random Bystander (548230) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870217)

Even if they are legit, who would want one looking like the one bottom-right out of those thumbnails. Looks like somebody got steamrolled, then pixellated with a 400x zoom.

And can anyone make out picture #5? (bottom row, middle pic).

The pictures on the Oslo (0, Redundant)

prof187 (235849) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870218)

I really hope that those pictures on it are just poor quality. They are very pixelicious. It looks like Palm is developing very nicely, they have came up with a very sleek design, anyway. Also, I wonder what the blurred out part beside "Oslo" used to be.

Re:The pictures on the Oslo (2, Informative)

FRiC (416091) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870344)

The blurred out area besides the word Oslo is a serial number. I saw the same picture but with the serial number intact on several Chinese websites last week, and was wondering why there had been no mention of it at all on the English websites.

Re:The pictures on the Oslo (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870350)

It was a serial number. The article says that Palm requested the original picture with serial number intact, presumably to trace the leak to an individual.

Apple iPod/Palm hybrid? (4, Interesting)

theolein (316044) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870225)

This might of course just be one of those attempts to troll /., but that jog wheel in the lower portion of the device looks very much like Apple's iPod control wheel. Given that there have been many rumours of Apple/Palm cooperation and that Palm OS5 is supposed to have all sorts of new features, examples of which are improved QuickTime compatibility, and possibly inclusion of Apple's Ink handwriting technology, there could be some basis to these rumours. Apples' cracking down on rumour websites, as well as Palm offsetting risks to Apple entering the PDA market would be further grounds for interesting news next week at the MWNY.

incompatible with ie-only websites (-1)

cerskine (202611) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870226)

AFAIK, palm os5 cannot run internet explorer. Considering this story [slashdot.org], wouldn't I be better off with a Microsoft Windows-based device if my primary concern is web-compatibility?

Discrepancy in pixellation (1)

aegilops (307943) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870246)

I assume that the slideshow screengrab was for significantly scaled down original images. I draw your attention to the curvature on the corners of the "Slideshow" button area - pretty smooth and well displayed. But compare to the images displayed within the slideshow itself, particularly the red garment worn in the bottom left image - strong pixellation.

OK, it's conceivable that the original image was drawn out of Duplo bricks [farver.com], but if so, frankly, I've seen better ASCII art.

Aegilops

New karma system? (2, Offtopic)

chabotc (22496) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870252)

It seems the ./ crew got so sick and tired of people trying to get 50 karma, they now changed it to a less quantifying system. (this is based on something i remeber reading a short time ago where a ./ member mentioned that giving karma a name and a value was the worst mistake they made with slashdot)

My karma used to be 50, but when i now view my info page, it now shows 'excelent'.

Very OT, i know, but i didnt find a reference to it yet, so i figured it was a interesting tid-bit to share

Re:New karma system? (-1, Offtopic)

chabotc (22496) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870277)

LOL, i instantly get modded down to offtopic. Thanks for your insight moderator, a 'big' change in the way with how slashdot deals with its users is indeed not relavent on slashdot at all ;-)

Owell, my karma is still 'excelent'

Re:New karma system? (0, Offtopic)

acceleriter (231439) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870428)

That's the editors modding you down. Typical /. tyranny. Yes, it's their site, but it's shit without users, which is the way they're headed.

Re:New karma system? (0, Offtopic)

acceleriter (231439) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870339)

And in Taco's typical, capricious manner, the change was implemented without a chance for comment by users or even an announcement.

He still thinks this is his little kingdom. I guess when LNUX is finally delisted, VA folds, and the bankruptcy trustees order the machines taken away, he'll finally get it.

Re:New karma system? (0, Offtopic)

WebMasterJoe (253077) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870369)

My karma was only 40, now it's also excellent. But spelled correctly for me. Does that mean mine is better than yours?

Since it's so excellent I guess I can post a little offtopic too. It will still be excellent! Yay!

PalmOS 5 is a non-event (3, Interesting)

g4dget (579145) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870262)

You can already run the emulator if you really care. But why would you? PalmOS 5 on ARM will run applications in interpreted 68k code; only the kernel will run in native ARM code (and maybe a few assembly routines you hand-code yourself). That means it will likely not run faster. It also doesn't look like there is going to be a lot of new functionality. Altogether, I don't see much reason to hold my breath for these devices. In terms of nifty hardware, the Sony's are hard too beat (although they are not the most reliable).

ot: karma question... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870264)

I logged into slashdot this morning, and my user info page said my karma was "Karma: Good (mostly affected by moderation done to your comments)", in the past it had always said a number... "Karma: 26" for example.

Can someone tell me what happened. And when (if at all) will I be able to moderate user comments I see?

Thanks.

Re:ot: karma question... (-1, Offtopic)

acceleriter (231439) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870287)

The "editors" apparently decided that they don't want us to see our karma. I think they realized the trolls look at low negative scores as an accomplishment.

I wonder how much this will alienate the good posters--as if the karma cap didn't already do that.

Try K5 if you want a real community. If you want to troll, though, this is the place.

Re:ot: karma question... (-1, Offtopic)

acceleriter (231439) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870405)

Wow, look at those unlimited editor mod points fly. You're quite the little price, aren't you.

Re:ot: karma question... (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870288)

Yeah I see that too, they probably changed slashcode or something.

Most likely a fake (3, Interesting)

niola (74324) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870274)

This device appears to be a fake - seems very contradictiva of what Palm has been saying.

First off, they pretty much told everyone that new product releases would slow to a crawl for a bit. Two reasons for this. One is that they have a LOT of inventory they want to discount and move. Sitting on inventory is bad. The other reason is that PalmOS 5 just got out of beta and released to licensees on June 10th. Don't forget that PalmOS and Palm Hardware operate as seperate entities, therefore the hardware group gets treated just like any other licensee.

I seriously doubt that Palm would release another device using the older OS as long as they are sitting on product.

Just my $.02...

--Jon

palm envy (2, Informative)

nege (263655) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870296)

Oh that looks schweet. I have always loved the 5 seris because they are so slick, not to mention thin. Unfortunatly, I cannot justify the pricetag considering you can get a great processor and motherboard for that price at motherboards.com [motherboards.com]. I can always dream though.

A couple of points (2)

n-baxley (103975) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870299)

1) The image is obviously doctored to some way since there is part of the name missing. You can see that it has been clone brushed over.

2) Hard graffiti area?! Why is it that Palm is so far behind the curve?

3) Please tell me that is a microphone at the top right so I can finally ditch my digital recorder.

4) Finally, what the heck is up with that picture in the bottom left?

Re:A couple of points (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870441)

1) Looks like some scotch tape

4) The review in the german c't magazin of PalmOS 5 said it still uses a logical 160x160 pixel display resolution. Only text and Palm GUI elements take advantage of a display with higher resolution. The pictures looks so darn ugly because of what it depicts and because of this; the thumbnail program uses a 2x2 pixel region to show one pixel in the photograph.

Because this ugliness seems to match the remarks in the c't, I guess this picture could be a real one.

Re:A couple of points (2, Interesting)

browman (191604) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870447)

Hard writing area is good, because you don't f*ck up a bit of the screen you need to look at. Think about it, your PC keyboard has greasy pawprints all over it, your screen doesn't, that's the way it should be...

My PocketPC is pretty well scratched up on the input area, so I've switched back to my old PalmIII which fared much better and got vastly more use. Might invest in a nicer one, but that hard area is a good idea... don't knock it...

Collapse (4, Interesting)

sehryan (412731) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870302)

To me, it looks like the lower half will be able to slide up to cover the graphiti area. That would make it have a pretty high "whoa" factor, but honestly I don't think it would lend itself to being very productive.

Not that I have ever been all that productive with graphiti.

Is it me? (1)

iONiUM (530420) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870340)

Or do those two mirror linked images look slightly different? At the top where it says "Oslo" on the actual device, it looks like the first link (earthlink) has a small sticker or something blurred out near there, whereas the second link (davesipaq) does not have the sticker/blurred portion.
If this is the same device, why is there this difference?

Re:Is it me? (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870507)

Dave, the fucker that he is, stole the image from the original site (Pocket PC Thoughts) and then edited out the watermarked image, used a clone brush on the spot where the serial number used to be, and put it on that gay blue background.

The original image that was posted:

http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/newpalm-l ar ge.jpg

IMNAL (1)

af_robot (553885) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870349)

Looks semi-legit - but who knows, and who knows how long the images will stay up?

I just don't understand why I'm not allowed to put a picture to a web server? I'm not selling it, not violating their copyrights, i did not sign any NDA's and for the God's sake why some fu@#%ing so-called Director of Global Information Security can require me remove the picture from my web site?!

Wow. (0)

Coke in a Can (577836) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870357)

For the very first time, I'm happy I don't have the money to buy the newest hardware. I mean, what's with the graffiti? That pad being stuck there forever is one of the most annoying things. I'm happy I can't upgrade from my m100.

Hmm.. (1)

swatch60 (586567) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870371)

Glad to see that Palm is finally interested in designing less boring (albeit functional) hardware.

Taken down? (-1)

c4thy (224077) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870374)

for all you ppl griping about pocketpcthought.com having to take down the picture, heres a little tidbit. its still up and it hasnt been taken down.

Interesting stuff on the picture (1)

fabiolrs (536338) | more than 11 years ago | (#3870471)

- The name (Oslo) is "photoshop edited", there is a strange area in front of the name, looks like they wanted to hide something.

- There is a mic on the top/right side

- The craddle is the same one used on the M505 model, isnt it?

You have to understand the whole story... (3, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 11 years ago | (#3870487)

No one linked to the actual story here:

http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/forums/viewtopic .p hp?t=2152

The image looked "doctored" because it was - the serial number was blurred out, but that's it. Palm also threatened this guy and he took down the images...
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