PalmSource Drops Mac Synchronization in Cobalt
Palm already dropped support for OS X before this announcement. I "switched" from XP to an OS X Powerbook and was surprised (d'oh) to discover the OS X Palm Desktop would't recognize the USB-to-Serial converter Palm makes.
"A fix is expected by the end of 2003," said Palm. (This was December 2003.) Then last week they said "early 2004." Now I think they mean never.
Perhaps Palm is a victim of its own success. I'm still using a Palm IIIxe -- a great device, ten times better constructed than my wife's newer b/w Palm 125. For keeping addresses/phone #'s/memos/password vault on hand, it's well worth the money I spent -- 3 years ago. I was always amazed Palm kept upgrading/releasing its software for free. No one else does that these days. (Apple charges for iLife 2004, etc.) Still, it's a pain in the butt to have a perfectly good PDA not be useful because of some stupid conduit software. Of course I could spend money on a Keyspan adapter or new software, but why not just buy a new Palm ...