$499 for a PDA? Are we in the late 90s?
Actually no, the Palm LifeDrive is almost a laptop replacement with native support for Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files. Being able to go over presentations in the airport or working on your budget spreadsheet while sitting in traffic (not recommended) is not all the LifeDrive is good for. The LifeDrive has Bluetooth 1.1 and 802.11b built-in for wireless access which allows you to grab mail if you can find a hotspot among other capabilities.
With 3.85 GB of usable storage you can keep a year’s worth of email, 1200 Powerpoint presentations and thousands of Word documents. You can also use the built-in expansion card slot to expand the memory capabilities further.
Welcome to the world (well, the US) of microDrive PDAs!
For those who demand more, palmOne introduces the LifeDrive Mobile Manager. With a huge 4GB hard drive and built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless support, you can easily carry all the essentials of your busy life and use them as you will. Office docs: Word, Excel and PowerPoint docs from your desktop computer, 300 songs, 2 hours of video, 1,000 vacation photos, and more, are always with you. Email & web: With support for POP, IMAP and Exchange email accounts, you can stay on top of your email at any of the thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots around the world. Music, photos & video: Plus, a voice recorder, MP3 player, and photo viewer keep your precious few moments of free time both more interesting and productive.
(Please note prices are subject to change and the listed price is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of posting)