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When it released the m130 in March, Palm had advertised that the device's screen could handle more than 64,000 colors, but it actually displays far fewer. By using blending techniques such as combining nearby pixels and turning pixels on and off, the gadget can display 58,000 "color combinations," said spokeswoman Marlene Somsak.
Say! Since day one, I've never felt the display lived up to billing. Put the same picture side-by-side with a Sony, and it makes the Palm look real bad.
If I had to do over, I would get a Sony instead of the Palm.
from the palm kb:
...m130 handheld has a 160x160 resolution, passive matrix, transflective, color display with backlight. It is capable of displaying 16 bit color (over 65,000 colors).
I'd assume that, for the moment, one would be buying into a low-support situation, Mivox. I think I described my son's experience somewhere else - he returned a defective unit to Palm, including the flip cover. They shipped him a new unit, without the cover. When he called, they told him he shouldn't have done that and there was absolutely nothing they could do. He had to buy a new cover, and was not pleased by that experience. Earlier, Palm also failed to acknowledge their numerous cradle problems until the number of public complaints became overwhelming.
Now, if IBM buys Palm... that would be a whole new ball game. And if Palm's share price keeps dropping, pretty soon IBM could pick them up for nothing at all...
You might see some blowouts on the M130 soon, too, with stickers that say, "Color specs may vary from numbers shown on package". ;)
WOW .73 cents a share... I am in big time shock on that one.. havent followed their stock in a long time.. I would say they are on their last leg and about to go under or be bought by some sucker..
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against handheld maker Palm for "unfair competition and fraudulent, unfair, deceptive and false advertising" of its m130 organizer.
The lawsuit, which was filed in California's superior court in Santa Clara County on behalf of two m130 owners and "all others similarly situated," claims that Palm misled consumers into believing its m130 personal digital assistant could support more than 65,000 colors.
Wired news [wired.com]