Oh, what a difference a few months makes. Back in December, when I teamed with David Gardner to recommend palmOne
Fast-forward to now. Apparently desperate to regain its standing, yesterday palmOne introduced LifeDrive, a new PDA that can do just about everything but cook a meal. It certainly looks sexy. It's also pretty functional. But palmOne is billing the new handheld as an alternative to Apple's
Market researcher Gartner
So, is palmOne's stock still a buy? In a word: Yes. Global demand for smartphones is expanding at a phenomenal pace, and the Treo 650 remains at the top of the heap in terms of functionality and usability. Sure, Nokia's
Let's chalk up the LifeDrive to what it is: a cool gadget that needn't distract investors. It's the Treo -- and really, only the Treo -- that's worth watching.
For related Foolishness:
- For all its faults, palmOne may still be a bargain.
- It's screw-ups like this that have kept the stock down.
- Watching the handheld market has been a little like riding a see-saw.
- See how Nokia wins when Microsoft
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Fool contributor Tim Beyers can't imagine ever having a PDA again now that he has a Treo 600. What's your take on the LifeDrive? Share your thoughts with other Fools at the palmOne discussion board. Tim didn't own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story at the time of publication. You can find out what's in his portfolio by checking Tim's Fool profile, which is here. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.