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Palm LifeDrive

It's hard to say whether Palm was too early or too late to the market with LifeDrive, a handheld personal computing device that marked Palm's first leap into the mobile manager movement. It didn't have a phone, but the LifeDrive was a pumped up PDA that featured Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity that offered access to e-mail, documents, an eReader, pictures and music, along with Web surfing. With a built-in 4 GB hard drive, the LifeDrive a true mobile computer. But with a price tag of $500 and the pending dawn of the Apple iPhone, Palm discontinued the LifeDrive in January 2007 after two years in the mobile market.