Judie’s Gear Diary – 2005-07-27

Tapwave, we hardly knew you!

So I was checking out
Engadget (as I
often do), and I noticed they had a blurb about
Tapwave
killing the
Zodiac.
So I went to the Tapwave site…and got a surprise!

"We are sorry to inform you that the Zodiac business was discontinued and
service and support are no longer available as of July 25th 2005.
Resources that may still be helpful to you can be found at
http://www.tapwave.com/resources
and http://www.tapwave.com/support.
This includes links to websites where you can find a variety of useful tips and
information as well as purchase e-books, Audible books and magazines, Palm OS
applications, Zodiac skins, and third party Tapwave Certified games. Additional
products, accessories, and game cards may still be available from COMPUSA,
Fry’s, and J&R while supplies last.
We thank you for your past interest and support and apologize for any
inconvenience that this may have caused. If you have an outstanding claim with
the company, Ueker and Associates will be contacting you shortly.
Sincerely,
The Tapwave Team
"

Wow. I won’t say that this necessarily comes as a shock, but it is still
disappointing. Tapwave came out with one of the most innovative Palm OS devices
for its time…but that was in 2003. Here we are two years later, and there was
never a follow-up device. I shouldn’t have to tell you that two years in PDA
time might as well be 5 years in real life. I was hoping that Tapwave would push
the envelope once again with their next model…the one that I guess will now
never be created.

Ironically enough, I was going to list my First Edition Tapwave 2 on eBay.
If anyone is interested, drop me a line. Otherwise, it will go on eBay when I
get back from the UK. I am throwing in my

sterling silver limited edition bolt stylus
to sweeten the pot. Come to
think of it, that product is also from a company which is no longer in business.

Some days I just feel old… :0(

Update: My Tapwave has sold to Oke from our BB. Thanks Oke!!

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