In the article it also says:
"This fall, Dell plans to release a new handheld with a multimedia focus.
This device, whose name is unknown at this point, will be targeted at consumers. Dell will emphasize its audio and video playback capabilities, as well as its ability to play games."
So, there are at least two new PDAs to be released in the next 12 months or so. Regarding the OS upgrade, it does not say anything. And if you hear the OS will be upgraded and they tell you the date, might be worth waiting for it.
I bought the Axim x3i last year and within a month there was an upgrade available, but Dell did not get us the upgrade, it was just available in the new PDAs.
Lots of people were upset with Dell.
Another thing, my sister asked me to buy one for her. She only need a simple one for schedulle and some note taking. Surfing the web with it i thought to be very unreliable, and now that i have the 700m.
I do use a lot as a reminder, oh, it is the best.
Good luck, and keep us updated if there is any great deal available, i will do the same!!