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post May 25 2007, 11:47 AM
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Link --> http://www.i4u.com/article9150.html

It has been confirmed that Jeff Hawkins will reveal Palm's much speculated about 'third business' and a new mobile computing platform at Walt Mossberg's D: All Things Digital conference on May 30th.

Brighthand has an interesting thread discussing what they think it could be.
--> http://forum.brighthand.com/showthread.php?p=1529546

The thing I like best about Jeff Hawkins is that the most important thing to him is the user experience and making it as intuitive as possible for the user. There are other smart phones on the market with better specs than the Treo, but I don't see any that beat it in ease of use and being intuitive. So I fully expect the user experience to be better than anything that is currently on the market. Whether it brings enough to the table to get me to go into my wallet remains to be seen.

What do you folks think? If Palm's new device is pocketable, has all the wireless connectivity (802.11, BT, poss even phone), decent screen (4-6 inch VGA), built-in keyboard, and some derivative of Linux as the OS will you give it a serious look?
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post May 30 2007, 10:47 AM
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Hawkins just demoed the Foleo and here's the link to the Palm site that gives all the info and video overview.

http://www.palm.com/us/products/mobilecompanion/foleo/

I can't say I'm impressed at all. 10 inch screen, wifi and BT and cellular connectivity through your phone. Best thing I see is one-touch syncing of email with your mobile phone (Treo of course) and syncing with many other phones to come.

At $499 with $100 mail in rebate, I think it might be worth waiting on the Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) coupled with Red Flag's Midinux that are targeting the sub-$500 price range. These devices will have better features and capabilities and with BT you will be able to sync with your phone, though not with one touch.

Demo on you tube of a device running Midinux:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IALqu7EKUTw
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post May 30 2007, 12:17 PM
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QUOTE(gr8ful @ May 30 2007, 07:47 PM)
http://www.palm.com/us/products/mobilecompanion/foleo/
I can't say I'm impressed at all.  10 inch screen, wifi and BT and cellular connectivity through your phone.  Best thing I see is one-touch syncing of email
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details are very sketchy... screen resolution? does it include wifi - I presume it does but it doesn't explicitly say so.

is based on linux smile.gif

battery life only 5 hours sad.gif


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update, it's 1024x600
http://www.umpcportal.com/modules/news/art...php?storyid=638
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gr8ful   Palm's Secret Third Business To Be Revealed!   May 25 2007, 11:47 AM
T3_slider   QUOTE(gr8ful)What do you folks think? If Palm...   May 25 2007, 07:22 PM
speculatrix   it's a shame that the alphasmart dana series n...   May 26 2007, 01:10 AM
Cresho   QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 26 2007, 01:10 AM)it...   May 26 2007, 06:51 AM
desertrat   QUOTE(Cresho @ May 26 2007, 02:51 PM)somethin...   May 26 2007, 10:32 AM
BarryW   QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 26 2007, 12:10 AM)it...   May 30 2007, 09:58 PM
speculatrix   when I said developed, I meant taking the idea of ...   May 26 2007, 03:25 PM
speculatrix   got my mojo working, and it tells me this... http...   May 30 2007, 07:33 AM
gr8ful   QUOTE(speculatrix @ May 30 2007, 10:33 AM)got...   May 30 2007, 08:03 AM
gr8ful   Hawkins just demoed the Foleo and here's the l...   May 30 2007, 10:47 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(gr8ful @ May 30 2007, 07:47 PM)http://w...   May 30 2007, 12:17 PM
speculatrix   I think it's too big to be a zaurus killer - i...   May 30 2007, 01:52 PM
jfv   It has wifi. If you follow the links giving more i...   May 30 2007, 02:12 PM
tg   I think this is a great device - there is a lot to...   May 30 2007, 05:03 PM
B_Lizzard   What about CPU and RAM? If it's equipped with ...   May 31 2007, 03:24 AM
Da_Blitz   actually i find this very intresting for several r...   May 31 2007, 05:34 AM
speculatrix   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ May 31 2007, 02:34 PM)still ...   May 31 2007, 06:34 AM
ZDevil   Check this out: So the processor seems to be so...   Jun 1 2007, 01:55 AM
speculatrix   interesting they went for kernel 2.4.21, and it...   Jun 1 2007, 03:56 AM
Da_Blitz   oh why do they always go for a 2.4 kernel, why oh ...   Jun 2 2007, 04:45 AM
freizugheit   More details on Palm Foleo.   Jul 24 2007, 09:33 PM
speculatrix   I still think it's not quite big enough to be ...   Jul 25 2007, 03:30 AM
Da_Blitz   interesting specs there, just confirms what i thou...   Jul 28 2007, 05:37 AM
speculatrix   I think the Asus EEE 701 will make life difficult ...   Aug 4 2007, 11:30 AM
odo   If Palm start using a Linux based OS, that must me...   Aug 20 2007, 07:51 AM


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