Palm Foleo: Not such a dumb concept after all?

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| If the sudden rush into subnotebooks by major PC vendors is any indication,
| it's worth considering whether Palm's Foleo wasn't such a lame idea.
| Photos of a subnotebook from Hewlett-Packard, reportedly called the HP Compaq
| 2133, showed up on the Web recently. And another major PC vendor, Acer, is
| also rumored to be entering the subnotebook fray sometime soon.
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| Not coincidentally, the impetus for HP's experimentation in this category was
| its concern over the very low price tag Asus was able to stick on the Eee PC.
| Selling the mini-notebook at $399, even if it's a secondary PC and runs
| Linux, gives it a serious chance to further chip away at the
| already-declining average selling prices for notebook PCs. (The 2133 from HP
| will have an entry level model priced at $499, and will have a Via processor,
| we're told.)


Palm Says Foleo 2 Still on Track

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| Palm FoleoAccording to the Wireless Week industry trade journal, a new
| version of the cancelled Foleo Mobile Companion running on Palm's
| next-generation Linux OS is still very much in Palm’s future product plans...

Palm Looking For Linux Developers

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| The success of the 2.5-pound device — which turns on and off instantly, touts
| an easy-to-use interface and promises five hours of battery life — could
| depend on how programmers react to it this week at the LinuxWorld conference
| in San Francisco.

Palm Foleo with Linux threatens the Laptop

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| The Palm Foleo is joining a list of MID (Mobile Internet Devices) like the
| Nokia N800 and Asus Eee that use a lightweight version of Linux but the main
| advantage of the Foleo is its instant on feature. While traditional “Linux”
| may be too difficult for the average user to handle, these highly integrated
| implementations of Linux have no problem being adopted by the masses. That
| could pose a problem for Microsoft in the long run if these devices ever get
| widespread adoption.

Palm Foleo First Thoughts

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| If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video should be worth a
| whole volume. That's why Brian Beeler and I recorded a brief video
| overview of the Foleo, which will hopefully give you a better idea of
| what it will be like to use the first mobile companion yourself.

Pair of Palm ISVs promise Foleo ports

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| Two ISVs (independent software vendors) have announced plans to port
| their commercial applications to Palm's forthcoming Linux- and
| ARM-based miniature laptop.

Live from LinuxWorld: the Palm Foleo

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| Currently, developers can build apps for the device by signing up with the
| Palm Developer Network; one of the guys at the stand told me that a free SDK
| should be available later on. Unfortunately, the Palm folks haven’t built an
| X server for the machine yet, so porting graphical programs could be out the
| question. That said, with only 128MB RAM, you wouldn’t want to be running
| on this thing anyway...

Palm Foleo: the exclusive first and final hands-on

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| The irony is so thick we're almost drowning in it, but we had to see this
| thing through to the end.