iTWire – Palm Foleo flop or future?

By | June 1, 2007

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Apparently, Palm has done it again! It’s broken the mold, with a new sub-notebook computer that even John Chow could find useful on his trip to Taipei! It pairs up with your handheld to offer (cough!) convenient and portable computing (cough!)… There’s really not much information about this machine at all, I can’t find much about the actual specs either other than it runs Linux, has some editors for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus a PDF viewer. It comes with a 10-inch screen and full-size keyboard. And it sports upto five hours of battery life in its compact design!

There are some pretty useful features for mobile computing that we’d need on it so it includes “Instant on, instant off”, it’s light, and sports an OpenSource OS! No word on the chips, processor, RAM or onboard storage yet! I’d have to add that quality of the build is very important as Palm has screwed up majorly on several previous models of its handheld series with component problems and surly service. Let’s hope that they get this one right!

You can read more about it at these stories: Palm Foleo flop or future? or at Palm’s website.