Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 2nd Jul 2007 23:19 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Late this spring, Palm, Inc. took the wraps off the Foleo, the first device in its new third product category. When it debuts in the next few months, this won't be a handheld or smartphone, instead it will something Palm is calling a mobile companion. I recently spent some time with a prototype unit, and I'd like to share my first impressions." More here.
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What it has going for it
by Noremacam on Tue 3rd Jul 2007 01:46 UTC
Noremacam
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2006-03-08

It's incredibly small, and programmable. If the instant on feature works as good as I'm hoping it does, it really will replace my laptop, because waiting for something to boot is too inconvenient with a laptop, especially in any stop and go scenario.

"instant on" is functionality that makes me still use my pda over my laptop, and if a laptop can do that, without the bulk(and subsequent management of) of windows/osx/linux, then I'm all for it.

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RE: What it has going for it
by Moochman on Wed 4th Jul 2007 04:09 in reply to "What it has going for it"
Moochman Member since:
2005-07-06

Sleep mode is the computer equivalent of instant-on. You're talking absolute maximum a 2-second difference....

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Noremacam Member since:
2006-03-08

sleep mode uses battery

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

I've personally found sleep mode to be pretty unreliable, particularly in terms of waking up properly. Even with Mac portables/OS X, a combination which is often praised as an example of the "right" way to handle sleep mode, I've still run into plenty of instances where a machine will only "wake up" part of the way - apparently powered on, but displaying a blank screen.

On top of that, I've found that such situations tend to confound less-technical users - since restarting a computer from that state often requires holding down the power button for a period of time, or physically removing the battery/pulling the power cord in some cases.

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