Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 4th Sep 2007 22:00 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm CEO Ed Colligan has posted a letter to Palm Customers, Partners and Developers on the official Palm blog. In the post, he states Palm will cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration, and will undertake efforts to focus entirely on Palm's next-generation (Linux-based too) smartphone platform. My Take: A right move for Palm, the market is not ready for this sort of device.
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by Treza on Wed 5th Sep 2007 10:08 UTC
Treza
Member since:
2006-01-11

Maybe toys like the Asus eee could fill the gap.

I'm convinced that there is a market for computers much smaller than laptops and larger than phones.

Maybe the "convergence" is not with phones but instead with large-pocket calculators (Casio, Texas Instruments) and multilingual translators.

IMHO, the main "error" with the Foleo was the insane price.

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RE: eee
by Kroc on Wed 5th Sep 2007 10:38 in reply to "eee"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

"I'm convinced that there is a market for computers much smaller than laptops and larger than phones."

Much like how the MacBook doesn't fill the same hole as the much loved 12" Powerbook. Apple should release a 10" laptop. They've got the OS and Sync simplicity to make it really useful.

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RE[2]: eee
by Johann Chua on Wed 5th Sep 2007 10:45 in reply to "RE: eee"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

I'm waiting for the iPhone to be turned into a neo-Newton.

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RE: eee
by yakirz on Wed 5th Sep 2007 13:48 in reply to "eee"
yakirz Member since:
2006-05-11

I've thought about that... one review I read said it had a fragile feel to it (not surprising for a $199 computer). If I were to get one, I'd probably read the early reviews, and then look at a 10" that's coming after, with maybe 16 GB flash.

I think the 7" screen would be too small for comfort, and then there's two large expanses of plastic around the screen, where more screen should be, and that would bother me, too.

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RE[2]: eee
by eggman on Fri 7th Sep 2007 00:26 in reply to "RE: eee"
eggman Member since:
2006-05-09

The 7" screen's about four times as big as the iPhone's. It should be fine for light work.

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