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[News] Palm's Foleo Needs More Work to Compete Against Linux-based Eeee

  • Subject: [News] Palm's Foleo Needs More Work to Compete Against Linux-based Eeee
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:49:03 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Palm tables Linux-based Foleo

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| Colligan added, "When we do Foleo II it will be based on our new platform, 
| and we think it will deliver on the promise of this new category." He 
| declined to specify a timeframe, however, saying only, "We need to get our 
| core platform and smartphones done first."   



Switched On: The Foleo Imbroglio (Part 2)

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| For now, the low-hanging fruit for the initial product include students, 
| conference attendees, bloggers, reporters and the like who want a light, 
| inexpensive text-crunching machine and information workers on the leading 
| edge of a Web-based workflow.   


Mobile Linux: The Desktop Developer Killer

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| You can argue about the reasons all you like, but the reality is that the 
| Linux Mobile market is red hot right now as all the capital appears to be 
| flowing in that direction.  


Glide Sync Now Available for Linux

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| With an assist from Glide, you can now access your Linux Thunderbird 
| Contacts, Sunbird Calendars and all of your desktop files on the following 
| mobile devices: Apple iPhone (Supports Streaming Media), T-Mobile Wing 
| (Supports Streaming Media), BlackBerry Curve 8300, Nokia N95 (Supports 
| Streaming Media), BlackBerry Pearl (8100), BlackBerry 8700, Cingular 8125 
| (Supports Streaming Media), HP iPAQ, HP hw6510, Motorola Razr V3, Motorola 
| SLVR, Motorola ROKR, Motorola Q (Supports Streaming Media), Nokia 9300, Nokia 
| E62 (Supports Streaming Media), Nokia 6102i (Supports Streaming Media), Nokia 
| 6682 (Supports Streaming Media), Palm Treo 650, Palm Treo 680 (Supports 
| Streaming Media), Palm Treo 700P, Palm Treo 700W (Supports Streaming Media), 
| Palm Treo 750 (Supports Streaming Media), Palm LifeDrive, Samsung Blackjack 
| (Supports Streaming Media), Samsung A707 (Supports Streaming Media), Samsung 
| D807 (Supports Streaming Media), Samsung A920, LG VX8100, LG VX8300, Sony 
| Ericsson w600i, Sony Ericsson w810i, T-Mobile SDA (Supports Streaming Media), 
| and T-Mobile SideKick.              


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. 


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