Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Phoenix Tech from Palm

Palm is preparing to release Foleo, a "email companion" that is essentially a subnotebook running Linux. It will cost around 500 dollars and weigh 2 and half pounds. The picture shows Foleo compared to a Treo and a Nokia Tablet. This product category has been pretty boring since the 90's and PC Magazine was big. Nowadays there are much smaller and more expensive mini PCs like the OQO.

But the Foleo does have some interesting software built in: including free software for remotely accessing your PC. Here's a snapshot of Foleo talking to Windows XP:

But overall its too expensive. Since it doesn't replace your notebook, its just a toy. And if you are just playing around, you might as well get Opera for Nintendo DS for 50 bucks.



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