Anything that takes a three-year step back in performance, such as Palm's ill-fated Foleo device, can't be considered a blueprint for the future of the subnotebook, which was around long before Palm announced its mobile companion.
Start-up Celio is pitching a smartphone companion that's reminiscent of the ill-fated Palm product, but addresses some of its shortcomings.
Glaskowsky explains why Palm's cancellation of the first-generation Foleo platform is probably just as well.
Palm's latest device takes mobile computing back to a time when laptops weren't phones and phones weren't laptops. Is this really the future?
A photo gallery of the new Palm Foleo mobile companion.
Today, Palm cofounder Jeff Hawkins unveiled the company's latest project at the D5 conference in Carlsbad, Calif.: the Palm Foleo. A companion product for smart phones, the Linux-based Foleo looks like an ultraportable laptop and is designed to let you more easily view and edit e-mail and office documents, among other things. Find out more about the device and get a closer look at the Foleo here.
Palm founder Jeff Hawkins' "best idea ever" won't see the light of day, as the company has decided to cancel the poorly received Foleo.
Stripped-down laptop, which was supposed to launch this week, needs a little more time after the discovery of some glitches.
The Foleo is not an obvious winner... until you try it.
Asus, Everex, and soon perhaps even Hewlett-Packard and Acer, are making subnotebooks for niche markets. And we probably owe a small debt to the Foleo for that.