If you thought the phone companion was a dead concept that only Palm employees have nightmares about, you'd be wrong. Behold the iKit
Start-up Celio is pitching a smartphone companion that's reminiscent of the ill-fated Palm product, but addresses some of its shortcomings.
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.
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.
Glaskowsky explains why Palm's cancellation of the first-generation Foleo platform is probably just as well.
Palm thankfully yanked the Foleo before the product ever had a chance to meet a disastrous market reaction. Score one for management's better judgment.
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.
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?
The Foleo is not an obvious winner... until you try it.