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The Palm Foleo was announced at the All Things Digital Conference today.

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The Palm Foleo is a "mobile companion" to the Treo smart phone and features a 10-inch screen and full size keyboard. The Foleo offers web browsing, Word, Excel and PowerPoint editing, PDF viewer, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support. Weighs 2.5lbs and will cost $499 after an introductory $100 rebate.

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Turkish

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Jan 12, 2007
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And Apple's stock reaches toward $118 on the news...

Nothing impressive, as far as I can tell.

So Palm decides to keep relying on its now ancient Treo form factor.... by supplementing it with a laptop?
 
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Sandfleaz

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Jan 9, 2007
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Too Big and Too Small!

Too big to lug around, might as well move on up to a 12" laptop
 
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avalys

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Jun 4, 2004
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Wow. How pathetic. It's a small laptop, except it does less than a laptop.

It really seems like Apple is the only company left that knows what the hell they're doing.

EDIT: What the hell?

"Future iteration of the device will allow e-mail over Wi-Fi."

Oh, brilliant.
 
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NewSc2

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Jun 4, 2005
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Seriously though, who would want to carry around something like this? The price isn't that bad but it's quite crippled compared to a regular subnotebook.
 
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arn

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It's certainly not a mass market device. But could be useful. I might find a use for it actually. Wonder if we'll be able to use it with the iPhone eventually.

Reminds me of the Nokia internet tablet

http://www.nokiausa.com/770

but with a keyboard.

arn
 
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scrambledwonder

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Neat-O, I say, especially considering the price. As a writer, I can see a definite use for this. As a photographer (the other half of my business), though, I almost always have my laptop to deal with photos on the go, negating the need for a Folio.

It's a step in the right direction. I can see Palm getting into the UMPC market now, which makes me very happy.
 
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donlphi

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May 25, 2006
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a friggin' crippled laptop?

That was pretty weak...

13 Days until WWDC. Apple could release a 300 lb laptop at this point and I would be more impressed than this thing.

How many gadgets are we expected to carry?

When I travel I bring:

Laptop
cell phone
iPOD
and Bose Headphones

Why would anyone want to add another laptop to the mix. Why is this on Macrumors?
:rolleyes:
 
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ITR 81

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Oct 24, 2003
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Didn't we hear a rumor about a small subnotebook by Apple with no DVD drive?
 
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emotion

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Mar 29, 2004
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People will use it as a laptop ... it can run independently from what I understand ...

And my comment as a whole was meant to be sarcastic, btw. ;)

:)

Sorry, harshed out there for a moment. First reaction for me is disappointment.


Hmmm. It's cheap but I can't see a market for this really.
 
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happylittlemac

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May 30, 2007
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Man that is ugly, about as ugly as the John Mccain video on the website, since when did technology shows become invloved in the Iraq war? Very odd, but sadly the new Palm product looks like a toy laptop almost reminds me of the Apple eMate but that was a much better product way back when.
 
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arn

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"Foleo will support Palm and Windows Mobile. Hawkins wants it to support RIM and iPhone as well, but hasn’t inked the deals necessary to do that yet."
 
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