Thursday 31 May 2007

Palm Foleo: What the UMPC Should Have Been

Lots o'chatter today about Palm's new toy. Sounds to me like what Microsoft's Origami/UMPC should have been: light, focussed, inexpensive, instant-on.

Most criticism boils down to, "It's not a full-featured Windows laptop." Well, duh!

Let's see: Ultra-light / Inexpensive / Full-featured -- Choose any two.

In many ways, it tries to solve the same problems as the Nokia 770/N800 line -- but in a more conventional form-factor (i.e., it has a keyboard). Hopefully Palm can encourage a lively developer community at least as strong as Maemo's.

Update: here's Palm's Jeff Hawkins showing off his new baby:

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