• treo

    Palm Pulls the Verizon Treo 700 Updaters

    I ended up on the Palm Treo 700p website over the weekend only to find that the Treo 700-series updates have all been pulled. This includes the 700p, 700w, and the 700wx for Verizon Wireless only.

    “We have taken down the Verizon Wireless Treo 700p and 700w/wx updaters as a result of increasing customer reports of network connectivity issues following the updates. We are currently investigating the issue and will re-post as soon as they become available.

    The reported error displays “Error 3000 – Data network is not available” when attempting to connect to the data network. This error does not affect your device or personal data in any other way. Thank you for your patience.”

    It would appear that some sort of bug has been detected in the code that connects the Treo to the Verizon Wireless network. At least that would explain the connection issue and why the data on the device is not affected. When the updaters go back up, I’ll post it here.

  • foleo

    PCWorld Hands on with the Foleo

    PCWorld has published a review of the Foleo from this week’s LinuxWorld conference.

    “The Foleo is the first Linux-based item from Palm, and touts an easy one-button e-mail sync over Bluetooth with Treo smarthones (both Palm OS and Windows Mobile versions). It has a 416Mhz processor, 256MB of flash memory and 128MB of ram, but no hard drive. The 10.2 inch screen has a 1024×600 resolution, and it has 802.11b and Bluetooth 1.2 wireless capabilities.

    There’s a single USB port, along with slots that can accept SD or compact flash memory cards (Palm says they’ve tested cards up to 4GB). And you can connect the Foleo to an external display, which will use a 1024×768 resolution.

    As the Palm guys at the conference put it, the Foleo is meant to be “what happens when a PDA grows up,” rather than a shrunk-down laptop. The applications are similar in look and feel to what you’d use on a smartphone, but are of course easier to use with the larger screen and full-size keyboard.”

    Read the full PCWorld article

  • foleo

    Foleo Specs

    As part of yesterday’s 1SRC podcast, I talked about Brighthand’s Editor-in-Chief Ed Hardy’s article, Palm Releases New Information on the Foleo. In the article, Ed talks about some of the Foleo product specifications that have come to light during this week’s LinuxWorld conference. Since the Foleo still isn’t shipping yet, some of the details are still not available.

    Here is what we know.

    Processor: 416MHz Intel PXA27x

    RAM: 256MB of non-volatile memory, about 128MB will be available for data and applications

    Graphics Processor: Marathon 2700G graphics accelerator

    Compact Flash (CF) maxing out at 2GB;
    Secure Digital (SD) maxing out at 2GB;
    Support for FAT16 and FAT32 formatted USB Flash drives

    Networking: 802.11b Wi-Fi and Bluetooth v1.2

    I will post more Foleo product specs as they become available.

    Read the full Brighthand article…

  • nypc palmpilot

    More Foleo Photos

    Grace Lee, the Depraved Librarian and Co-Chair of the NYPC PalmPilot user group, was at the Palm Foleo event with Ted Cohn and myself. I recently discovered Grace’s Flickr album of the event.

    Check out Grace’s Foleo event photos

    NYPC PalmPilot Co-Chair Ted Cohn & Alan Grassia

    (Just keep in mind that I walked two city blocks in the rain before I finally made it to the Palm store.)

  • 1src,  foleo

    Foleo Update on the 1SRC Podcast

    On this week’s 1SRC Podcast, show 141, I cover all of the latest Palm Foleo news coming out of LinuxWorld.

    1SRC Podcast 141 Show Notes:

    • CNNMoney.com reports that the Foleo will ship in September. Are they correct?
    • Palm partners with Wind River Systems for future Linux development on the Foleo.
    • Palm also announces a LogMeIn client for the Foleo will become available.
    • Brighthand’s Ed Hardy has details on production Foleo specs.
    • PalmAddicts has posted an notice about the new TalkPlus.com beta for the Treo.
    • 1SRC Editorial: The Evolving Treo.

    Listen to 1SRC Podcast 141

  • foleo

    LogMeIn Adds Support for the Palm Foleo

    Palm and Foleo software partner LogMeIn have announced a client for Palm’s upcoming Foleo Mobile Companion.

    LogMeIn is a free service that securely connects a remote client with a personal or corporate computer across the Internet. Attendees of this week’s LinuxWorld conference can see a demo of the LogMeIn client running on the Foleo at Palm’s booth, number 925.

    “This alliance with Palm is a perfect fit for us. The Foleo is designed for people on the go and – by using LogMeIn – they will be able to access their files, documents, photos and music as if they were at their office or home PC,” said Richard Redding, vice president, business development, LogMeIn. “We are excited to work with Palm and extend LogMeIn’s offerings to improve the experience of Foleo users.”

    “The Foleo is the perfect device for mobile professionals who want to travel lighter and carry only what they absolutely need,” said Mark Bercow, senior vice president of business development for Palm, Inc. “By adding LogMeIn to the Foleo, users can travel with the essentials, but still have access to files and documents left behind.”

    Read the full Palm press release

  • foleo,  wind river

    Palm and Wind River Partner on Linux Platform

    Today Palm announced at LinuxWorld a partnership with Wind River Systems to provide an open standards Linux platform for future Palm Foleo products. In addition to being the preferred device software optimization (DSO) partner, Wind River is also making their Wind River Workbench software development suite available to the Palm developer community. Palm and Wind River will begin working on incorporating the Wind River platform to the Foleo over the coming months.

    “By building the Foleo on an open Linux-based platform and publishing the tools developers need, Palm hopes to establish a vibrant developer community to create new applications that extend the mobile companion’s built-in capabilities,” said Mark Bercow, senior vice president, Business Development, Palm, Inc. “Wind River’s open Linux platform gives us the reliability, performance and stability we need to continue driving innovation. Palm Foleo allows you to switch between applications at the touch of a button, play a game or write a memo, and synchronize your email. The Foleo makes you more productive than ever on the go.”

    “By offering an incredibly reliable architectural platform combined with an organization committed to operational excellence, Wind River is rapidly becoming the commercial Linux distributor of choice for mobile companies,” said John Bruggeman, chief marketing officer, Wind River. “The stability and flexibility of Wind River’s Platform for Consumer Devices, Linux Edition, coupled with Wind River Workbench development suite give Palm the strategic platform and tools it needs to differentiate the Foleo and help it deliver a solid platform for developers.”

    Thoughts on today’s announcement

    This is great news for the Palm community as it means that Palm is proactively working to build a solid foundation for the Foleo product family. By providing developers with the software development tools to create new applications for the Foleo, customers will be able to gain access to third-party applications that will extend the capabilities of the product beyond the initial product design.

    Read the full Palm press release

  • windows mobile

    Treo 750 to get Windows Mobile 6.0 Upgrade

    Brighthand is reporting that Treo 750 customers are very likely to get an upgrade to Windows Mobile 6.0 next week.

    “Palm, Inc. is apparently set to release an operating system upgrade for the Treo 750 in the next few days.

    An official email to attendees of Microsoft Australia’s TechEd conference says, “Palm and Microsoft will be announcing the availability of Windows Mobile 6.0 on the Palm Treo 750 Smartphone at Tech.Ed.”

    This conference kicks off on Monday, August 6.

    When Palm and AT&T announced this spring that an operating system upgrade for the Treo 750 will be released, they also said that this will be available free of charge.”

    Keep reading

  • dataviz

    Documents To Go v10 Now Supports Vista

    Earlier today, DataViz announced Documents To Go v10.001, which adds support for Microsoft Windows Vista and Palm Desktop v6.2 Beta 1.

    Registered users of Documents To Go v10.000 and download the 10.001 update for free. Customers running previous versions of Documents To Go can upgrade to the latest version for $29.99. For more details, please refer to the DataViz Documents To Go and Windows Vista technical support article.

    Documents To Go v10 adds support to view Microsoft Office 2007 Word and Excel files on your Palm OS device. The following Palm OS devices are compatible with Documents To Go v10:

    • Treo 755p, Treo 700p
    • Treo 680, Treo 650, Treo 600
    • LifeDrive Mobile Manager
    • T|X, Tungsten C, Tungsten T5, Tungsten T3, Tungsten E2, Tungsten E
    • Zire 72, Z22
    • Zodiac 2

    For more information about Documents To Go, please visit the DataViz website.