Grace & Ted dropped me a note to remind me that the NYPC PalmPilot special interest group meeting will be held this Wednesday.
NYPC PalmPilot SIG meetings are held the 1st Wednesday of the month and start at 6:30 PM. All user levels are welcome.
NYPC membership is not mandatory, but highly recommended to Palm SIG members.
Location: Meetings are held at NYPC’s offices in the New Yorker/Ramada Hotel, 8th Avenue & 34th Street, Suite 551. Take the A, E, or C trains to 34th Street.
June 6th meeting: We’ll discuss the new Palm Foleo mobile companion.
For more info about the Foleo: (http://tinyurl.com/2ee4r5)
See you on Wednesday!
Grace & Ted
NYPC PalmPilot SIG
Grace Lee & Ted Cohn, Co-Chairs
Pocketables.com has a new article called “Palm Foleo turns smartphone into genius”.
Dubbing the Foleo a mobile companion and “the best idea [he’s] ever had,” Hawkins suggests that even though the 10.55″ x 6.67″ x 0.94″ clamshell is the size of a subnotebook and is equipped with wi-fi for independent use of the preloaded Opera Web browser, it “isn’t intended to replace a laptop.”
Of course, depending on the amount and kind of third-party applications developed for the Linux-based operating system, all of that could change.
Read the full article…
1SRC co-founder Joel Suplido has just dropped me a note to inform me of his new Palm Foleo Yahoo! discussion group called ‘foleo.’ You can view the group and sign up for membership here. I’ve just submitted my request to join. Hope to see you there!
This week on the 1SRC Podcast, show 131, I am joined by Gadgets On The Go editor, Jimmie Geddes and PalmAddict podcast host Tyler Faux to discuss the launch and initial reaction to the Palm Foleo.
Listen to 1SRC Podcast Show 131…
Earlier this week Palm founder, Jeff Hawkins, took the wraps off of what I believe is the beginning of a new exciting platform, the Palm Foleo.
Right now, Palm is positioning the Foleo to be a mobile companion to the Treo smartphone. Later on, Palm hopes to work with other mobile phone manufactures to add support for Foleo.
What really interests me is that the Foleo runs a version of the Linux operating system. Palm has committed to releasing a software development kit, or SDK, at the same time the Foleo begins shipping. I believe that the same enterprising spirit that helped build up the original Palm Pilot will help drive the enhancement and extension of the Foleo from a mobile companion to a user accessible, portable computing platform…with or without a mobile phone.
The Palm Foleo will begin shipping “later this summer.” Until then, keep checking back for news and information about this exciting new product from Palm.
Foleo Product Information
Learn more about the Palm Foleo…
Watch Jeff Hawkins Foleo announcement…