Palm and Handhelds: The Writing Is on the Wall

Brighthand Editor-in-Chief, Ed Hardy, has posted an very interesting article called “Palm and Handhelds: The Writing Is on the Wall.” Mr. Hardy writes:

“A few months ago, I wrote an editorial asking for peoples’ thoughts on what the next traditional handheld from Palm, Inc. ought to look like.

At that time, I promised to write a followup editorial compiling everyone’s suggestions. I never did this, and I want to explain why: I am now convinced that Palm will never release another traditional handheld. Ever.”

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While I have been a user and supporter of Palm’s handhelds for many years, I do agree with Mr. Hardy’s assessment. Palm has been very careful to communicate to their customer base that handhelds were becoming less and less of their business based on sales figures.


  • Lawrence

    1) I trust you will post info if any of the Foleo 1’s ever come up for sale on ebay or anywhere.2) Darn — all I want is a tablet larger version of a Tx. The Foleo 1 + the new Garnet compatibility VM might have been just the ticket

  • Alan Grassia, Staff Writer

    I don’t bother with eBay, but I have a few people keeping an eye out for me. I really don’t think we’ll see any Foleos show up on eBay regardless.If you like PDAs over the Treo, maybe the Nokia N800-series Internet tablets with the Garnet VM might be right for you.Alan G

  • Alan Grassia, Staff Writer

    You’re welcome.And thank you for listening to my Palm Powered podcast over at < HREF="" REL="nofollow"><>. And don’t worry, I’ll keep doing the show as long as there is a Palm or Palm OS devices around.Alan G