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Slim Linux Laptop Has Potential

Jul 16, 2007, 18:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Henry Kingman)

"Palm's Linux-powered Foleo has potential, but only if Palm can stop denying that the device is actually laptop, reckons Sascha Segan of Gearlog. Palm has positioned the Foleo as a 'mobile companion' for itinerant workers needing only email, document prep, and PowerPoint capabilities.

"The Foleo has been pitched as a 'revolutionary product category; ever since Palm began hiring Linux developers more than a year ago. When Palm unveiled the device last month, it breathlessly billed the Foleo as the first of a 'new class' of products likely to go down in history as Palm's best-selling ever--more popular than the Treo smartphone, and more popular than the original 'Palm Pilot...'"

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