Thursday, December 27, 2007

Palm Foleo: the exclusive first and final hands-on

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The irony is so thick we're almost drowning in it, but but we had to see this thing through to the end.

Back in 2005 we got a once in a lifetime scoop -- the Treo 700w -- that proved once and for all Palm was doing non-Palm OS devices. Then, earlier this year, we were there when Jeff Hawkins announced the ill-fated Foleo at D5. We got the first ever hands-on of the thing, and eventually wrote a letter to Palm which not only prompted a public response from CEO Ed Colligan, but that many attributed as a cause of the Foleo's death. And lucky us (we think?), we wound up with one of the few Foleos ever produced.

We'll be writing a brief post-mortem review of the thing shortly, but for now just enjoy some images of the hardware and software -- and let us know if there's anything in particular about the Foleo you've just got to know!


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