The PalmOS Is Being De-Fronded With Foleo :: Symblogogy
The PalmOS ship is being jumped sooner than anyone thought.
Ditched is the Palm operating system with the introduction of the latest mobil form factor device from Palm which features an exciting Linux operating system that the company founder proudly touted saying, "Press a button, it's on. Press it again, it's off. There are no other modes."
The initial Foleo model introduced will be designed for use with Palm's PalmOS - and Windows Mobile-based Treo smartphones. The Foleo will connect to the phone via Bluetooth, and sync up email, email attachments, and contacts with the phone.
Jeff Hawkins (the company founder) said, "This is the smallest device ever with a full-size keyboard. It's got WiFi, Bluetooth, five-hour battery life. People are going to write all kinds of things for this. Mobile email is just the entry point, like the organizer was for the Palm Pilot."
Palm has been working on the Foleo since 2005.
Further, Palm has been awarded several patents that may relate to the device, including "Accessory module for handheld devices".
Excerpts from Ziff-Davis’ Linux Devices -
Palm unveils Linux-based "mobile companion"
Linux Devices (Ziff-Davis) - May 30, 2007 [Updated 5:00 PM PDT]----
For the executive on-the-go, this Foleo may be just the handy enterprize mobility device for quick infromation access.