Wednesday Sep 05, 2007

Bye Foleo, that was quick.

    A little hype, a lot of panning, and before it got started, the Palm Foleo is dead. I blogged on it's announcement in June, and here we are 2 months later and Palm CEO Ed Colligan is blogging on his commitment to focus on the next gen platform, which the Foleo doesn't use and so they are dropping it. He seems convinced there is a market for such a device, and may get back to something for that market based on their next gen platform, but for now, bye bye.

    Maybe I'm just cynical, but it looks to me that they saw the writing on the wall and finally accepted that this was a poorly received product, and therefore a small niche. Or maybe there was just too much hype and action around the iPhone, so they would have a hard time getting traction. I really hope this means they will be coming out with a stellar new PDA, although with their focus on smart phones, I may have to keep doing surgery on my Palm Tungsten T3 for a few more years. It is holding up well, although it started to exhibit a battery problem recently. Couldn't hold a charge as long, got to a point where it wouldn't even recharge fully. I found, and ordered, a larger capacity replacement battery from ebay, but before it arrived I tried a power reset, i.e. disconnecting the battery (after a full backup of course) and it was back to normal. I'll hold off putting in the batter for now, but look forward to better battery performance in the near future, and continued use of my T3 for the foreseeable future. Yup, I'm not disappointed with the loss of the Foleo. :-)
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