Foleo Cancelled By Palm

September 5, 2007

Foleo LogoPalm wised up and decided not to go ahead with the release of its Foleo!

Three months ago, I blogged about the Foleo and said at the end, “Sorry, Palm. You gotta work harder. But I’d be happy to be proven wrong — I’ve been a faithful Palm user for nearly ten years.”

I’m thrilled to see that Palm has decided not to go ahead with the Foleo and, instead, focus on its smartphones. From a portion of its blog post announcing its decision:

In the course of the past several months, it has become clear that the right path for Palm is to offer a single, consistent user experience around this new platform design and a single focus for our platform development efforts. To that end, and after careful deliberation, I have decided to cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration and focus all of our energies on delivering our next generation platform and the first smartphones that will bring this platform to market. We will, of course, continue to develop products in partnership with Microsoft on the Windows Mobile platform, but from our internal platform development perspective, we will focus on only one.

Hooray! Good step back, Palm. Now, it’s up to you to capitalize on your step back by taking two steps forward in the right direction — a superduper smartphone that’ll give the iPhone and the upcoming Google Phone a run for their money.


3 Responses to “Foleo Cancelled By Palm”

  1. Bill Says:

    How about just the ability to plug in a full size screen?

  2. proudgeek Says:

    You know, Bill, that’s an EXCELLENT idea. I’ve seen these Palm Treos plug into a full-size keyboard. But not a monitor. Why not be able to do that — make it possible for a Treo to plug into a monitor AND a full-size keyboard simultaneously? The Treo can already do full-featured word-processing and spreadsheets thanks to Docs to Go, plus emails, plus browse the Internet. (While we’re at it, why not make both the monitor and the keyboard roll-able, so you can just roll them up and bring them with you? I know there are roll-able keyboards already. Heh.)

  3. Bill Says:

    Copy that!

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