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[News] Palm's Linux-based Phones is Sought After

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AT&T, not ready for 3G, lobbies for 3G Palm Pre

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| His comments on the Pre are believed to be the first indicating other 
| carriers are eyeballing Palm's last-chance smartphone. Palm is set to launch  
| the Pre on June 6 under an exclusive US supply deal. O2 has inked itself as 
| the UK's sole distributor, with plans to punt the handset sometime before 
| Christmas.   



The Ultimate Tablet: On Palm's webOS?

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| Palm? But they haven’t even shipped a single device yet! Isn’t Android the
| more logical platform for this?
| Yes, and no. While Google is making great strides with its version 1.5
| Cupcake release of its Android software, which is Linux-based like the Palm
| webOS, in the end it is acting as a software company providing an Open Source
| platform for other companies to do the heavy lifting of marketing and device
| development — a similar strategy to one that that Palm once tried with
| PalmSource, licensing its classic Palm OS software to companies like SONY,
| Samsung, Qualcomm, Symbol Technologies and TRG/Handera which produced PalmOS
| PDAs such as the CLIÉ and the TRGPro.


Palm Could Be Working on a webOS-Based Netbook

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| Palm is going release an inexpensive laptop running its new webOS, if an
| unconfirmed report from an industry analyst is correct.
| The webOS is going to debut soon on the Palm Pre, a smartphone being released
| by Sprint. But Trip Chowdhry from Global Equities Research says Palm is also
| working on a netbook that will run this same operating system.


Palm’s Foleo may rise from the dead with WebOS


Palm Foleo: Not such a dumb concept after all?

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| If the sudden rush into subnotebooks by major PC vendors is any indication,
| it's worth considering whether Palm's Foleo wasn't such a lame idea.
| Photos of a subnotebook from Hewlett-Packard, reportedly called the HP Compaq
| 2133, showed up on the Web recently. And another major PC vendor, Acer, is
| also rumored to be entering the subnotebook fray sometime soon.  
| [...]
| Not coincidentally, the impetus for HP's experimentation in this category was
| its concern over the very low price tag Asus was able to stick on the Eee PC.
| Selling the mini-notebook at $399, even if it's a secondary PC and runs
| Linux, gives it a serious chance to further chip away at the
| already-declining average selling prices for notebook PCs. (The 2133 from HP
| will have an entry level model priced at $499, and will have a Via processor,
| we're told.)      



Palm Says Foleo 2 Still on Track

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| Palm FoleoAccording to the Wireless Week industry trade journal, a new
| version of the cancelled Foleo Mobile Companion running on Palm's
| next-generation Linux OS is still very much in Palm’s future product plans...  


Palm Looking For Linux Developers

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| The success of the 2.5-pound device — which turns on and off instantly, touts
| an easy-to-use interface and promises five hours of battery life — could
| depend on how programmers react to it this week at the LinuxWorld conference
| in San Francisco.  


Palm Foleo with Linux threatens the Laptop

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| The Palm Foleo is joining a list of MID (Mobile Internet Devices) like the
| Nokia N800 and Asus Eee that use a lightweight version of Linux but the main
| advantage of the Foleo is its instant on feature.  While traditional “Linux”
| may be too difficult for the average user to handle, these highly integrated
| implementations of Linux have no problem being adopted by the masses.  That
| could pose a problem for Microsoft in the long run if these devices ever get
| widespread adoption.      


Palm Foleo First Thoughts

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| If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video should be worth a
| whole volume. That's why Brian Beeler and I recorded a brief video
| overview of the Foleo, which will hopefully give you a better idea of
| what it will be like to use the first mobile companion yourself.


Pair of Palm ISVs promise Foleo ports

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| Two ISVs (independent software vendors) have announced plans to port
| their commercial applications to Palm's forthcoming Linux- and
| ARM-based miniature laptop.


Live from LinuxWorld: the Palm Foleo

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| Currently, developers can build apps for the device by signing up with the
| Palm Developer Network; one of the guys at the stand told me that a free SDK
| should be available later on. Unfortunately, the Palm folks haven’t built an
| X server for the machine yet, so porting graphical programs could be out the
| question. That said, with only 128MB RAM, you wouldn’t want to be running
| OpenOffice.org on this thing anyway...    


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 we had to see this
| thing through to the end.

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