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[News] Palm Pre Spreads Some More and Gets Newer Linux

  • Subject: [News] Palm Pre Spreads Some More and Gets Newer Linux
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 00:06:49 +0100
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Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are officially coming to AT&T

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| The Palm Pre Plus and Pixie Plus are coming 
| to AT&T though the timing of the release is 
| up to the carrier to announce at a later 
| date. 


Palm Pre 800MHz Linux kernels unveiled

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| Palm Pre overclockers will be thrilled to 
| find out that new custom 720MHz and 800MHz 
| Linux kernels have finally been released by 
| unixpsycho and caj2008, and you can check 
| out the demonstration as well as 
| installation instructions from the video 
| above. 



OK Palm, We're Ready for the Foleo Now

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| Ok, back to the imagining: Your mobile
| computer is great, but sadly the keyboard and
| screen aren't that great for long form
| typing. Sure, you can tweet your tweets, book
| your face, and SMS your SMSers -- but even a
| moderate length email starts to get annoying.
| If only there were a way to get your pocket
| sized computer onto a docking station. A
| docking station with a battery. And a screen.
| And a real keyboard. Just like the Palm Foleo
| almost was!
| I'm not suggesting the Foleo should exist in
| its original form. I'm suggesting Palm (or
| Nokia?) design a sheath for their mobile
| computers that could replace a netbook.
| Really, do you ever have a netbook somewhere
| you don't have your cellphone? Of course not.
| Just think about the advantages a Foleo-like
| device could offer the mobile geek:
|     * A huge battery to charge the phone
|     while "docked."
|     * A big screen. Even if a similar
|     resolution, bigger pixels.
|     * A keyboard as opposed to a thumbboard.


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 Palmâs future product plans...


Palm Looking For Linux Developers

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| The success of the 2.5-pound device â which turns on and off instantly, touts
| an easy-to-use interface and promises five hours of battery life â 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 âLinuxâ
| 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 havenât built an
| X server for the machine yet, so porting graphical programs could be out the
| question. That said, with only 128MB RAM, you wouldnât 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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