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Old 01-15-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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Considering the success of the EEEpc, it's pretty obvious what Palm was thinking. Though, I don't think the Foleo was quite ready for prime time.
If Palm had thought like ASUS, the Foleo might be out there and selling like hotcakes now.

But the eee is a stand-alone device, and the Foleo was an appendage to a Treo, only really useful if you had one. And if you did, you probably had a laptop, which the Foleo wouldn't replace. The eee, from published experiences of users, largely can.

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Also, man, those phones are ugly. And bricklike. Perhaps that's why they never hit market: it was designed for a hardware platform that was DOA.
Which phones? The Treos? Palm sells a lot of them, and the Treo is the reason they still exist. Making them less ugly and brick like would likely involve a form factor that would make them unsuitable as a PDA, and since the point to a Treo is that it does both, I don't see that sort of change occurring.
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