Palm's new gizmo is... ,----[ Quote ] | The device, at about $500, is priced closely to low-end laptops. | | [...] | | # 5 hours of workable battery life, and the charger is cell phone-size, | not a giant laptop brick. | # Weighs under 2.5 pounds, and is less than an inch thick. | # No touch pad -- uses a pointer like a Thinkpad. | # It runs Linux. | # All solid-state, of course, no hard disk. `---- http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9723725-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 Previously: Hawkin's New Device Expected Next Week ,----[ Quote ] | The earliest indications that Palm founder Jeff Hawkins had a major | new project in the works came in August of 2005. In an interview, | Mr. Hawkins revealed for the first time that Palm had a new | "child" technology in the works which was completely separate | from Palm Inc's PDA and smartphone businesses. | | [...] | | Roughly around the same time job listings on Palm Inc's jobs website listed | numerous positions for Linux development for a new generation | of Palm devices. `---- http://www.palminfocenter.com/news/9430/hawkins-new-device-expected-next-week/ http://tinyurl.com/3ywo5y Palm Developing Its Own Linux-Based Operating System ,----[ Quote ] | Palm, Inc. revealed today that it is developing its own operating | system that will be based on Linux. This will be completely | separate from the similar operating system being developed by | Access Systems. `---- http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsid=12954 Linux Platform Media Mobile Bluestreak Technology Signs Worldwide Licensing Agreement With ACCESS ,----[ Quote ] | Bluestreak Technology today announced a multi-year license agreement | with ACCESS CO., LTD. that enables Bluestreak's MachBlue technology | to be offered with ACCESS Linux Platform and ACCESS NetFront | Browser. `---- http://www.assodigitale.it/content/view/6943/107/ Linux expected to be leading Smartphone OS market by 2010 ,----[ Quote ] | I just came across this research by Diffusion Group, which found | that Linux is set to become the leading Smartphone OS by 2010. `---- http://irfanhabib.wordpress.com/2006/12/10/linux-to-take-over-smartphone-os-market-by-2010/
On Wed, 30 May 2007 22:12:49 +0100, Roy Schestowitz wrote: > Palm's new gizmo is... > > ,----[ Quote ] >| The device, at about $500, is priced closely to low-end laptops. >| >| [...] >| >| # 5 hours of workable battery life, and the charger is cell phone-size, >| not a giant laptop brick. >| # Weighs under 2.5 pounds, and is less than an inch thick. >| # No touch pad -- uses a pointer like a Thinkpad. >| # It runs Linux. >| # All solid-state, of course, no hard disk. > `---- > > http://news.com.com/8301-10784_3-9723725-7.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 I had one of those 8 years ago, it was called an IBM Workpad z50, though it ran Windows CE (and went 12+ hours on a charge). Some revolutionary device. People complained about the Origami having a short battery life, and this isn't much better, and it's not anywhere near as functional. No tablet, no hard disk (though some might consider that a benefit), doesn't look like there's sound (no mp3's or games)... I'll still take an Origami over this (even with Linux on it). you can do a lot more with the origami, especially with a fold-up bluetooth keyboard and mouse.