• 05/31/2007
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What the Heck is a 'Mobile Companion' Anyway

Network Computing's technology editors love shiny new gadgets. The Foleo -- Palm's new "mobile companion" created instant discussion among their ranks on the system's usability, use cases -- and future. Follow their debate and then let us know what you...
I wish this thing ran Windows Mobile (or even the forthcoming version of Linux that will support Palm apps) so that all of the apps that are on your smartphone will work on your Foleo. Plus, it would allow for native Office support with Office mobile. Futher, it would give the same look and feel as what's on the smartphone (people don't want to switch from one UI to another). But I bet that adding Windows Mobile would have increased the development time and added too much price to the product.

Just my (lengthy) two cents.

Greg Shipley: Good thread! Two quick questions/points:

- The larger screen issue is a really valid requirement, IMO, and it *is* something I've found myself thinking about. Howevever, if one needs/wants a larger screen then what a smartphone or UMPC offers then we're talking about a laptop, plain and simple, no? I see no way of avoiding this until we see really portable projectors come to market, or some sort of sci-fi'y hologram unit...

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