Below this line is my original post, sorry for the confusion, if there is any, ‘cause now I am confused
Some days ago, I posted about Foleo a Linux based Palm equipment, which was intended to be a palm companion so users, could have access to the content in their palms, using a QWERTY keyboard and a big screen.
Yesterday at Palm’s official blog, appeared this announcement where they say they are going to “cancel the Foleo mobile companion product in its current configuration”
Also they say in another part of the post, “We will, of course, continue to develop products in partnership with Microsoft on the Windows Mobile platform, but from our internal platform development perspective, we will focus on only one.” ….“Yet I am convinced this is the right thing to do. Foleo is based on second platform and a separate development environment, and we need to focus our efforts on one platform”. This second platform is Linux, so it is really sad for Linux users that Palm has decided to focus on Microsoft platform instead of Linux, but each company has to make its own decisions, and Palm decide to stop any Linux development, pressed by Microsoft?, could be, but anyway their arguments to do this are good ones, when they say they need to focus its efforts on only one platform, but I thing some will disagree with this
“I know that they will understand that the right thing to do for the long run is to focus on one platform that will live for years, rather than invest energy in a one-off solution”.
As I do not think, Linux could not be a also a platform that will live for years.
And finally this is not an announcement of canceling Foleo, it is an announcement of canceling Linux’s Foleo, read below.
“Jeff Hawkins and I still believe that the market category defined by Foleo has enormous potential. When we do Foleo II it will be based on our new platform, and we think it will deliver on the promise of this new category”
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