Rumor: Oslo Never Going to Be Released
Last month, an image was released of a prototype handheld from Palm Inc. that would run Palm OS 5. It was called the Oslo and rumor had it Palm would be releasing it next month.
According to PDA Buzz, this device will never be released. Quoting "reliable sources", the article says that Oslo was a prototype that the company decided months ago to not make into a shipping product.
Oslo featured a hi-res color screen, a Directional Pad, Bluetooth, and a built-in speaker. Almost certainly its most controversial feature was the fact that the entire bottom of the handheld could slide up or down. This allowed it to be compact when being carried around. Later, when the Graffiti area was needed for text input, it could be expanded to its full size. Unfortunately, this sliding feature made the whole device thicker than many users wanted.
However, if PDA Buzz is correct, all of this is moot. Palm has decided that its next-generation handheld will not be the Oslo.
Thanks to Harain for the tip. -Ed
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