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In a brief interview, mobile software developers Tealpoint have provided Palminfocenter with some behind-the-scenes details on last week's shock cancellation of Palm's Foleo Mobile Companion. Tealpoint President and Founder Vince Lee speaks of their reaction to Palm's announcement, the speculation over developer compensation and their optimism for the device's future, as well as their misgivings on the original device. Read on for our interview...
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Oh Kay

PacManFoo @ 9/11/2007 8:17:38 PM # Q
Makeup! We need more lipstick for this pig!!

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Article Summary

mrjeff @ 9/11/2007 9:02:55 PM # Q
Article Summary:

Q: What's up with the whole Foleo thing?
A: We don't know.

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freakout @ 9/12/2007 2:14:11 AM # Q
Hahaha. Yep, that about does it...

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mikecane @ 9/12/2007 9:19:52 AM # Q

Q: What's the point of Citizen Kane?
A: It's the sled, dummy!

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Everyone knows except Ed

GF_PalmInfo @ 9/11/2007 9:35:31 PM # Q
It seems that everyone in the world knows what the Foleo lack of except Ed Colligan. (Don't be misunderstand, I like Foleo. I hope it will success.)
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LiveFaith @ 9/12/2007 9:52:21 AM # Q
** we were concerned about the lack of built-in support for much needed features, such as printing, PIM, browser tabs, instant messaging, video playback, and PalmOS compatibility. **

... pretty much sums up the death sentence.

Pat Horne

RE: Everyone knows except Ed
DrewT3 @ 9/12/2007 3:05:04 PM # Q
You don't really think the "Foleo II" will ever be released, do you? It is pretty obvious that the "Foleo II" idea is just a way to save a tiny bit of face after such a humiliating series of events.
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jca666us @ 9/12/2007 7:37:25 PM # Q
of course there will be a foleo ii - when pigs (with lipstick on) - fly!

RE: Everyone knows except Ed
freakout @ 9/13/2007 4:06:35 AM # Q
CEOs who promise such things and don't deliver eventually get the boot. I doubt Colligan would be so silly as to make such a claim. As someone else put it, if Colligan doesn't release Foleo II, he'll be releasing his job...
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DrewT3 @ 9/13/2007 10:29:18 AM # Q
CEOs who don't deliver profitablity get the boot, no one cares how accurate they are when conjecturing about their long-term product pipeline.

Even Colligan's concept of Foleo II is based on "a new platform" and he "won't speculate on timing". Does this sound like anything that will happen in the next 18 months to you? Even now, I bet the accountants at Palm are damn glad the Foleo was cancelled. No one is going to be getting behind a Foleo II.

Here is the quote:
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. We're not going to speculate now on timing for a next Foleo, we just know we need to get our core platform and smartphones done first.

RE: Everyone knows except Ed
mikecane @ 9/13/2007 12:40:11 PM # Q
Apple will release the Foleo. Just not with that name. And with more features.

The Palm Foleo Disaster: Part Two

RE: Everyone knows except Ed
Surur @ 9/13/2007 1:55:58 PM # Q
Or maybe even the same name ;)


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kenneth Semedo @ 3/1/2009 5:08:28 PM # Q
What is the size of the Foleo?
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PacManFoo @ 3/1/2009 5:59:22 PM # Q
It's fun looking back at old threads

mikecane @ 9/13/2007 12:40:11 PM # Q
Apple will release the Foleo. Just not with that name. And with more features.
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