Palm to Unveil New Device Tomorrow? [Updated, Leak?]
Palm has sent out teaser invites to media today indicating that they will be introducing a "new category of mobile device" at the D: All Things Digital conference. The live webcast will take place at 11:30am Pacific.
Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm, Inc., will host a live video webcast on Wed., May 30, to describe a new category of mobile device. The webcast will follow the announcement of this new product at the D: All Things Digital conference in Carlsbad, Calif.
Few details available, but there are expectations that Palm will finally be releasing a device that they have been hinting at for almost 2 years. Speculation on the device runs the entire range of form factors from tablet, smartphone, mini-laptop, etc...
Previous reports believed that Palm was working on a new line of products that would serve as a "response" to the iPhone.
Update: TreoCentral has a good roundup/summary of the rumors surrounding the device.
Leak?: Press release was accidentally posted:
Palm, Inc. today announced the Palm Foleo, worlds first smartphone companion product.
Foleo has a large screen and full size keyboard to view and edit email and office documents. Edits made on Foleo automatically are reflected on its paired smartphone and vice versa.
Foleo and its paired smartphone stay synchronized throughout the day or at the touch of a button.
Foleo turns on and off instantly, features fast navigation, a compact and elegant design, and a battery that lasts up to five hours of use.
U.S. availability for Foleo begins this summer with pricing expected to be $499 after an introductory $100 rebate.
"Foleo is the most exciting product I have ever worked on. Smartphones will be the most prevalent personal computers on the planet, ultimately able to do everything that desktop computers can do. However, there are times when people need a large screen and full-size keyboard. As smartphones get smaller, this need increases. The Foleo completes the picture creating a mobile-computing system that sets a new standard in simplicity."
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