Palm today presents Foleo, a new device which it calls the first smartphone companion product.
The Foleo mobile companion has a large screen and full-size keyboard with which to view and edit email and office documents residing on a smartphone. 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. This powerful combination is for productivity-minded business people who want a more complete mobile solution for email, attachments and access to the web.
The Foleo mobile companion turns on and off instantly and features fast navigation, a compact and elegant design, and a battery that lasts up to 5 hours of use. Its applications include email, full-screen web browser, and editors or viewers for common business documents such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF files. The Foleo stays synchronized via Bluetooth(R) wireless technology and uses the smartphone's radio or the Foleo's built-in Wi-Fi radio for general Internet connectivity.
One-button access to full-screen email
Instant on, instant off
Rapid access to various applications
10-inch screen and full-size keyboard
Web search and browsing via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
Editors for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus a PDF viewer
Compact, stylish design that fits on an airline tray table
Lightweight at 2.5 pounds
Fast, simple and intuitive navigation
5-hour battery life
Linux OS for easy application development
Foleo will be available this summer in the U.S for $499 after an introductory $100 rebate.