It seems that my plan to have the Palm Foleo as a blogging platform will end up as a failure. And not only because I need tabbed browsing so badly, but also because the first glimpse of Foleo’s specs doesn’t sound promising.
First, the “mobile companion” will run on top of the 416 MHz Intel/Marvell PXA27x processor and will have the separate Marathon 2700G graphics card. While the latter does sound sweet, 416 Mhz processor seem kinda slow. Then again, it’s Linux and if its uber-optimized it could run smoothly.
In terms of available RAM, we know that Foleo will have 256MB of non-volatile flash memory, and 128MB of RAM for general application use. 128MB is certainly not bad for a smartphone, but for a “mobile companion” – I’m not that sure. Storage space expansion will be possible with CompactFlash and/or SD cards, plus the USB port will be able to handle not just the mouse, but also the external hard drive, which is a good thing!
Final word — just like with the iPhone, I’m going to wait for the second generation…
[Via: Boy Genius Report]
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