Palm to Release “New Category of Mobile Devices”

There’s been a great deal of speculation about what, if anything, Palm might have up its sleeve to allow it to stay in business for more than a few more years. So this announcement today is quite interesting:

“SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 29, 2007 – Jeff Hawkins, founder of Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq: PALM), 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.”

There’s a good piece of speculation over on TreoCentral that this new product is going to be called the “Folleo” and will be be a wireless internet accessible device that will unfold from pocket size to book size.

I’m been hoping that someone would move into this market space – because I’m especially interested in an E-Reader device and how we can use such a thing in churches. Sony absolutely crippled their latest offering loading it with DRM software and proprietary formats. Palm has a good track-record of allowing independents to access the SDK’s and already has a small but healthy e-book niche. Maybe they’ve seen the market openning that Sony has left them?

Here’s hoping.

Read the rest here: Official: Palm to Release “New Category of Mobile Devices” – Gizmodo

Author: Nick Knisely

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