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The Foleo was the Right Idea

Fri Feb 11, 2011 - 12:25 PM EST - By Annie Latham

Wolfgang Gruener of Tom's Hardware wrote a story talking about how the new HP TouchPad is "exactly what the Foleo should have been."

In 2007, the Foleo, a netbook size device, was announced as being a companion to the Treo -- mainly because you could do your email correspondence on a bigger keyboard with a bigger screen.

Gruener wrote: "When I listened to HP, I could not help but remember the Foleo's direction. The Touchpad is also designed (albeit not exclusively) as a companion device for Pre webOS smartphones. Information like accounts or contacts are seamlessly available across both devices and allow the webOS user. Users can receive text messages and phone calls on the Touchpad. You can start reading a webpage on the tablet and then physically tap (yes, tap) it to your smartphone to transfer the page and take it with you. Consider it a modern version of the Palm Pilot beam feature."

He makes some interesting points.


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