Ah – now, this is really quite interesting. I’ve been watching and playing with a variety of smartphones and similar devices recently. They’re starting to get large amounts of storage, quite reasonable email apps and web browsers, and, with the advent of reasonably widespread 3G and Wifi, decent connectivity. In short, they have most of what I need, most of the time – especially while travelling. The one thing they lack is a decent-sized screen and keyboard, and for some time I’ve been thinking that something like an Ndiyo terminal, driven by a smartphone, might be the architecture of the future.
Palm have been thinking the same way, and this summer they’ll be launching the Foleo.
This may look like a laptop, but actually it’s a ‘mobile companion’, designed to accompany your smartphone on those occasions when you need to type more than a few words or browse the web on something more than a tiny screen. It’s not clear yet how the processing tasks are split between the two, but it’s an appealing idea.
I think they could be onto a winner here.
I think it is a really good idea too. Especially the instant on/off button. Just like in the old days with the large screen Psion etc.
btw I recently installed both Akismet and Spam Karma on the WP blog sallyinnorfolk.com
Totally awesome. they totally kill all spams with no captchas or manual edits.
Thanks, Geoff –
I’ll have a look at Spam Karma. Akismet is good, but certainly not sufficient on its own on Status-Q… as I discovered to my cost when I left the captcha-checking out by accident once!
Foleo gets some competition: http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2007/06/nanobook.html