Re: [NTLK] New Palm Device (flop?)

From: Dekaritae <>
Date: Fri Jun 01 2007 - 01:41:51 EDT

> From: Martin Joseph <>
> Subject: Re: [NTLK] New Palm Device (flop?)
> Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 09:05:55 -0700
> On May 31, 2007, at 4:41 AM, John Chu wrote:
> I can buy a refurbished Macbook for $899 these days which has about
> 3.5 hours of battery life, and can run Windows, Linux and OSX.
> Why would anyone want to pay $500 for a mini laptop that is too
> underpowered to play media, and has Linux of some kind only and an
> unknown processor type/speed?

Underpowered by what standards? CorePlayer decodes typical DivX and
XviD encoded video at 624x352 at near real-time on a Tapwave Zodiac,
which has a 200Mhz CPU. The latest Treo handhelds, the 680 and the
755p both have 312Mhz Intel processors, and I would expect this Foleo
device to have that at a minimum.

Opera Software has confirmed that their web browser will be used on
the platform, with the same media support given to the Wii and DS
versions (Adobe formats, YouTube, etc).

This is the NewtonTalk list - for all inquiries
Official Newton FAQ:
WikiWikiNewt for all kinds of articles:
Received on Fri Jun 1 01:41:56 2007

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.8 : Fri Jun 01 2007 - 06:30:00 EDT