Palm's founder, Jeff Hawkins,
has long envisioned that smartphones would become the most prevalent personal computer, eventually being able to do everything a desktop model can do. On Wednesday, he said the Foleo "completes the
picture" of a mobile-computing system.
But initial reviews indicate that the Foleo will not be the device that allows Palm to restore its reputation as an innovator. Analysts questioned why consumers would want to carry yet another device when they are already bombarded with notebooks that are getting smaller and cell phones--including the Palm Treo--that are getting smarter.