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    I thought I would look at the source code of Palm's teaser site for their new smartphone. Sometimes companies embed clues there.

    http://euro.palm.com/europe/en/thenewsmartphone

    There is nothing of note there, except the repeated reference to Otto e.g.

    Code:
    http://euro.palm.com/europe/en/thenewsmartphone/css/Otto.css
    
    <body class="otto">
    
    <img src="http://euro.palm.com/europe/en/images/thenewsmartphone/otto_main_image_1.jpg"
    etc.

    Interesting and convincing?

    So.. why Otto? Is Palm intent on suicide? Sabotage from inside? A slow decent into madness? Any theories are welcome.

    Surur
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    Quote Originally Posted by surur View Post
    So.. why Otto?
    8 in Italian??
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    Quote Originally Posted by tirk View Post
    8 in Italian??
    Hm, seems to be true: http://babelfish.altavista.com

    Maybe it's the Treo 8XX?
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    Just did a google and found Otto means Wealth.

    http://www.babynamesworld.com/meaning_of_Otto.html
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    I thought I was being smart about looking at the source code, but I see the Palm Otto name has been out on the web for some time now. I find the earliest mention on Google to be the 15 July 2007.

    Under NDA! said:
    I can't name my source but I have information to suggest the Kaiser will be launched on Voda. Palm Otto looks nice too (for a consumer device to compete with that bloody Apple thing when it reaches Europe).
    July 15, 2007 5:43 PM
    http://blogs.conchango.com/kenibarwi...7/07/08/T.aspx

    I sure hope this is just a code name, and wont be launched as such.

    Surur
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    More evidence that the device will actually be called the Palm Otto, from Visto's website.

    Nokia N90 - Nokia N91 - Nokia N92 - Nokia N95 - Palm Otto - Palm Treo 700wx - Palm Treo 750v (Groovy II) - Pantech Pantheon -
    http://www.visto-vonitaly-bbf2007.com/evento_visto.html

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    Surur nice catch.
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    Given all the confusing signs - white/black case, WM/POS OS, Centro is/isn't a Treo, isn't/is a phone/service - I'm thinking "Otto" is more like "Waldo" as in "Where is"
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    Centro is a better name. Unless they have decided to cancel to online multimedia album service the name "Centro" imply.

    Otto reminds me of that stupid ESPN channel in "Dodgeball."
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    According to The Register 'Otto' is a code name:

    http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/09...ases_for_otto/
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    wasnt the 700 the "ace"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever7 View Post
    Otto reminds me of that stupid ESPN channel in "Dodgeball."
    The Ocho, I think.
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    Well, 8 is one of those weird numbers. In some beliefs/cultures, it is a number that means a new beginning. Otto could also be something of a more friendly name than Treo. Though it sounds too much like 'one' meaning that it only does one thing (and hopefully well).

    Nevertheless, interesting find Surur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever7 View Post
    Otto reminds me of that stupid ESPN channel in "Dodgeball."
    As samkim said, it was ESPN Ocho. With the plethora of ESPN* channels out there, I thought that was one of the funniest lines from the movie.
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