Apr2007 11

The Death of Palm ?

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{mosimage}Palm announced today that a "new devices will run the Palm OS on a Linux platform which has been under development for several years.

The new platform will support existing Palm OS applications. Palm has sold off its PalmOS, but recently purchased a perpetual license for the Palm OS5 "Garnet" operating system."

Which makes me think, well why did they buy BeOS and shelf it, when they initially said that they were reworking the code for the PalmOS. I'm yet to see anything useful come from any Linux distro, even the embedded systems have their warts. Could this be the death of Palm ? Could this mean when Apple's iPhone drops in 2008, that it'll be the new PDA of choice.

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