NEW PALM - And great news for OM

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Fri Jan 9 01:12:47 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 08, 2009 at 05:17:55PM -0500, Lally Singh wrote:
> Ok, if you haven't seen Palm's new release yet, it's going to be a
> wonderfully pleasant surprise out of the old group:
> What this means: assuming palm doesn't screw this up, and I suspect they won't:
> - We now have 3 top-tier consumer phone platforms: iPhone, Andriod, Palm.
> - All 3 are Unix based.
> - the last two are linux based.
> Which already means we're going to see more good things end up in the
> linux kernel stack from these vendors.  Less work for the OM
> community, as more people are interested now.
> But, it also means that the mobile device market is:
> - Heating up.  More products, press, and interest
> - Growing.  We're not going down the same route as the iPod.  There
> isn't a clear market winner, which means it'll grow out
> heterogeneously into a large, diverse market.
> Those two mean that OM's going to have some incoming interest just by
> the other products driving in more customers into the marketplace.
> Oh, and did I mention that OM's the only one of the four that's
> C/Posix programmable?  iPhone: Obj-C, Android: Java, Palm:
> HTML/AJAX/Javascript.

Isn't this about the N-th time Palm has said that?


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