Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 25th Jan 2007 22:42 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Access, the company behind the former PalmSource, announced Thursday it is renaming the Palm OS operating system to 'Garnet OS', rolling out a new 'Access Powered' logo that replaces the 'Palm Powered' branding used on a wide range of handheld devices. In September 1995, Access purchased Palm OS and its owner PalmSource, which was spun out of Palm, Inc. following that company's separation from former parent 3Com. PalmSource changed its name to Access Systems America in October, selling the rights to the 'Palm' brand name back to Palm, Inc.
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by robinh on Fri 26th Jan 2007 08:26 UTC
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Access = Microsoft Desktop Database system.

Garnet = Comedy character from an old English television program, synonomous with West Ham football club and racism.

Seriously, why would they throw away the Palm brand, and replace it with something less recognisable, which also could cause confusion with other products?


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