Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Mar 2013 14:51 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a few months of planning, several weeks of work, and possibly a few kilometres of aimless pacing through the living room, I'm happy to present "Palm: I'm ready to wallow now". This massive article (22,000 words) covers countless aspects of Palm, its devices, its operating system, and the company's importance to the mobile industry. I start with a detailed look at the history of handwriting recognition, after which I move on to the four hardware products I believe are crucial in understanding Palm as a company. Of course, I also dive into Palm OS, covering the kernel, its filesystem (or lack thereof), 'multitasking' capabilities, user experience, and much more. Important Palm OS licensees like Sony and Handspring make an appearance, and I cover the failed attempt at modernising the Palm OS: Palm OS 6 Cobalt. Finally, the conclusion ties it all together. For the first time in OSNews' history, you can also buy this article to support OSNews and make more articles like this possible in the future (don't worry - the regular online version is free, as always!). I suggest you grab a coffee, sit back, and enjoy.
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by Tractor on Thu 14th Mar 2013 12:57 UTC
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It seems there is little or no reason provided to explain why Palm failed on the market.

And no, i'm not talking about the "WebOS" part, which is there, but which is "no longer Palm as we know it" in my opinion, but "another kind of Palm", Palm 2.0, or Palm ReBorn if you wish.

But the previous lines of PDA, the one which was dominant with 90%+ market share and insane margin, how come it finally died ? I would love to hear some explanations on this one.

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