Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 7th Dec 2006 21:59 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm has effectively committed itself to producing handheld devices based on the Palm OS - which it no longer owns - by agreeing to pay USD 44m for a perpetual licence for the source code underlying the Garnet incarnation of the operating system. The move is tantamount to Palm re-acquiring PalmSource.
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RE: Just curious...
by evilmegaman on Fri 8th Dec 2006 16:41 UTC in reply to "Just curious..."
evilmegaman
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2005-09-20

Umm I am not sure... I would guess the company that makes Zeta (this is an unreliable guess). But why did you bring that up? I can't for the life of me understand why you brought that up

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RE[2]: Just curious...
by Mike Pavone on Fri 8th Dec 2006 18:24 in reply to "RE: Just curious..."
Mike Pavone Member since:
2006-06-26

Umm I am not sure... I would guess the company that makes Zeta (this is an unreliable guess). But why did you bring that up? I can't for the life of me understand why you brought that up
Because PalmSource owned the rights to BeOS (and presumably Access still owns them) and Magnussoft may or may not have the appropriate rights to distribute modified version of BeOS.

Anyway, I think its pretty clear from this deal that Palm has no interest in ALP. My guess is that Access/Palmsource has no interest in improving Garnet anymore and Palm wants to keep nursing it along until they can migrate their customer base to something else.

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RE[3]: Just curious...
by evilmegaman on Fri 8th Dec 2006 19:25 in reply to "RE[2]: Just curious..."
evilmegaman Member since:
2005-09-20

thanks for the informative reply. That's news to me.

Anyhow, I hope that a linux handheld comes along someday. I mean other than what's already available. I really liked my zire 72. So I guess it's not a terrible thing if Palm continues to milk garnet.

Now if only I could get my hands on a new PDA that isn't a phone...

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