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 Roguelazer on Fri 26th Jan 2007 00:15 UTC
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Really? I could have sworn that Palm, Inc. was a subsidiary of US Robotics in 1995... Did you perhaps mean 2005?

On topic, if they're renaming it Garnet OS, does that mean that they've dropped Cobalt entirely? If so, can they give the Be source code back? Please?

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RE: 1995?
by helf on Fri 26th Jan 2007 01:07 in reply to "1995?"
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I really wish that SOMEONE would release a well thought out PDA running Cobalt. But it doesn't look like it will happen. And Palm still won't release any decent PDAs... The Treos rock, but thats about it.

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RE: 1995?
by jeanmarc on Fri 26th Jan 2007 06:52 in reply to "1995?"
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Who need the copyrighted licenced Be's code when you have Haiku ? ;)

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