Linked by David Adams on Sun 5th Oct 2008 03:18 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless A Fortune Magazine article looks at hand-held computing's most beleaguered major player and wonders whether it wouldn't be better off hitching its wagon to Google's coat-tails and adopting Android. After shunting aside its own, old-and-creaky OS in favor of Microsoft's it's been hanging its hopes on a long-awaited new Linux-based OS. Android may be Palm's best bet to avoid stemming its inexorable slide into irrelevance.
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RE: No
by TSDgeos on Sun 5th Oct 2008 15:12 UTC in reply to "No"
TSDgeos
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2007-05-26

No phone with maemo, so maemo is bastly irrelevant, most people want one gadget to rule them all, and maemo can't be without a phone

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RE[2]: No
by hobgoblin on Sun 5th Oct 2008 16:25 in reply to "RE: No"
hobgoblin Member since:
2005-07-06

nokia recently handed some 3G radio drivers over to the linux kernel. the next device will probably sport a wwan radio.

but it will not do native calls, iirc. so voip will be the method (something the existing tablets can already do, using wifi).

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RE[2]: No
by KAMiKAZOW on Sun 5th Oct 2008 17:04 in reply to "RE: No"
KAMiKAZOW Member since:
2005-07-06

No phone with maemo, so maemo is bastly irrelevant, most people want one gadget to rule them all, and maemo can't be without a phone

So? How does your badly written comment explain why Palm shouldn't use Maemo?
Maemo is currently not a phone OS, yes. Palm (or any other phone company) could easily extend Maemo.
Unlike Android, Maemo has already a big software eco system. Android is just experimental.

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