Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 26th Jun 2009 21:11 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Back when we were still using the old PalmOS, Palm licensed its operating to other manufacturers, such as Sony with its Clie devices. As it turns out, the company might also license its new webOS to other device makers. They haven't yet made any decision about it, but Palm CFO Douglas Jeffries said that for Palm, "it's not a religious issue". What do y'all think? Good idea? Bad idea? In related news, here's a Sprint ad for the Pre.
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RE[3]: Probably their best bet
by sphere2k on Sat 27th Jun 2009 12:56 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Probably their best bet"
sphere2k
Member since:
2009-04-17

2) Like Apple and the iPhone, Palm needs to make deals with other carriers around the world.


That's not how the mobile phone market in Europe works. Before the iPhone, almost all phones could be bought from any carrier (mostly unlocked) or bought without contract and subsidy. Apple, unfortunately, changed that and some other vendors (HTC, Palm) seem to following.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That's not how the mobile phone market in Europe works. Before the iPhone, almost all phones could be bought from any carrier (mostly unlocked) or bought without contract and subsidy. Apple, unfortunately, changed that and some other vendors (HTC, Palm) seem to following.


Barely anyone buys an unlocked phone in The Netherlands (where I'm from and live). People use the contract method. Belgium is a country where tying this way is illegal, but it's by no means the norm in Europe.

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RE[5]: Probably their best bet
by judgen on Sat 27th Jun 2009 18:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Probably their best bet"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

It indeed is the norm to buy your phone in sweden atleast. You use phone credits bought at local stores. And that is the way it should be... As you dont pay for "services" (as in meaning jamba scams and others) as easily. Also there is the benefit of not getting a bill at all and can be anonymous as in sweden you dont have to register your name or adress when getting a GSM/3G card if you dont want to.

Edited 2009-06-27 18:12 UTC

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