Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 22:09 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If you're a Palm fan, you might want to look away - or not. Chris Ziegler has written a fantastic article on the short rise and eventual demise of webOS, and with it, Palm. I'm generally not a fan of companies, but I have my exceptions - and Palm is one of them. Correction - Palm was one of them.
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RE: Excellent but Incomplete
by zima on Tue 12th Jun 2012 23:59 UTC in reply to "Excellent but Incomplete"
zima
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2005-07-06

I think there could be just more to an OS shipping or not than its (supposed) multimedia capabilities... (plus, it's not like contemporary non-BeOS lineage devices have any issues, especially with media playback often supported by ~DSP - not so much for perf, more for power saving - and since it's a quite "single tasking" thing on a small display - so there's even not really any space for, useless back then anyways, few videos at the same time BeOS demo...)

Similar with music shop, would be a huge undertaking (and with target demographics probably "locked" into iTunes, if they won't already use other options - oh yeah, Palm providing a nice UI to Amazon MP3 or such would be probably more likely)

Edited 2012-06-13 00:10 UTC

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