Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2006 19:12 UTC
Apple "With the success of the iPod and Apple's bulging bank balance, the time has never been better for Apple to grow itself through acquisition. The thought that Apple might be interested in purchasing the struggling PDA manufacturer Palm has been floating around for a while. Steve Jobs even tried to purchase the company in the late 90s, according to the San Jose Mercury News. However, the rumor has recently gained some traction with the call by multiple investors for Palm to sell itself. Also, some key Palm employees, such as co-founder and former company president Donna Dubinsky, have previously worked with Apple."
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Palm with win mobile
by miro on Thu 9th Feb 2006 22:50 UTC
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There is exactly one device the treo 700 running windows mobile. It has a low resolution 240. (t650 has 320x320) every treo 650 owner told me that he/she would never switch. Still it is a nice device, but palm is NOT switching to ms just because of it. Sure they have to be prepared if the palmos dies with palmsource, so they are trying things out, maybe they will switch in the future who knows. However they made considerable investments into palmos (nvfs, etc), to be in hury. After all most of the people working for palm are software developers. So don't hold your breath.

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RE: Palm with win mobile
by jtrapp on Fri 10th Feb 2006 01:12 in reply to "Palm with win mobile"
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in general I agree with your assesment, but I think the motive for testing the waters of Win mobile is to lure (back?) business users.

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RE: Palm with win mobile
by collinm on Fri 10th Feb 2006 03:10 in reply to "Palm with win mobile"
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palm will go out a treo 700w and treo 700p... one for palmos and one for windows mobile...

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