Home > Wireless > PalmSource takes hit on investment report PalmSource takes hit on investment report Eugenia Loli 2004-11-02 Wireless 11 Comments Shares of PalmSource, the handheld operating system developer, dipped Monday on an investment bank’s report that said key licensee PalmOne will use Microsoft’s OS in its Treo line of devices. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 11 Comments 2004-11-02 6:17 am I can’t believe PalmOne is actually going to use PocketPC. This has got to be a huge blow to palm source and I bet they still won’t open source the old BeOS code. What do they have to lose? 2004-11-02 6:20 am The post means: “That is nevertheless hopefully only a bad joke!” 2004-11-02 7:14 am man, that has to suck to be being palmsource. Jim, what do they have to gain, oh thats right, nothing, but it would cost them a bunch of time and money to do it for zero return. 2004-11-02 8:14 am Quote “Udelhofen added that making Microsoft’s OS available on PalmOne’s Treo devices would render the devices more appealing to large businesses that use other Microsoft OS products. The analyst said he didn’t expect PalmOne to ditch the Palm OS and that Microsoft OS support would complement the Palm OS.” We can only hope that the new Palm OS vindicates itself by showing that it can significantly outperform WinCE. If it does and businesses recognise this, it will mean a BIG hit to WinCE in the market and return PalmOS as undisputed leader in this field for a while longer. 2004-11-02 8:59 am This story is sooooo bs. Definetely looking for naive people to believe it. Simply an analyst looking to make a name for himself. In other story, analyst with osnews.com forum reported that Windows XP operating system will add Linux compatibility. Shares of Linux were down 3% on the news. 2004-11-02 2:23 pm You know that they are screwed —- JLG just became the new chairman of PalmSource. http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/st… 2004-11-02 3:56 pm if the operators want microsoft then palmOne needs to give it to them. The same goes for Symbian. I’m not sure about this story though. 2004-11-02 4:15 pm http://treocentral.com/content/Stories/474-1.htm I doubt if PalmOne would go for MS on the Treo’s. I really hope not. Harj 2004-11-02 4:42 pm I’m skeptical too, but it makes sense. I think they could increase sales by offering two lines of units, one using PalmOS and the other with PPC. Of course ~if~ that happens, and ~if~ the PPC units outsell the PalmOS units, maybe they’d drop PalmOS altogether… -Bob 2004-11-02 5:35 pm If only we could replace Ballmer with this funny old fellow. 2004-11-02 10:02 pm If anybody thinks that the attractive of the treo alone is just the “device itself” then is someone badly mistaken. What makes the treo great is the combination of PamOS + decent handset(TM), not the handset on itself. Palm will commint suicide if they implement WinCE on the treo. It is as simple as it sounds.