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STRATEGY: Palm to drop Windows Mobile and Palm OS in favor of webOS
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 18.09.09 - 09:40:44 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 11212x
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Palm and Microsoft have a long tradition of being competitors, as a matter of fact, without any doubts Palm was the number one when Microsoft re-entered the PDA market with Pocket PC in 2000. However, as time went bye, also Palm joined the Windows Mobile camp with the introduction of its first Palm Treo, back in September 2005, which was just the start of the very successful Palm Treo Windows Mobile-line. Now, nearly 4 years later, it seems Palm is leaving the Windows Mobile camp again to fully and only focus on its new and self-developed webOS operating system, as Palm Chairman and CEO Jon Rubinstein announced in a recent investor phone call:

"Given the importance of webOS to our overall strategy, we've made the decision to dedicate all future development resources to the evolution of webOS, which means that going forward our roadmap will include only Palm webOS-based devices."

As a matter of fact, this is the end of Palm OS-based Centro's and Windows Mobile-based Treo's. While it's quite a sad day for Windows Mobile, from a business perspective it's quite understandable that Palm will concentrate on its very own operating system now.

Cheers ~ Arne

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