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Palm Licenses Palm OS Back From Access

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Dec 8, 2006, 11:41 AM

Strange Business

1. Palm buys Handspring to get their Treo phones.
2. Palm splits up the company so that the company that makes the OS & the company that makes the phones are separate. Oh, but they're both called Palm so people can tell them apart easily.
3. Another company (Access) buys the part that makes the OS.
4. Acces promptly announces that they will no longer make the OS.
5. Palm buys a permanent license for the OS from Access, so they can modify & update the OS as needed.

interesting... i guess the main question is why did they sell to access in the first place just to end up buying it back...

Dec 7, 2006, 11:09 PM

I like Palm OS

Its simple, it works. You don't need all the bells, whistles and problems associated with Windows mobile.
agreed... windows mobile is garbage...

Dec 7, 2006, 4:15 PM

backward compatibility

I'm not a big fan of backward compatibility, it stifles innovation in new operating systems.

Not everyone is going to buy a whole new set of software and hardware just to use the new operating systems.
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