Re: [NTLK] Palm kills Folio before it's birth...

From: dotline7 <>
Date: Thu Sep 06 2007 - 09:12:19 EDT

True, really sad story,
Apple is not so much interested in solutions for business. I hope it will
change. I use Pocket Pc, I am not happy at all, but what to do?

On 9/6/07 1:05 PM, "Jon Glass" <> wrote:

> On 9/5/07, Martin Joseph <> wrote:
> I don't know about anybody else, but I'm saddened by this news. For
> one thing, I think that Palm let a bunch of loud-mouthed nay-sayers
> influence them too much.
> However, that was my first, gut reaction. As I've read more, the fact
> that Palm was using _two_ different OSes seems to me to have been a
> mistake! However, the whole thing does raise more questions than it
> answers...
> 1. How could Palm work on this for three years? and suddenly dump it
> so fast? Why?
> 2. Does this cast doubt on Palm's credibility as an innovator? Does it
> spell the end of the line for their innovativeness?
> 3. Palm, being a small company, it seems to me it can survive in one
> of two ways--either innovate or imitate. Does this spell the end of
> Palm innovating? Will the next gen. of products now imitate the
> iPhone? This seems to be the latest trend in gadget-makers.
> 4. Is it even worth considering Palm to be a viable company any more?
> Is it worth my spending money on a Treo, even? The iPhone doesn't
> offer the software I need(neither, sadly, does the Newton), so am I
> forced to look to WinMo? blech...
> I hope that Palm truly does get the focus it needs--I'm hoping this is
> more of a "Newton-cancelling" moment than a death rattle--but only
> time will tell. BTW, I mean by that, that Apple had to kill a lot of
> things (not just the Newton) and return focus to its primary
> money-makers before I could branch out again later.
> In any case, I'm sure everybody's thinking I said too much, so I'll
> shut up now. ;-)

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