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Is Palm Really Going to Launch a Linux-Based Handheld... Ever?

Apr 11, 2007, 21:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Charles Arthur)

"Ed Colligan, chief executive of Palm (that's the company which sells the Palm and Treo handhelds, which run PalmOS and Windows Mobile), says of the rumours of Apple's iPhone: 'We've learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone... PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in.' (See John Gruber's analysis: 'I'm not sure what I like best about it... Is it the way he describes Apple as 'PC guys'? As in like, These guys just make computers, they don't understand the nuances of user interface and experience design, especially with regard, to, uh, handheld consumer electronics. Nope, no handheld consumer electronics expertise at Apple. By the way, let me show you how my Treo can play MP3s! Or is it the fact that Palm is using Microsoft's Windows Mobile OS on some of its Treo phones? Apple, they're just 'PC guys,' but Microsoft, they're connoisseurs of elegant UI design, apparently...')

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