"Handspring, the developer of Palm OS-based Visor devices, would
present an even greater threat to Palm Pilots if it decided to
create Linux-based, Palm-compatible appliances."
"According to Ken Dulaney, research area director at
Gartner, Handspring has already taken 25 per cent of Palm's share
of the personal digital assistant (PDA) market and would be an even
stronger force if it created a cult following based on
"Palm is under attack. The Pocket PCs have better colour and
Palm has been too caught up in its initial public offering,"
Dulaney told delegates at the Gartner Symposium this week. Palm's
strategy to license Palm OS to third parties, such as Handspring,
is good but it could backfire if Handspring somehow combined the
Palm platform with Linux, he added."