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Palm to Launch Linux-Based Smartphone?

May 30, 2007, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Ames)

"Now Palm is telling industry watchers that founder Jeff Hawkins will unveil the new device during his talk at a trade show in Carlsbad, California called D: All Things Digital.

"Palm is keeping quiet about the details, even declining to brief industry analysts ahead of the announcement. But one possibility is the Linux-based smartphone that Palm chief executive officer, Ed Colligan, has promised to release before the end of the year. 'Such a device would improve performance compared to Palm's current Treo by running the Palm OS on top of a Linux kernel,' Colligan told analysts at the company's annual investor day in April..."

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