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The Ultimate Tablet: On Palm's webOS?

May 27, 2009, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
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"On the other hand, Palm's webOS has all the DNA to be the ideal embedded OS for a mass market mid-sized touchscreen tablet device that would serve the functions of browser, PDA, media player and e-book reader. Its Mojo development platform is reputed to be very easy to create software for. And unlike Google, Palm has the most experience of developing and shipping successful handheld devices and software than any other company in existence, Apple included.

"Before there ever was an iPod Touch, there were many generations of PalmPilots (although arguably Apple's ill-fated Newton, which Steve Jobs killed when he returned from his exile at NeXT preceded it by several years) and more than 10 years before a single Kindle shipped, the first ebooks appeared in AportisDoc (PRC) format on Palm handhelds. Indeed, Palm is a brand that many people used to have fan loyalty to, myself included."

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