Palm to Launch Linux-Based Smartphone?

“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


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