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  • Palm says goodbye to Windows Mobile devices

    Palm, Inc. has announced that it is going to stop making devices based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile, and will instead focus entirely on webOS-based smartphones like the Palm Pre. 

  • Say goodbye to Palm OS devices

    Palm's CEO confirmed something last week many have suspected: there will be no more new models running the Palm OS. Ed Colligan also talked extensively about plans for webOS -- Palm's new operating system. 

  • Palm webOS announced

    Palm has taken the wraps off its newest operating system the Palm webOS which features a "cards" based metaphor, and is completely driven by JavaScript and CSS web-based technologies. 

  • Out of the gates, Android a long way from enterprise ready

    Android's launch device, the G1, has some neat features, but few of them make it a better enterprise phone. 

  • Palm announces next-gen Palm OS II by mid-year 2009

    Palm recently announced that their long-anticipated next-generation Palm mobile operating system, commonly dubbed Palm OS II, would be running by mid-year 2009. 

  • Palm sales up but revenues falling

    Though Palm's smartphone sales are soaring and recovering, Palm as a whole has revenues down. 

  • Palm's new head of Product Development begins quietly

    Contrary to typical Palm Inc. behavior, new head of Product Development Mike Bell has begun his new position without much publicity. 

  • Palm banks on BlackBerry

    Research In Motion Ltd. continues its momentum as Palm inks a deal to use BlackBerry software in its Treo 650 mobile device. 

  • Palm success, past and future, depends on developers

    Amid growing competition from Microsoft and Symbian, the Palm organization is endorsing interoperability like never before. Experts say the OS-maker's freebie-focused strategy had made developing Palm applications much easier. 

  • Mobile platforms on collision course

    Today there are a dizzying array of mobile platform choices, from Microsoft's .NET and Java, to niche frameworks offered by Pumatech Inc., Sybase's iAnywhere Solutions Inc., and others. But Jack Gold, a vice president with Stamford, Conn.-based Meta ... 

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  • Android OS

    Android OS is a Linux-based open source platform for mobile cellular handsets developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. (Continued....) 

  • Palm

    Palm is the trade name for a popular personal digital assistant (PDA), a form of handheld device that is also known as a palmtop computer. 

  • Palm OS (Palm Operating System)

    Palm OS is the computer operating system that provides a software platform for the Palm series of handheld personal digital assistants (PDAs) made by Palm Inc. 

  • Handspring

    Handspring was a company that manufactured portable computer/organizer hardware. 

About Open Source Mobile Platforms

The open source mobile platforms topic section offers comprehensive resources for those preparing to deploy mobile device and applications using Android, Palm OS, J2ME or those in the process of using open source mobile platforms. If you're preparing for an implementation, learn the advantages and disadvantages of the various mobile platforms and operating systems options and read valuable expert advice, learn best practices and read news and advice for using Android, Palm OS, J2ME and open source mobile platforms. If you're currently using Android, Palm OS or any open source mobile platform, read news, white papers and case studies and get the most from your mobile operating platforms.