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Palm and Handspring are now PalmOne and PalmSource

Oct 28 2003, 10:14pm EST | by

Palm and Handspring are now PalmOne and PalmSource
 
 

Today shareholders of Palm approved the acquisition of rival Handspring Inc. and the subsequent split of Palm into two public companies.

The two new companies, handheld software maker PalmSource and device maker PalmOne, will trade independently for the first time on Wednesday.

PalmSource says that its independence will allow it to better negotiate licensing agreement with hardware makers, who previously might have been wary of dealing with a unit of their biggest competitor.
Full Story on Yahoo.com

This is definitly is a smart move. PalmSource can now freely compete against Microsoft and Symbian. PalmOne needs to prove itself against Sony and even newcomers like Tapwave.

See also:
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Treo 600 Coming in October at Sprint

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi Lugmayr (Google) is the founding chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com.

 

 

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