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Is Palm a Player or Just a Pre-Tender?

Article Source Linux Magazine
June 23, 2009, 11:52 am

Many of today’s mobile phone users may not recall Palm’s dominance in the mobile market dating back to the 1990’s. Palm hit the market and was running circles around the “contacts and calendar” only personal digital assistants. Palm devices boasted a touch screen and a capable computing platform. Palm even brought to market (in the USA) the first viable smart-phones. And there were applications — lots of them. Today Apple boasts of tons of applications being available for their iPhone platform, but the real trailblazer for mobile applications was Palm. The mobile developer community was thriving thanks to Palm and their innovative devices and a market that just couldn’t get enough gadget gear...

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