In January 2002, Palm set up a wholly owned subsidiary to develop and license Palm OS, which was named PalmSource. PalmSource was then spun off from Palm as an independent company on October 28, 2003. Palm (then called palmOne) became a regular licensee of Palm OS, no longer in control of the operating system.
In January 2002, Palm set up a wholly owned subsidiary to develop and license Palm OS, which was named PalmSource in February. PalmSource was then spun off from Palm as an independent company. In October 2003, the hardware division of the company merged with Handspring, was renamed to palmOne, Inc. and traded under the ticker symbol PLMO. The Palm trademark was held by a jointly owned holding company.
In May 2005, palmOne purchased PalmSource's share in the 'Palm' trademark for US$30 million. In July 2005, palmOne launched its new name and brand, reverting to Palm, Inc. and trading under the ticker symbol PALM once again.
The big news here is the outstanding battery life. For CNET Labs' test, we looped a video clip using Kinoma Video player and set the screen at 50 percent brightness. As a result, the new, larger cell ran out of steam after an impressive 5.5 hours--2 hours longer than the Tungsten E. But we were most anxious to test out the company's claim of 10 to 12 hours of MP3 playback--and the E2 delivered with an astounding 11 hours. This is in tune with some of today's top MP3 players and almost on a par with the Apple iPod. It's certainly the best time we've seen to date on a PDA, leaving one CNET editor wondering when she would be relieved of battery-watching duty.
Apple would eventually pay a lump sum to license some of Pixo's software in perpetuity; Sun later acquired the company itself. Mercer, meanwhile, had left in 2000 to start another company, Iventor, that advertised many of the same services that Pixo had: \"Our mission is to bring the best practices of the PC industry to embedded software development. Iventor has developed a high level runtime environment for deployment of advanced, dynamic user interfaces,\" read the company's backgrounder. Iventor briefly made headlines in 2006 for working with Samsung on its \"iPod killer,\" the Yepp YP-Z5.
To help settle the Prima-versus-Luna debate, the company held \"bake-offs\" where both teams would try to implement key pieces of functionality as best they could within a set amount of time. Every source we spoke to with knowledge of the situation said that Luna consistently beat Prima both for speed of development and quality of the final product.
\"This format has more premium experiences in a 35,000-square-foot selling area, showcasing the very best of Best Buy,\" Barry said of the experiential format. But in general, these moves are strategic.
Why not learn, play or analyse chess while you travel HIARCSPalm Chess Pro makes a perfect companion on a journey. Free palm chess game demo software, opening books and updates available in the downloadarea.
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Tradewinds 2 is the sequel to Tradewinds - a best-selling game of Far East trade and pirate adventures. Tradewinds 2 offers players a brand new adventure based in the exotic seas of the Caribbean. Building on the trading fun of the first game, Tradewinds 2 features 20 all new ports to explore, new ships and weapons to buy and upgrade, new goods to trade in, and a brand new feature - tasks to complete for honor and reward. In each port, the Governor may request the help of your captain - from simple shopping tasks to rescuing fair maidens and defeating dangerous pirates. Elicit help at the Inn, and buy charms and amulets from the trader to help your safe passage to the next port.
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\"Microsoft is probably one of the best relationships we've got in our company, and they're still extremely important to us,\" he said. \"There are a couple of form factors, though, that are very attractive for us, and these small form factors is where we think the IP can be very additive.\"
PalmSource picked up value faster than its parent company. It spun off to become an independent entity. 3Com was losing track of its purpose. In 2003, the hardware division left and merged with Handspring, the company made from the founders of Palm. Handspring renamed itself palmOne, Inc.
These things have made the Palm PDA the real \"generic PC\" of handheld units. If you want to be able to exchange data easily with other people's PDAs, and if you want to take advantage of the most extensive set of PDA add-on applications available, then Palm is the best choice. The Pocket PC models running Windows from other manufacturers have been getting better every year, and are now very competitive with the high-end Palm PDAs, but they are also generally much more expensive and battery-hungry than the mid-priced Palm units. At the low-price end Casio has a line of programmable PV-S/X models released in Europe. The Casio units are well designed and have an impressive set of built-in functions, but they are starting from way behind Palm. Casio hasn't even bothered trying to compete with Palm in the U.S. market.
There are dozens of electronic organizer models currently availablefrom Sharp, Casio, and other manufacturers. They range in price from less than $30 to morethan $200. Several hundred older models have been sold over the past few years which areno longer in production. Each is slightly different in appearance and features, andobviously which one is best for you is a matter of individual taste and usage.
Price: Prices generally run from less than $30 tomore than $200 for electronic organizers (not including cheaper toy organizers and moreexpensive PDAs). The best value for money is under $70 - beyond that you would be payingextra for specific extra features, so make sure you need them. Be sure to include the costof PC backup if not included in the base price.
If you're looking for a new phone, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed with options. First of all, you need to figure out what phone you want. From there though, you also need to seek out the best deals so that you save plenty of cash while still bagging the best phone for your needs. That's why we're here to help. Below, we've picked out the best phone deals currently available so you can quickly find the ideal deal for you. Keep reading while we explain why each phone and deal is so appealing.
Whether they're in the next room studying, yakking with or texting friends, walking the dog at the park, or gearing up to go back to school, their smartphone helps you to monitor their activities and keep them out of trouble. Double down on this by pairing their new phone with one of the best parental control apps or, for Android devices, Google's Family Link. Here are our top picks for the best phones for kids ranging in age from about elementary school to teen.
If you work outdoors or enjoy sports and hiking, you will need a smartphone that can live up to your energy level and climate requirements. A durable and rugged smartphone that can withstand more extreme conditions may be the answer to your lifestyle. Most modern phones are not built to be rugged but can withstand some exposure to dirt, dust, water, or extreme temperatures with a proper durable case. However, to really stand up to daily abuse, a rugged phone is your best bet. There are plenty of phones out there fitting that description. These phones are sturdy, reliable, and adapted to extreme conditions, thanks to features like waterproof designs and long-lasting batteries. We've selected some of the best rugged smartphones for your consideration.
The only problem is that what happens when you need to get a new phone, or if you want to change carriers My Ipod will always play my music well, and I can independently choose a cell phone that will make the best phone calls.
I guess what makes this convergence attractive, and why anyone is even talking about it, is that it is the best of breed mp3 player being combined with a mobile phone. If it was a junky mp3 player in a mobile phone, I think we would just yawn.
For someone attempting to carry a blackberry, a mobile phone, an ipod, and a palm device with 802.11 access on public transport, convergence of all of these into one device that would be great for my pockets.
It's a nice argument, but weakened by the fact that I could upgrade to a new mobile for nothing through my operator, whereas the Treo 600 will cost a couple of hundred pounds while not offering that much more functionality - and it doesn't have Bluetooth. Nor does the Blackberry, which I've reviewed here and found to be the best way to access the web and e-mail on the move. In both cases, I think that missing that connection to the computer that tends to be the hub of one's work is an important omission, reinforcing the reality that PDAs have to compromise in a way that mobile phones somehow don't; for if you really want a big screen on a Symbian phone (plus a stylus you can lose) then you co