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A new, independent survey of Fortune 1000 companies indicates that a majority of the respondents selected the Palm OS as a handheld platform of choice for their standards lists.

The survey, conducted by the Winn Technology Group, found that 57% of the 585 companies who responded and who have a handheld standard have chosen Palm Powered devices as their exclusive handheld computer.

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PDA standard

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 4:33:34 PM #
Too late! Palm no longer has the reserve to reverse an awoken industrial might.

RE: PDA standard
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 4:48:57 PM #
Here's my $0.02...use it to help buy yourself a clue.

RE: PDA standard
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 5:37:13 PM #
If the troll is willing to accept my $0.02, he can get himself a twin pack.

Palm Sponsored survey?

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 6:12:55 PM #
Isn't it a little pathetic that Palm sponsors a survey to show they lead in the enterprise space? Yes, they lead now, but PocketPC's are just starting to gain momentum. Shouldn't they spend their remaining money providing solutions for businesses instead of PR statements on surveys they sponsored and should have known the results beforehand anyway?

RE: Palm Sponsored survey?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 6:24:12 PM #
I'll bet you are the same person who, if Palm had just released a statement giving these same facts, would have called them an exaggeration and said you would only believe them if some independent company said the same thing.

RE: Palm Sponsored survey?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 7:22:15 PM #
LOL. A Pocket PC supporter complaining about a Palm sponsered survey giving favorable results to the company that sponsered it. Since we all know Microsoft would never do anything like that. Yup, no hypocracy here.

RE: Palm Sponsored survey?
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 10:02:58 PM #
MS kissers don't have anything to do tonite besides spending time at a Palm Os site? I find that interesting. Guess the Pocket Pc sites are BORRRRING!!! You trolls add credibility to the Palm Platform.

Isn't this article conflicting with another recent article

fleegle @ 6/20/2001 9:57:15 PM #
This is a quote from the CNET article about Compaq surpassing Palm in revenues:

"Meanwhile, momentum is building for devices such as the iPaq that use Pocket PC. Late last month, Microsoft announced that in the first year of availability, 1.25 million devices that use Pocket PC shipped. Selling to large businesses is the main reason for the high volume of shipments, analysts say. Corporations tend to buy in large volumes, whereas Palm and Handspring focus on single-device sales to individual consumers."

From this, it sounds like more corporations are using the PocketPC.

RE: Isn't this article conflicting with another recent artic
Lucky Dragon @ 6/20/2001 10:57:38 PM #
What that CNET article fails to make clear is that the survey was based on total REVENUE, not total VOLUME. Since the average Compaq IPAQ goes for around $500--quite a bit more than the average Palm OS device--these figures are a bit misleading. As for the analyst opinion about "building momentum" for PocketPC devices, well, we all know about opinions, right?
For another take on this survey, check out

It just goes to show that there are two sides to every story.

RE: Isn't this article conflicting with another recent artic
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/20/2001 11:01:09 PM #
Look like CNET, or the analysts they have been talking to, were wrong. This happens. Just because a major news source says something, doesn't mean it is always right. They make mistakes, too.

-Dr. Bob

RE: Isn't this article conflicting with another recent article
PFloyd @ 6/21/2001 1:59:11 AM #
I was at a Citrix sponsered event today and there was a gal from Compaq very carefully quoting their revenue report. She was very carefull to say revenue. No mention of units, etc. There was some discussion about there not being a Citrix ICA (thin client) client. The Citrix guy made noise about the lack of resolution on Palms. It could have a lot to do with the perception that Palms are "personal" rather than "corporate". This sort of applies. But it's late ...

RE: Isn't this article conflicting with another recent article
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/21/2001 9:21:28 AM #
1.25 million for Pocket PC in one year! Not very impressive... How many devices Palm and the Palm platform sold in that same year? 6 million, 7 perhaps...

In my company...

Cheetah @ 6/20/2001 11:07:27 PM #
Palms out number PPC 10 - 1

We don't have a standard PDA, but if we did it would certainly be Palm.

If we made it PPC, then there would be a revolt!

RE: In my company...
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/21/2001 9:13:05 AM #
Thats what I used to think. My company is full of Microsoft haters who used Palms. I bought an ipaq and now everyone has one. I switched to Handera though.

palm vs ce

Nick Albu @ 6/21/2001 1:08:30 PM #
We have chosen palm because it is aligned with novell. Basic functions needed are email, calendar, attachments, view word and excel.
We tested an ipaq ce device and it worked perfectly except the link to GroupWise email.
With the palm, I have to install Intellisync for calendar, MultiMail for attachments, and Documents to go to view word & excel files. If I have trouble, I get four different companies pointing fingers at each other. I think palm better get these vendors together or they will loose market share to CE before they know what happened.
RE: palm vs ce
I.M. Anonymous @ 6/21/2001 3:59:42 PM #
Even more importantly, I think Palm needs to get their act together and make a business suite of applications for mail, group calendar sync, word and excel document sync and view. This is one of the few areas where (as much as I hate admitting it) PPC is whooping Palm's backside. If Palm wants to stay competitive in the business market, they need to make Palm-supported/branded software for the business market, so people don't have to deal with 4 different software companies if they run into trouble. Plus, if Palm shipped units in bulk to businesses, bundled with this software, there'd be fewer reasons to get the PPC, which has most of these little necessities built-in.

RE: palm vs ce
Ed @ 6/22/2001 9:14:28 AM #
Nick, you've posted this same message three times now. If you posted it through AvantGo, please go into your forms manager and delete it so it doesn't happen again. Thanks.

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Great, but true?

I.M. Anonymous @ 6/22/2001 1:45:51 AM #
I like Palm very much and I hope the survey
is right. But AFAIK PocketPC is winning the corporate market. The survey talks about companies that have standarized its handheld platform, maybe there are many others that have not standarized but use iPaqs.


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