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PalmSouce has announced the launch of the Palm Powered MobileWorld program. The new program connects mobile operators, infrastructure providers and software developers in a wireless ecosystem that capitalizes on the growing smartphone market.
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Good!

RhinoSteve @ 11/17/2003 8:29:13 PM #
This is a very nice consolidation of what was a hodgepodge of wireless standard support into a single accessable source. Also, this screams of a next generation of WiFi / Bluetooth / whatever embedded wireless devices.

PS: First post -- woohoo!!

RE: Good!
phoneboy @ 11/18/2003 11:03:30 AM #
True. The next generation of wireless is UWB (ultra wide band). It uses nearly the entire radio spectrum at very low power (to avoid interference) and will offer speeds in excess of 100 MBPS. (Nearly 10 times faster than Wi-Fi, and more than 100 times faster than Bluetooth.) At those speeds the possibilities are limitless.

Coming soon to a store near you.

Bill's plans

The Ugly Tooth @ 11/18/2003 4:32:54 AM #
I wonder if this could put a dent at all in Bill's plans.

"Sometimes the tooth just isn't pretty"
RE: Bill's plans
RhinoSteve @ 11/18/2003 5:40:01 AM #
Bill's plan? I think it goes like this.

1) Relabel the Win32 kernel and port it to the faddish, low-power processor of the year.
2) Shove the ROM image down hardware manufacturer's throats. Tell them to "deal with it!"
3) Throw parties and give out a couple thousand units as promos to developers and editors.
4) Keep a couple dozen employees working full time calling editors to tell them "Palm is dead in 18 months."
5) Get a handful of Internet trolls to post and quote articles written by these editors.
6) Change the handheld API just enough to break about 75% of the shipping MS handheld apps since the new processor doesn't support the old APIs.
7) Negelect the handheld space to deal with other parts of the company that makes money.
8) See the latest run of MS handhelds not sell since Palm expands license base and price drops to one third below HS handheld units.
9) Blame the handheld division director. Fire them as a scapegoat.
10) Go to step 1.

And the beat goes one.

RE: Bill's plans
mikecane @ 11/20/2003 2:35:07 PM #
>>>9) Blame the handheld division director. Fire them as a scapegoat.

Sometimes they wise up and just resign!

Buzzword compliance

nuxi @ 11/18/2003 4:29:12 PM #
I about lost my lunch after reading the first sentence of this article.

"The new program connects mobile operators, infrastructure providers and software developers in a wireless ecosystem that capitalizes on the growing smartphone market."

*BARF*

This whole article could be condensed to three sentences:
* Smartphone developers can work with PalmSource to ensure PalmOS works on their devices. (This is news?)
* PalmSource will offer wireless software downloads to PalmOS smartphones in conjunction with wireless carriers.
* Sprint will be the first carrier to offer these wireless downloads.

Man, I freakin' hate buzzwords.

Now how about that Tungsten E review? I'd much rather read that than an obvious copy of a press release from Palm.

RE: Buzzword compliance
Hippocrates @ 11/20/2003 2:02:43 AM #
Buzzword Bingo may be making a comeback soon.

Palm PressreleaseCenter.com?

Hippocrates @ 11/19/2003 1:17:27 AM #
Lets's get back to some real articles, reviews info leaks and discussion. These press releases have gone from bad to worse. If there's no news, do a hardware review (Tapwave, Tungsten E, the new Zire, a roundup of cases, a comparison to some PPC devices, the Treo 600, the new keyboards, etc.) or some software reviews (file managers, wordprocessing software, alarm clocks, datebook replacements, calcultors, personal finance software, etc.).

That's the kind of stuff that would generate useful discussion. Regurgitating the latest doublespeak from Palm and other manufacturers makes it look like there's no editorial content here. If you're going to post press releases as "news", at least label them as press releases so people know to ignore them. This reminds me of what happened to Palmstation before it died. Most of the other Palm sites seem to be crap now.

Recruit some writers and testers. Yeah it's work putting out good content, but who else is doing it?

RE: Palm PressreleaseCenter.com?
Hippocrates @ 11/19/2003 1:32:40 AM #
I'm sorry to see you felt you had to delete my account. Good luck and I hope you're able to eventually get things back on track here. Remember - you can't expect to run this site singlehandedly. Ask for some help from some of the regulars. Ben Combee to do some technical writing. Hoplites to do a PPC article. Well...maybe not...

RE: Palm PressreleaseCenter.com?
JKingGrim @ 11/19/2003 8:34:24 PM #
Hoplites? Thats like 5 names ago.

;)

RE: Palm PressreleaseCenter.com?
Hippocrates @ 11/20/2003 2:03:31 AM #
ska at leasts post and stimulates discussion. The posting here is almost completely dead most days. What happened to the lively discussions that used to occur at PIC?

RE: Palm PressreleaseCenter.com?
Admin @ 11/20/2003 11:08:53 AM #
there are lively discussions here everyday. I am working on much behind the scenes. I don't see you doing anything but posting lies, insulting people and complaining.

why don't you write an article explaining your troll posting motivations?

???

Strider_mt2k @ 11/19/2003 6:44:56 AM #
Is it just me, or were there comments posted here that have been removed?
I could have sworn I saw stuff here that's gone now.

RE: ???
Admin @ 11/20/2003 11:11:39 AM #
I do have to moderate the forums, and 99% of the time it is for a double post of deleting some ska lie and or insult.

I have a very hands off moderation approach and there are some trolls who abuse that, thus the deleted comments.

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