Comments on: PalmSource Reports 2Q FY'05 Results

PalmSource has announced results for its second quarter ended November 26, 2004. The Company reported revenues for the second quarter of 2005 of $19.2 million versus $16.8 million reported in the second quarter of 2004. GAAP earnings per share (EPS) were $0.14 (Non-GAAP EPS of $0.21).
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I'm gonna be expecting high hopes

vesther @ 12/22/2004 8:14:39 PM #
Just like the Subject Line says--I'm gonna be expecting a lot out of PalmSource for 2005.

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RE: I'm gonna be expecting high hopes
MoveableTech51 @ 12/23/2004 12:55:46 PM #
Why, are you a stockholder?

Not too shiny...

cbowers @ 12/22/2004 8:30:48 PM #
  "Although we generally performed to our financial expectations during the second quarter, we are not satisfied with this performance,"

Hint, PalmOne's current lineup isn't going to get it done for you. License license license... Start with the brands already demonstrating successful PDA products, and then entice back the smaller highly innovative types that you priced out of the market.

If I read this right, they really didn't make much of a profit at all. Merely recouping revenue earned from Acer in previous quarters.

what is the source of palm?
joad @ 12/23/2004 1:35:40 AM #
Hmmm... Handera bailed. Sony bailed. Acer bailed. PalmOne's going backwards with their upgrades....

Palmsource needs to generate some excitement soon. Dump the remnants of Clarisworks, sync 1:1 with the defacto standard of Outlook (and find a way to allow older devices to be upgraded, too). Keep licensing the OS to more innovative companies, stand behind them. Get the "Zenmasters" back in charge and stop the balkanization of the APIs between competing companies.

Another year of crippled devices like the T5 and Treo 650 out of PalmOne and Palmsource might not have anyone left in business to buy their product.

RE: Not too shiny...
SeldomVisitor @ 12/23/2004 6:25:50 AM #
When reading those results don't forget that ONE TIME settlemet with ACER.

RE: Not too shiny...
vesther @ 12/23/2004 10:50:37 AM #
I would also wished that PalmSource would start working with Apple to make their PDA Software work better with the Mac. Mac Support is what PalmSource needs!!! I'm talking UNCONDITIONAL Mac Support.

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JarJar @ 12/23/2004 12:58:19 PM #
It's good to show a profit on the quarter, but without the Acer thing, this wouldn't have happened. Companies can't stay in business indefinitely by suing.

Palm Source needs to retain its licensees. Today they are much better and don't have as an arrogant attitude toward their licensees. Today they are working to make life better for Palm licensees, but unfortunately most of the damage was made several years ago.

RE: Not too shiny...
hotpaw4 @ 12/23/2004 2:42:51 PM #
> Sony bailed.

Sony is still manufacturing PalmOS devices for their home market. For this, they need a license.

RE: Not too shiny...
MikeInDM @ 12/27/2004 11:55:15 AM #
Right, unconditional MAC support.... expend 70% of the resources to increase/support 10% of the users.


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