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Palm Comments Positively on PalmSource Acquisition

New Palm Inc Logo ~ Click for largerPalm has released some positive comments about the PalmSource acquisition. In a email sent out to developers, Palm calls the announcement good news for Palm and the Palm Economy.

The following is the full text from an email sent out to registered Palm developers:

Dear Developer,
Some of you may have seen the press release that was issued by ACCESS Co., Ltd., announcing the acquisition of PalmSource. This is good news for Palm and the Palm Economy. Palm is fully supportive of the acquisition and we look forward to continuing to work with ACCESS to advance the Palm OS platform.

ACCESS is the software technology partner for the Blazer Web Browser, which has been an important contributor in the success of Handspring and Palm. Having PalmSource supported by a strong financial base will help ensure the Palm OS platform moves forward to the benefit of the entire Palm Economy. In May, Palm extended its strategic license agreement, permitting Palm to continue making and marketing products based on Palm OS until the year 2010. Palm's exceptional software team and our cadre of developers have consistently delivered differentiated products by adding value on top of the OS.

We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship to advance the Palm OS platform. If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,
Paul D. Leeper
Director, Developer Relations

Palm's CEO Ed Colligan also released a statement supportive of the acquisition in the press release issued by PalmSource. He stated, "Palm's award-winning user experience and application expertise, combined with ACCESS' leading software development capabilities, will allow us to continue to deliver great products for our customers. ACCESS is currently a software technology partner and we look forward to continuing our strong working relationship to advance the Palm OS platform."

Thanks to MarcosV for the tip.

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Big Surprise!

Gekko @ 9/9/2005 6:53:24 PM # Q

Blow smoke up my azz.

See you at the Windows Mobile Treo party!!!!!!!!!

RE: Big Surprise!
arp @ 9/10/2005 7:22:10 AM # Q
Actually, I think this is just what the doctor ordered for the platform. PalmSource needed to get away from that "special" relationship they had with PalmOne.

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Fantastic News :)

Dr Opinion @ 9/9/2005 7:35:48 PM # Q
This massive premium can only be justified if:

(1) the palm economy is nurtured and grown and continues to provide plenty of revenue for ACCESS and...

(2) PalmLinux is going to be really good -- and possibly ship early.

Of course it's good news for Palm. :)

Apparently geeko-the-shill was wrong all along: Cobalt, Garnet, and the PalmLinux opportunity are great assets, and worth a lot of cash. No matter how he squirms, Cobalt, Garnet and the future PalmLinux have just been acquired for *cash*, and that definitively puts a price on them.

This is definitely a sucky day to be a m$ shill! :)

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"People who like M$ products tend to be insecure crowd-following newbies lacking in experience and imagination."

RE: Fantastic News :)
Jeffry @ 9/9/2005 7:48:30 PM # Q
Since Access is a japanese company, I couldn't imagine what they'll do with the Palm OS....
RE: Fantastic News :)
AdamaDBrown @ 9/9/2005 11:52:57 PM # Q
I'm afraid the stock analysts don't neccessarily agree with you. Charles Wolf, one of the long-term analysts covering Palm, PSRC, formerly Handspring, etc. expressed shock at the selling price, saying that it was unreasonably high.

I'm no stock analyst, but I do have some experience in the market, and I tend to agree. For an unprofitable company with the slim prospects PalmSource has, paying 83% above market cap is ridiculous. 25% over market cap, maybe even 40% I could see, since the company's pre-buyout stock value was close to its total monetary reserves, but 83% is ludicrous. As someone said earlier, either Access has the dumbest people in the world, or the smartest people in the world. I'm reserving judgement.

RE: Fantastic News :)
Rome @ 9/10/2005 9:49:01 AM # Q
The true value of a company can only be accurately determined twice - when it is bought and when it is sold. The rest is simply noise. It doesn't matter what the WallStreet analysts or you think about the deal. The bottom line is that someone is willing to pay $18.5 a share for Palmsource in CASH, and that's the fact. Did Access overpay for Palmsource? Nobody knows for sure. Only time will tell. I, for one, think Palmsource can be worth much more than $325 million a couple years down the road.

Case in point: there are plenty of people out there who think a car costing $200K is outrageous, but last time I checked plenty of Ferraris are still being sold.

RE: Fantastic News :)
Dr Opinion @ 9/10/2005 11:05:57 AM # Q
> "Charles Wolf, one of the long-term analysts covering Palm, PSRC, formerly Handspring, etc. expressed shock..."

A Wall Street analyst was wrong!? Wow. :)


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"People who like M$ products tend to be insecure crowd-following newbies lacking in experience and imagination."

RE: Fantastic News :)
Timothy Rapson @ 9/11/2005 8:55:42 AM # Q
Very concisely put and in the most clear context. If Access pays $320 million for PalmSource there can be no doubt that $320 million is what it is worth today. It is going to be a wild watch to see where the value goes from her. Real wild.

RE: Fantastic News :)
Gekko @ 9/11/2005 9:07:31 AM # Q

>If Access pays $320 million for PalmSource there can be no doubt that $320 million is what it is worth today.

This means nothing. TWX thought AOL was worth a lot too a few years ago and shareholders have been paying dearly for that decision ever since.



RE: Fantastic News :)
hkklife @ 9/11/2005 11:19:29 AM # Q
Also look at Ford buying Jaguar & Land Rover...

Or, even better, BMW buying Rover.

I highly doubt they worth will increase down the road, especially seeing as how PalmSource hasn't shipped any new PRODUCT (ie a new OS) since 2002. SHIPPED, I said, as in being loaded on devices currently for sale at retail.

RE: Fantastic News :)
LiveFaith @ 9/11/2005 9:04:49 PM # Q
He probably had a BUY rating on PSRC when it was trading at $40. Now he questions the validity of the sell @ $17.50! Sounds about like a well groomed stock pundit. I'm still amazed that anyone anywhere at anytime listens to anything these "analysts" say. The only thing they can predict accurately is what has already happened. A dartboard, 7 darts and the WSJ stock quotes page will do just as well as the analysts.

"Prediction is difficult, especially about the future".

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

RE: Fantastic News :)
stonemirror @ 9/12/2005 1:50:20 AM # Q
I'm afraid the stock analysts don't neccessarily agree with you.

I'm afraid the stock analysts don't even agree with each other. Sam Saunders, of Fulcrum Global Partners, says, "[I]f you look at the research-and-development assets on the balance sheet, we think the price of $18.50 a share is warranted."

http://www.smartmoney.com/onedaywonder/index.cfm?story=20050909

And, of course, stock analysts are always right. That's why they've underestimated our earnings pretty much every single time, hm?

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I'm in doubt

vesther @ 9/9/2005 11:11:34 PM # Q
While the acquisition may be good, I have doubts that innovation of the Palm OS Platform might be stiffled given that someone else now owns the Palm OS Platform.

I am also deeply concerned what this means to the Palm OS Economy as a whole.

I am wondering if I am going to still see traditional Handhelds to this day.

I am, without a doubt, a man of many concerns right now.

More questions and/or concerns will be given as I can think of.

Powered by Palm OS since March 2002

RE: I'm in doubt
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/10/2005 7:17:57 AM # Q
Thanks for sharing, e-tellurian.

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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

How PalmSource is REALLY doing: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8026#110958

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PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?

VampireLestat @ 9/10/2005 12:06:38 AM # Q
How come no one is insisting that we get a clear answer from Palm or Access regarding the future of PoL on a HANDHELD?!

Enough already, give us a damn clear answer or else we need to move on to WM.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/10/2005 12:12:43 AM # Q
Don't be silly. If PalmLinux works for smartphones it will be more than good enough for traditional handhelds. It's a nonissue. Only a subset of the proposed PalmLinux features would be needed to make a superb traditional PDA OS.


Unfortunately, PalmLinux remains (and might always be) VAPORWARE.

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

How PalmSource is REALLY doing: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8026#110958

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
AdamaDBrown @ 9/10/2005 2:37:06 AM # Q
I don't think it is a non-issue. There's lots of things that would be needed for handhelds that wouldn't be needed if they're talking about PalmOS as a mobile phone OS. Touchscreen support, for instance.

We do need a clear and decisive answer with regard to the future of the platform.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
ChiA @ 9/10/2005 6:36:17 AM # Q
In this age of convergence I fail to see what a handheld can have that a smartphone can't. Comparing between handhelds and smartphones there are smartphones which have:
- Touchscreen support: Treo 650, Sony Ericsson p910i
- Wi-fi: Nokia 9500
- Bluetooth: All of the above
and now even hard disks.

Therefore I agree that it's a non-issue. If PalmLinux is a good OS then it'll take account of the features offered on the device it's running on - be it smartphone or handheld, just as Windows XP takes account of whether a PC has wi-fi, bluetooth, more than one processor, etc.

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/10/2005 7:03:36 AM # Q
I don't think it is a non-issue. There's lots of things that would be needed for handhelds that wouldn't be needed if they're talking about PalmOS as a mobile phone OS. Touchscreen support, for instance.

We do need a clear and decisive answer with regard to the future of the platform.

I've been told that the traditional PDA functionality of PalmOS 6 (Cobalt) will be replicated in PalmLinux. In other words: PalmLinux will do everything (and a LOT more) on a traditional PDA that PalmOS 5 (Garnet) currently does. Again, this is a NONISSUE.



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

How PalmSource is REALLY doing: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8026#110958

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
dagwud @ 9/10/2005 9:28:29 AM # Q
The way I read the original question, it's not about the quality of the OS. It's about the availability of the hardware. It doesn't matter how good the next iteration of PalmOS is if those of us who don't want smartphones can't buy a traditional handheld.

If the market for PDAs is stagnant and the handheld companies are focusing on smartphones, it's a legitimate question. Will we have a Palm based option, or will those of us who are "anti-palmphone" going to have to switch to WM for our PDA?


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RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
JarJar @ 9/10/2005 1:09:50 PM # Q
"I fail to see what a handheld can have that a smartphone can't."

Obviously a smartphone can always have the same features as the handheld.

The handheld can have:
1.) Lower price (because phone components are not included)
2.) Lower weight
3.) Smaller form factor
4.) Longer battery life (or smaller battery with same life)
5.) Less fragile

No matter how good the phone component is, it will never be free, zero-weight, zero-power. Some users want the phone bult-in; some don't.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
JarJar @ 9/10/2005 1:20:06 PM # Q
"Will we have a [handheld]Palm based option"

I don't think you have to fear losing handheld devices. They are currently getting very little media buzz, but handhelds are still outselling smart phones and will probably continue for a while.

It will always be easier to make a handheld than a smartphone. (Just throwaway the phone half of a smartphone) Handhelds are cheaper and Palm needs a low-end device to sell. No fear--handhelds will not disappear!

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
ChiA @ 9/10/2005 2:21:49 PM # Q
JarJar said Obviously a smartphone can always have the same features as the handheld. The handheld can have...

Yes, these are obvious; what I was trying to say is what features does a handheld have which a smartphone OS can't cater for. The question of price, weight, size and battery life are all variables common to both handhelds and smartphones.

To use an analogy, we can compare planes and trucks. Both have tyres so both have the potential to drive along roads - obviously you can't drive around Manhattan in a 747 but you could drive a small Cessna around the Nevada desert (It's not sensible nor legal but it's possible). They can both carry freight - big trucks carry more freight than small Cessna planes. The fundamental feature which sets them apart is the ability of the plane to fly. Something no truck can do.

There's no feature a handheld posesses which a smartphone can't, therefore a smartphone OS on a handheld will be capable of handling everything that can be done on a handheld. Like the plane example, I'm not suggesting it's necessarily the best solution but it's a possible solution.

In answer to whether they'll be handhelds around, the obvious answer is that they'll be around for as long as it remains a profitable enterprise to sell them. The big debate now is whether it's profitable to sell a Palm OS handheld. An increasing number of companies have found it to be an unprofitable enterprise during the previous two years.

"What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog" - Dwight D. Eisenhower

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
PenguinPowered @ 9/10/2005 4:57:30 PM # Q
> I don't think it is a non-issue. There's lots of things that
> would be needed for handhelds that wouldn't be needed if
> they're talking about PalmOS as a mobile phone OS.
> Touchscreen support, for instance.

I was under the impression that the Treo 650 has a touchscreen. I don't think that's a feature unique to non-phone handhelds.

> We do need a clear and decisive answer with regard to the
> future of the platform.

If my aging memory serves me correctly, PalmSource announced at the developer's conference that PalmLinux was for _mobile devices_, a class which, to them, includes handhelds with or without phone modules.

I can't speak for management, but as a technologist, I see the cellphone as having an overlapping feature set with the handheld. The trick, to an OS developer, is modularity. You need to be able to easily configure the software so that the right set of features for the device gets included in the build for that device.

It's something Linux is well adapted to.



Marty Fouts
Lead Linux Lizard
PalmSource Core Technology Department

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
AdamaDBrown @ 9/10/2005 10:00:59 PM # Q
JarJar said:
I don't think you have to fear losing handheld devices. They are currently getting very little media buzz, but handhelds are still outselling smart phones and will probably continue for a while.

Bingo! Handhelds are still going strong, and are going even stronger if you include smartphones: which, contrary to the popular spin, are a subdivision of handhelds, NOT of cell phones. Just look at the serious computing capability of a cell phone, a smartphone, and a handheld. The smartphone and the handheld have far more in common than the simple bond of both being capable of voice communication.

This is also why it's a mistake for anybody to abandon the handheld market in favor of smartphones or so-called "feature phones." They may think that they're jumping on the next big thing, but what they're really doing is cutting themselves off from a big chunk of the market. A good mobile OS can run both handhelds and smartphones, but a smartphone OS is only good for one thing.

Penguin said:
I was under the impression that the Treo 650 has a touchscreen. I don't think that's a feature unique to non-phone handhelds.

The T650 does, but the WM Smartphones don't, the Symbian Series 60 models don't, the Blackberries don't, and all those Linux handsets that are bragged about don't. If you're primarily intending it as a mobile phone platform, there's no need for a touchscreen. THAT is why we need a clear and concise statement about the future of the platform.

PalmSource announced at the developer's conference that PalmLinux was for _mobile devices

Which matters not at all if the new bosses decide they want to change things. Any statements up until this point are effectively useless, because none of them reflect the attitude and interests of Access.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
Timothy Rapson @ 9/11/2005 9:17:33 AM # Q
Yep, the touchscreen is a normally left out of a phone rather than put in.
Phones are normally narrower and thicker than their comparable PDAs, which are wider and flatter.
Phones normally have smaller screens and more buttons than PDAs.
Phones are marketed far differently than PDAs. I don't have or need a cell phone, so the $200 two year contract rebate is useless to me. I just want to buy the feature set I want cash.

While none of these are absolute OS issues and so are not 100% crucial to the issue of Access/PalmOS, they do relate in the current market. They may not determine how successful this new merger is in the overall market, but they may very well determine whether the merger benefits me.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
PenguinPowered @ 9/11/2005 1:38:17 PM # Q
> The T650 does, but the WM Smartphones don't, the Symbian
> Series 60 models don't, the Blackberries don't, and all those
> Linux handsets that are bragged about don't.

ARM Linux has touchscreen support for the processors used in phones and PDAs. That's not going away.

PalmOS already has support for touchscreens. That's not going to bit rot.

> If you're primarily intending it as a mobile phone platform,
> there's no need for a touchscreen.

The high end mobile phone already has a touchscreen. Trends in consumer electronics are towards adopting features, not away from them.

> THAT is why we need a clear and concise statement about the
> future of the platform.

Well, you may desire such a statement, as do I, but touchscreens aren't a good example of why. They're here. They're supported. They're not going away.


Marty Fouts
Lead Linux Lizard
PalmSource Core Technology Department

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
stonemirror @ 9/11/2005 8:46:49 PM # Q
Okay, I can definitely commit to our supporting touchscreens in "Palm OS for Linux".

That wasn't hard. Everybody happy now?

Anybody going to shoot anybody...?
Treat Williams as "John Finnegan" in Deep Rising

Love,

Lefty (the Great and Terrible)
Minister of Fun (or Else!), PalmSource Core Technologies

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
Gekko @ 9/11/2005 8:57:13 PM # Q

more apple-rejects ruin yet another company

http://apple.computerhistory.org/stories/storyReader$72


RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
Gekko @ 9/11/2005 8:58:56 PM # Q
RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
LiveFaith @ 9/11/2005 9:10:47 PM # Q
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Gosh VR, you're softening a bit lately! "Might" & PL in the same sentence. I'm in shock! :-)

Pat Horne; www.churchoflivingfaith.com

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
stonemirror @ 9/12/2005 1:12:39 AM # Q
When I was at Apple, folks there would say that the corporate motto should be "Going out of business since 1984".

I always thought it should have been "Not what it used to be since 1991".

I note that none of this has inhibited the stock from rising substantially.

Palm, why have you forsaken us?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/12/2005 2:15:32 AM # Q
Okay, I can definitely commit to our supporting touchscreens in "Palm OS for Linux".

That wasn't hard. Everybody happy now?

Did you clear that statement with your new masters at Access, Schlesinger-San? Or is your name Ronin?

"Either you're part of the problem or you're part of the solution or you're just part of the landscape."


Gosh VR, you're softening a bit lately! "Might" & PL in the same sentence. I'm in shock! :-)

For now I'll give Access the benefit of the doubt, Pat. If they finish decontaminating PalmSource by expunging most of the remaining Holy Be Engineers, hire some REAL programmers and license a few core apps, we just might see PalmLinux. In 2007...

I'm still waiting for Palm to build your brilliant Treo design, Pat. Until someone comes up with something like this, I'll be sticking with my T608.

http://churchoflivingfaith.com/images/treo800big.jpg

By the way, is this one supposed to represent Palm/PalmSource after the "pruning" (downsizing)?

http://churchoflivingfaith.com/images/palm2survival.JPG

And Geeko, as much as I have mocked CrApple and Svengali Steve over the years, there's no disputing that some of the brightest minds in the business have worked there at some point in their careers. Michael Mace is one notable exception, but who's counting?

TVoR



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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

NetFrontLinux - the next major cellphone OS?: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8060#111823

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
AdamaDBrown @ 9/12/2005 3:48:18 AM # Q
The high end mobile phone already has a touchscreen. Trends in consumer electronics are towards adopting features, not away from them.

Tell that to the Apple Newton users.

In any event, high-end smartphones can afford to have touchscreens, since they're expensive. If Access were stupid enough to try and push into the mid-range and low-end market of mobile phones, touchscreens would be a hinderence. Fortunately, they don't seem to be doing that, at least not yet.

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
stonemirror @ 9/12/2005 11:06:38 AM # Q
Did you clear that statement with your new masters at Access, Schlesinger-San? Or is your name Ronin?

No need to clear it. I'm the one managing this project, as I've mentioned.

And my name is 恐ろしき大鏡石.

"Either you're part of the problem or you're part of the solution or you're just part of the landscape."

If you aren't part of the parade, you're part of the pavement. No need to worry about feet in your mouth, yours seems to have been firmly wedged there for some time now...

Hey, how come Dianne and Marty get to resign and I don't? That "little bird" seems to have shat in your ear, and you thought it was telling you something, ne...?

Love,

Lefty (the Great and Terrible)
Minister of Fun (or Else!), PalmSource Core Technologies

ɂ͐E
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/12/2005 4:16:18 PM # Q
No need to clear it. I'm the one managing this project, as I've mentioned.

And my name is 낵勾.

Really? Earlier you said it was fBN^[. In reality it's just . Say hello to Combee, for me Sweetie.

"Either you're part of the problem or you're part of the solution or you're just part of the landscape."

If you aren't part of the parade, you're part of the pavement. No need to worry about feet in your mouth, yours seems to have been firmly wedged there for some time now...

My, my, my...

Hey, how come Dianne and Marty get to resign and I don't? That "little bird" seems to have shat in your ear, and you thought it was telling you something, ne...?

Come back to this thread in January, 2006 and tell us where DK is working. Here's a little tip that has served me well: Shiraz = sodium pentathal for the femme. By the way, I never said anything about Marty's employment future. And that little bird sings the sweetest dulcet tunes.

If only you had a clue, David...


TVoR


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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
------------------------

The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

NetFrontLinux - the next major cellphone OS?: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8060#111823

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
stonemirror @ 9/12/2005 6:06:38 PM # Q
And my name is 낵勾.

Really? Earlier you said it was fBN^[.

Geeze, get a decent browser, wouldja? That's deplorable. Join the rest of us in the 21st century. You're going to have a lot more trouble utterly misunderstanding what's going on if you can't manage a few kana.

Love,

Lefty (the Great and Terrible)
Minister of Fun (or Else!), PalmSource Core Technologies

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/12/2005 6:49:40 PM # Q
View -> Encoding -> Japanese

Take care.

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

NetFrontLinux - the next major cellphone OS?: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8060#111823

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
stonemirror @ 9/12/2005 7:14:00 PM # Q
Oh. Shift-JIS. You poor, benighted soul.

fBN^[

My title is Director, not my name.

Sorry, you're not my type.

肢̂‚HƂ܂ȗݕȂ́B
\Chiaki Kuriyama as "Gogo Yubari" in Kill Bill, vol. 1

Love,

Lefty (the Great and Terrible)
Minister of Fun (or Else!), PalmSource Core Technologies

RE: PoL for phones, OK, but what about handhelds?
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 9/12/2005 7:35:19 PM # Q
fBN^[

My title is Director, not my name.

Sorry, you're not my type.


肢̂‚HƂ܂ȗݕȂ́B

No. Another inappropriate joke which I once foolishly made with Ms. Hackborn. I think she now feels I'm a boor, but in reality, some of my best friends are... well - not really. Maybe she IS right after all... My apologies if any offence was taken.

Let's stick to dissecting PalmOS, David. I'm done with this and honestly wish you the best of luck getting a good product to market in a timely manner.

Take care.

TVoR

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Sony CLIE UX100: 128 MB real RAM, OLED screen. All the PDA anyone really ever wanted.
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The Palm eCONomy = Communism

The Great Palm Swindle: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=7864#108038

NetFrontLinux - the next major cellphone OS?: http://www.palminfocenter.com/comment_view.asp?ID=8060#111823

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