PalmSource in License Talks with China's Bird

A Reuters article out of China is reporting that PalmSource is in early discussions with Ningbo Bird, China's largest manufacturer of domestic cell phones.

The article quotes PalmSource CEO David Nagel at a technlogy conference in Shanghai. "We're talking but it's very early in those discussions. We're not close to announcing anything," said Nagel.

Ningbo Bird is China's largest homegrown maker of cellphones. PalmSource has two other Palm OS licensee in China, Lenovo and GSL. According to research firm Gartner, handheld computer sales in China were forecast to hit 475,000 units this year, up from an estimated 442,000 last year.

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Gotta Quote Something +

LiveFaith @ 6/2/2004 12:12:59 PM #
The devouring hounds of negativity prompt the necessity that PSRC is really alive and well.

Pat Horne;
RE: Gotta Quote Something +
cervezas @ 6/2/2004 1:07:09 PM #
Yeah, it's a rather myopic view that sees Tapwave as "the only other licensee of note" after Sony. I wouldn't be surprised if Kyocera and Samsung will each outsell Tapwave. Lenovo and GSL probably will, too, for that matter.

Pikesoft Mobile Computing

China? Baloney!

mikecane @ 6/3/2004 10:39:40 AM #
>>>But while PalmSource is actively seeking additional smart phone partners, stories circulating yesterday that the company was close to deals to supply its software to Chinese handset giants Ningbo Bird Co Ltd and Huizhou TCL Mobile Communication Co Ltd were wide of the mark according to Limp.,v=display,b=news,m=1086271053



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