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    Good day all,

    With all of the hirings by Palm, of designers, software developers, three recent small firm aquisitions, a number of people from Apple and other firms, plus an agreement with Access to allow Palm to in effect design Palm software over and above Access newer software. (I beleive that I read so place that Palm was working to create a new OS based on Linix).

    When will we see a new OS for palm and when will the break out device that we are expecting from Palm be available?

    After all that huge infusion of cash from Elevation Partners has made so much of the above possible!

    Thanks for any input, take care, Jay
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovedessert View Post
    Good day all,

    With all of the hirings by Palm, of designers, software developers, three recent small firm aquisitions, a number of people from Apple and other firms, plus an agreement with Access to allow Palm to in effect design Palm software over and above Access newer software. (I beleive that I read so place that Palm was working to create a new OS based on Linix).

    When will we see a new OS for palm and when will the break out device that we are expecting from Palm be available?

    After all that huge infusion of cash from Elevation Partners has made so much of the above possible!

    Thanks for any input, take care, Jay
    Palm claims that the first Nova devices will be out in early 2009. We'll see if that happens.
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    HI, Thanks you for the prompt answer. Take care, Jay
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group
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    Now that I know the new OS is at least for now called NOVA, I was able to supply more info to myself and others. Here it goes:


    Yes, Virginia, There is a New Palm OS
    01.31.08

    by Sascha Segan

    We know you've heard this before: Palm has a new handheld OS coming. Seriously. Replacing the now five-and-a-half-year-old Palm OS 5, Palm's unnamed Linux-based OS will arrive by the end of 2008, with new devices appearing early in 2009.

    The new OS strategy was announced by Palm chief executive Ed Colligan in an earnings conference call last October, and confirmed in another conference call last week. We spoke to Palm's director of product management Stephane Maes to get more details.

    "In this next-generation platform, we're getting back to our roots with simplicity and elegance," Maes said.

    Now, the unnamed new OS that wags have been calling "Nova" or "Palm OS II" isn't the Linux-based OS that Palm was going to use last year. That product, the Access Linux Platform, didn't meet Palm's standards, Maes said.

    "There were things in that platform that were focused on a different set of customers than what we were looking to do, and there were things in that platform that do not support things we would like to do going forward," Maes said.

    With Palm's heritage coming from the personal information management world, the new platform will focus on integrating different kinds of data stored in different locations, he said.

    "It's a Web-enabled world, where people have contacts in multiple locations. You start thinking about all of the different places where people have information, it's really about managing people's lives. That's a lot of the heritage we're really going to leverage and expand on going forward," he said.

    And what of PDAs? Palm's PDA line, the TX and Z22, appeal to people who don't want monthly wireless carrier contracts. They haven't been updated in years. Palm is looking at technologies like WiMAX to deliver next-generation products

    "There are certainly emerging technologies from a wireless perspective that could allow for different business models going forward," Maes said.

    In the mean time, Palm intends to launch more Windows Mobile devices and is riding the success of their low-cost Centro on Sprint. Palm has suffered two quarters of financial losses, but the company has enough cash to make it through 2008 for a 2009 comeback, Maes said.

    All of this sounds good, but Palm is working against a history of failing to bring new operating systems to market. Palm OS's successor was first supposed to be an OS called Cobalt in 2004; that didn't happen. Then, in 2007, they got on board with the ACCESS Linux Platform, which also didn't pan out.

    Palm has learned a painful lesson from its years of dealing with PalmSource and ACCESS, the independent companies that controlled the Palm OS after Palm let it go. If you're going to get an OS right, Maes said, you have to do it yourself.

    "When we did some of our best things is when we had everything under one roof," he said. "If you look at some of the great successes in the industry recently, they have software, hardware and services all together."


    Palm CEO talks up 'Nova,' his 2009 operating system
    Posted by Tom Krazit 8 comments
    Palm CEO Ed Colligan says the company's long-awaited operating system of the future will center around the Internet, and be distinct from the familiar Palm OS that's currently available.

    Palm has been somewhat tight-lipped about the future of its operating system development, but Colligan gave an interview to APC in which he described the "Nova" OS as a "next-generation operating system with much more capabilities, driven around the Internet and Web-based applications." Nova will be based on a Linux core and is scheduled to arrive next year.

    The idea is to return to what made Palm successful in years past, and what is making Apple's iPhone successful at this juncture: the development of a complete system, including hardware, software, and links to the outside world via the Internet or the desktop PC. Palm lost control of its operating system when it split from PalmSource in 2003, and it is still using a four-year old operating system on its Treo and Centro smartphones.

    Colligan isn't going to make that mistake again. But it's not clear what Palm will bring to the table in terms of user interface, which was the big breakthrough that Apple made with the iPhone.

    Designing a new smartphone around the Internet in the late 2000s isn't necessarily innovative; it's a basic requirement. The real innovation in handheld computing is around how people interact with their computers, and we'll have to see what Palm cooks up in that regard when Nova is ready next year.

    Palm will continue to release devices based on the classic Palm OS, Colligan told APC. The Centro, a bright spot for Palm amid the troubles of the past year, will continue to use the classic Palm OS to help keep that phone at around $99. And Palm will also continue to pitch Windows Mobile Treos for business customers even after the release of the new operating system, he said. Nova will be used on something in between a Centro and a Treo, but the company has yet to decide on the naming convention for that new category.

    While it's been a rough couple of years for Colligan and Palm, he remains optimistic, drawing on the experiences of many of his current colleagues when they worked at Apple.

    "So just looking at Palm's situation today there's no logical reason, in a market with this kind of growth opportunity and the dynamics that are happening and how quickly things change--and again you could look at Apple and the iPhone as something that's come out of nowhere, essentially, and changed the dynamics of the smartphone space--there's every opportunity to do that in our case as well," Colligan said.
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group
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    nice collection of articles there!
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    Thanks, I hope it is of interest to others, take care, Jay
    Please Support Research into Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain and Spinal Injuries. If You Suffer from These, Consider Joining or Better Yet Forming a Support Group. No One Should Suffer from the Burden of Chronic Pain, Jay M. S. Founder, Leesburg Fibromyalgia/Resources Group

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