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    "Gartner analyst Todd Kort said the latest version of the software, called Palm OS Cobalt, has been "a fiasco" since its release last year. Cobalt hasn't been adopted by major Palm licensees because it "requires a fantastic amount of memory" to run properly, Kort said."

    http://www.computerworld.com/mobilet...5085p2,00.html
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    that's a really bad article, especially on the email part. The problem with the current verizon email service is not the hardware but rather the email software.
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    Yeah maybe . . . but it's the first public statement from a fairly reputable source on a specific problem with cobalt.

    Just thought I'd pass it on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigdts
    Yeah maybe . . . but it's the first public statement from a fairly reputable source on a specific problem with cobalt.

    Just thought I'd pass it on.
    Did the article say roughly (at least in %) how much memory it actually took to run?
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    RIP Palm OS. RIP
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigdts
    "Gartner analyst Todd Kort said the latest version of the software, called Palm OS Cobalt, has been "a fiasco" since its release last year. Cobalt hasn't been adopted by major Palm licensees because it "requires a fantastic amount of memory" to run properly, Kort said."

    http://www.computerworld.com/mobilet...5085p2,00.html
    What a horrible article.

    If you truely want to understand the reasoning behind the lackof Cobalt devices, read this article instead:

    http://www.informationweek.com/share...leID=169300302
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    This is the most significant statement in the Computer World article:
    Following the announcement, Gartner Inc. issued a report recommending that corporate users "make no further investments in Palm OS Treos for enterprise applications."
    When Gartner talks, CIOs listen. Palm is going to have to do some major damage control here or its corporate sales for the next several months are going to collapse. I think Ed Colligan had better personally call Todd Kort and share his PalmOS Treo plans under NDA.

    I thought I read a Gartner analyst say after the announcement that they recommended that corporations using Palm continue what they're doing. This seems to directly contradict that. If anyone has access to the Gartner report on PalmOS Treos, I'd love to see it. Perhaps it's less alarming in its full context.

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