Hard to call, but I'd say PalmOS has the tools and apps for
handhelds locked up for the next 4 years. Cygnus's open source
handheld OS is very elegant, but PalmOS has the tools and platforms.
Sony Takes Palm OS in Hand
by Leander Kahney
8:55 a.m. 15.Nov.1999 PST
In a deal that may put the Palm in the hands of
millions of people's consumer electronic devices,
Sony has licensed the popular handheld operating
In return, Palm Computing will incorporate Sony's
Memory Stick technology into its handhelds, the
companies said at the Comdex trade show in Las
Vegas on Monday.
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The alliance has the potential to vastly increase the
number of Palm OS devices, positioning Palm as the
Microsoft of the handheld era.
The Sony announcement comes just weeks after
Nokia said it will use Palm's handheld operating
system to run the next generation of smart cell
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