Friday, September 18, 2009

Now Plam will not use WinMobile

According to the lastest information from Smartphone maker Plam, the upcoming Palm handsets will run on its webOS, instead of Windows Mobile, from Microsoft.

"We've made the decision to dedicate all future development resources to the evolution of webOS," said Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein, in a conference call with investors, according to numerous industry blogs. "Going forward, our roadmap will include only Palm webOS-based devices," Rubinstein reportedly said.

PalmOS will be the core of upcoming Palm Pre, which is positioned against, the RIM's Blackberry, a majority player in business-smartphone sector. Currently popular Palm offering, Treo, runs Windows Mobile. The reason for this shift is not yet disclosed, but may be the licensing fee and the reported losses from last quarter for Palm can be the drive behind this.

In focus of increasing popularity to Google's androidOS, Motorola's decision to switch over to android for its future mobile line, and Nokia's adaptation of MAEMO OS for its netbook, this can be a bottleneck for Microsoft Windows Mobile, which shares less than 10% of mobile OS market. Currently this desktop OS giant is hedging its mobileOS business by developing Non-Windows softwares for mobile. The recent agreement with cellphone superbrand Nokia, to provide MSOffice-Mobile on its open-source Symbian system, which shares almost half of the worldwide mobile market, can offer some visibility to Microsoft in handheld and mobile segment.

Currently the rivals like, Apple iPhone and Google are way ahead of Microsoft in mobile segment.

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