Palm drops Windows Mobile from future plans, WebOS only focus

Summary:I was wondering what Palm's plans were with Windows Mobile now that they have the Palm WebOS Pre out with other WebOS devices coming soon, but have to admit I was a bit caught off guard by the statement that PreCentral picked up during the Palm earnings call. As you can see in the quote below, Jon Rubinstein made it clear that there will be no more Palm Windows Mobile devices.

I was wondering what Palm's plans were with Windows Mobile now that they have the Palm WebOS Pre out with other WebOS devices coming soon, but have to admit I was a bit caught off guard by the statement that PreCentral picked up during the Palm earnings call. As you can see in the quote below, Jon Rubinstein made it clear that there will be no more Palm Windows Mobile devices.

Due to importance of webOS to our overall strategy, we've made the decision to dedicate all future develoment resources to the evolution of webOS. Which means that going forward, our roadmap will include only Palm webOS-based devices.

I still have and thoroughly enjoy using my Windows Mobile powered Palm Treo Pro and am a bit disappointed by the news. Then again, with the slowness of Microsoft to respond to the mobile market (Palm should be used to that with their Palm OS experience) and with the innovative WebOS it is better for Palm to focus rather than stay too spread out.

Topics: Mobility, Hardware, Mobile OS, Operating Systems, Software, Wi-Fi, Windows

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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