quote: Palm should have taken the smart phone market before iOS and Android did. What should have been the market leader is now a non-event. Build it and they will come, delay building and your left with a vacant lot or an empty shell. Lack of money, lack of R&D, lack of apps, lack of HW, lack of decent product = lack of sales. I though Palm management was bad but HP must be even worse. It's good that they are giving others access to the code/API/tools .. eventually .. but this is just an after thought and academic with the lack of any product commercialisation on the horizon.[Australian English spelling].
quote: In reality Palm defined much of the GUI elements that define the smartphone experience Android and iOS users enjoy today (e.g. a tile grid, a mobile browser, an email client, msging hub, etc.).I'll give Palm that it was a magnanimous loser. It didn't patent obvious GUI elements (like Apple has) and then go and try to troll its competitors in court.
quote: Third party devs will help maintain the code base, keeping it on life support, in case HP ever decides to attempt a reentry into the mobile space.