Prediction: Palm Will Switch to Android (and Then Fade Away)

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 11, 2010 in Tech

Palm Pre Android

On paper it was a good week for Palm — they announced at CES that they’ve struck a deal with Verizon and the next day their stock price ticked up. However the whims of the stock market can be a poor predictor of how a company does in the long run and can miss the big picture. Frankly the company that owned this week was Google with the announcement of the Nexus One: And that spells the death knell of Palm. Read more…

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How Palm Became the Next Newton

Posted by Michael Pinto on Jan 9, 2009 in Tech

The Palm Pre and the Apple Newton

The history of tech is so ironic: Once upon a time in the early 90s Apple gave birth to the first real PDA — the Newton. I was at the first MacWorld in Boston when an army of eager developers got their hands on this gizmo, you could feel the magic in the air. In retrospect most people look at all of the flaws of the Newton (like a hand writing recognition) but people forget what a breakthrough it was at the time. Read more…

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