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Mike Temporale
04-28-2006, 05:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ZDM/story?id=1898341' target='_blank'>http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/ZDM/story?id=1898341</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Just a few years ago, Palm OSruled the mobile landscape. Handspring, Qualcomm, and Samsung all brought out compelling smartphones with the easy-to-use PalmSource software. But in 2006, it's increasingly becoming a Windows Mobile world. Windows gadgets from Dell, HP, HTC, and even Palm flood wireless carriers' stores. The formidable PalmSource has been reduced to one smartphone, the Treo 650, and a handful of PDAs."</i><br /><br />This is a short little write up, but it does provide some really good information and insight into the Windows Mobile market. For instance, I didn't realize that Microsoft's licensees shipped 2.1 million Windows Mobile devices in the forth quarter of 2005. That's pretty impressive considering how small things were not that long ago. :mrgreen:

04-29-2006, 02:02 AM
We have a long way to beat Symbian though. How many of them shipped?

I understand Symbian is coming out with an updated code base as well, including full java compliancy. But, as long as they still have the carrier decide on which browser to load we'll keep catching up :) (not to mention their antiquated contacts mgt)