As a further incentive to developers, Palm has ditched the $50 submission fee and is even going as far as refunding all the developers who've previously paid Palm to have their apps looked at.
While Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein says the company would certainly "consider takeover offers," he insists that Palm can survive as an independent company. Not only that, but he has hope for the future:
With new Steve Jobs emails surfacing everyday, someone thought to send Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein a personal note. His chipper response is not necessarily what you'd expect from somebody who's been watching his company fall apart before his eyes.
When Palm issued a release announcing lowered guidance and sales expectations for this year, Jon Rubinstein didn't even try to cushion it, admitting, "driving broad consumer adoption of Palm products is taking longer than [he] anticipated." OK. Now what? UPDATED
"So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss."—Sun Tzu, The Art of War [All Things D]
Hark! Did you hear the heralded Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein confirm the webOS 1.3.5 update? It's on its way soon for all Pre and Pixi owners, and will gift a better battery life, more speed and stronger Wi-Fi.
This past year, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs began to focus on priorities other than tech. Who will fill their winged sandals and become the new Gadget Gods?