Palm OS Is Dead, Long Live Pre and Windows Mobile

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The Palm OS is a dead duck. Palm's CEO Ed Colligan has signed its death sentence today. But while there will be no more new Palm OS products, their Windows Mobile smarty-panty-phones will survive (!):

Talking to investors today, Colligan said there was no point in keeping on with its development.

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• No more Palm OS devices to be released by Palm. Only third-parties will do them.
• From now on, it's only webOS (the operating system in the Pre, pronounced "huevos" in Spanish, which means "eggs" or "cojones") and Windows Mobile devices.
• He also talked Apple, saying they didn't want to get into a patent fight because they also had a big portfolio and it may turn nasty for both.

Originally developed by US Robotics in 1996, the Palm OS leaves a long list of children, grandchildren, some bastards here and there, and a lot of die-hard users behind. It will join the Amiga OS and Be OS in the land of the cool-stuff-that-is-gone-gone. [PreCentral]

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Okay software mod specialists everywhere, the race has officially begun to make the original Palm OS run on the Pre. Extra credit for anyone that gets Amiga Workbench 2.0 running on there in the background.