Saturday, September 24, 2005

Palm Will Team With Microsoft for the Next Version of the Treo Organizer - New York Times

Palm Will Team With Microsoft for the Next Version of the Treo Organizer - New York Times: "Microsoft has led a long, costly and often frustrating campaign to gain an opening in the hand-held software world. Indeed, only in its next-generation mobile software, expected by the end of this year, is it reported to reach the industrial strength standards demanded by the consumer electronics industry, according to a range of industry executives.
'At the end of the day, Ed Colligan made the call that he would be getting more value out of Windows Mobile than the Palm OS,' said Greg Galanos, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a board member of Danger Inc., a Palm competitor.
Indeed, a crucial factor in the alliance may have been Palm's ability to get a sweet deal from Microsoft, according to an industry insider with detailed knowledge of Microsoft's pricing arrangements. "
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