It looks like Cat and I will be getting iPhones. The decision to jump away from PalmOS was pretty much made for my by Palm’s inability to innovate. That article was posted in August, 2007. In response, Ed Colligan, the CEO of Palm, responds with platitudes and vague promises:
Let’s remember that it is very early in the evolution of the smartphone and there is enormous opportunity for us to innovate. We have only just begun to fight!
Well Palm, it’s a year later. And Palm has done nothing with PalmOS. In fact, they have further deepened their relationship with Microsoft, coming out with more and more Windows Mobile devices, and doing nothing to pull focus back to the PalmOS platform.
In the meantime, Apple has gone ballistic with the iPhone.
This posting on PalmAddicts sums it up perfectly for me. The iPhone is not perfect, and I’ve spoken of my concerns before, but Apple is at least addressing the shortcomings in their platform. Unlike Palm, who is simply letting their once beautiful system fade away.