Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
palmOne to change name to Palm Inc.
Posted on 24-May-2005 22:46. | Tags Filed under: News.



palmOne, Inc. has announced an agreement with PalmSource, Inc. for palmOne to acquire full rights to the brand name Palm. The brand had been co-owned by the two companies since the October 2003 spin-off of PalmSource from Palm, Inc.

palmOne will pay PalmSource US$30 million for PalmSource's 55 percent share of the Palm Trademark Holding Company. Payment will be made in installments over 3.5 years. palmOne will change its company name to Palm, Inc. later this year.

Over the next four years, PalmSource will retain rights to use the PalmSource name and certain related Palm trademarks for itself and its licensees. PalmSource will also adopt a new brand identity during this period.

"The letters P-A-L-M reflect a prized brand with significant customer awareness and earned loyalty," said Ed Colligan, palmOne president and chief executive officer. "Innovation, power, ease of use, and elegance all are attributes of the brand, and we intend to invest to turn what is a strong name today into a household word synonymous with leadership in mobile computing."

A new logo and design treatment will be unveiled later this summer. Mobile-computing products to be launched in the fall are expected to feature the name Palm instead of palmOne

At the same time, palmOne announced that it has renewed the Palm OS license from PalmSource. As part of this new agreement, palmOne can continue to develop and market smartphones and other mobile devices based on the Palm OS through 2009. Under the terms of the agreement PalmSource will receive minimum royalty payments of US$148.5 million, which includes US$65 million for calendar years 2007 to 2009 subject to meeting certain development milestones.




comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

$1160 for a car battery??!!
Created by jonathan18, last reply by TimA on 19-Jan-2017 17:03 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Sideface on 19-Jan-2017 11:19 (1743 replies)
Pages... 115 116 117


New Ford Mustang or Holden Commodore or alternatives
Created by MikeB4, last reply by WyleECoyoteNZ on 19-Jan-2017 17:06 (40 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Lost Mp3 collection, how to rebuild on the cheap (legally)?
Created by TeaLeaf, last reply by kickintheeye on 18-Jan-2017 23:05 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Upsize my American houses to McMansion value deal.
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 18-Jan-2017 15:48 (14 replies)

Mountain Bike Recommendation
Created by networkn, last reply by joker97 on 15-Jan-2017 22:14 (14 replies)

Stockholm ambulances to trial blocking drivers' music so sirens can be heard
Created by Geektastic, last reply by Oblivian on 19-Jan-2017 15:56 (26 replies)
Pages... 2


New Unlimited Fixed Broadband
Created by LivingSkinny, last reply by noroad on 19-Jan-2017 11:14 (55 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4