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Palm OS 5 is stable enough to be further developed as a pure telephony OS fo smartphones
Posted on 25-Sep-2003 19:27 | Tags Filed under: News

PalmSource CEO told journalists during the developer conference in Munich that Palm OS 5 is mature enough to be used on mass-market handsets, reserving the upcoming Palm OS 6 for high end smartphone devices and PDAs.

"Smart phones today are less than 1% of the market, we should look at the bigger market," said Nagel. "OS 5 is so small and compact we think we can get down to a lower price point and higher volume. We think these devices will over time come down to under $200."

PalmSource is also working on abstracting the presentation layer from applications and the application layer from the microkernel, allow greater customization by service providers while maintaining maximum application portability between devices. "Every Symbian device is a customization project and the same for Windows Mobile," said Slotnick. "[These features] are important in our differentiation."

A software development kit for OS 6 should be released at its spring conference on 10th February next year.

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