PalmSource, Inc., has announced it will hold its annual Developers Conference 23-26 May 2005 in San Jose, California. This year the Company has added a Mobile Summit.
The Mobile Summit is a business-oriented track designed for a non-technical audience focusing on new business opportunities. It has been designed to identify and explore new worldwide business opportunities for developers, licensees, operators and industry partners, showcase state-of-the-art wireless applications for smartphones, and provide training and instruction on developing for the Palm OS platform.
PalmSource will also highlight its product roadmap for feature phones and Linux, leveraging its recent acquisition of China MobileSoft (CMS), a Chinese mobile phone software company. Additionally, PalmSource will showcase the latest information on Palm OS Cobalt and provide attendees with the opportunity to learn about and experience the most recent mobile device developments from Palm OS licensees. "We are very excited to share the Company's future product and business plans on how to drive value with our current broadened product portfolio," said Larry Berkin, PalmSource director developer marketing. "We've added the Mobile Summit specifically to focus on business issues and new revenue generating opportunities for Palm OS developers."
Featuring keynotes from David Nagel, PalmSource president and CEO and other leading industry leading executives, the conference will feature detailed presentations from PalmSource licensees, operators and business partners.
The DevCon will also feature in-depth sessions, delivered by the engineering team, on the Palm OS Developer Suite, a free, open source based tool chain that provides developers with a path for ARM-native development. It will also offer Palm OS Wireless Application Development Training Course for experienced C, C++ programmers to learn about wireless protocols and functions.
Palm OS Certified Developer Exam: the official PalmSource exam will be provided free-of-charge. A passing grade designates an "expert" developer allows the use of the Palm OS Certified Developer logo and a listing on palmsource.com.
The conference will be at the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose, California, and registration is now open. Early Bird pricing for the three-day conference is US$399, which ends 1 April. Standard price is US$699, while a Companion Pass for additional attendees from the same company is only US$199.