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Symbol calls last orders on Palm

Officially dead after January
Fri Nov 10 2006, 09:14
SYMBOL TECHNOLOGIES has officially announced that it is dropping the Palm platform.

According to Varbusiness The enterprise mobile computing outfit will withdraw its last two Palm-based handheld lines, the Symbol SPT1550 and SPT1800. There will be no more shipments of the products after January.

Symbol had already warned its resellers that it was planning to kill off its Palm range which has largely lost out to Microsoft Windows systems.

Much of Microsoft's success was caused by uncertainly about the Palm operating system's future. Instead of trying to compete with VoleWare the OS largely remained static. PalmSource hasn't released a new version of the OS in nearly three years. Even the largest licensee of the Palm operating system, Palm started shipping its first Windows Mobile-based devices. µ



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