Is the Web Developer's Friend, Palm OS, Going Away?
Palm has posted 11 sequential quarterly losses, and is ranked sixth in the US smartphone market. Its Linux-based WebOS operating system received as much attention as its Palm Pre and Pixi smartphones. Unlike other popular smartphones, Palm features a multi-tasking OS, a free Software Developer's Kit (SDK) for Windows, Mac and Linux developers, a less restrictive App Catalog, a homebrew application market with no approval process, and soon, a Flash player.
Microsoft and Apple are certainly not on the prospective buyer's list, but rumour has it that HTC and Lenovo have made offers to buy the failing smartphone company.