Is Palm dead?

This question has been kicking around for a while and Palm / PalmSource/ PalmOne/ Palm hasn’t done anything to really stop the doomsaying.  Jeff Kirvin has been a long-time Palm enthusiast who has written a series of posts on his forum about "The Once and Future Palm".  Very good analysis of what Palm has done and is doing and where Jeff sees Palm down the road.  My take on Palm is they have been their own worst enemy, from alienating developers by completely breaking legacy code with OS updates and announcing major OS updates that never really materialize (think Cobalt).  The OS division spinoff and renaming only to buy the Palm name back again just confuses the market and developers even further.  And lastly, the recent announcement that they are going to use Linux just screams we are lost and looking for our way.  If they didn’t have the best smartphone on the planet (Treo) they would already be dead.

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