Palm Ditches Windows Mobile

by admin September 18, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Palm announced will stop developing new handsets running on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile operating system, in order to concentrate on its own WebOS. But the company is still reporting losses and low sales on its flagship device, the Palm Pre.

Windows Mobile first appeared on Palm devices in 2005, when Palm adopted Microsoft’s mobile platform in a bid to reach more business-minded users. Now, Palm says it will instead concentrate on its own operating system, WebOS (found on the Palm Pre and the upcoming Pixi model) — which is widely seen as superior to Windows Mobile at the moment.

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