Palm hires iPod guru
Take that, Apple
Three weeks ago, Palm CEO Ed Colligan described Apple’s iPhone as “a highly developed media player, which happens to include a phone”. But that doesn’t mean he’s being complacent. According to the New York Times, Palm has hired former Apple alumini Paul Mercer to work on a new line of products.
In 2001, Mercer’s Pixo design house was contracted by Apple to help create the first iPod. While Apple never formally acknowledged its role, Pixo contributed the operating system, software layers, and hardware integration. Mercer himself spent years at Apple, contributing to System 7 and the Newton.
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