Feeds

Apple Palm-based PDA release real soon now

Device in early production stages as Jobs confirms Apple/Palm partnership

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

The results of Apple's co-development partnership with Palm Computing look set to emerge in the very near future, now that early samples of an Apple-branded PalmOS-based device have already started coming off Taiwanese production lines. Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself confirmed the two companies' close ties this week, during his keynote at Macworld Expo, held in San Francisco. Introducing Palm CEO Carl Yankowski, Jobs told the audience Apple had been "doing a lot of work with these guys lately". Such co-operation has long been suspected, ever since Jobs admitted late 1998 that he had attempted by buy Palm from its parent, 3Com (as, apparently, did Bill Gates). However, Apple has never given official confirmation of the partnership, or given any hint as to its direction. Meanwhile, Taiwanese sources close to a leading OEM -- though none will say who this leader is -- claim contacts within the company have seen early Apple-branded Palm-style devices in limited production. Details of the device other than its existence are scant to say the least, but it does suggest Apple is getting much closer to announcing a PDA of its own. Its last attempt was the ill-fated Newton MessagePad, the first true PDA, but alas released long before the technology was ready for the mainstream. Jobs himself canned the Newton project back in 1998. At this stage, the comments from Taiwan are a tad too vague to be certain, but they do suggest that Apple's Palm plans are moving forward, confirmed by Jobs' remarks. ® See also Palm dismisses WAP out of hand Apple consumed by consumers Palm colour-screen IIIc to ship February

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.