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Colligan: No New Palm Handhelds

Palm has finally come clean and confirmed what has been widely suspected, that it will no longer develop any new traditional handheld PDAs. Word came straight from Palm CEO Ed Colligan during yesterdays conference call, but it bears mentioning again for posterity. The announcement was made practically off the cuff when asked by a financial analyst about the possibility of shutting down the handheld business.

Read on for the full audio clip of the question and response. In short, he states that Palm will continue to "push them out" as long as there is still sufficient demand. He continues by adding that they are not developing new ones, and as such there is an inevitable end to the product line.

The Palm TX and Z22 were Palm's last new handheld PDA models. They both debuted back in October 2005.

私のとんでもなくいい加減な英語力で読み解いたところ。
Palmは新しいハンドヘルドの開発を行わないらしいです。ハンドヘルドというのはTXやZ22といったいわゆる電子手帳タイプの製品ですね。
ただ、個人的にはこれだけでは不十分だと思うんですよね。
すくなくともPalmOS搭載のスマートフォンの無駄なカラバリやよく似た形状の上位機種の乱発も控えないといけないと思います。
良いものをつくり、必要なタイミングで出す、というのが結構大事なんじゃないかなぁと思ったり。