Analysts hail Palm's move to Microsoft OS

January 6, 2006

Palm's decision to market a wireless phone equipped with a Microsoft operating system is drawing positive reviews from tech analysts.

Red Herring reports that Palm's Treo smartphone could lure more orders from corporate customers who see Microsoft's OS as more robust and flexible than Palm's in-house Garnet system.

"Palm has developed a lot of software to layer on top of the Microsoft OS," Gartner analyst Tom Kort told the Herring. "These are applications likely to appeal to all customers."

The Tero 700w, which was debuted at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, runs Windows Mobile 5.0 with 128 megabytes of memory and a $400 price tag.

Nevertheless, analysts figure that the capabilities offered by Windows will secure a tidy niche for Palm in the growing business market for sophisticated smartphones.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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