Palm, let’s think about Android
Jon Fortt of Fortune suggests Palm to consider using Google’s Android platform as one of best bets to increase the company’s revenues and grab the consumers. The new Treo Pro runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile – Microsoft is rumored to charge $8-$15 to handset makers who license Windows Mobile.
The reason? “The smartphone landscape has changed so much since Palm forged its software plans, it may be time for a drastic change of strategy,” he wrote. “Unless you’re Google, these look like rough times to launch a mobile operating system.”
Android is free, Fortt added, so Palm could sell lower-cost phones loaded with the software without paying Google. So Palm can focus on developing its cool applications and devices.
I think free OS like Android is really good for business. So it goes for Palm, too.