The fact that Apple has been named as a possible buyer may seem strange to those who recall that one of the most controversial acts of CEO Steve Jobs was to kill off the pen-driven Apple Newton, a pre-cursor of the Palm Pilot, when he returned to the company after a 10-year absence in 1996.
Yet the two companies are closely linked. They are near neighbours and several early Palm employees, including co-founder and former company president Donna Dubinsky, previously worked with Apple.
Apple to acquire Palm?
Posted on Wednesday, Feb 08 2006 @ 22:23 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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|Re: Apple to acquire Palm? |
by Anonymous on Thursday, Feb 09 2006 @ 08:37 CET
|it easily understandable apple's interest from the wide view. someone needs to make these things cool and indispensable, no one has yet. i think only apple can create a pda and take it to the mainstream. the technology is mature now, unlike when they invented it with Newton. |
combine it with an ipod? perfect.