My Last Palm Device?
By Darryl Mocek on Sep 27, 2005
If the only OS going into Palm's new phones is Microsoft Windows, then I currently own my last Palm device, and I've been a Palm user from day one. I've owned the original Palm Pilot, the Palm III, the Palm Vx, the Kyocera 6135 Smartphone, the Kyocera 7135 Smartphone, and now the Treo 600. I was looking forward to a Linux version of the Palm phone. I think there is still hope, but now that Palm is shipping a Windows device, possibly because they're late with their Linux-based OS replacement to the PalmOS, I think the chance for a Linux-based Palm phone is diminishing. I plan use more applications with a "back-end" component with my upcoming phone and security is a \*big\* concern of mine. I just don't think Windows delivers as a secure platform. Security on mobile devices is even a bigger issue then on the desktop, especially considering the upcoming pay features coming to mobile devices. If Palm doesn't ship a Linux phone by the time I'm ready to upgrade, then I'll be looking for a Linux phone from another manufacturer. How disappointing.