Palm, Inc. has announced that it is going to stop making devices based on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile, and will instead focus entirely on webOS-based smartphones like the Palm Pre.
For several years, this company followed a multi-operating system strategy, offering models based on either Microsoft’s Windows Mobile or the Pam OS, which was recently replaced by the webOS. But no longer.
Jon Rubinstein, Palm’s CEO, has announced:
Due to importance of webOS to our overall strategy, we’ve made the decision to dedicate all future development resources to the evolution of webOS. Which means that going forward, our roadmap will include only Palm webOS-based devices.
Goodbye Treo Line
Previously, Palm used Windows Mobile on its smartphones aimed a business users. Its only current model running this operating system is the Treo Pro, which in the U.S. is available from Sprint.
This device is aging, and Palm apparently decided it wasn’t worth the effort and expense of updating.