[CoMoDev] Re: Future of PDAs

  • From: David Beers <cervezas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Rick Sands <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2005 22:40:29 -0500

Mark Moss was bugging me today about updating the meeting info, too.  Sorry to 
go all to pieces on you guys. The "when" for our next meeting is Friday Oct 28, 
conditional on having a "where" at that time, which shouldn't be too much of a 
problem.  I'll fire off an email to the usual hosts and see who'd like to take 
us in this month.  

Like Rick, I'd be interested in having an open-ended discussion about the state 
of the market (platforms, device classes, software classes, etc).  I think you 
have to be careful about some of those user forums or you can get a pretty 
skewed view of things.  This continues to be a hard time for the Palm OS--the 
Treo on Windows has given people the impression that Palm has abandoned Palm 
OS, when I think almost all of the evidence points to the contrary.  And the 
ACCESS buyout is, IMO, a very good thing.  As for the PDA vs smartphone 
markets, there's a lot to talk about.

For the meeting a week from Friday we also have a presentation set up 
tentatively by a local startup called Walking Orbit that's doing some 
interesting stuff in telematics.

Who all can make it at 6:30pm a week from this Friday?


On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 11:43:27 -0600, Rick Sands wrote:
> First: When and where are we planning our next meeting?
> Also, does anyone have any thoughts on what's happening with the
> PDA market?  Like how it is changing?  Where it's headed, what
> platforms, and what companies?   How are the corporate and consumer
> markets and orientations?  PDAs vs Cell vs SmartPhone vs
> FeaturePhone vs hybrids?  What about ACCESS and the Palm OS.  Is
> Windows Mobile 5 too little too late?  I don't mean to ask loaded
> questions, but going to various sites like PIC, BrightHand, etc. is
> like reading troll scripts - all doom and gloom. 
> What is the general feeling of this group?
> -Rick

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