we have anything against HTC
(on the contrary, we pretty much
want one of everything the company makes), but competition and diversity are good things, so we think the market can
only benefit from the fact that two more Taiwanese manufacturers -- Inventec
and Arima -- have joined the Windows Mobile fold.
And this definitely puts Inventec (the company's rumored "Mercury" smartphone is pictured above) in an
enviable position, since it's said to be the ODM behind some of Palm's recent PalmOS-based devices. If Palm decides to
standardize production of its "p" and "w" lines using one manufacturer, it's pretty clear who