Symbol and Palm OS part ways

Where has the love gone? Symbol Technologies, a company that once enjoyed a very tight relationship with Palm and its platform, has officially announced that it will be dropping Palm OS from its lineup in January. For the record, there's no evidence to suggest Symbol's acquisition by Motorola played a role in the decision; rather, it was apparently based on shortages of required components, Windows Mobile's (arguably) superior feature set for the target demographic, and Symbol's understanding of Access' roadmap for the platform. The last two Palm-based products to roll off Symbol's assembly line will be the (Palm III-based!) SPT1550 and SPT1800 -- both of which have seen their heydays come and go. Get 'em while you can, folks.

[Via The Inquirer]