|PalmSource Announces Three ODM Partners|
Posted: 28-Sep-2004 [Source: PalmSource]
[PalmSource announces three new Original Design Manufacturer (ODM) partners giving them access to the Palm OS Product Development Kit.
PalmSource, Inc., announced that GSPDA, Inventec Appliances Corp. (IAC) and Portable Innovation Technology Limited (PiTech) have licensed Palm OS to design and develop Palm Powered(TM) smart mobile devices. As ODM partners, the three companies will provide Palm OS original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licensees with a one-stop solution for bringing innovative Palm Powered mobile products to market faster and more efficiently.
The PalmSource ODM program offers ODM partners access to the Palm OS Product Development Kit (PDK), enabling the research, design and development of innovative Palm Powered smartphones and wireless devices running either Palm OS Cobalt or Palm OS Garnet. By working with PalmSource ODM partners, OEM licensees can benefit from faster time to market for new Palm Powered mobile devices, freeing up technical resources for innovative differentiation based on market needs.
PalmSource's ODM partners play a fundamental role in the product development cycle by enabling OEM licensees to reduce research and development costs while defining new categories of mobile products. The new PalmSource ODM program will also further strengthen the Palm Powered Economy by facilitating new business relationships among ODM partners, OEM licensees and Palm Powered Mobile World partners.
PalmSource ODM partners offer a wide variety of professional services focused on the design and manufacture of smart mobile devices, including handhelds, smartphones, feature phones, tablets and electronic dictionaries. By leveraging the ODM partners' industry knowledge and expertise, Palm OS OEM licensees can gain a competitive advantage in the development of new mobile devices delivering the ease-of-use, performance and software compatibility standards Palm OS has established in the handheld and smartphone industries.
To date, more than 35 million Palm Powered devices have been sold worldwide, making Palm OS a platform of choice for leading hardware manufacturers looking to create differentiated products for the global communications, industrial, enterprise, education and entertainment markets.
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