This is big in so many ways: the end of PalmSource (effectively); the fantastic hardware design of the 650 utilising the suprisingly mature WM5.0 software should provide a killer platform (I’m tempted); and not to mention a huge slap in the face for 3rd party Palm software developers.
So where to from here? What do we make of PalmSource’s rumoured forays into a Linux-based OS? Is it relevant anymore, or has PalmOne just stabbed them in the back? Is this why PalmOne bought the Palm brand back? Are we going to see an aggressive re-lauch of Palm as a best-of-breed hardware platform for any OS, or are they committing themselves 100% to Windows Mobile? Questions questions questions!