Palm Firms Get New Names
The name change will take effect when Palm completes its spinoff of Palmsource, says Page Murray, marketing vice president of the Palm Solutions Group. That step is expected to occur sometime this fall.
"Each company has to take their piece of Palm and move forward," Murray says.
The new PalmOne business will also incorporate Handspring. Palm is in
The new PalmOne logo is now appearing on the new
The first four letters ("palm") are in the deep brownish red used in
The name change is necessary for Palm's hardware business to create its own identity, says Kevin Burden, an IDC analyst.
"That's the main reason for doing this," he says, noting the Palm medallion logo appears with the words "Palm-powered" on devices produced by other companies that license the Palm operating system.
The OS will belong to Palmsource. However, Burden says a new holding company, whose name is not disclosed, will control the Palm medallion and other intellectual property shared by PalmOne and Palmsource.