The new Palm Treo 755p from Sprint is probably the last device that will run the aging Palm OS, according to reports discussed in this article. Palm is working on a Linux-based operating system but its glory days are behind it and it’s hard to imagine that Palm will ever be important again in a market dominated by Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices.
This is another chapter in the slow death that I wrote about a few months ago. What happened to the announcement that the term “Palm OS” was being retired in favor of “Garnet OS”? Let’s see, this review of the Treo 755p lists the operating system as the “Garnet (Palm) OS 5.4.9” and the brochure linked from the official Palm site omits any reference to the name “Garnet” at all. Guess somebody realized that the February press release was a suicide note from a marketing perspective.