PalmSource, Inc., the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm, Inc. announced it is providing its vast development community with compatibility tools to ensure that existing software programs run smoothly on Palm OS 5. The Palm OS 5 beta will be previewed at the PalmSource Conference and is the next major Palm OS release that supports ARM-compliant processors from Intel, Motorola, and Texas Instruments.
A new strategy for driving rapid innovation into the mobile computing industry will be outlined by David Nagel, president and chief executive officer of the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm, Inc. In his keynote address at the PalmSource conference, Nagel also will preview the Palm OS 5 operating system beta and highlight the latest licensee and developer innovations. In addition, the subsidiary announced its new name: PalmSource, Inc.
PalmSource, Inc. the Palm OS subsidiary of Palm, Inc., previewed the Palm OS 5 beta and announced that final delivery of the new operating system to Palm OS licensees is scheduled for early summer. Palm OS 5 will be the foundation to build a new class of devices that will help make mobile computing ubiquitous.
Key improvements in Palm OS 5 include: enhanced security to keep sensitive data private, Palm OS 5 offers strong 128-bit systemwide data-encryption services based on the standard RC4 encryption algorithm from RSA Security. In addition, end-to-end security is provided through Secure Socket Layer (SSL) services for email, Web browsing, and online transactions; multimedia, the ability to record sound and play CD-quality digital, and new selectable color themes will let users customize devices; and wireless, in addition to current support for WAN and Bluetooth, Palm OS 5 supports 802.11b for connections to wireless Local Area Networks.
Expand Beyond Corporation, a developer of enterprise software that enables organizations to wirelessly manage their Information Technology infrastructure, reports a strong first year in business and a better outlook for 2002. Expand Beyond wireless IT management products, including PocketDBA and PocketAdmin, work together to enable database, network, and system administrators to control enterprise IT infrastructures from wireless handheld devices at any time, from every place.
At PalmSource, Electric Pocket Limited introduced two new wireless messaging applications for Palm OS handhelds. The first, Mailer, is a POP3 email application that offers a multi-account email engine to enable users to receive only the email messages needed. The second, Pixer, enables users to send annotated picture messages and photographs from a Palm OS handheld.
At PalmSource, Trust Digital LLC is unveiling its new Secure Card application designed to encrypt data stored on an expansion memory card.
XcelleNet, Inc. and Palm, Inc. announced a memorandum of understanding outlining their intention to work together to deliver management solutions to enterprise customers deploying the Palm i705 Enterprise Wireless Messaging Solution. This joint effort is part of Palm’s enterprise strategy to provide businesses with complete and easy-to-implement IT management solutions.
SolutionPlanet was selected a finalist in the 2002 Lotus Beacon Awards in the category "Best Mobile/Wireless Solution." They were nominated for a customer reporting tool that designed to offer fast and accurate distribution of auditable reports from a Palm OS handheld or intranet via communication of the customer’s choice; SMS, email, fax, letter or extranet.
At PalmSource Bachmann Software announced that its two Palm OS applications, FilePoint and PrintBoy, are available with other essential utilities as part of the Mobile Tools utility suite offered by Handmark. Mobile Tools is a suite of Palm OS utility applications designed to improve the handheld computing experience of Palm OS device users. Staples and CompUSA are among the national retailers committed to carrying the product.
At PalmSource Cutting Edge Software, Inc. announced Quickoffice Conference Edition has been released for beta. Quickoffice Conference Edition is a peer-to-peer data conferencing application that enables colleagues to collaborate on spreadsheets and documents in real-time using Palm OS based devices with a TCP/IP connection.