So Palm Gave Up?

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  1. Goona macrumors 68020

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    I see the clowns at Palm have given up on their itunes hack.
     
  2. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    So far yes, but they have made no official comment on the matter which doesn't tell us much of their intentions.
     
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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  4. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Yes, FACEpalm seems to have thrown in the towel. For now.
     
  5. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Knock another one for Apple. Psystar, Palm, Nokia is next.
     
  6. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    Why are you against competition? I understand that your wish is to have everyone fail and be left with one choice, but I feel that competition helps make products better. If no one attempted to compete with the iPhone Apple would have little motivation to improve the product. Competition drives innovation. All of the companies you listed (except Psystar) have came up with good ideas that drive competition. If you don't like the phones that other companies have developed then don't buy them.

    As far as Palm goes they need to develop their own software to sync music and not hack iTunes. There are several companies now developing software to sync media on the Pre or Droid and Palm should look to them and do it the right way.
     
  7. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The Pre has way more issues then lack of iTunes sync, a lot of the problems can be associated to the problems with the phone itself. RIM iThink is more to blame for Palm. The BlackBerry took away a lot of their business customers and they never really adjusted.
     
  8. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    What does this have to do with competition, Palm using hacks to give the ability of the Pre to use itunes is competition? What planet are you living on. Psystar using Apple's software that Apple developed to sell their computers without permission from Apple is competition? Don't make me laugh.
     
  9. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It's only a matter of time till the clowns at Palm give up on the existence of their company... The Pre is not going to be enough to let them survive, particularly with the magnitude of the Google onslaught into smartphones....
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Your post
    implies that you want these companies gone.
     
  11. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    The practice is Apple limiting competition, but it's nothing new or unexpected. The comments about you celebrating competition seem to more be directed at the following:


    Additionally, do you have any evidence to suggest that Palm gave up?
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    Agreed, we're not talking about companies competing with apple but rather stealing from apple. I don't think anyone would disagree with the statement that competition is good but stealing isn't.
     
  13. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Don't know why you would link Nokia in there. Have they tried to leverage off of Apple's work?

    Palm has been in a downward death spiral for years. Its a shame as it used to be an innovative company.
     
  14. DakotaGuy macrumors 68040

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    I have read everything you post and it is always the same. Apple is perfect. AT&T is perfect. Everyone else has junk. There is more to a good product or service then an Apple or AT&T logo. You are all about the brand. Brand matters 100% to you. I pick products that work for me first and worry about brand second. When you can drive across the United States with your iPhone and your 3G indicator stays lit almost the whole trip get back to me.

    I agree that Palm needs to come up with their own solution, but I see that you conveniently left that out when you replied to my post. Your main goal is to bash anything that does not have an Apple logo. I have read enough of your posts to figure that out.

    Isn't Nokia suing Apple for patent infringement? Seems like it goes both ways.
     
  15. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't mean I want them gone. It means that in the end what was right decision happened. With Palm they've stopped hacking into itunes and got slapped by the USB group for stealing vendor ids and with Psystar the courts ruled against them for being the petty criminals that they are.

    Seeing as how they haven't provided another hack for awhile, I would put it at them giving up.

    You have no point. I called out Palm for being the two bit hackers that they are. Sue me for doing that. I also called out Psystar for being the criminals they are. Again sue me.

    As for Nokia vs Apple, its up to the courts to decide who is wrong.
     
  16. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    By that token, Apple shouldn't exist. Everyone steals a tad bit, everyone does some things that are questionable.

    And, just because they haven't provided a hack doesn't mean that they have given-up, by the same token, Apple has given up on the Cinema Display?

    Tad bit hostile, Nokia seems to have a tad bit of a case, which would make Apple two-bit criminals. Why don't you let the courts decide in the Palm case, if they truly are in the wrong, rather then going back to Kindergarden.
     
  17. Goona thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Coming from that angle you might be right though their last update didn't include a fix.
     
  18. zap2 macrumors 604

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    Oh well...WebOS is a good OS on its own, Wish Palm would just release some GSM hardware here in the states.

    Its really a shame Palm took so long, as their product is good, its just getting lost in all the Android love. Release that baby in 2007, Palm would be much better off
     
  19. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Their engineers might just be working on it and have not find a stable fix yet?
     
  20. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    No, it's that the competition can't cut it on their own.
     
  21. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    How is Apple not allowing Palm to use iTunes indicative of Palm not being able to "cut it on their own." It's clear it's a feature that Palm users would like and Apple would like to remain exclusive to the iPhone (and that random Motorola phone they supported back in the day.)
     
  22. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Yeah, the Palm Pre did not change their market share at all.

    Actually Apple allows connection to iTunes if they do it through the official method. Many devices / software can connect / access iTunes fine.

    So it's not limited to iPhone.

    It's the whole Palm attitude of not doing it the right way that got them in trouble.
     
  23. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Like what?
     
  24. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Blackberry Media Sync, DoubleTwist and Missing Sync can sync w/iTunes.


    Lethal
     
  25. BongoBanger macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it since Apple actually go out of their way to ensure Nokia phones are supported.

    But then Nokia don't try and piggy back on iTunes I suppose.
     

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