Friday, January 26, 2007

Palm nosedive continues with more naming silliness

Something was bound to happen, as there has been no name change, merger, acquisition or spinoff involving Palm for more than two hours straight.

The last time we checked, palmOne had acquired Handspring, and fearing that it would somehow end up controlling both the hardware and the software, spun off the OS into a new company, PalmSource. Then palmOne renamed itself Palm, for about the third time.

Now, Macworld reports that Access Co. Ltd., a company that had acquired PalmSource (and sold the PalmSource name back to Palm), is renaming Palm OS Garnet OS. In order to strengthen that brand, the phrase "Palm Powered" will be replaced everywhere.

To "Access Powered."

You can't make up stuff like this.

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