As of today, Palm as we knew it no longer exists and is now part of the company that acquired it – HP. It was only a matter of time, but it seems like only yesterday that the acquisition was announced. In the Official Palm Blog today, Jon Zilber, Online Communications Director at Palm, remarked on the changes and Palm’s future with HP.
We’ve got a few ideas about what that future will look like, and we’ll share details as soon as we can. A big part of that future will be shaped by you, the Palm community of customers, developers, and enthusiasts. We welcome your ideas and feedback — even your constructive criticism.
Zilber even encourages Palm users to follow its Twitter account and to become fans of its Facebook page in order to keep up to date with what’s happening, and so that users can continue to make suggestions and be heard. As far as Palm’s ideas for how the future will look as it becomes a division of HP, we’re hoping that webOS gets updated as it should along with the new hardware that was promised just a few weeks ago. Maybe even a tablet is in the works?
Hopefully this means things can settle down as the new division moves forward. After all, Palm lost so many key figures during this transition that it must be hard to get settled again. One major move was Rich Dellinger’s switch to Apple after his key role in designing the notification system in webOS. But with HP’s backing and resources, I’d expect the new division to do extremely well with the talent it still has.
[Via: Palm Blog]