Rivals partner up
Palm, Inc. just announced a version of its Treo smartphone that runs Microsoft software. These two rival companies have created a partnership in hopes that Palm will be able to reach new customers. The article states that the phone will be available through Verizon Wireless early next year. This seems like a pretty good move on Palm's part. Their earnings have dropped in the last few months, and I think by partnering with Microsoft they will have the ability to largely increase their technology. This is also a good move on Microsoft's part because they will also be able to expand their technology. I think this partnership will be beneficial in the long run for both sides.