This case series provides three important turning points in Palm history, the decisions about its platform related: if the company has been debated whether the operating system (OS) for the licensing of third-party hardware vendors to open, in 2001, when the company’s decision whether to two separate companies split, and 2005, when the company migrating from its own OS into Linux. (The last part, founded in 2008, is an epilogue). Overlooking Palm decision on its platform … Read more »

This case series provides three important turning points in Palm history, the decisions about its platform related: if the company has been debated whether the operating system (OS) for the licensing of third-party hardware vendors to open, in 2001, when the company’s decision whether to two separate companies split, and 2005, when the company migrating from its own OS into Linux. (The last part, founded in 2008, is an epilogue). Overlooking Palm decision on its platform over time, students are encouraged to consider how Palm decisions affect innovation, competitiveness, value creation and value capture.
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Ramon Casadesus – Masanell,
Kevin Boudreau,
Jordan Mitchell
Source: Harvard Business School
5 pages.
Release Date: 20, May 2008. Prod #: 708 516 PDF-ENG
Palm (C): 2005 HBR case solution