Tapwave is no More

This is a couple days old, but it looks like Tapwave is now officially out of business:

We are sorry to inform you that the Zodiac business was discontinued and service and support are no longer available as of July 25th 2005.

We thank you for your past interest and support and apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused. If you have an outstanding claim with the company, Ueker and Associates will be contacting you shortly.

Interesting note about outstanding claims (my emphasis). That’s never a good sign.

When I worked at Palm (98-04), we saw the rise of the “Palm OS Platform” and tried to keep up with cool PDAs from Sony, Handspring and finally Tapwave. Sony exited the business, Handspring was bought by Palm, and now Tapwave shuts the doors. Not sure whether this is a good thing or not for the platform, but if it returns to the days when Palm was in the leadership position, that should be a good thing.

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