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By Andrea Butter

The definitive behind-the-scenes tale of the visionary group that introduced the hand held industry.

Palm insider Andrea Butter and big apple instances columnist David Pogue -- with complete, unique cooperation of the company's founders and greater than fifty key Palm and Handspring executives -- inform the riveting story of the beginning of an continuously within the headlines. The origins of this unstable begun with the tiny workforce who beat fabulous odds to show the PalmPilot right into a billion-dollar industry and later took their final imaginative and prescient to Handspring, now Palm's strongest rival.

lots of brand new present occasions in relation to the contest during this are forecasted during this vital company drama. The authors take an unparalleled examine how the visionary founders of the led some of the most profitable startups in historical past to be successful opposed to all odds-including a shoestring finances, shortsighted company companions, and festival from Microsoft. The roller-coaster experience is filled with perception into the bungles a chance capitalists, the attract and pitfalls of partnerships with immense companies, and the steely choice had to continue entrepreneurial and visionary independence. With gripping bills of the last-minute crises that just about torpedoed the PalmPilot at the eve of its unveiling, and the positive, unheard of reception of Palm available on the market, in addition to the glimpses into the way forward for this undefined, this publication is as wonderful because it is tutorial. Key revelations include:

* the rules of industrial, economic climate, and product layout that led Palm to be successful the place billion-dollar companies like Apple, Motorola, and Casio had failed.
* vital moments in technological improvement of the hand held akin to the key "Easter egg," a software program shock planted within the Palm software program that just about sank release plans.
* targeted perception into the showdown with Microsoft, and 3Com's tragic choice to not make Palm self reliant that led Palm's founder Jeff Hanwkins and CEO Donna Dubinsky to take their imaginative and prescient elsewhere.
* the continuing pageant among Palm and Handspring. the hot opponents to take care of together with Sony.

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