Dan Gillmor writes about Palm Dropping Mac OS Sync Support in their new “Cobalt” devices. Considering that Mac users are an easily targeted, easily protected relatively affluent community that has demonstrated a willingness to purchase expensive computer peripherals I think Palm is making a mistake. Native Mac support may not be a deciding factor for everyone, but it’s a significant advantage Palm has over PocketPC based devices, to whom they are gradually losing marketshare. They also get prominent exposure in Apple’s stores and materials, which amounts to free trendy advertising.
I think Palm might be being penny wise, but pound foolish.