Well, it has been a good couple of days. Perhaps the rumors of Microsoft's demise have been greatly exagerated. Perhaps it was very appropriate that Steve tried to rally the troops by playing "Eye of the Tiger." Shit - I'm driking the Kool-Aid, but unlike Mini-Microsoft, I didn't even attend the company meeting this year, and I don't even work there anymore. Still, it was nice to see a nice win for Microsoft poke out of the sea of of all this "Google Will Rule" noise.
Palm will still sell the Windows Mobile version of their phone for up to the next 5 years, so they still have some long term options. However, I suspect they will eventually embrace Windows Mobile completely in the years to come. Some of the problems with existing Windows Mobile phones include few quality form factors to choose from, poor phone quality, and poor battery life. I believe with the Treo line, we will see these problems dimish or disappear completely. So basically, you will be able to buy a top notch smartphone with an MS OS soon. And, if Palm screws this up, Motorola might get it right. Well, if you look at the Razr, not the Rockr.