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September 22, 2005

PalmSource Reports Declining Revenues, Unit Shipments

Courtesy of Mobile Pipeline

Palm OS developer PalmSource, which is in the process of being acquired, reported Thursday that the revenues and the number of mobile devices using the platform declined in the last quarter. The company also reported a revenue loss.

The company reported revenues for the quarter of $15.8 million compared to $18.2 million for the same quarter a year ago. It lost $2 million for the quarter compared to a $.2 million loss in the year-ago quarter, when using generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP). However, using non-GAAP procedures, the company reported net income of $.2 million, compared to income of $.8 million a year ago.

The company said that 1.2 million mobile devices using the Palm OS were shipped during the quarter. Of those, about 44 percent were smartphones with the rest being PDAs, according to the company. About 1.4 million Palm OS units shipped in the same quarter last year.

Interestingly, though, only 21 percent of the Palm OS devices shipped in the year-ago quarter were smartphones, the company reported.

PalmSource is being acquired by Japan's ACCESS Co., Ltd. It previously had announced a corporate restructuring and that it plans to port the Palm OS to Linux.

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