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Posted: 10.25.04
Been to Any Good Shows Lately?
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Fall is prime time for industry shows, events and conferences. It seems every week from about mid-September to mid-November is crammed with exciting places to go, interesting products to see and knowledgeable people with whom to speak. All the conference activity reaches its peak in October and, for some, can become a blur of constant motion where cities and people are remembered more than the events themselves. One recent show was very successful.  

By Eric M. Zeman




PalmSource’s second annual Euro DevCon set record attendance with over 400 Palm OS developers, international press and analysts, Palm OS licensees, strategic partners and industry leaders.

“The PalmSource Euro DevCon 2004 was very well organized and provided a good venue for our company to network with key partners in the mobile handheld and smartphone industries,” said Manuel Sosna, chief marketing officer of Ubitexx GmbH. “In addition, the high quality of the presentations during the event helped us to further develop our strategy for succeeding in the mobile market.”

“The PalmSource DevCon is the event that everyone developing software or offering services for Palm Powered devices should attend,” said Klaus Nahr, president of fun communications GmbH. “You can meet with the PalmSource staff and talk to the people that are behind Palm OS. As a software developer, it is very important to know PalmSource’s strategies for the future and the DevCon is the best place to get this information.”

“We were absolutely thrilled with the turnout, energy and enthusiasm of the attendees at the 2004 Euro DevCon,” said Larry Berkin, director of developer marketing, PalmSource. “We believe the overwhelming success of the conference is a sign of a thriving Palm-powered economy. PalmSource is committed to providing continued support to its community in order to drive new Palm-powered devices and solutions to market.”

Hosted during Munich’s internationally famous Oktoberfest, the two-day conference featured speakers from PalmSource including, David Nagel, president and CEO and Larry Slotnick, chief products officer, Palm OS licensees palmOne and Tapwave, Palm Powered Mobile World partners Orange and RIM, and strategic partner IBM. In addition, Euro DevCon 2004 provided attendees with the latest Palm OS technical information for the creation of cutting-edge wireless products and software applications and uncovered new market opportunities to effectively market and sell Palm Powered products.

Ushering innovation in the European Palm OS developer community, PalmSource celebrated the winners of the 2004 Euro Powered Up Awards and showcased the launch of 13 new applications for Palm Powered smartphones and wireless handhelds, through the New and Notables program. These software applications are available for download and purchase direct from the developer in addition to the PalmSource software stores.










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