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 October 31, 2000
Palm Announces PalmSource Conference 2000

 Palm, Inc.today announced it will host PalmSource(tm) conference 2000, its fourth annual conference for the Palm OS(r) platform Dec. 12-15 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Expected to be the largest Palm conference to date, PalmSource conference 2000 will provide attendees with platform technology presentations, industry perspectives, Palm(tm) and licensee product showcases, interactive labs and stimulating keynote addresses. Attendees will network with other consumer, Web and education developers, licensees, enterprise managers and solution providers, IT managers, VARs and system integrators, as well as key members of the Palm marketing, engineering and executive teams.

"Palm has seen unparalleled success in the growth of its developer community this year, and the PalmSource conference 2000 is the No. 1 place for these developers and enterprise managers to get connected and network with each other," said Gabriel Acosta-Lopez, senior director of platform alliance and partner services at Palm. "PalmSource conference 2000 is part of Palm's continuing efforts to provide steadfast tools and support, and showcase enterprise solutions for the entire Palm Economy."

The PalmSource conference 2000 will span four days and feature more than 150 hours of keynote speeches, break-out sessions and interactive labs. Featured tracks contain new topic areas: enterprise development, wireless technologies, vertical markets, international, optimizing applications and support and marketing programs. Keynote speakers will include technology luminaries James Burke and Paul Saffo. Burke, world-renowned creator of a record-breaking television documentary series and a best selling author, will touch upon innovation in tomorrow's technology. Saffo, director of the Institute for the Future and prominent thought leader in the areas of technology and social change, will offer his viewpoint on the ways handheld computing will change the way we live in a wireless world.

In addition to Palm executives and specialists, other keynote and panel speakers include Robert McGinn, professor of management science and engineering at Stanford University; and Joe Sipher, vice president of product marketing at Handspring Inc.; as well as platform solution providers and sponsors such as Aether Systems, Inc., BellSouth Wireless Data, Handango, Handspring, Inc., IBM, Kyocera Wireless Corp., PUMATECH, Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Sybase, Synchrologic, Symbol Technologies and TRG Products.