Macworld UK readers have spoken: they want to see Apple produce a Mac OS X handheld. In an online poll, readers said they wanted to see their favorite computer company make a PDA (personal digital assistant), but not one that runs the Palm OS.
reports that 28 percent of those voting in the poll want to see Apple build a totally new PDA operating system based on Mac OS X. Sixteen percent voted for Apple to bring back the Newton handheld device and operating system. Another 16 percent thought that Apple should stick to desktop and laptop computers and stay out of the PDA/handheld market.
Nine percent of voters believed that Apple should license the Palm OS, while 12 percent thought the company should just buy Palm. On the other hand, 16 percent thought Apple should buy Handspring instead of Palm.
Of course, Apple has announced no plans to buy either company and has continually denied any plans to enter the handheld arena. However, CEO Steve Jobs has said that Apple was once interested in buying Palm. And with the latter company facing some disappointing financial quarters, rumors have sprung up that Apple might once again consider purchasing the company.