PalmSource (PSRC) has launched Palm Powered Mobile World (PPMW) in China and enlisted China Unicom NewSpace, a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Unicom (CHU), to the program.

PalmSource and China Unicom NewSpace, along with Samsung Electronics, also announced that the Samsung SCH-i539 is now available on the CDMA network in China through China Unicom NewSpace, and is the first Palm Powered smartphone to be available in mainland China.

With over 112 million wireless subscribers, China Unicom is the world's second largest CDMA operator, third largest GSM operator, and the provider of paging, long-distance, broadband data and mobile communications services.

As a member of the Palm Powered Mobile World Program, China Unicom NewSpace will work together with PalmSource in a number of areas. The companies will collaborate to align the Palm OS platform roadmap with the product requirements of China Unicom NewSpace in order to facilitate the deployment of next generation Palm Powered smartphones. The companies will also be engaged in joint marketing activities to identify and promote key

third-party Palm OS applications and solutions that meet the needs of China Unicom NewSpace wireless customers.

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