PalmOne announced on Tuesday that Ed Colligan will permanently assume the role of CEO.
Colligan has served as interim CEO since early this year, when former CEO Todd Bradley stepped down. Colligan joined PalmOnes predecessor, Palm Computing, in 1993 as vice president of marketing and was part of the team that helped launch the original PalmPilot device.
He then left to start Palm rival Handspring, which never quite got the momentum it needed to challenge Palm. Colligan returned for a second tour in 2003, when Palm became PalmOne, spun off the PalmSource software business and acquired Handspring.
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