A group of Newton developers is protesting Apple?s decision to kill the product line. The group, which calls itself the Newton Developers Association, is calling for a protest meeting Friday at noon at Apple?s headquarters in Cupertino, California.
?Friday?s gathering endeavors to be a celebration of the remarkable accomplishments of Newton, rather than an unruly protest of Apple Computer?s decision to cancel the Newton?, said Adam Tow, president of the Newton Developers Association.
The NDA said it intended it to be a peaceful gathering. But it also said it hoped to talk with Apple management about its grievances, and would hand them a list of questions surrounding the cancellation of Newton.
In a press release, the NDA said: ?Apple?s decision to cancel the five year old Newton is curious, given Newton?s increased sales over the past six months despite a total lack of marketing effort by the company.?
The NDA points out that many large corporations have standardised on the Newton MessagePad, and have developed custom applications. Apple has heavily promoted the eMate, a special Newton for schoolchildren that has now also been abandoned.
The NDA called on Newton users who could not make it to the meeting to call and e-mail Apple on Friday.
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