And for my next theory, Palm is making a very simple play for Apple to shut them up by buying the company outright. And they're doing it the only way they know how anymore: engineering hooliganry. Audacious play, indeed.
Oh, and one more thing: Palm webOS 1.1 re-enables Palm media sync. That’s right -- you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1).