Whence Goes Palm?

UPDATE:  A number of stories have hit the media describing Palm’s survival as going critical.
LATimes – Smart phone maker Palm facing fight for survival
StreetInsider – Wall Street Weighs In On Palm’s (PALM) Disastrous Report – Two Say It’s Worth $0, Another Highlights Growing Chance of a Takeover
Washington Post – Palm’s phone sales slump and its stock dives
Goldman Sachs and others on Wall Street see slightly more than a year before bankruptcy becomes a real threat. Also they predict a buyout by a firm wanting an instant entree into the mobile smartphone/device market with an excellently reviewed smartphone hardware and webOS software combination. Nokia, HP, Dell, among others are cited as possible suitors for Palm.
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Our original posting of March 12th, 2010
There is no doubt that the Palm Pre has garnered good reviews from the Gadget/Electronic Device media people. BUT:

in smartphone market share in the US, Palm continues to drop share. Yet Palm continues to produce winning capabilities like the sharable WiFi Hub in a Pre Plus capabilities  [one Pre Plus can power a study group connections on the Net], superior battery life  and an App development system based on HTML5 and strong DHTML Web standards not like specialized, proprietary Apple or Blackberry tools. Finally the new Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus continue to garner great reviews.

So the availability of Palm Pre  Plus and Pixi Plus on Verizon  with 2 for one pricing will be the crucial test .  If this cannot stem the tide of marketshare losses in the next 2 quarters, Palm and RIP are on the horizon unless a Nokia or other angel investor swoops in to the rescue. Once again being technically  very good may not be good enough in the  Disruptive Innovation business game.

2 thoughts on “Whence Goes Palm?”

  1. I’ve had my Pre given that shortly following launch and am glad to get (by means of this forum) that I can now set a ring tone on incoming text messages and can search through e-mails and this kind of. Now is there any hope for an upcoming release in which I can lookup my calendar? Would make my career a great deal simpler, locating dates of last appointments. No other complaints, except that yesterday I had been in and out of Sprint support (not unusual). I believe I had been roaming, and looked at my calendar. Anything from the calendar was one particular hour earlier than what I had input. The clock was one particular hour early as properly. I used to be afraid to death–then, after we got back into Sprint provider again, every little thing was normalized. Has this happened to anybody else?? Searching forward to answers, but please remember, I’m no techie and speak English instead of technospeak.

  2. I have to say that my decision to invest in a Palm Pixi with Sprint assistance was each a rational and emotional just one. I suggest, the Palm Pixi is beautiful and functional. And coupled using the support quality of Sprint, it seems almost nothing brief of the revolution inside the generating. I believe that Palm and Sprint have (practically) hit it off famously. I did a lot of exploration prior to buying the Pixi but overlooked at least 1 thing. The Pixi will not, yet, permit me synchronize my e-mails in between it and Outlook. As far as I’m concerned, this can be a drawback I’m facing unless Palm comes up having a remedy swiftly. With my previous SmartPhone running a Windows OS, it was a snap to synchronize e-mails along with other info with one’s Computer. But Pixi’s inability to try and do so is producing lifestyle a tiny tough for me mainly because I’ve to Bcc every single e-mail, I send out, to my e-mail address after which manually transfer it to the ‘sent’ folder in Outlook. I hope Palm, or at very least a third-party, will appear up which includes a answer very soon that will effortlessly let me synchronize all my e-mails, and ideally all needed data, in between the Pixi and my office Pc.

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