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New Palm Inc LogoPalm Inc. has just begun send out invitations to a press event to be held during CES 2009. The vaguely worded announcement email invites recipients to "Come to CES to see all that Palm New-ness you've been waiting for." The full invite is posted after the break.

The invitation only event will be held at 11:00 a.m. Pacific at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas during the Consumer Electronics Show. While nothing is certain at this point, it is quite reasonable to assume this event could be the first public unveiling of Palm's long awaited new operating system.

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Only a week late!

SeldomVisitor @ 12/10/2008 11:21:32 AM # Q
Giggle.

RE: Only a week late!
dagwud @ 12/10/2008 12:42:23 PM # Q
Depends on your calendar. New Year's Day on a Julian calendar corresponds with the 14th on a Gregorian calendar. (N.B. Gregorian is what most of us use in Europe and North America)

I'll take a late resolution if it shows me something worth waiting for. But that danged Android phone out of Australia looks pretty darned sweet. http://apcmag.com/breaking_first_australian_android_phone_revealed.htm



-
PalmPilot Pro (1997) -> III (1998) -> Vx (1999) -> m500 (2001) -> m515 (2002) -> Tx (2007)

RE: Only a week late!
SeldomVisitor @ 12/10/2008 12:54:43 PM # Q
Actually, as noted on a different board - having a "presentation" about "Palm newness" is not necessarily the same as an intimate revealing of all the intricacies of a new OS. They easily could have a slide show like they did before that just is a bunch of sweet nothings...

We'll see!

And maybe on the 18th they'll say a little more! (No, I doubt that, too, but one can hope!)

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Its about time!

palmit @ 12/10/2008 11:47:00 AM # Q
Sounds good! First step on path back?

RE: Its about time!
SelonPi @ 12/10/2008 11:58:00 AM # Q
We shall see. I've learned to not hold my breath when it comes to Palm making announcements. If this is all for a "new" Centro in a color they haven't used yet... Grrr... I'm hoping with all I've got that Palm is really on their way back north of six feet under since my Treo 755p is only going to last so long.

RE: Its about time!
cstamper @ 12/10/2008 12:40:40 PM # Q
...about time for the new Zebra Striped Centro! Just in time for the Holidays!

We can only hope...

http://tinyurl.com/2ooncg

RE: Its about time!
freakout @ 12/10/2008 1:19:55 PM # Q
We can only hope, palmit...
RE: Its about time!
LiveFaith @ 12/10/2008 5:31:31 PM # Q
Biggest announce since the Foleo. Should be interesting.

Pat Horne
RE: Its about time!
joad @ 12/10/2008 6:07:42 PM # Q
Purple Fooleo II. No doubt.

I'm not holding my breath. Watching Palm is like rooting for the Chicago Cubs.


Paying my annual PDA update tax to Palm since 1997.

RE: Its about time!
Gekko @ 12/10/2008 6:33:04 PM # Q

Blago?

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This is it...

grimpeur @ 12/10/2008 1:35:13 PM # Q
Sink or Swim for Palm.

I hope it is the latter. Given the economy at the moment and the investment they must have made in Nova, this has to be the winner.

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It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again

Gekko @ 12/10/2008 1:39:15 PM # Q
RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
SeldomVisitor @ 12/10/2008 1:52:47 PM # Q
Nah...as someone commented elsewhere, the last time an "exciting announcement" was going to be made out of Palm it was the...Fooleo...

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/10/2008 1:59:39 PM # Q
RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/10/2008 2:23:46 PM # Q
RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
jeffhoward001 @ 12/11/2008 10:28:20 AM # Q
At the risk of sounding like a zealot, the Foleo was a great idea, and one that we will DEFINITELY see again. Having a stake in a medium-sized business with limited budget, as much as I would have loved for Palm to make the Foleo a reality and see the price come down with some economies of scale in production, I think they made the right decision. The needed figure out their core smartphone business line before bleeding themselves to death with supporting a new UMPC OS.

I'm sure that was a terrible decision to have to make, and a lot of friendships/partnerships within Palm were damaged by it. I bet their finance guys saw the quarter-over-quarter losses coming down the pipe, and decided that side-tracking their linux devs with patches for the Foleo probably would have caused a serious delay in the next-gen OS release.

Mark my words, we will see the Foleo again, and I have a feeling it will be the "full" version this time, as opposed to the email-only-then-announce-some-third-party-apps version.

- Jeff

Tungsten T -> Palm TX -> TX & Centro (Good combo so far!)

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
PacManFoo @ 12/11/2008 10:59:33 AM # Q
We have already seen the Foleo again. Dell, Acer, HP all now have mini notebooks. The overall idea of a mini notebook was good, it was just the outdated functionality and price of the Foleo that was it's undoing. For what Palm wanted for limited functionality you can now get a mini laptop with full functionality for the same price. Another problem is the OS that Palm wanted to use in the foleo. Linux may work fine in a smartphone or PDA but when it comes to a Laptop (mini or otherwise) people want Windows. So the Foleo was set up to fail from the beginning. Can Palm compete with the HP and Dells of the world when it comes to a device like this? Probably not. It may not be in their best interest to waste any more resources on this type of device. It would be a hard sell for most IT departments to implement and would end up a very niche product.

Times are much different from when the Palm Pilot first was introduced and they could get away with using an aged processor and small amounts of RAM. It's actually quite amazing how long they were able to milk that DragonBall.

The last known classic PDA user.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
BaalthazaaR @ 12/11/2008 11:25:58 AM # Q
I would have at least taken a look at the Fooleo if the price had been lower and if it hadn't been so handicapped.
RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
dandrade @ 12/11/2008 11:55:58 AM # Q
I agree. Palm was actually ahead of the game with the Foleo. It could have worked. Look at ASUS - Linux OS and it's popular. Dell and Lenovo are offering Linux on their netbooks too. Palm had the right idea, it just wasn't fully developed.

Personally, I think the iPhone is an overhyped, flashy, piece of fluff. Yes, it has a great web browser and media player. But, it has NO real PIM or business functions. Heck, Palm Memo's is the most useful PDA tool ever. Especially with Palm Desktop to allow you to easily enter new Memo's. Look at the forums for Blackberry and the iPhone. There are tons of questions about "is anyone going to develop Memo's like Palm has" for the Blackberry or iPhone. There are people who say that they would love the iPhone for the web and music, but can't do other things with it.

A friend of mine has an iPhone. It cost him $300. I have a Centro. It cost me $50 after rebate and Verizon new every two. We sat down and everything he did with his iPhone, I could do with my Centro. Yes, the Palm OS user interface is boring, but who cares? Then, I pissed him off when I checked enterprise email in a snap, watched a flash video from the web, and then used it as a remote for my DVD player.

I'm praying for Palm to come through with Nova and new devices. Otherwise, I'm going to buy a backup Centro. I can't get the functions I need from a crackberry or the iphone.

Let's pray for good things for Palm.

DA

Palm IIIxe -> Tungsten T3 -> LifeDrive -> TX -> Verizon Centro


RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 12:53:15 PM # Q

the Fooleo wasn't ahead of anything.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
alanh @ 12/11/2008 1:05:30 PM # Q
Foleo was both ahead of and behind the times.

Ahead:

* Mini laptops/Netbooks are obviously successful and desired.
* Their industrial design was good and they went with a good keyboard and screen resoltion.
* "instant on/resume" is something that none of the netbooks have yet.

Behind:
* The asking price was way too high with full-function competitors just around the corner.
* The processor was too slow and they didn't offer full-range, light-duty functionality.

Per usual, Palm's new "top of the line" was what they should have come out with two years earlier. Foleo in 2005 would have been awesome and groundbreaking. In 2007, it would have been a laughing stock.



-alan

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:06:34 PM # Q
I would *still* have to obscenely molest a Foleo. Just to see wtf it was like to use.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:08:08 PM # Q
A word got dropped there. Too lazy to decide which one where. Fill it in!

Like imagining the Foleo in person. *maniacal cackle*

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
SeldomVisitor @ 12/11/2008 1:09:32 PM # Q
> ..."instant on/resume" is something that none of the netbooks have yet.

According to a poster who convincingly claimed to have worked on the Fooleo, the Fooleo was "instant on/resume" ONLY if the application running on the device was specially programmed to allow "instant on/resume".

That is to say, The Fooleo was "instant on/resume" only via smoke-n-mirrors.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 1:10:56 PM # Q

1. Fooleo WAS NOT a Mini laptops/Netbook. It was a dumb terminal.
2. Fooleo industrial design was nothing new.
3. Fooleo "instant on/resume" is an irrelevant apples and oranges when compared to a real netbook.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 1:12:36 PM # Q
>I would *still* have to obscenely molest a Foleo. Just to see wtf it was like to use.

your cheap thrills are not worth the $10,000,000+ financial charge and opportunity cost lost to Palm.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
madmaxmedia @ 12/11/2008 1:37:19 PM # Q
"Can Palm compete with the HP and Dells of the world when it comes to a device like this? Probably not."

Which begs the question- just who can Palm compete with these days?

Maybe they can get into the electronic dictionary market or something like that...

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 5:54:21 PM # Q
There is room for a 5"-6" color touchscreen wireless device the size of the jetBook or the Sony Reader.
http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/08/08/micro-fondle-ectaco-jetbook-ebook-reader/

No one - NO ONE - has gotten there yet.

If Palm does, with the right software, UI, CPU power, built-in storage capacity, and battery life, it could be MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR WIN.
http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/12/09/are-ebook-reading-devices-doomed/

I mean Make Apple Throw Up In Its Mouth Major Win.

Scare The Eff Out Of Sony And Amazon Major Win.

Palm has eReader and MobiPocket and probably still some loyal devs (the same who lined up for Foleo and probably got reimbursed to *stay* loyal). eReader and MobiPocket sews up a good deal of eBooks. And wireless eBooks kills the Kindle (as Stanza on the iPhone has been doing by a 4-to-1 margin!) - and seriously wounds Sony too.

Pixel Qi is the wild card. Does Palm have a 5-6" color touchscreen device with a low-battery drain *Pixel Qi* screen? Rubenstein strikes me as someone who would go for an outsider NIH deal like that.

WiFi, Bluetooth (for keyboard), and SIM slot for 3G.

This would not just be Resurrect Palm From The Dead - it'd be Palm Leadership.

As long as they frikkin also provide HWR - and G1 too!

Anything other than that - FEH!

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 6:00:02 PM # Q

sorry, most of us normal people have no use for such a ridiculous, extraneous contraption.


RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 6:01:35 PM # Q
Yeah, right, you doofus, until Apple comes out with the iPod Air or iPod Touchbook and once again you are chased off a playground by police for asking little girls to play with your Centro - while millions of other people are using *adult* tools.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Poopie @ 12/12/2008 1:11:43 PM # Q
Mike - it sounds like your suddenly advocating a device quite similar to the Nokia N800...

Deja Vu indeed.

RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
CFreymarc @ 12/17/2008 5:06:21 PM # Q
The Foleo concept is shipping now. Mostly under the term "net book" that is a small laptop without any moving media drives. Being used in coffee shops, campuses and soccer mom living rooms all over now.
RE: It's Like Déjà Vu All Over Again
Gekko @ 12/17/2008 5:29:08 PM # Q

please stop insulting netbooks. apples and oranges.

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let's hope

swieder @ 12/10/2008 2:04:22 PM # Q
Let's hope Palm shows us something exciting and real. They need to make some kind of splash at the biggest consumer electronics show of the year!

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Wow

hgoldner @ 12/10/2008 2:36:40 PM # Q
"New platform development on track for completion by end of CY '08"

Might be the most exciting thing I've heard in a few.

I think we're looking at more than screen shots within a few weeks, folks.

Harold

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Deal or No Deal?

mikecane @ 12/10/2008 3:05:37 PM # Q
RE: Deal or No Deal?
LiveFaith @ 12/10/2008 5:34:14 PM # Q
Quit hawking that blog Cain' and get over to the show. Make em' drag you out kicking and screaming if they don't let you fondle the Roteo!

Pat Horne
RE: Deal or No Deal?
Gekko @ 12/10/2008 5:56:32 PM # Q

i'd rather have him rant on a blog than to shoot up a McDonald's.


RE: Deal or No Deal?
joad @ 12/10/2008 6:12:39 PM # Q
I'm about 50/50 on that.


Paying my annual PDA update tax to Palm since 1997.
RE: Deal or No Deal?
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:09:01 PM # Q
Why can't I do both. Frikkin conservatives!

RE: Deal or No Deal?
madmaxmedia @ 12/11/2008 1:37:53 PM # Q
It depends on which McDonald's.

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Got Nova?

ZireGuy31 @ 12/10/2008 3:57:33 PM # Q
"The Palm New-ness"
At least Palm is doing something, lets hope it's Nova!
RE: Got Nova?
LiveFaith @ 12/10/2008 5:35:56 PM # Q
They sure haven't been doing anything (relevant) for a long time in the market, so at least a trade show should bring something.

Pat Horne
RE: Got Nova?
joad @ 12/10/2008 6:36:12 PM # Q
Coloring the Centro Olive was close.


Paying my annual PDA update tax to Palm since 1997.
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I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.

AdamaDBrown @ 12/10/2008 4:50:07 PM # Q
Palm has got pretty much one last chance to make a splash before they lose all remaining credibility. It's the "boy who cried wolf" scenario. They've wasted so many opportunities talking about the "excitement" of new Centro colors that they're largely tuned out. Now with the G1 and the iPhone on the market, they've got to pony up. If they don't have a new platform to show off, and a reasonably firm timeframe on hardware, then nobody is going to take them seriously.

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
LiveFaith @ 12/10/2008 5:36:53 PM # Q
I think you're right.

Pat Horne
RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
Gekko @ 12/10/2008 5:48:27 PM # Q

ADB - yes, all of that is painfully obvious.


RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
nastebu @ 12/11/2008 10:12:27 AM # Q
Let's face it. This isn't the "last chance." This is the chance after the last chance. When it's the "last chance" people actually think you might have something to show. At this point, Palm is under water on expectations.

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 1:02:18 PM # Q

last chance - dedicated to eddie c -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VevHkaL6T4

i'm sure he has the album.

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:10:29 PM # Q
*And* the leisure suit and gold neck chain.

He's prepared for the Day of Retro!

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 1:13:54 PM # Q

dress, makeup, and wig?

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:16:12 PM # Q
RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
madmaxmedia @ 12/11/2008 1:40:30 PM # Q
I would say that at this point they actually have no credibility left.

They can promise the world for CES, and no one will actually trust it will happen beforehand. We will all tune in just in case, but I'm more or less expecting I'll be rubber-necking rather than oohing and aahing.



RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
PacManFoo @ 12/11/2008 1:48:00 PM # Q
dress, makeup, and wig?
Someone with PhotoShop skillz - DO IT!

Surely there is already a picture of Ed like this without the need of photoshop.

The last known classic PDA user.

RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
PacManFoo @ 12/11/2008 1:59:49 PM # Q
How about something like this http://tinyurl.com/6qpns3

The last known classic PDA user.
RE: I seriously hope they're not going to screw this up.
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 5:57:50 PM # Q
404 at that URL. FAIL!

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if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too

Gekko @ 12/10/2008 5:45:31 PM # Q

"So just looking at Palm's situation today there's no logical reason, in a market with this kind of growth opportunity and the dynamics that are happening and how quickly things change-and again you could look at Apple and the iPhone as something that's come out of nowhere, essentially, and changed the dynamics of the smartphone space-there's every opportunity to do that in our case as well," - Ed Colligan - May 2008

RE: if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too
medevilenemy @ 12/10/2008 8:00:03 PM # Q
Its quite possible that palm has finally learned to keep secrets secret. They have historically been quite bad at it... who knows, maybe they actually have something this time.

RE: if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too
superdork @ 12/10/2008 8:54:31 PM # Q
Actually they do know how to keep secrets VERY well.
No one seemed to see the Foleo coming!

RE: if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too
abosco @ 12/11/2008 8:50:13 AM # Q
"We've learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in."

Two years ago.

-Bosco
m105 -> NX70v -> NX80v -> iPhone -> iPhone 3G

RE: if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too
nastebu @ 12/11/2008 10:25:12 AM # Q
And the iPhone didn't come out of nowhere. Didn't the OS undergo years of (presumably very expensive) development, first as a PDA OS, and then as a phone OS? Even now the iPhone OS is clearly not finished. I have an iPhone and it's like living in a mansion with one wing beautifully furnished and the rest of the wings barely out of the blueprint stage.

That kind of effort requires a lot of money and intellectual capital. I don't see Palm as capable of that.

RE: if apple can come out of nowhere, we can too
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 12:59:00 PM # Q

of course. the shame is that Colligan thinks the iphone came out of nowhere but it really didn't. while his thumb was firmly planted up his own ass for years, Apple was plotting and scheming and working hard to create and perfect the iphone. death can come swiftly to a market leader...if you're not running scared all the time - you're gone....only the paranoid survive.

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Long long ago

acpi @ 12/11/2008 12:09:33 AM # Q
i am trying to us the ipod touch to replace my 6 years old tungsten t3....
i felt that it has too many amination compare with palm OS..

RE: Long long ago
Poopie @ 12/11/2008 7:50:11 AM # Q
I was going to congratulate you on inventing a new word, but... it's a word alright...

Amination: Amination is the process by which an amine group is introduced into an organic molecule.

RE: Long long ago
SeldomVisitor @ 12/11/2008 8:37:58 AM # Q
Man , this is a rough crowd here!

RE: Long long ago
hkklife @ 12/11/2008 11:26:13 AM # Q
Not quite 6 years old.....T|T3 was released in October 2003:

http://www.palminfocenter.com/view_story.asp?ID=6073

Palm has never been the same since IMO



Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

RE: Long long ago
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 12:52:41 PM # Q

Engrish?

RE: Long long ago
LiveFaith @ 12/11/2008 7:46:42 PM # Q
Oh for the day when 50% of the "Cons" on the latest Palm flagship device was "no full-charge indicator". Rock bottom rests on top of us. :-(

Pat Horne
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kewlness

raytechie @ 12/11/2008 7:52:59 AM # Q
Yay!! Can't wait

......They better not disappoint me

RE: kewlness
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:12:03 PM # Q
Right. It's all about you.

Eejit.

Everyone knows it all about *me*.

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iPod touch

MrStyle @ 12/11/2008 10:54:43 AM # Q
Even with the "new-ness", I'm betting I will probably be replacing my TC with an iPod touch in 2009. Too late for me probably. Maybe not. At least I'll have the opportunity to decide before I'm ready to buy.

RE: iPod touch
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 12:56:20 PM # Q

TC? WTF? i had to actually look that one up to see what the hell it was to remember it. boy, you're really on the bleeding edge, no?

maybe if people like you and MikeCon would upgrade at least once a decade, Palm would have enough money to both piss away AND some left over for R&D too.

RE: iPod touch
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 1:14:31 PM # Q
WTF have they HAD to upgrade TO?!

My frikkin Sony CLIE S320 was *better* than my LifeDrive, but I'm so used to the feel of the LD - plus my DATA is now TRAPPED in it - that I can't go back.

And you wouldn't have wanted to see me had I paid FULL LIST PRICE for that piece of turdiness. FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS!!! I resent the ~$100 total I've put in!

RE: iPod touch
Gekko @ 12/11/2008 1:20:16 PM # Q

your data is trapped? what will the free world do? perhaps you should bury it deep in the ground for some future generation to discover centuries from now to unlock the data and learn about the societal hipster fringe of our long lost civilization.

RE: iPod touch
mikecane @ 12/11/2008 5:59:43 PM # Q
No, I couldn't bury it. It'd make the cockroaches too damned smart. And then how would you like being awakened from your Walt Disney Sleep Chamber to have to serve your cockroach masters?

RE: iPod touch
SeldomVisitor @ 12/12/2008 3:45:48 AM # Q
> ...perhaps you should bury it deep in the ground for some future
> generation to discover centuries from now...

Someone in China had that idea, too - about 3000 years ago.

They just dug up a tomb in northern China that had a still-viable large stash of marijuana buried along with the guy in the tomb.

Always nice to see what The Ancients considered uber-important for the afterlife!

Sorta like Mike Cane's data!

RE: iPod touch
dandrade @ 12/12/2008 7:11:01 AM # Q
How is your data trapped in the LifeDrive? I had one. All my data was also on my PC via Palm Desktop. I've even played with exporting the data out to Office documents to see if it works (it does, it's just tedious) in the chance that Palm collapses entirely (heaven forbid.) I like my Centro. I can do everything I need to do with it. I hate Apple products. The iPhone's GUI is cool, but other than that it does nothing for me. Palm still has the best PIM around. Period.

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Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES

Gekko @ 12/14/2008 10:08:07 AM # Q

Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
By Priya Ganapati EmailDecember 12, 2008 | 12:32:07 PM

Palm is planning a massive product launch for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. It could be the company's last, best shot at survival.

"It's quite likely, actually close to a certainty, that they will show a new OS, new user interface and probably new hardware," says Lawrence Harris, an analyst for Wall Street brokerage firm CL King & Associates. "This is Palm's last shot to prove it has what it takes to survive in a very competitive market."

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/12/palms-new-os-ph.html


RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
SeldomVisitor @ 12/14/2008 3:22:28 PM # Q
== "...Palm is planning a massive product launch for the upcoming
== Consumer Electronics Show..."

Well, Hell! If an "analyst" says so and a blog repeats and enhances what the "analyst" says, it must be so!

I like that "massive", don't you?

Giggle.

RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
Gekko @ 12/14/2008 4:55:56 PM # Q

well, it's pretty obvious that palm has something they feel is pretty "big". the real question is - how many people care anymore?

the problem is that businesses/enterprise are buying Blackberries and consumers are buying iPhones and they have all the momentum.



RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
mikecane @ 12/14/2008 5:31:56 PM # Q
Eejit. You keep thinking phone. Get you head out of your Centro's port, willya?

It *won't* be a phone.

RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
Gekko @ 12/14/2008 5:35:36 PM # Q

IMO, both OS and phone will be announced.

RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
hkklife @ 12/14/2008 6:39:05 PM # Q
IMO, OS will be announced but not the phone (or any other hardware for that matter)

Mike, after intentionally snuffing the life out of their PDA lineup and then the Fooleo fiasco, Palm isn't likely to revisit any kind of "niche" hardware (tablets, MID, netbook. UMPC etc) anytime soon. They will do smartphones, smartphones, and more smartphones.


As much as I hate to say it, there's still a small chunk of consumers (the true "prosumers") that Palm could still capture. There are some out there that want moe than the BlackBerry Storm's half-baked, patched on touchscreen support, WinMob's awkwardness, and Apple's walled garden of apps. IF Palm can offer two types of devices running Nova-one with physical keyboard + touchscreen support (ala the current Treo & Centros) and the other the "TX Treo" we've been clamoring for since at least 2003, THEN they could have a minor success on their hands IF they don't botch it with their traditional show-stopping launch bugs (m500 SUDS, T|T audio playback quality, T3 SD card toasting, 650 & T|T5 NVFS bugs, everything about the LifeDrive, the 700p's lag + instability etc)

Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p

RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
Gekko @ 12/14/2008 7:48:58 PM # Q
"small chunk of consumers"? that ain't going to cut it.

RE: Palm's New OS, Phone Likely at CES
mikecane @ 12/15/2008 10:24:54 AM # Q
>>>They will do smartphones, smartphones, and more smartphones.

You. Are. So. Wrong.

FAIL!

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Uh-oh. Marc Blank's left Palm

conorn @ 12/15/2008 8:20:12 AM # Q
Don't know the significance of this, but over on the Chatteremail forum Marc has announced that both he and sidekick Josh are no longer with Palm Inc.

Marc moved to Palm about a year ago and appeared to be involved in the Nova project. The fact that he's left could be because the job is done (good news) or the rats are departing the sinking ship (no so good).

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SeldomVisitor @ 12/15/2008 8:31:24 AM # Q
That's interesting - strange timing to bug out.

RE: Uh-oh. Marc Blank's left Palm
mikecane @ 12/15/2008 10:25:56 AM # Q
No. It could be they see the potential and will do a startup to cash in on what they've seen. They couldn't do inside of Palm.

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