Palm Planning NYC Retail Store?

Palm Rockefeller StoreRumor: PalmInfocenter has received a tip that Palm is going to launch a new retail store location at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Midtown New York location will be just off 6th Avenue and 50th Street. According to the tipster, the store will have a fair amount of square footage. Rockefeller Center is a very popular tourist destination and is in a very prominent location in NYC.

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Hope they have a shortterm lease!

SeldomVisitor @ 10/24/2006 3:40:26 PM # Q
Nuff said.

RE: Hope they have a shortterm lease!
Storkdude @ 10/24/2006 3:51:09 PM # Q
I hope the employees are as knowledgeable and helpful as the ones in the airport stores.
RE: Hope they have a shortterm lease!
JarJar @ 10/24/2006 5:37:12 PM # Q
Why are they doing this? None of their other retail stores have been terribly successful.

Palm shouldn't even need retail stores. At one time they used to be in almost every other electronics and office store, even Target. They have been declining ever since. Making a specialized store has no advantage.

This isn't like the Apple stores where the stores offer more opportunities for better knowledge and a wider selection of peripherals that aren't available elsewhere.

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Gekko @ 10/24/2006 10:36:14 PM # Q
>I hope the employees are as knowledgeable and helpful as the ones in the airport stores.

Are you being sarcastic? Those idiots are dumb, lazy, rude, useless, and know way less about Palms than most of the PIC faithful.

RE: Hope they have a shortterm lease!
Storkdude @ 10/26/2006 4:31:57 PM # Q
Yes, yes--sarcasm intended. They know less about Palm's than the clown at my local Best Buy.
RE: Hope they have a shortterm lease!
SeldomVisitor @ 11/1/2006 10:04:55 AM # Q
The rents around there are pretty amazing:


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Any good?

legodude522 @ 10/24/2006 5:11:04 PM # Q
I doubt it will be any good. I'm planning on taking another trip up to NYC sometime in November. Nintendo World is over at Rockefeller Center.

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RE: Any good?
mhollis @ 10/25/2006 9:23:31 AM # Q
legodude, you should private message me if you think you're going to have any free time in NYC.

I posted the article. The store is fairly small (so it's not an Apple Store) and it has the Palm logo all over it (one cannot see inside yet). I think this is an attempt to create a bit of a buzz for their devices by taking a high-traffic area that offers them a chance to promote sales of their devices in ways the cellular phone companies don't and cannot. It is anyone's guess as to whether or not they'll actually make money through the store.

Nintendo World is over by 10 Rock just off 48th Street on the corner between Rockefeller Plaza and 48th. The Palm Store is just off 6th Avenue and has an entrance on 50th Street, as well as the interior of 30 Rock on the north side of the building. Their presence there seems to be all about image marketing, not so much sales (because retail space there is frightfully expensive).

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