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Photos of Palm's New NYC Retail Store

We've got a photo gallery of Palm's new flagship retail store at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The Rockefeller Center retail store is located directly across from the Radio City Music Hall on 74 W. 50th St. in Midtown Manhattan.

The store carries Palm's entire product portfolio of smartphones, handhelds, mobile managers and accessories, it will also feature live demonstrations and activations on three major U.S. carriers. Palm views the new location as a way to introduce Palm smartphones and handhelds beyond Palm's core customers of mostly business professionals to a broader group of consumers.

Palm NYC Retail store

Palm NYC Retail store

Palm NYC Retail store

Palm NYC Retail store

Palm NYC Retail store

Palm NYC Retail store

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Wow - that's a LOT of security cameras!

SeldomVisitor @ 12/12/2006 2:28:06 PM # Q
I'm impressed with the number of security cameras visible in the photos.

I'm for SURE not a New Yorker - is that the norm!?

Yikes!

[store looks kinda dinky for a "flagship" but, then again, someone somewhere posted that it was 600 square feet - looks about right.]

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Ahem - Marketing not one of PALM's strong points, eh?

SeldomVisitor @ 12/12/2006 2:31:05 PM # Q
Made the prior comment immediately after glancing at the photos but ya wanna know something else?

Those windows should NOT be blocked by those posters - makes the store look decidedly uninviting.


RE: Ahem - Marketing not one of PALM's strong points, eh?
SeldomVisitor @ 12/13/2006 8:40:30 AM # Q
Looks like someone over on TreoCentral "replied" to this subthread:

> ...(Which is why they won't take the banners down. You can't
> put up a billboard in Manhattan, but you can hang a banner in
> your store.)...

-- http://discussion.treocentral.com/showthread.php?t=131291

However, be that as it may, I think those banners should be moved from blocking the windows - that store looks VERY uninviting like that.

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Stools?

hkklife @ 12/12/2006 3:16:06 PM # Q
#1 I'd like--nay, LOVE to have one of those orange stools in my den. I actually quite like the understated "palm" logo on the exterior facade of the store.

#2 Are those employees behind the counters cashiers or just bored sales staff or is there some kind of a "Palm Genius Bar" within the store?

#3 Finally, why do we keep seeing "entire product portfolio of smartphones, handhelds, mobile managers and accessories" mentioned in the press materials?

Did no one @ Palm notice that the "mobile manager" category consists of exactly one (now discontinued) product wearing the old branding & logo? I suppose that's Palm's way of saying tons of unsold LD inventory still exists in the channel. Besides, it makes for a more impressive-looking lineup to keep the LD listed as long as possible.

The LifeDrive is indeed the Bernie Lomax of Palm's product line!

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

RE: Stools?
hoodoo @ 12/12/2006 3:58:41 PM # Q
Haha, your Bernie Lomax line is a classic. :)

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What I'd like to see.

JonAcheson @ 12/12/2006 4:39:51 PM # Q
You know what I'd like to see at the Palm store? A service desk, where I could get the battery replaced in my Tungsten E while I wait. Or have a broken screen replaced.

If the watch place in the mall can do it, why can't Palm?

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."

RE: What I'd like to see. DREAM ON, BUBBA. (What r u smoking?)
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 12/13/2006 12:32:36 AM # Q
You know what I'd like to see at the Palm store? A service desk, where I could get the battery replaced in my Tungsten E while I wait. Or have a broken screen replaced.

If the watch place in the mall can do it, why can't Palm?

Why would Palm want to do this (prolong the life of your old PDA) when they could just sell you another fresh, expensive device instead? Simple economics, Bubba.


TVoR

RE: What I'd like to see.
JonAcheson @ 12/13/2006 8:17:28 AM # Q
Don't call me bubba, troll.

"All opinions posted are my own, and not those of my employers, who are appalled."
RE: What I'd like to see.
The_Voice_of_Reason @ 12/13/2006 9:22:14 PM # Q
Don't call me bubba, troll.

I'll call you whatever I want to, Bubba. The only troll here is waiting for you in the mirror. Run to the dumba$$. Now.

TVoR

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Still no latestest releases?

Sonic Boom @ 12/13/2006 5:02:03 AM # Q
Still no 750 ?
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WAITAMINUTE! Where are the 'interactive displays'?

SeldomVisitor @ 12/13/2006 8:42:52 AM # Q
Shouldn't the "flagship" store have one of those "haven't seen anyone else use them" interactive "posters" that have a large TREO but with a real display that can be pinged via SMS?

I wonder if they're buggy?

Or hackable? (giggle)

Or the purest of vaporware?

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