palmOne Opening Smartphone Engineering Center in Dublin

palmOne today announced it will open an engineering centre in Dublin, Ireland, the company's first such facility in Europe. The centre will focus on core, leading-edge mobile technology to help palmOne accelerate the delivery of next-generation smartphones to European carriers and their customers.

"One of our corporate initiatives is to deliver more smartphones to more carriers faster," said Ed Colligan, palmOne president and interim chief executive officer. "We're delighted to announce this expansion of our engineering efforts in Europe. We're confident the developments out of Dublin will benefit future Treo smartphones sold to carriers and customers around the world."

Francois Bornibus, vice president, palmOne EMEA, said, "The European carriers are known for cutting-edge technology including the introduction of 3G networks and advanced messaging applications, and this centre will help the company align its products to take best advantage of high-speed networks being deployed in Europe."

This announcement illustrates the strength of palmOne's commitment to Europe, one of the world's premier markets in the deployment of next-generation wireless networks. The European Centre will be located in Swords, near Dublin's International airport, and is scheduled to open in summer 2005.

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Good luck, Ed

mikecane @ 3/24/2005 3:00:15 PM # Q
I hope it works out for you.

Some people can get excited about cellphones, I guess...

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RE: Good luck, Ed
Masamune @ 3/24/2005 5:34:30 PM # Q
It's nice to have some relatively local news concerning PalmOne's business adventures. It has to be said, Europe churns out new mobiles and mobile technology at a phenomenal rate. It could be a good environment for development.

RE: Good luck, Ed
e_tellurian @ 3/24/2005 8:44:37 PM # Q
Some see much interactive work in the future.

Every phone needs a wallet. Wallets are not replaced very often but they do need to keep working.



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RE: Good luck, Ed
RhinoSteve @ 3/24/2005 9:11:10 PM # Q
Good move! Keep the budget in Euros and get qucker feedback from an engineering crew that knows the European cell phone market. I wonder how many Yanks are going to head out for this job?
RE: Good luck, Ed
e_tellurian @ 3/24/2005 9:32:10 PM # Q
More interaction?

If Dublin link up with some folks in Scandinavia they will have more work too.



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