Fox Business Interviews Roger McNamee

McNamee FoxElevation's Roger McNamee says this weekends Palm Pre launch was "a dream come true" for him and Palm Inc. In a new interview on the Fox Business Channel, McNamee gives his thoughts on Palm's turnaround, the Pre's potential and of course his take on this weekends Pre kickoff.

The eight minute video is a good watch and is embedded after the break. The interviewer tries to bring up Apple competition a couple of times and the always entertaining McNamee gives a demo of the Pre's nasal decongestant functionality as well.

Thanks to EverythingPre for the tip.

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You can say what you want, but...

Gazpacho @ 6/9/2009 11:59:13 AM # Q
I like this Roger guy. He's relaxed, funny, and appears to know what he's talking about.

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Smart Guy

trophyofgrace @ 6/9/2009 7:54:17 PM # Q
He really knows what he's talking about. I don't know how much of the interview was scripted and rehearsed, but he seems really passionate about the Pre.

He's going about it with the right attitude; there's room for everyone. Everything he said made sense. I think Palm has a bright future.
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The 'new' Palm.

twrock @ 6/10/2009 5:19:23 AM # Q
"It's a startup inside an established company."
"Whenever you start from scratch...."

Yep, that's exactly how I've been looking at the launch of the Pre and webOS. I think they've gotten a lot of mileage from the Palm name. That's been an advantage a lot of "startups" don't have.

If this product from this "new" company is what you've been waiting for, I guess you're in luck. I'm not yet seeing that there's a good "synergy" between my needs and the Pre/webOS solution. But as usual, YMMV.

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Nice to See the Hyperbole Tempered

2klbs @ 6/10/2009 1:04:49 PM # Q
I was hesitant to take the time to watch this after seeing his previous Tom Cruise-like evangelism on the late night circuit and even up to the Mossberg interview, but I'm glad I did. His measured but enthusiastic approach in this interview goes a long way father towards justifying his vision of a new foothold for Palm.

After taking in the launch and resulting news/conjecture about launch "success" metrics, it was nice to see him take a step back and spend some time reiterating he perspective and strategy. Specifically giving credit to Apple and their success and Palm's goal of carving its own niche is restores some credibility lost with his past ravings about a mass exodus from the iPhone base.
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RE: Nice to See the Hyperbole Tempered
brum @ 6/10/2009 8:22:49 PM # Q
Great video, Roger is no doofus.
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