Thread: Buh-bye Palm!
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Old 08-18-2011, 03:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buh-bye Palm!

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Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
They had a wonderful first mover advantage, with a strong and loyal customer base. Palm forgot how to innovate, and HP had no idea what to do with it.

I hope some folks in Waterloo are paying attention.
You could very easily replace Palm with RIM as RIM seems to be following the Palm playbook to a tee.

Similarities:
Palm was an early leader in the smartphone arena, RIM was a leader in the smartphone area.
Palm stagnated with both their software and hardware, promised new OS and hardware was coming, delays followed. RIM, the same.
Palm develops a tablet (folio) that need to tether with Palm device, RIM introduces Playbook, early models need to tether with BB device. Folio never ships, Playbook is a flop.
Palm's new OS finally emerges, too little too late, Palm is sold to HP, HP buries WebOS, RIM's OS finally ships...

See where I'm going.

Last edited by ArgonNJ : 08-18-2011 at 03:53 PM.
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