Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Is it the phone guys that know how to do phones or is it the Apple guys?

Palm cancels the Foleo - a doomed project from day one:

Palm Kills The Foleo via Engadget

Just a few months back, Ed Colligan, CEO of Palm had this to say about Palm's expertise vs Apple's:

“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone,” he said. “PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.”

Ed ...PDA and Phone guys are not just going to figure out how to do laptops. They're not going to just walk in.

The Foleo is essentially a UMPC - another dead project for small laptops that no PC manufacturer seems to be able to get off the ground.

Meanwhile ... reports indicate Apple sold the most smartphone cellphones by model of any smartphone during the month of July (1.8%) ... beating Palm handily.

1 comment:

I am a lover of children's literature said...

The CEO of Palm should know better: Apple and Steve Jobs are not just another CEO and computer outfit and to think of them as such is the hight of foolishness.

Personally, I think I rather do battle with an African lion, ragging elephant and a giant Nile crocodile than to go up against Jobs and company.

I think the CEO of Palm will now think twice before making such statements (about Apple anyway) in the future. Well, he will if he is smart that is?