Posted By RichC on November 20, 2009
Neither Palm or Sprint can be happy seeing the recently released (11/15/2009) Palm Pixi being heavily discounted by big box retailers who are handling their new “mass appear” smartphone product. The struggling Palm has had good press and reviews for its sleek Palm Pre and was no doubt hoping to build on the buzz with its new lower priced model the Palm Pixi. (see WSJ article)
Unfortunately the smartphone market, dominated by the AT&T marketed Apple iPhone, has become crowded in recent months as other companies look to capitalize on the trending higher powered handheld devices. Many question if there will be enough room for all the players and multiple platforms to survive. The coming year will more than likely mean sink or swim for Palm … or perhaps a Nokia takeover?