Palm: struggling smartphone company to lay off workers


Palm has had a pretty up-and-down ride of it all, making some kickass PDAs and Palm OS back in the ’90s, and now responsible for the not-all-bad Treo and Centro smartphones, and yet struggling to do well in an increasingly crowded marketplace.

Thanks to the evolving direction of RIM’s BlackBerry handsets, now firmly being targeted at consumers and not just business suits, and the user-generated furore surrounding the iPhone, Palm is losing market share.

Putting a brave face on things, a spokeswoman for the company said that this was merely a consolidation of resources in order to focus more effectively on future innovation and products. There’s a new Palm operating system planned for the end of the year (not much time left, chaps), and an unnamed device coming in early 2009…

Palm announce new Treo 500v with Windows Mobile 6

palm%20treo%20front.JPG A new Treo! A new Treo! Not only that, but Susi from our sister-site Shiny Shiny will be getting her hands on it later today, and knowing her awesome video prowess, will no doubt have a video to show of it tomorrow too.

The Treo 500v has packed 3G/UMTS mobile internet plus that lovely, if clunky, Windows Mobile 6 OS into the handset, plus the usual full qwerty keyboard, large screen and video streaming capabilities. I’m already imagining catching Trisha on one during my lunch-break…

Palm teaser site promises new smartphone on September 12th

Palm are dangling the proverbial carrot infront of our noses, with a teaser site set up claiming a new Palm smartphone will be unveiled on the 12th of September. With only eight days to go, I don’t know how Palm-fans will be sleeping at night.

There’s speculation rising all over the internet as to what the phone will be, but the general consensus seems to be that it’ll be the Centro….