“In this thread in our TreoCentral forums, user TreoNeo cited an anonymous source, telling him that Palm intends to close down their retail shops [31 locations, most of them in airports] by the end of the month. After seeing the story pick up some traction in the blogosphere we decided to check in with Palm to see if they’d confirm the rumor,” Dieter Bohn reports for TreoCentral.
A spokesperson from Palm got back to us:
“We continue to focus our company around core business initiatives and are consolidating more resources behind fewer programs in order to compete most effectively and build world-class, category-defining mobile solutions. We have therefore made the decision to close our retail stores.”
Full article here.
We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone. PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in. – Palm CEO Ed Colligan, commenting on then-rumored Apple iPhone, Nov. 16, 2006