“Motorola Droid’s lukewarm splashdown in the smartphone market may have caused only ripples at rivals Apple and Research In Motion, but it may have tossed Palm (PALM Quote) out of the pool,” Scott Moritz reports for TheStreet.com.
“Motorola’s Droid, the big touch-screen phone that made its closely watched sales debut at Verizon stores earlier this month, arrived to a mixed reception. It was quickly apparent that the $200 device, powered by Google Android technology, wasn’t going to immediately — or possibly ever — knock the iPhone off its pedestal,” Moritz reports.
MacDailyNews Take: That much was obvious regardless of what Motorola produced.
Moritz continues, “Droid is many things, but it isn’t a blockbuster… But the Pre phone at Sprint started with less than a bang and has been nothing but a whimper since. The Droid’s arrival has effectively crowded Palm out of market. And whatever the Droid didn’t accomplish, Pre’s price cuts and the cheaper Pixi phone will.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Yup, in this headline, you get two, count ’em, two “beleaguereds” for the price of one; just like BlackBerries at Verizon.