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"Five reasons for Palm's slide"

Palm logo Ed Colligan

Palm sure doesn't seem as, um, Palmy anymore with the whole, you know, Windows Mobile on a Treo thing. Obviously the company will live on, but with the very future of the OS in peril it seems like something must have gone rather wrong at Palm to bring this once proud handheld manufacturer so low. An article over at ZDNet by Mike Singer has one opinion of what happened, citing a slow move towards useful wireless, lacking corporate features, some silly company restructuring, the loss of founders Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky, and a couple of flubbed product launches that ending up stranding existing inventory of products on the clearance rack of no return. Seems pretty spot on. Now if you'll excuse us, we're going to go have a talk with our Treo 650 and try to convince him that it's not his fault, sometimes two companies just don't love each other anymore but that doesn't mean they'll ever stop loving him.

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