Palm hints to new devices coming "in the next year"

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Palm hints to new devices coming
With the final details being ironed out between Palm and HP, some are still questioning whether or not the long time smartphone maker would even have an inkling of making another webOS powered handset in the near future. As we moved pass the anniversary of the Palm Pre's launch with Sprint, Palm's handset offerings are starting to look a bit stale when we see other contemporary handsets outshine the luster that once accompanied the Pre. During a developers webinar hosted by AT&T, there was a Palm rep that let slip out some interesting news regarding their plans for future devices. One would've imagined that HP would be in control and use their strength to bring about a handset quickly to the market, however, it would seem as though there is going to be a substantial gap between now and the time we see any new hardware come out. When asked if there were plans to release new devices this year, a Palm representative at the webinar said, “I'm not allowed to talk about future roadmaps, especially because we're in the process of being acquired by HP, so I can't say. But yes we have a road map. We are working on future devices. And [a] new version of the OS. So I think, you're going to find the next year very exciting.” Naturally there would be a lot of people filled with excitement over this, but their choice of saying 'the next year,” can dash some hopes seeing that it could be roughly a twelve month time frame before something is seen. Thankfully it doesn't mean just one single handset is in the works as they mentioned specifically that they're working on future devices.

via PreCentral

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8 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Palm c40 in sprints computer already

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unless they have some palm based "superphone" comming out soon to compete with the iphone4 and android its going to be long forgotten. its already way behind the other OSs in sales and apps. these huge gaps arent exactly helping it.

3. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I like palm's one-phone-per-blue-moon business model. As they say, "Slow and steady wins the race." you better watch out Bada and first else!

4. bronxbomber

Posts: 82; Member since: Apr 10, 2009

i dont think palm will ever surpass the iphone or android but its a nice platform and its great for the consumer to have another choice available. i do hope they make their hardware alot better and do something about getting alot more apps. apps have become just like porn....a billion dollar industry.

5. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

palm made a mistake announcing their phone too early the first time, and worse the end product was only at par - many would say less than - the smartphones around back then, and again they're taking their time for the next device, i truly hope the new devices will be worth waiting for, otherwise, seeing how the android and iphone are progressing, there's close to no hope for palm to win back market...

6. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Palm needs to get a new device out in the market. it's taken way too long for the WebOS devices to get on the other carriers. Palm needs to get a device on the market...its gotta be extra good...lots of apps and lots of incentives for developers, developers, developers...apps, apps, apps

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

apps wont come until people buy it more. people wont buy it more until it looks more like an evo, iphone, or droid.

8. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

this best be a giant leap from the pixi and the pre HP, or don't bother making it.

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