Palm will resume Pre and Pixi production after the Chinese New Year

Palm will resume Pre and Pixi production after the Chinese New Year
After hearing about some disappointing sales news from an analyst about Verizon Palm Pre and Pixi units, one would think that it could have an ominous repercussion with the future of Palm. Add in the news regarding a potential takeover bid that could see the smartphone maker on the fence; it leaves very little to be optimistic about their future. The latest round of news is somewhat of a departure and is a bit soothing after all the commotion it was able to stir up. Research firm OTR Global really had people wondering about the future after a report claimed that Palm ordered all Pre and Pixi production were to cease – potentially jump starting the end for Palm. Fortunately though, someone jumped the gun and didn't pay close attention to the calendar or verified with Palm. The team over at Engadget was able to clear things up a lot amidst an aura of confusion about the report – it seems like Palm ordered the halt for the Chinese New Year that's happening on the 14th; with production to go live again at the end of the month. Although Verizon Palm sales may not be where it should when compared to Sprint's launch, Palm is ramping up production early in the year to cover the downtime that's expected to happen – the availability of handsets won't be affected.

source: Engadget

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5 Comments

1. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..desperate sales don't mean put all yer eggs in one holiday basket

2. chupum

Posts: 115; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Strong advertising is going to be a part of stronger sales. Verizon hasn't really advertised this phone.

3. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Verizon doesn't need to advertise this phone. It sucks.

4. phonatik

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 09, 2009

Unless you don't own one of these devices, I would advice you not to say anything...! I think it's a great device no questions asked. I own one, it's the best os in the market and I do agree with chupum that Big Red hasn't really advertise this phone like it should. What ever the case might be, I strongly recommend this phone to anybody...

5. Truth

Posts: 62; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

It is the best os for looks and navigation and the way it handles the apps w/ card view and such. Some things are a bit disappointing though. When compared to the droid the slower web browser is disappointing. The smaller selection of apps is also a negative. There also seems to be a little lag when launching any apps. Even with the best os on the market it is a bit of a let down. Combine that with a saturated smartphone market and not too many differentiating features = a phone that fits a small niche. Mainly consumers who want a better organizer on their phone and or are loyal to the palm brand. Not to say there will not be new adopters to the palm/webos but that sales will be slow

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