Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Nov 2009 16:15 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless This weekend, Palm launched its second webOS phone, the Palm Pixi. At the same time, the company also released webOS 1.3.1 for Pre owners in the US (other countries will follow later this month). At the same time, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein talked to The New York Times about his company.
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RE: Wrong direction with Pixi
by bousozoku on Tue 17th Nov 2009 06:54 UTC in reply to "Wrong direction with Pixi"
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I can't help but think that Palm went in the wrong direction with the Pixi. Did the Pre really need a low-end sibling? It seems to me that Palm would have been better served developing a Pre 2.0. I get the desire to make a cheaper phone, but the faster/cheaper/smaller progression of hardware would have made the Pre low-end by sometime next year. For a device that started at $200 with contract, there isn't much of a window for a lower end device 5 months later.

It seems a good move to me. There are a lot of teenagers going after smart phones but they don't care about WiFi, but they want a quick way to surf the web and send SMS/text messages. A lot of times, they end up with feature phones, as they call them, because of the price.

If Pixi is US$50 more or the same price as the higher priced feature phones, it's a fairly easy choice. The Palm Centro has sold well because of the US$99 price point.

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