Forbes.com just recently posted an interview with Palm CEO Ed Colligan in an article about mobile etiquette. It’s not interesting so much for what he says (“blah blah, Palm’s the best.”) but for who he focus on. Colligan spends most of his time talking about Nokia and Motorola, and mentions RIM only in passing. Is this a sign that Palm has shifted its focus from RIM to the other mobile heavyweights as its main competition? Makes a bit of sense, as Treos are really PDAs and RIM seems more focused on sexy smartphones than anything else right now. Here’s what he had to say.
On Palm’s response to the Q:
Well, weâ€™re making great products that people love to use. I think youâ€™ll also find [with] the Q enormous return rates, people that are disappointed with its usability. The only thing we can do is focus on what we do best, which is simple, fast, reliable products that people love to use.
On not winning:
Itâ€™s not a winner-take-all game. We donâ€™t have to vanquish Motorola or Nokia to be successful. We can have enormous success [with] this company while they continue to have success, and the same with RIM. So we really think as we look at our strategic options that the best opportunity is to execute against our plan, and thatâ€™s what weâ€™re going to do.