Taking a quick step back – I noticed you’re carrying the Treo 750. How do you feel about what’s going on over at Palm these days?
In terms of what? There are a lot of things wrong with Palm.
Well, the fact that the Treo 750 would be delayed for the year? That confidence in Palm is constantly sliding? That a shipment of 680’s were shipped without their microphones connected? I guess I’m looking for your view on Palm as a whole.
I see. Well, I was never a Palm fan at all until the 700w, really. I’m not sure if the 750 is going to be delayed a year – I thought I read something saying that the 3rd quarter of the fiscal year of ’07 was soon, not actually 3rd quarter of ’07. But they managed to get out the 750v on Vodafone so they did their job. 680 is a piece of crap. I know people love Palm OS but come on! The thing is literally unchanged since what? 4 years ago! It cant do anything faster than EDGE, can’t multitask. It’s soo unstable. Give up the ghost, long live Microsoft! HTC manufactures Palm’s smartphones I believe, not sure if they messed that one up. I’m a huge HTC fan by the way.
BlackBerry doesn’t have a competitor as far as I’m concerned, besides themselves.
Are you talking in terms of enterprise or consumer? Do you think RIM has a chance in the consumer space?
Enterprise. Blackberry is there to stay. With the consumer, more people are adapting but they didn’t handle the T-Mobile Pearl launch right. And it is a tricky area they do not want to alienate their core customers, their bread and butter – corporate. But at the same time they are understanding the importace of the consumer market.