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Radio Shack to drop Palm phones

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 Apr 2010 18:13 User comments (9)

Radio Shack to drop Palm phones According to a blurb in Barron's, Radio Shack will begin to phase out its available Palm Pre and Pixi supply for two new smartphones.
Sprint, the carrier of the phones, has confirmed the new move:

"This is in line with Radio Shack’s normal product planning process - there is a designated amount of space in stores for handsets and they work to keep the line up of devices as current as possible,"
says Sprint spokesman Scott Sloat.

It is unclear what two phones will replace the Palm devices, but Sloat says one will be "a BlackBerry device" and the other will be a "message-centric device."

Palm, the struggling smartphone maker that has put itself up for sale in a last-ditch effort to avoid possible imminent bankruptcy, has seen its share price collapse over the past few months, and just this week reported that Michael Abbott, their software and services chief has resigned, another blow to the company's future.

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9 user comments

119.4.2010 18:25

Dropping them will dramatically reduce their chances of functioning.
I didn't read the article but I'm sure that the topic is to be taken literally. ^_^

220.4.2010 0:43

I don't think that any Palm device is likely to function, at least not very much.

320.4.2010 11:34

umm only sprints palm pre, not verisons palm pre plus. mega hintage that palm are either bringing out a new device on sprint or the palm pre plus on sprint.

420.4.2010 23:37

They need to just drop the whole Palm name...just about everyone has owned one or known someone who owned one, and I don't think they have ever made a good device, so the name is just completely toxic at this point...they need to drop the name, drop the OS, and make a nice Android phone...then MAYBE they can hang on.

521.4.2010 0:34

yuo realise webos is recognised as having one of, if not he the best smartphone os currently?

622.4.2010 14:05
sheri1983
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Originally posted by shaffaaf:
yuo realise webos is recognised as having one of, if not he the best smartphone os currently?
You're kidding, right?

723.4.2010 11:55

Originally posted by sheri1983:
Originally posted by shaffaaf:
yuo realise webos is recognised as having one of, if not he the best smartphone os currently?
You're kidding, right?
and why the hell would i be joking?

yes the hardware isnt great, but the OS is just magical. if there was a tablet OS, this would be it. and on a smarphone it blows the others out of the water. im not saying they are bad (okay the iphone OS is crap) but even android (which is the the 2nd best IMO) cant top webos.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2010 @ 11:56

823.4.2010 12:15
sheri1983
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Originally posted by shaffaaf:
the OS is just magical ... but even android (which is the the 2nd best IMO) cant top webos.
Good luck with your campaign! Let me know how it works out for ya! :)
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 23 Apr 2010 @ 12:17

923.4.2010 12:22

haha, im trying. even if its just me left hiosting the company thats about to fall over die, ill try.

seriously couldnt give a crap about palm though. just webos. hell if google bought the os form palm ill jump to whoever makes the next webios device.

this is why i want leveno or HTC to buy palm. HTCs hardware is gold. match it with this OS and its geek heaven. and look what leveno have done for the thinkpad? the whole line up since they bought it from IBM have been amazing. very top notch. and lephone from them looks bloody brilliant, in its shell its got a hysical kb and you can take it out and have it as a virtual kb device. their concpets, hardware and money thrown at webos would alos be a superb match.

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