SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 — Palm Inc., the maker of hand-held computers, has hired a top Silicon Valley software designer as it seeks to respond to the challenge posed by Apple’s new iPhone.
The designer, Paul Mercer, a former Apple computer engineer, began work three weeks ago at Palm on a line of new products, a company spokeswoman said, but she declined to comment further on the project.
Set the Wayback Machine, Sherman, to just four days ago:
Now, it takes a little but of time to turn that into products. It takes 2 years to design new products, and so you don’t see this control reflected immediately in the product line.
Now, Sherman, let’s set the Wayback Machine to February 13:
Palm, Inc, the maker of the Treo smart phone, will continue to focus on ease of use and reliability rather than design, Palm CEO Ed Colligan said in an interview at the 3GSM telecommunications trade show here.
“We think that will be a greater driver of purchases in the future,” he told MarketWatch in the interview. “We don’t want to follow design fads.”
So, Colligan, what’s happened to Rob Haitani?!!?
Relevant prior coverage on this blog:
Palm Computing: Self-Destruction By Self-Distraction
Oh, Palm. You Pack Of Eejits!
Palm Continues To Create Future iPhone Buyers
More iPhone Absolute Must-Reads
LifeDrive Notes: Cue Taps
Giving PalmOS The Joan Rivers Treatment
Errrr… Because Palm Be Eejits And Palm Desktop Ain’t No iTunes Store Neither!
Entering A Second Decade Of Disappointment, Deafness, And Doom From Those Eejits At Palm
iPhone Is LifeDrive II?
LifeDrive Notes: It Got No Luv
Two About LifeDrive
I Don’t Want A Treo, Dammit!
So, Are PDAs Really Really Dead?
Yesterday I Said (and Said and Said…)