As they get ready for CES 2009, some information was leaked as to what they'll be presenting on the show:
- "the goal is to create products that bridge the gap between Research In Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry devices, oriented to work and e-mail, and Apple's iPhone, oriented to fun."
- The article implies that the platform would be capable of acting as an OS for not only smartphones, but gameboy like consoles and e-book readers.
- Palm believes they can grab 2% of the market; that RIM will dominate the majority of share and the iPhone will have 10%.
- The OS would also help phones make "smarter use of data about you. For example, your smartphone could send you an e-mail the day before your next business trip, advising you on the weather conditions in your destination city."
At least they admitted that they won't be able to beat the giants (Blackberrry and the iPhone), therefore targetting what's left. It sounds bad that a company is willing to take in scraps, but I think this is one way of saying:
Undercommit, but overdeliver.
And if somehow they overacheive their targets for next year, that'll be good news for them and their stockholders.