Friday, March 23, 2007

Palm Sales Up, Profits Down

Just another case of being first to market with a good product but unable to hold on to market share. (Maybe market share is a dumb concept). Rumors abound that MOTO is gonna buy Palm. Palm PDA's held off Handspring and iPaqs. But the combination of Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung and Microsoft were just too much. Plus discounting even the new Palm smart phone models. Chasing market share doesn't work any more. Look at Apple. They just make remarkable products and sell them at a profit. Market share is a pretty metric but you still have to make payroll. [Palm story]

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