That’s the number of months it took Palm, Inc. to go from the
darling of International CES 2009 to a mere shadow of itself, a
nearly anonymous division inside the HP machine without a hardware
program and without the confidence of its owners. Thirty-one
months is just barely longer than a typical American mobile phone
The following is an account of Palm’s ascent prior to the launch
of the Pre, the subsequent decline, and eventual end, assembled
through interviews with a number of current and former employees.