Palm Responds to the iPhone

John Markoff reporting in The New York Times:

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.

I say: PDA guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in. Joking aside, why would Palm wait until now to start a project like this? Shouldn’t they have done this three or four years ago?

Friday, 9 March 2007