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Apple To Palm: Get Bent

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July 16, 2009 – Comments (1) | RELATED TICKERS: AAPL , PALM.DL2

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071600811.html

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10287709-1.html

One of the major announcements from Palm was that the Pre would have iTunes synch capability. Since the lead designer for the phone (Rubinstein) was arguably the mind behind the iPod, it made sense he'd try integrating such a feature.

Whoops, looks like Apple doesn't look to play fair with its upstart rival. Maybe Elevation Partners (The VC predominantly invested in Palm) Roger McNamee shouldn't have made all those quotes like "[The Pre] eats the iPhone for breakfast" and "June 29, 2009, is the two-year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone. Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later."

Hmmm, looks like Apple wasn't amused. We'll have an article on the event up later today on Fool.com.

 

Source on quote: http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/06/ce-oh-no-he-didnt-part-lix-elevations-mcnamee-predicts-death/

(Also, doesn't he look like the creepy scientist from Independence Day? C'mon... Someone has to know what I'm talking about.)

 

-- Eric

1 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On July 16, 2009 at 11:25 AM, caterpillar10 wrote:

from the where they are the smartest thing apple could do is ignore palm since anything they say or do is free publicity for the pre. but iv'e worked in to many tech outfits to know these folks loooove hearing themselves run their mouths playing hardball and swingin' their skips around the room waaaay to much for that:-)

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