If you ask anyone about their Palm Treo, they either love it or they break into a litany of woes about the device. Since I have given up on the device, it is hard to speak from personal experience. Katie, dropped Treo in favor of a Blackberry and there were at least five other people who did the same. As we have read and reported time and again, Treo has issues. Especially some of the new ones – and those issues have become AN ISSUE for Palm. The company today warned that its sales for the fiscal first quarter will be lower than what it was expecting.
“We will soon address the market dynamics responsible for our first quarter revenue shortfall with two major product launches, one that improves our pricing position and both which extend our carrier relationships to global markets,” said Ed Colligan, Palm president and chief executive officer.
A case of too little, too late? Quality issues leading to customer defection, combined with increase competition from Nokia (E-Series phones), Motorola (Q), Danger (Sidekick 3) and RIM (Pebble) equals trouble! Thoughts?