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Acquired byHewlett-Packard
Price$1.2B
Date7/2010
Acquired by3Com
Date6/1997

General Information

Websitepalm.com
CategoryMobile/Wireless
Employees
Founded1992
DescriptionSmartphone and PDA Manufacturer

Offices

Sunnyvale, USA
950 W. Maude Ave
Sunnyvale, CA, 94085
USA

People

CEO
Board Member

Acquisitions

Lampdesk, 9/2007

Funding

TOTAL $100M
FUNDING TOTAL $100M
Series C, 12/2008
Elevation Partners
$100M

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Palm

Palm, Inc. was a leading mobile products company, creating instinctive yet powerful mobile products that enabled people to better manage their lives on the go. The company’s products for consumers, mobile professionals and businesses included Palm Treo and Centro smartphones and Palm handheld computers, as well as software, services and accessories.

In July 2010, Palm was acquired by HP. The Palm brand was subsequently discontinued upon the introduction of webOS products under the HP brand.

Recent Milestones

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    Palm — Harbinger Capital Takes a 9.5% Stake in Palm (pre-sale) (4/15/10)
    Posted 4/19/10 at 7:57am via businessinsider.com
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    Palm added Daniel Ljunggren as Senior Director, Product Management. (4/1/10)
    Posted 6/19/13 at 3:58pm
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    Palm added Jonathan Rubinstein as CEO. (6/1/09)
    Posted 10/22/13 at 12:29am
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    Palm received $100M in Series C funding. (12/23/08)
    Posted 12/24/08 at 5:53pm via pehub.com
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    Palm added Lynn Foxymax as VP, Corporate Communications. (1/1/08)
    Posted 9/2/10 at 4:47pm
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    Palm added Chris McKillop as Sr. Director, webOS Linux. (9/1/07)
    Posted 9/18/10 at 9:18am
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    Palm acquired Lampdesk. (9/1/07)
    Posted 3/21/14 at 1:42pm via theverge.com
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    Palm added Rajan Bala as Senior Manager - Wireless Drivers & BSP. (6/21/07)
    Posted 1/14/14 at 9:39am
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    Palm added Brodie Keast as Senior Vice President, Marketing. (1/1/06)
    Posted 5/19/13 at 11:51am
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    Palm added Justin Thesiger as European Account Director. (1/1/05)
    Posted 5/29/13 at 8:59am
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    Palm added Brian Frank as Product Manager. (1/1/02)
    Posted 6/16/13 at 9:19pm
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    Palm added Todd Bradley as CEO. (1/1/01)
    Posted 7/1/13 at 6:45am
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    Palm added Doug Solomon as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. (1/1/00)
    Posted 7/26/12 at 8:15am
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    Palm added Judy Bruner as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. (9/1/99)
    Posted 12/24/13 at 8:42am
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    Palm added Christy Wyatt as Sr Director, OS Licensing. (8/1/99)
    Posted 7/1/13 at 2:24am
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    Palm was acquired by 3Com. (6/1/97)
    Posted 7/29/11 at 8:57am via cnet.com

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Products

Palm Pixi

Websitepalm.com
StageLive
Launch DateNovember, 2009

The Palm Pixi, also called the “EOS”, was broken by TechCrunch in April 2009. It has also been called the “Castle”, and the “Mini-Pre”.

The Pixi has the same WebOS operating system and software as the Palm Pre, but in a smaller candy-bar form factor at a $99 price point.

Pixi Specs:

  • Width: 55.0mm (2.17 inches)
  • Height: 111.0mm (4.37 inches)
  • Thickness: 10.85mm (0.43 inches)
  • 92.5 grams (3.26 ounces)
  • 2.63-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 18-bit color, 320x400 resolution Sub-HVGA display
  • Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • 2-megapixel camera with LED flash and geotagging
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV
  • Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
  • 8GB (~7GB user available)
  • Battery life: Up to 5.2 hours talk time, 350 hours standby time
  • 3.5mm stereo

Sensors:

  • Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity
  • Built-in GPS

The Palm Pixi is availalbe on the Sprint Network.

Palm Pre

Websitepalm.com/us/products/phones/pre/...
Launch DateJune 6, 2008

CrunchGear first broke the news of the Palm Pre on January 4, 2009.

The Palm Pre is the first non-Apple phone to incorporate a multi-touch interface.

The Pre uses the Palm® Synergy™ feature to bring your Outlook®, Google, and Facebook® calendars together for one logical view of your day. And if you have the same contacts in different places, Pre can link them together, making it easy to find the information you need.

Things like text messages and calendar appointments appear as notifications at the bottom of the screen. You’ll know what’s going on without being completely interrupted or losing your train of thought.

The Universal Search application: Simply start typing to begin searching your contacts, applications, Google, or even Wikipedia. Universal search narrows down the possible results as you type, so it’s easier to find what you need.

Thanks to Synergy, all your conversations with the same person are grouped together in one chat-style view. (Even if it started in IM, for example, and you want to reply with text.) You can also see who’s online right from contacts, and start a new conversation with just one touch.

Slide out the keyboard for faster and easier texting. Close it up and rotate Pre for music, websites, photos, and videos in full widescreen.

Details: Operating system: Palm® webOS™ Network: 3G EVDO Rev A Display: 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320x480 Resolution HVGA display Keyboard: Physical QWERTY keyboard Email: Microsoft Outlook® email with Microsoft® Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc). Messaging: Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS GPS: Built-in GPS Digital camera: 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field Sensors: Ambient light, accelerometer, and proximity Media formats supported: Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 Image Formats: GIF, Animated GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, 802.1X authentication Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support Memory: 8GB of user storage (~7.4GB user available) USB mass storage support Phone as laptop modem: Bluetooth tethering Connector: MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Headphone jack: 3.5mm stereo Dimensions: Width: 59.5mm (2.3 inches) Height: 100.5mm (3.9 inches) Thickness: 16.95mm (0.67 inches) Weight: 135 grams (4.76 ounces)

Palm screenshot
Palm Pre Palm Pre Palm Pre
Palm Pre

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Palm webOS

Palm webOS is an intuitive operating system helping users stay connected to web-based information, whether it’s an email address from Microsoft® Office Outlook® or a Google™ calendar event.3 And it groups similar things together for you, so all that information is easier to use.

The Palm Pre released in June 2009 was the first device to integrate webOS. Palm Pixi released in November 2009 is the second device.

Palm screenshot
Above: Palm webOS Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/25/10
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Above: Palm webOS Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 2/25/10

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Sources

  1. Investors bless 3Com-USR merger (news.cnet.com) [edit]
  2. theverge.com [edit]
  3. Elevation Partners Invests $100 Million in Palm (pehub.com) [edit]
  4. businessinsider.com [edit]
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