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Old 08-18-2003, 02:00 PM
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Default Palm Changes Name To PalmOne

http://palmone.com

Palm, Inc. is getting closer to their split. PalmSource has been the name of the software solution group for months now. The hardware company, internally called Palm Solutions has been officially renamed PalmOne.

"The name palmOne was chosen following interviews with a broad spectrum of Palm customers, partners, employees, naming consultants and industry influencers. When people inside and outside the company reflect on Palm’s essence, three ideas emerged consistently:

• the company’s heritage as a pioneer in handheld computing;
• Palm’s worldwide leadership, which it has retained despite an influx of competitors; and
• the conviction that Palm always would place customers first, thereby delivering what matters most to them."

Gets you right here doesn't it? {sniff}



You can read more about it in their press release. Doesn't really matter. Everything that fits in your hand that remotely resembles a PDA is still called a Palm Pilot. :roll:

You know, I wasn't planning on doing this, but this one just sticks in my craw. "The conviction that Palm always would place customers first, thereby delivering what matters most to them." When did they start doing that? It must have been sometime after they were dragged kicking and screaming into offering storage cards on their devices, color screens, voice recording, more than 2MB of RAM, etc. :? There is no question that in the PDA world, they were the last OEM to offer those, regardless of the operating system.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:15 PM
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Still easier to say than 'Windows Mobile .Net 2003 for Smart Thingies with Compact Framework that go Ping' :lol:
 
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:16 PM
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Usually companies only change there name AFTER they go bankrupt and then they start up fresh having dodged all of their creditors they then create a new name and start all over again.

I guess Palm just wanted to save some time...
 
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:28 PM
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Default Another example of lies from corporate America

I know what you are saying Ed! It makes me angry when companies just outright lie to people. It's like Verizon Wireless saying "We never stop working for you" and Sprint saying they have the best nationwide network and mortgage companies saying how they really care about their customers.

Most of corporate America really thinks the people of this country are stupid morons. Let's just take a guess at how much money they spent on polling everyone on the name "PalmOne". Had to be upwards of two Million dollars. I wonder how many people could have kept their jobs for that much money wasted. Don't get me wrong, it's not just Palm but all of corporate America.

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Old 08-18-2003, 02:29 PM
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All corporate BS if you ask me. It's still the same ****ty company making the same old devices. Why don't they just roll over and die?

It's eat or be eaten out there. You can't play ball with the big guys with such ****ty hardware as Palm makes these days. I can pick up a HP Ipaq 1915 for less then even a discounted Tungsten T, and I still get a lot more features. Hell, my two year old Jornada can do more then the newest palms! I don't see those new Tungstens playing Quake.. Do you?

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See? Palm agrees with me! Look at palm.com: there's a big pic that says..

"PalmOne. New name, same great handhelds. "

Which ones would that be then Palm?
 
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: Another example of lies from corporate America

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Most of corporate America really thinks the people of this country are stupid morons.
Well people here do watch a lot of reality TV.
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Old 08-18-2003, 02:35 PM
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Default Re: Another example of lies from corporate America

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I know what you are saying Ed! It makes me angry when companies just outright lie to people. It's like Verizon Wireless saying "We never stop working for you" and Sprint saying they have the best nationwide network and mortgage companies saying how they really care about their customers.
- Derek
Why bother trying to actually provide good customer service when you can just advertise that you do? Whenever I see an ad for a company saying they offer good customer service, I usually take it as a warning that they don't have it. Good service speaks for itself and does not need to be advertised. Offhand, I can think of only two retail companies anad a few resturants that I think consistently provide me with good customer service - None of which advertise that they have good service.

I started an off topic thread on what companies I think provide good service here - http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/foru...=151687#151687
 
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:16 PM
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So now we will have, um,
  • Palm One Three
    Palm One Five
    Palm One Seven
    Palm One Five Double Zero
    Palm One Five Zero Five
    Palm One Five One Five
    Palm One Tungsten (Translated: Palm One heavy stone - Tungsten=nordic=heavy stone)
    Palm One Tungsten T Two
What will they do when they slip down to number two? Do i hear Palm Two? :wink:

Personally i think this is a stupid move. I would say the current Palm logo is classy, the new one simply looks cheap. Sounds like a cheaper, second class, copy of themself (Palm). I dont want Palm to roll over and die. I want a near 50%-50% market shares between PPC's and POS devices. Simply put i want competition. But Palm, like earlier (i almost typed always), tend to do everything wrong....even with their good brand-name and logo.
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Old 08-18-2003, 03:42 PM
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What a completely and utterly stupid move this is.

Sure, their product is fairly ordinary, but they had real brand recognition. As Ed said, "Everything that fits in your hand that remotely resembles a PDA is still called a Palm".

So what do they do? Throw that away. Bloody idiots. They'll be dead in a year.
 
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Old 08-18-2003, 04:07 PM
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HUH?

If their naming before was simply an internal distinction between hardware and software departments, then why make the change?

I understand that they want to divide up the two departments into potentially separate companys (hardware and software).... but they are tossing out name recognition as everyone is saying.

Always, when I am at a retail store with my iPAQ or my T-Mobile PPCPE and I put a debit transaction in my KeepTrak program - the cashier always says..... "Hey....is that a Palm Pilot?" I have gotten to where I simply nod and say yes, instead of trying to explain the difference. :?

Palm should have kept the name Palm for its hardware division and just added some nifty name at the end for the software - like Palm Systems or something of the sort.
 
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