Never mind the fact that Palm Pre sales are reported to be below projections in the US (and I have yet to hear about anyone buying one in Canada; they were released, right?), Palm is about to do exactly what I said they would in a previous post and make their first WebOS device obsolete.
In a little over a month, Barron’s reports that the Palm Pixie (also known as the EOS) will make its debut at a price point lower than the Pre’s (Palm: Pre Sales To Whiff Targets?). That’s right about the time Microsoft will be heavily marketing a whole new suite of confusing Windows Mobile 6.5 devices.
It’s like Palm plans to flip the bird at everyone who invested in a long-term contract to get a Pre.
And with sales so low for the Pre, who knows how long Palm can survive this nasty game with its customers?
It’s too bad. Handled differently, such a nice device could have saved the company.