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PALM: Don't Call It A Comeback; We've Been Here For Years!

RBC analyst Mike Abramsky called the trio of the best smart phone makers on the market "the new world order" includes Apple, RIM, and Palm, and said that they are are positioned for leadership in the cell phone industry, thus sending estimates and price targets higher for all three companies.

  • Apple price target jacked to $250 from $190, FY11 estimates $50.3 billion revenue (18% y/y growth) and $8.25 EPS on 49.3 million iPhones. Near-term estimates raised, too.
  • RIM price target jacked to $150 from $100, FY11 estimates $21.2 billion revenue (32% y/y growth) and $5.43 EPS. Near-term estimates raised, too.
  • Palm price target jacked to $25 from $18, FY11 eatimates $3.2 billion revenue (52% y/y growth) and $0.75 non-GAAP EPS. Near-term estimates raised, too.

Why Palm? The company has near-term challenges but the "special sauce to lead", Abramsky says, including WebOS platform.

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Palm EOS (Pixie) To Rival iPhone for $99?

Rumors of a new version of Palm's webOS smart phone have been circulating the internet for several months. It seems Palm may have a new fight with the competing iPhone coming sooner than most expect. The Palm EOS (code name Pixie) the GSM (also a possible dual band CDMA) version phone which has been rumored for quite some time, is getting ready to drop at a price point of $99. According to reports by Mike Abramsky, an analyst for RBC Capital Markets, Palm is expected to launch a device as early as Q4 in the $99 dollar range.


Palm's New GSM Device Has UTMS 7.2 HSDPA downlink speeds?

Another revelation from the Palm Pre ROM leaked last night in the precentral forums comes from edoan, where further evidence suggests that the Palm Pre will match the UTMS of the iPhone 3GS at 7.2 HSDPA downlink speeds.

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8110080 May 22 16:19 castlecdma_evt1_fw.tar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13117440 May 22 16:19 castleumtsfw.tar
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 13117440 May 22 16:19 castleumtsfw_dvt.tar

With that in mind, is Palm trying to temp the new iPhone 3GS buyers with a fast device of their own with the ability to Multitask? The summer of new smart phones is just beginning.


Palm EOS (Pixie) Found Embedded In Leaked ROM?

After our previous report of the Palm EOS (code name Pixie) here, the leaked Pre ROM over at the precentral forums found an interesting tidbit.

Could we have the new EOS coming sooner than expected? It very well may be true and with the open ROM now up for dissection, the new devices may end up on a whole slew of networks as found in the ROM.


Palm Pre Mail-in Rebate offer ends on July 11th($199), Shortage of Pre's, Palm Eos (Pixie) release date?

The actual price of the Palm Pre with a two-year contract is $299, $199 after mail-in rebate. If you head over to Sprint's Pre page and read the updated fine print, it states that the $100 Mail-in rebate offer ends on 7/11(What could be up their sleeve? Poossbly change in pricing/plans?). You'll have to purchase the Pre and activate the line before 7/11 for the rebate to work. 10 to 14 weeks later, you get that Benjamin back, in the form of Sprint credits. And why 7/11? Could it be something to do with the Palm Eos (code named Pixie)? The Fine Print:

"Phone Offer: Offer ends 07/11/09. While supplies last. $299.99 (two-year price) -$100 (mail-in rebate) =$199.99(final price). Taxes and service charges excluded. No cash Back. Requires activation at the time of purchase. Mail-in Rebate: Requires purchase by 07/11/09 & activation by 07/11/09. Line must be active 30 consecutive days. Allow 10 to 14 weeks for rebate. Upgrade: Existing customers in good standing with service on the same device for more than 22 consecutive months currently activated on a service plan of $39.99 or higher may be eligible."

"While supplies last", could the rumor of Sprint releasing low inventory of Pre's be true?


Palm Eos Headed to Sprint?



According to reports, the Palm Eos is headed to Sprint in a CDMA version as well as AT&T as a GSM. Specs are almost the same as the AT&T phone and should hit store shelves sometime in the third quarter of this year. This seems to be Palm's strategy for opening up the market for the WebOS to many more consumers. Further launches of similar devices could follow the Pre and the Eos on other networks.


Palm new WebOS device coming in fall


BoyGeniusReport got this this photo leak of the new Palm Centro 'type' device that could be available this fall. BGR says that the photo is legit and that this could be another full release of the WebOS on another device. Perhaps due to the overwhelming popularity of the upcoming Palm Pre.

UPDATE: Wired news reported the name as the Palm Eos. The reportedly candy bar style phone will be small at around 10.6 mm thick and it comes with a 2.63-inch display. It will also be a quadband GSM/HSDPA phone with 4GB storage and a 2 megapixel camera. Although, Palm should invest in at least a better resolution camera with a Micro SD slot (please!).

Spec from engadget:

  • 4GB storage
  • Price: $349 (pre-rebate)
  • Camera: 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera and flash / video capture
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
  • Removable 1150 mAh battery (4 hours 3G talk time)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS (picture and video only), integrated IM client
  • Contact sync with AT&T Address Book
  • MediaNet
  • Cellular Video
  • Email: POP3, IMAP4, and EAS support
  • A-GPS
  • Audio: WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones
  • Video Playback: MPEG4, H.264, H.263