Archive for March 20th, 2009

Palm prepares to say goodbye to epynomous OS

Whether it was triggered by anticipation of Palm’s new OS or the upcoming demise of the old one, Palm’s handest sales took a nose-dive in the last quarter. The company sold 482,000 smartphones in the three months ending Feb. 27, almost half of the number sold last year, while device revenues dropped 72%. Though not exactly the kind of numbers any company wants to see, they were largely expected as Palm prepares to sunset the Palm OS, replacing it with its new Linux-based operating system sometime this year. more

Sony Ericsson takes a turn for the worse

Sony Ericsson said today that it expects to ship only 14 million mobile devices in the first quarter of 2009, marking a year-over-year decline of 36% and a more than 40% quarter-on-quarter fall. Blaming weak consumer demand and de-stocking in the retail and distribution channels, the number four handset maker said its gross margin will decline both YoY and from the previous quarter. more

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