Well . . . maybe not a full-fledged buzz. More of a low mumble really. At the eleventh hour, Palm is trying to make a comeback.
Engadget has carried a number of posts about Palm’s upcoming appearance at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January.
For a company that did so much to get the handheld market rolling, it’s strange to see Palm stuck in this desperate come from behind attempt. Many industry analysts look at this as the make-or-break moment for Palm while others have already written them off in the too-little-too-late category.
Whatever they introduce next month, it’s bound to generate some press. Whether it’s the miracle gadget that Palm desperately hopes for or the company’s proverbial nail in the coffin, it looks like could be the defining moment for the company.
On a personal note, I’m plugging for them. I’ve used several Palm devices over the years. The interface is well-designed, and the ease of one-handed use still isn’t matched by the iPhone. I don’t know if Palm can really pull anything out of the trick bag this late in the game, but for the sake of innovation, I hope they do.