Engadget has written a great open letter to Palm. Discussing the failure of the company to continue innovating. Palm in my mind is a classic example of a company that when small and nimble managed to produce breakthrough products that defined a marketplace. As they have grown they have become more conservative unable to look beyond the vision of their original product. Its a good read, and mostly offers positive suggestions as to how Palm can build great products. Unfortunately I don't think that they
will be able to change direction in time.
The graphic shows just how little palm has evolved in 7 years. Compare this to the cell phone market at large and its a shocking indictment of the lack of innovation at Palm.