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Old 01-24-2008, 12:30 AM   #1
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RUMOR: Palm to Close Most Retail Stores by 31 January

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Oh Palm, things just seem to be going from bad to worse. After your recent (and repeated) Palm OS II delays and employee layoffs, you really should be due for some good news -- but that's not the case today. According to a member of the TreoCentral forums who cites "sources," Palm will be folding all but its airport-based retail locations by the end of January. Apparently, other forum members have checked in with their local stores and gotten word from reps there that the doors are indeed shutting, so it seems like this is a go. Palm, we're not going to say you're in your darkest hour just yet, but we're pretty sure you can see it from where you're standing. C'mon guys -- get it together!

I don't know about you, but I was surprised to find out that Palm even had any retail stores. I guess that's why they're closing.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:40 AM   #2
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I certainly didn't know that had any retail stores! I've flown all over the US and don't recall ever having seen one at a US airport. I wonder where they are?
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:54 AM   #3
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I live in the US and have not seen any retail Palm stores.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:33 AM   #4
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At least they're keeping the airport stores open. Those are the ones I've frequented.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:59 AM   #5
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Wow! What startling news! I never knew Palm had retail stores either!

... they must be pretty small, it's not like they have all that big a product line ....
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:42 PM   #6
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I live in the US and have not seen any retail Palm stores.
The last one I saw was a kiosk in the underground concourse/food court area around the Sheraton Boston hotel. They aren't exactly thick on the ground.
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they are closing ALL stores, airport ones too

http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-985...g=2547-1_3-0-5
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Well, that sucks. That wasn't what the Engadget item said. Now I'm bummed. I hope Palm can last long enough to get their Linux based phone out the door, but with their recent problems, I'm preparing myself for the worst.
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