updated 03:30 pm EST, Mon November 20, 2006
Palm dismisses iPhone
Palm CEO Ed Colligan has revealed disinterest in Apple's forthcoming iPhone cellular handset when questioned about the matter at a breakfast gathering, according to the Mercury News, and laughed at the idea that any company -- including Apple -- could easily draw customers in the difficult smart-phone sector. "We've learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone," Colligan said. "PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They're not going to just walk in." Apple exploded into the digital music market in December of 2001 with the debut of its first-generation iPod, and has since worked to establish and maintain its dominance in the market. Apple still retains its leadership over the digital music industry, reporting the shipment of more than 8,792,000 iPods during its previous quarter.