Over the next five years, hundreds of millions of feature-phone users will increasingly demand computing capabilities from their mobile phones. Smartphone leaders and feature-phone giants are battling for mindshare and stakes in the fast-growing market. Time management, personalized content, entertainment and all forms of text and voice communication will become ubiquitous. Palm Inc., one of Silicon Valley’s favorite success stories, is a unique company that has improved people’s lives from gadget geeks to teenagers, from the classroom to the boardroom, from the loading dock to the patient’s bedside. This year, the company announced four new Treo smartphones and also marked its 10th anniversary of shipping products starting with the first Pilot in 1996. For a company that has evolved so much, Palm remains faithful to one single vision: that the future of personal computing is mobile computing. Please join us as John Markoff of the New York Times sits down with Palm President and CEO Ed Colligan to discuss where the next generation of mobile computing will take us.
Ed Colligan, President & CEO, Palm, Inc. John Markoff, Correspondent, The New York Times