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More Rubinstein interviews: Bullish, 'strong pipeline of products'

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 22 Apr 2010 9:14 pm EDT


Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein and our favorite geek-of-the-year has been firing up the interview circuit lately - telling it like it is, clarifying Palm's stance on licensing webOS and plenty more. More recently he chatted with the Financial Times (via Engadget) and MarketWatch. Those who have been following Palm like we have may not see much in the quotes, but we understand most people aren't as obsessed as we are, so here are the highlights:

  • On future hardware: "Palm was working 'fast and furious on new handsets'. 'We do have a strong pipeline of products in the future,'"
  • On the possibility of an acquisition: "as [Palm] is publicly traded, it would consider a good offer if it came along."
  • On licensing webOS: "an interesting concept" [if the] "right strategic partner came along with the right kind of business model" and "obviously the more scale we get the more the benefit there is to us."
  • On Palm's future as an independent company: "bullish" with a "plan that gets us to profitability." There are also no plans to raise additional capital. "We plan on sticking around."
  • On whether the buyout rumors could hurt Palm's chances with developers: "clearly a concern," but Palm has a "great story" for investors, operators, and consumers.

We'd say "Keep Calm and Carry On" but you know what? If Ruby (can we call him Ruby?) is out there talking about an exciting future roadmap then that phrase is too down-in-the-dumps. The new mantra for Palm (and for webOS developers): "Get Excited and Make Things" - because that's what it's going to take.