New Low Cost webOS Device Coming By Holidays

According to Macquarie Research analyst Phil Cusick, Palm is likely to introduce a new, low-cost webOS device in time for the holidays.


The Palm Eos, codenamed Pixie, has been rumored to be shipping to Palm in volume sometime in October. The device would likely hit AT&T and one could speculate that a $99 price tag could place in direct competition with the $99 iPhone 3G. Apple has been rumored to be discontinuing the 8GB iPhone 3G and possibly replacing that model with an 8G iPhone 3GS.

Should make for an interesting fall season in smartphones.

via Barron’s

Palm Eos Shipping in October for 2010 Release?

There has been a lot of speculation regarding the Palm Eos, the rumored follow-up webOS device to the Palm Pre. DigiTimes reported that 400,00 Palm Eos devices would be shipping to Palm in October, contrary to an analyst report that the Eos had been pushed back to 2010. If you recall, the Palm Eos found itself on a leaked AT&T presentation with a Q4 release date. Now comes word via an anonymous tipster who has told Pre|Central that there seems to be a little bit of truth in both reports.


According to the report, the Palm Eos will being shipping to Palm in October, but roughly 80,000 units will be shipped and subsequent shipments of the same size will follow in the months after. Now there is no word on whether Palm will make the Q4 release date, so speculation that 2010 is looking more and more like the release timeframe for the Palm Eos. It appears the Palm Eos will land on AT&T first, to be followed by Sprint. This makes perfect sense, as a Palm Eos release on Sprint would cause competition for Palm’s very own Pre.

There is a Palm webOS device in the pipeline, but perhaps the picture will get clearer as we move forward into Q4.

[via Pre|Central]

Rumor: Palm Eos Shipping To Palm In October

According to Chinese news publication DigiTimes, the Palm Eos will be shipped in volume to Palm in October. The story claims that volume shipments will eclipse 400,00 units in the fourth quarter. This is contrary to a sketchy report that surfaced Monday claiming the Eos was pushed to 2010.


The Palm Eos (codenamed Palm Pixie) is the front facing QWERTY webOS device that is reportedly headed to AT&T this year and possibly Sprint next year.  The Palm Eos could hit with sub-$100 pricing, effectively replacing the Palm Centro.

An App Catalog in full swing and a $99 webOS device available through AT&T could make for a good holiday season for prospective smartphone buyers and more importantly Palm.

[via Pre|Central]