Palm Inc.

Overview

Palm Inc. was one of the first sellers of the smart phones that combine voice calling with other functions such as an electronic organizer and a mobile Internet browser and email device. The Sunnyvale, Calif., company’s product line includes the entry-level Centro and more advanced Treo and Pre lines.

The company sells its products directly to consumers, through a network of retail distributors and through its wireless carrier partners including AT&T Corp., Sprint Nextel, and Verizon Wireless.

Faced with increased competition from larger rivals such as Research in Motion Ltd. and Apple Inc., Palm agreed to be acquired by Hewlett-Packard Co. recently for about $1 billion in cash.

Culture

Jon Rubinstein was named CEO of Palm Inc. last year after the departure of Ed Colligan. Rubinstein was credited as one of the creators of the iPod during his time at rival Apple Inc. and said he intends to bring “Apple’s culture of innovation” to Palm.

Palm encourages green awareness among employees through lectures, guest speakers, forums, design reviews, and product initiatives. Palm has removed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) from all packaging and both PVC and halogenated flame retardants from all new cables.

Recruiting


Following Hewlett-Packard Co.'s pending acquisition of Palm Inc., job candidates can still search for Palm positions at Palm's careers portal.

Palm prefers product developers with at least three years of experience.



Facts & Resources


Employees:   940
Stock Quote   PALM
Company Site:   www.palm.com
Career Site:   Careers



Resources


Subsidiaries & Divisions


  • PalmSource LLC
  • PalmOne LLC

  • Mobile Phones
  • Accessories
  • Applications

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