According to the Mercury News Palm CEO Ed Colligan laughed off the idea that any company – including Apple – could easily win customers in the finicky smart-phone sector.
Colligan was quoted as saying:
“We’ve learned and struggled for a few years here figuring out how to make a decent phone…PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.”
I have to say – that may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard a CEO say in my life.
I’m sure there was a point when the guys at Creative were sitting around saying saying the same thing about MP3 players…and we all know how that worked out, don’t we?
My guess is that this time next year, this won’t seem so funny to Mr. Colligan.