Updated: Palm Has Stopped Production of Pre, Pre Plus, and Pixi??!!

Posted on 11. Feb, 2010 by in Rumors

UpdateEngadget has been able to confirm that Palm has simply shut down their plants stopping productions for the Chinese New Year.. So much for that.  Carry on.

According to a report recently published Palm has possibly suspended the production on all of the devices in its current lineup including the Pre, Pre Plus and possibly the Pixi/Pixi Plus.  What would drive Palm to do something this extreme, major hardware flaw, end of life on current devices, or merger?  No one really knows yet as Palm hasn’t made any official announcements.  The memo which broke the news from OTR Global below..

Palm Inc. Alert
Palm Orders Production Halt of Pre and Pre+ in February
February 11, 2010

PALM, S, VZ, 2038 HK, 8078 TT

Sources: 3 sources Taiwan handset component supply chain (all repeats)

Key sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain said Palm Inc. has ordered assembler Foxconn International Holdings Co. Ltd. to suspend production of both the Pre and Pre+ in February. “The decision is very sudden, and Foxconn was told to reduce all February Pre forecast to zero on Wednesday and nobody knows whether shipment will resume in March,” said a key source. The source said the CDMA2000 Pre to Sprint and the CDMA2000 Pre+ to Verizon were affected.

Pixi Production Suspended Too?
One source said Palm also told Compal Communications Inc. to suspend shipment of the Pixi and Pixi+ in February, while another source said that production is still going ahead with the Pixi+ to Verizon, but actual delivery in February will amount to less than 5,000 units.

Reporter: Van Tran
Editor: Hartmut Leuschner

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