Exclusive: palm prē not made by HTC

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Mobile Industry Review has it exclusively from a well placed source, the prē was not manufactured by HTC for Palm.

It has been rumoured the HTC Touch looking device by Palm was said to be of an original design manufacturer (ODM) model, by the High Tech Computer Corporation.

Only now, despite all the evidence in hand, speculation, gossip and what turns out to be completely the wrong assumption, this was all just idle banter.

There is already a precedence set in place and a well establish partnership between HTC and Palm, with the likes of the Treo 650 and others already falling into this ODM relationship.

It wouldn’t have been so much of a stretch then to have seen them as the true authors of the prÄ“. Especially seeing as someone has just traced around the outside of the original HTC Touch and used that as the template for this new Palm handset.

More recently the Inventec company has made a number of devices for Palm, which means they are now the most likely candidate next on the list for the rumours to start chasing.

We were looking for a prē pre-briefing before Mobile World Congress by Palm; we were told by them the handset will be there and shown off in all its glory. Sadly, this will be the very first time it will be seen outside of the US of A and we were denied access.

No doubt, by then, we’ll have discovered who the designer of the palm prÄ“ was.

Until that time, feel free to speculate amongst yourselves, just as we will be doing as well.

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5 Responses to Exclusive: palm prē not made by HTC

  1. Uji January 14, 2009 at 8:11 am #

    Not at all to take from your reporting, but I read this on either giz or engadget, don't remember which, yesterday. It was in a post called lies, lies, and truths about the palm pre, or something to that effect. Sorry!

  2. Uji January 14, 2009 at 9:11 am #

    Not at all to take from your reporting, but I read this on either giz or engadget, don't remember which, yesterday. It was in a post called lies, lies, and truths about the palm pre, or something to that effect. Sorry!

  3. Uji January 14, 2009 at 2:11 pm #

    Not at all to take from your reporting, but I read this on either giz or engadget, don't remember which, yesterday. It was in a post called lies, lies, and truths about the palm pre, or something to that effect. Sorry!

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