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Palm hires former Apple designer for iPhone response

Palm, maker of the Treo line of smartphones, has hired former Apple employee and Silicon Valley software designer Paul Mercer to help the company respond to the iPhone. The New York Times reports that Mercer began work three weeks ago at Palm on a line of new products. Mercer joined Palm from Inventor, an independent design firm that he headed in Palo Alto, California. He joined Apple in 1987, working as the lead designer of the Macintosh finder. Mercer later founded Pixo, a mobile software firm that created the basis for the iPod interface. More recently, he helped design the Samsung Z5 digital audio device.

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1

Good luck to them; the Z5 was a great DAP.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on March 9, 2007 at 8:41 AM (PDT)

2

The Z5 is one ugly player.

They hired this guy for design?

Maybe software design ...

Posted by David on March 9, 2007 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

3

...rumors that palm’s looking to sell; asked Morgan Stanley about it….

http://mytreo.net/archives/2007/03/palm-inc-for-sale.html

Posted by OnlyShawn on March 9, 2007 at 9:17 AM (PDT)

4

Awesome, my current phone is a Treo 700p.  If the iPhone gives Palm a kick in the pants to come out with something innovative then that’s great, maybe there’ll be another Treo in my future.

Posted by Cool Cat on March 9, 2007 at 2:47 PM (PDT)

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