CNET News: Faced with strong competition from Apple and Research In Motion, as well as economic headwinds, Palm has decided to lay off some workers.
Valleywag reported that the layoffs could involve as many as 10 percent of the company’s 1,050 employees. A Palm representative confirmed that layoffs were taking place but did not comment on exactly how many people were affected.
“There have been some layoffs as a result of challenges facing our company and the industry, and we’re restructuring our worldwide operations to better position ourselves for profitability and long-term growth,” said Lynn Fox, a Palm spokeswoman. She declined to comment on exactly where the cuts would come, but she said Palm has decided to “focus our efforts more effectively.”
The layoffs will have no bearing on Palm’s plans to release a new operating system next year, Fox said.