It’s one thing to pump up your product. It’s another to trash the market leader at the same time with little to back up your fightin’ words.
That’s exactly what Palm (PALM) investor Roger McNamee did last week in an interview with Bloomberg. He said, “June 29, 2009, is the two-year anniversary of the first shipment of the iPhone. Not one of those people will still be using an iPhone a month later.”
Palm is putting some distance between itself and McNamee. The company released a statement saying that the investor’s words are hyperbole.
McNamee also told Bloomberg that the Palm Pre is going to be a “million times” faster than the iPhone when it comes to Web browsing. He then backed off the big number and said it would be “several times faster.”