Palm, Apple branch
The first of these Satjiv Chahil, whose arrival had already been announced a few days before Palm's debut. Chahil, already at Sony, had been among the protagonists of the pre-Jobs era and was well known to developers and users for his corpulent figure and the Indian turban that distinguished him at first sight. After a long stay at Apple he made a brief appearance at Newbridge Networks, a company that deals with the production of network devices; now on duty at Palm as head of marketing. Next to him, this is yesterday's news, Doug Solomon for 15 years at Apple and also after a short stay in a smaller company (Interval Research) finally landed to Palm with the role of Chief Strategy Officer. "The choice to hire former Apple – you read in some statements by Billy Pidgeon, a Juppiter Communications analyst returned to C / Net – has a very specific meaning. Both Apple and Palm focus their attention on a very specific product that makes simplicity and intuitive use, both in terms of hardware and software, its main feature. In addition, both Apple and Palm owe their success to a faith base of users and installers. For this reason, thanks to the experience of former Apple executives, it might be easier for Palm to develop strategies consistent with its philosophy. ”In addition to that, C / Net still remembers, for some time there has been a rumor of the possibility of an Apple product based on Palm technologies and having people who are able to build a bridge between the two realities could be a very important strategic factor and confirming that the choices also looked in this direction, the example of Sony who purchased the Palm OS under license is mentioned and that it has two on the former within Palm: the aforementioned Satjiv Chahil and the CEO, Yankowski. It should be noted that, paradoxically, there are very few ex-executives at 3Com, the company that until a few days ago, before the stock market debut , controlled Palm. The only current Kessler, president of Palm and one of the candidates to become CEO.