Fw: A Message from Jeff Hawkins

Josh josh@bluescreen.org
Fri, 18 Jan 2002 19:08:33 -0800


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Handspring Enterprise Newslettergee, he read my mind..

Kill the visor? What? Did we say that ? No nonon no.
We misspoke.  Allow me to make the same point in more=20
verbose, mealy-mouthed, marketroid words so that you
wont realize that after supporting us and our platform
loyally, you are about to take it up the ass.

(sorry for the HTML noizzz)

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Sent: Friday, January 18, 2002 6:46 PM
Subject: A Message from Jeff Hawkins


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                              Dear Handspring Developer,

                              There has been some confusion over =
Handspring's commitment to the organizer business as a result of =
comments we made in our recent conference call with financial analysts. =
We are sorry for any confusion we may have caused. I am writing to =
clarify our position.=20

                              Handspring remains committed to producing =
and supporting our organizer products. We believe that there will be a =
market for organizers for some time to come. What we intended in our =
earnings call is that because of our strong belief in the value of =
wireless communications, we are putting more and more of our development =
resources into our communicator products. This is true. We are very =
excited about the Treo communicator and are investing heavily in future =
communicator products.=20

                              The Visor product line has been an =
incredible success and the Springboard expansion slot supports many =
great solutions thanks to you. As the Visor product line matures we are =
consolidating the line into a few key products, Visor Pro, Visor Neo and =
Visor Edge. Going forward we will continue to support Springboard =
developers. We will continue to manufacture and sell Visor products as =
long as there is sufficient demand and we are able to build them. It is =
natural that as demand dictates we may reduce the number of SKUs and the =
geographies and channels in which they are available.=20

                              Again, I hope this clarifies any confusion =
we may have caused. Thank you for your support of Handspring in the past =
and I look forward to continuing to work with you in the future.=20

                              Jeff Hawkins



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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>gee, he read my mind..</FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Kill the visor? What? Did we say that ? =
No nonon=20
no.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>We misspoke.&nbsp; Allow me to make the =
same point=20
in more </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>verbose, mealy-mouthed, marketroid =
words so that=20
you</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>wont realize that after supporting us =
and our=20
platform</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>loyally, you are about to take it up =
the=20
ass.</FONT></DIV>
<DIV>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>(sorry for the HTML =
noizzz)</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV style=3D"FONT: 10pt arial">----- Original Message -----=20
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<DIV><B>Sent:</B> Friday, January 18, 2002 6:46 PM</DIV>
<DIV><B>Subject:</B> A Message from Jeff Hawkins</DIV></DIV>
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commitment=20
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comments=20
                              we made in our recent conference call with =

                              financial analysts. We are sorry for any =
confusion=20
                              we may have caused. I am writing to =
clarify our=20
                              position. <BR><BR>Handspring remains =
committed to=20
                              producing and supporting our organizer =
products.=20
                              We believe that there will be a market for =

                              organizers for some time to come. What we =
intended=20
                              in our earnings call is that because of =
our strong=20
                              belief in the value of wireless =
communications, we=20
                              are putting more and more of our =
development=20
                              resources into our communicator products. =
This is=20
                              true. We are very excited about the Treo=20
                              communicator and are investing heavily in =
future=20
                              communicator products. <BR><BR>The Visor =
product=20
                              line has been an incredible success and =
the=20
                              Springboard expansion slot supports many =
great=20
                              solutions thanks to you. As the Visor =
product line=20
                              matures we are consolidating the line into =
a few=20
                              key products, Visor Pro, Visor Neo and =
Visor Edge.=20
                              Going forward we will continue to support=20
                              Springboard developers. We will continue =
to=20
                              manufacture and sell Visor products as =
long as=20
                              there is sufficient demand and we are able =
to=20
                              build them. It is natural that as demand =
dictates=20
                              we may reduce the number of SKUs and the=20
                              geographies and channels in which they are =

                              available. <BR><BR>Again, I hope this =
clarifies=20
                              any confusion we may have caused. Thank =
you for=20
                              your support of Handspring in the past and =
I look=20
                              forward to continuing to work with you in =
the=20
                              future. <BR><BR>Jeff=20
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