PalmOne has recently opened several new retail locations in airports, including two at the Hartsfield-Atlanta International Airport, as well as at Pittsburgh International Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington International Airport, and a second store at the Newark Liberty International Airport.
Business travelers seem to prefer wireless models, including the Tungsten T3 with Bluetooth, as well as the Treo 600 smartphone. Part of the motivation behind the stores is to reach customers who do not generally shop in office or technology stores, as well as to offer expert help in an attractive environment that showcases what Palm OS handhelds can achieve.
"Our airport stores are about being in innovative locations that provide products and services exactly where they are most convenient for mobile professionals," said John Hartnett, vice president, eCommerce and accessory solutions. "At the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta airport, the busiest airport in the country, the Treo 600 smartphone is selling exceptionally well, as are accessories, such as keyboards, travel chargers, cases and expansion cards."
"Customers in all our locations receive individual expert attention of a caliber that will satisfy everyone from the first-time handheld user to the most knowledgeable mobile professional," said Kanwal Sharma, director of palmOne retail stores. "The airport stores make it exceptionally convenient for business travelers to purchase the handheld or smartphone and accessories they need."
For more information about palmOne retail stores, including locations, visit the palmOne web site.
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