Palm Closing Retail Shops

Palm are closing their shops. TreoCentral forum member is claiming Palm will be closing all but its airport-based retail locations by the end of this month. This goes beyond rumor, as other forum members have confirmed this, having previously checked in with their local shops.

Palm announced on Wednesday that it has decided to close its retail shops as it faces the effects of a class-action lawsuit filed by Treo owners. The company’s 34 stores including eight Palm-branded locations and 26 shops that were inside Airport Wireless outposts will have to go by the end of the current quarter. In addition, as part of the settlement of a class-action suit filed back in 2005, Palm agreed to give cash rebates for the Treo 600 and 650 owners who have had their units replaced or repaired at least twice.