Don't get me wrong, I like Palm (and love webOS) - but at this point, any rumor could be made about the troubled company and people would say "yep, that sounds about right." Keep that in mind as you read on, but according to "industry sources" reporting to TechCrunch, Palm may be getting ready to ditch CEO Jon Rubinstein as part of a management shakeup. As it stands, the company is experiencing challenges in selling inventory, and is having trouble keeping up with the marketshare of the industry giants - Apple, Android, BlackBerry, and Nokia. Despite the revolutionary webOS user interface, the company has experienced challenges since the launch in June of 2009.
Originally at Apple, Rubinstein was recruited by Palm investor Elevation Partners in 2007, and was tapped to replace departing CEO Ed Colligan in January 2009. TechCrunch has reached out to Palm for additional comment, but hasn't heard anything as of yet. What say you - is Rubinstein the man for the job, or is it time for new blood?