Palm: Verizon Troubles for the Pixi? (Updated)

The contract manufacturer Compal Communications will ship 600,000 Pixi smartphones to Palm (PALM) in the calendar fourth quarter, rather than a previously projected 800,000, according to DigiTimes, citing a report in the Chinese-language Commercial Times.

The brief story says that the lower shipments reflect the failure of the cellphone’s software to pass tests conducted by Verizon Wireless (VZ), which is widely expected to start selling the phone sometime in 2010. The piece says that shipments to Verizon will be delayed to the first quarter.

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