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Palm's CEO Ed Colligan is scheduled to present at the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology, Telecom & Internet Conference 2009 on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at 9:10 a.m. Pacific Time. Palm is inviting investors to listen to the live webcast at http://investor.palm.com/events.cfm.

Thomas Weisel Partners is a global growth-focused investment bank. Their Annual Technology & Telecom Conference, which is being held at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, runs from Monday, February 9 to Wednesday, February 11. Institutional investors and company management are gathering for this three-day conference, which will focus on opportunities and challenges in the technology and telecom sectors for 2009 and beyond.

There are over 225 companies being showcased at the conference, representing applied technologies, communications equipment, computer systems and storage, electronic supply chain, information and financial technology services, semiconductors, software and telecom services. Of that list, Virgin Mobile is the one obvious telecom participant. Intel and Microsoft are also slated to present.

This can be considered a friendly environment for Palm. Matthew Sheerin, who usually covers the electronic supply chain arena, has been keeping a watchful eye on Palm. After the CES announcement about the Pre, Sheerin issued a note to clients saying, “It gets Palm back on the playing field with its smart phone rivals. Yet we believe there will still be major hurdles to overcome in the next few quarters."

He followed that up with another note to investors last Tuesday where he raised his estimates for 2009, to a profit of $1.75 per share from $1.63.  Per an AP story posted at CNBC, Sheerin said the "'wow' factor of the Pre (and the WebOS operating system), positive press acceptance — essentially the opposite of RIM's Storm — and an upcoming massive marketing campaign should set Palm up for a strong second half to 2009.

Details on the Thomas Weisel Partners Technology, Telecom & Internet Conference 2009 can be found here.

For Palm’s announcement and information on how to participate in the live webcast of the presentation, check here.  Note: They have a “remind me” feature you can access here.

It will be interesting to hear if Colligan offers any further clues on the availability of the Pre and pricing.