Items tagged with Palm Pixi

Come Sunday May 16th, AT&T will begin offering the Palm Pre Plus, fleshing out the wireless carrier's stable of high-end smartphones that currently include HTC's Pure, several BlackBerry devices, a little known smartphone from Apple called the iPhone, and a spattering of other models. The Palm Pre Plus will run $150 after mail-in-rebate and with a 2-year service agreement. That's considerably more than what Verizon's charging for the same smartphone, who sells the device for just $50, and also more than Sprint, who sells the Pre for $100. So why shell out more dough for AT&T? Good question,... Read more...
Like a caped avenger, Hewlett-Packard (HP) last week swooped in and scooped up Palm, saving the day for the struggling smartphone maker who, up to that point, was faced with an uncertain future. In the wake of the acquisition, Verizon has gone and slashed the price of Palm's HP's two webOS smartphones, the Palm Pre and Pixi. These aren't minor price cuts either, but fairly significant ones. The Palm Pre Plus is now selling for just $29 with a 2-year contract, which is $120 less than the original price just four short months ago. That's a pittance to pay for a high-end device with 16GB of storage,... Read more...
Despite its new smartphone platform, webOS, Palm isn't out of the financial woods yet.  And if you read the OTR Global report today that said that Palm was halting its production lines for its webOS products, you might have sold off all your Palm stock. Thing is, it's all about a holiday, not bad news from Palm.Many global firms are experiencing this: anything going on in China will be halted next week for Chines New Year. Thus, this shutdown shouldn't be used as a reason to panic, but rather evidence that globalization has its bumps.Here's the official statement. It should be noted that Palm... Read more...
Palm, realizing that the difference between 85,000 apps in the App Store, 10,000 apps in the Android Marketplace, and 100 apps in the App Catalog may be a lot of Palm Pre sales, has decided to spur application development and approval in a much more open manner than, say, the iPhone App Store does. As opposed to requiring submission to the App Catalog, along with a lengthy approval process, as with the App Store, Palm will allow developers to do self-certification, certifying that their app meets the Palm User Interface Guidelines and Palm Application Content Criteria. When submitted as such, developers... Read more...
Sure, it was leaked a couple of weeks ago, so we knew to some extent what was coming, but it wasn't until Monday that webOS 1.2 was officially released. The big news is (finally) support for paid apps in the App Catalog, but besides that, Palm notes a bunch of new features (and doesn't tell us about all the bugs they fixed): Filter emails in the current folder just by typing a search term. Download files in the browser.Amazon MP3 Store can now download songs from either WiFi or WAN. Tap a phone number in a calendar note to dial it Pause a podcast and, by default, you’ll pick up where you left off... Read more...
On Wednesday, Palm announced what had been rumored for months, since before the Palm Pre even launched: a second webOS based device that was cheaper and with a non-slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Pixi (nee Eos or even Pixie) had been rumored to be announced this week, and here we are. The official pictures show little to nothing we hadn't already seen via the leaked information from way back in April. However, the buzz had been that Pixi was going to go to AT&T, although it was suspected it might hit Sprint as well. The Pixi will also drop wi-fi in an obvious cost-cutting move, running against... Read more...