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Earlier, we reported that HP's CEO Mark Hurd indicated the company's purchase of Palm and its assets wasn't about cell phones. From the initial comments, it appeared that HP may be planning to ignore the phone market altogether and instead use the webOS platform for other devices such as tablet PCs and printers. For all of you who were worried there would be one less smartphone platform on the market, you can breathe a sigh of relief. HP released the following statement regarding their plans for webOS: When we look at the market, we see an array of interconnected devices, including tablets, printers,... Read more...
Well, this will surely come as a disappointment to many, and it may honestly make others a bit excited. Hewlett-Packard, who decided to pony up just over $1 billion earlier in the year to acquire Palm and their assets, has now openly stated that the purchase wasn't about cellphones at all. On the surface, this doesn't make a lot of sense. Palm has always been known to consumers as a mobile device company, with the Treo and Pre/Pixi families being some of the company's most popular. And HP has been in the mobile device market for awhile now, mostly with the creation of Windows Mobile-based business... Read more...
Wow. There had been rumors that webOS would be coming to AT&T, but just a few weeks after the carrier grabbed their first Android phone (Motorola's Backflip), Palm has announced that the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will soon be on sale at AT&T. That leaves just T-Mobile USA out in America when looking at operators with webOS, but since AT&T and T-Mobile both use GSM technology, we would guess that T-Mobile will be getting this duo as well soon.Now, AT&T really does have the widest range of smartphone options, primarily because they're the only carrier with iPhone OS as well. AT&T... Read more...
When Palm demo'd the Pre a year ago in January, the phone was seen as the company's last chance to reverse its fortunes. Despite positive reviews and praise for the company's WebOS and Palm Pixi, the once-dominant cell phone and PDA manufacturer has continued to lose ground (and money). For Q3 2010 Palm reported a loss of $18.5 million. That's significantly better than a year ago, when the company lost $95 million, but the company's quarterly results are ominous for multiple reasons. First off, there's an awful lot of unsold inventory building up in partner stores. Palm may have shipped 960,000... Read more...
Google's Android and Apple's iPhone OS are easily the leading two mobile operating systems in terms of sheer mindshare, but the coemption is heating up. Microsoft has just launched Windows Phone 7 Series (slated to ship later in the year), and Palm has just released their latest version of the multi-tasking webOS. Both the Pre and the Pixi are receiving the update, which has been distributed to both Sprint users and Verizon users (the latter of which own the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus).WebOS 1.4 is the first major update for Palm's mobile smartphone operating system in quite some time, and the changes... Read more...
Palm stole the show at CES 2009 when it introduced the world's first webOS-based smartphone, but a year spent on Sprint's network has left it in the shadows of the iPhone and a slew of Android phones. This week, Palm's giving itself a second chance by shipping the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus onto America's most populated cellphone carrier.These two phones were originally introduced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and both are minor updates to the existing Pre and Pixi that are still for sale at Sprint. For those who aren't tied to any particular carrier at the moment, these two definitely... Read more...
Starting Monday, you'll be able to pick up the Palm Pre Plus as well as the Palm Pixi Plus from Verizon Wireless. The new Palm Pre Plus will cost $149 and the Palm Pixi Plus will run $99.99. Both prices are after a $100 mail-in rebate and with new two-year customer agreement. The prices are in-line with previous generations of the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi which are currently available exclusively through Sprint. Verizon Wireless will be the exclusive carrier of the Plus versions, which will require a data plan of $29.95 per month or higher. The new Plus models offer a few improvements over the original... Read more...
Well, well, what do we have here? It looks like Palm is upping the specs on its Pre smartphone with the introduction of the new Palm Pre Plus. This smartphone is headed to Verizon Wireless and will offer twice the internal memory of the original (16GB, with 15GB user available) as well as a Palm Touchstone Back Cover for charging. The new Palm Pixi Plus now features Wi-Fi and will also come to Verizon Wireless. Palm's also offering the new Palm mobile hotspot webOS app that lets you create a personal Wi-Fi cloud and share Internet connectivity with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. Both new smartphones... Read more...
Palm made the Pixi official back in early September, but US consumers have been waiting on two important tidbits ever since: a price and release date. Now, finally, both Palm and Sprint have come forward to confirm both of those, and we're a bit perplexed by one.The November 15th on-sale date makes perfect sense. It's just before the holiday season, it gives people plenty of time to snap one up and it should hit after all of those Verizon Droid hubbub quiets down. No problems there. The issue here is the price.If you'll recall, Palm dropped the price of its Pre to $150 with a 2-year contract on... Read more...
It was a busy week for Palm; the resurgent smartphone designer both announced its Q1 2010 results and informed the world+dog that it would not support Windows Mobile in future products. The company's Q1 performance has received a bit more press than its move away from the Windows Mobile platform, and in Palm's case, the financial data is anything but clear. Palm's fiscal results for Q1 2010 are available here; the company's analyst call is transcribed after the financial data. Palm reports that it's successfully launched what it calls a "technology trifecta." The three prongs of the trident are... Read more...