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It may not have arrived in time to be put under the Christmas tree on Friday, but Sprint did give us a happy start to the week by releasing webOS 1.3.5 today for the Palm Pre. Thanks to a mention from CEO Jon Rubinstein during Palm's Q2FY2010 earnings call, we knew the update was in the works and was scheduled to be released around CES next month, but Sprint's support website is listing today as the official release date. Sprint's changelog is pretty minimal, but it gives us a little peek at what the update will provide: WebOS – 1.3.5 Build 194 Sprint Config – 2.0 12/28/2009 This update includes... Read more...
iPhone users have probably the most conflicted customer satisfaction rates of all smartphone customers. When it comes to the device itself, they are far and away the most satisfied, according to a new survey. But when it comes to their service provider? Not so much.The CFI Group Smartphone Satisfaction Survey, in which more than 1,000 smartphone users were questioned, scored the iPhone at 83 on a 100-point scale, eight full points above the Google Android and Palm Pre, which scored next best, at 77 out of 100. Research In Motion's BlackBerry scored 73 and the Palm Treo scored 66; "others," which... Read more...
If you've been waiting to get your hands on the Palm Pre, but don't have a lot of cash to spend, now's your chance. Assuming you're willing to go through the rebate process, you can pick up a Palm Pre for just $79.99 from Walmart with a 2-year agreement. This price is after a $100 mail in rebate. This isn't the first time we've seen a good deal on the Pre—In July, Best Buy accidentally lowered the price on the phone to $99. That glitch was quickly fixed. Of course, the price of a phone tends to drop quickly these days, so if you missed out on the Best Buy deal a few months ago, here's your second... 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...
RIM, the maker of the popular line of BlackBerry smartphones, has acquired Torch Mobile, the WebKit browser developer that’s most known for its Iris mobile browser that runs on Windows Mobile phones, for an undisclosed sum. WebKit is the open-source code that underlines many of today’s mobile browsers found on the Apple iPhone, Palm Pre, and Google Android phones. According to Torch Mobile’s website, “Our team of developers will join RIM’s global organization and will now be focused on utilizing our WebKit-based mobile browser expertise to contribute to the ongoing enhancement of the BlackBerry... Read more...
You've got to hand it to 'em here, Palm sure is doing a bang-up job in reviving itself. Around this time last year, many pundits wondered if the company famous for creating the Palm Pilot and Treo smartphone would live to reach the next decade. The Palm Pre turned things around for the California-based company, but it's still struggling to contend with Apple's almighty App Store.You see, no matter how swank the Pre's webOS is, it still lags badly in the app quantity department. Apple has well over 50,000 apps to choose from. The Pre has less than 50. All that could begin to change in the near future,... Read more...
The Palm Pre is likely one of the most anticipated smartphones to arrive this year. First announced at CES 2009, the Palm Pre has been called an iPhone killer, Palm’s comeback device, and Sprint’s savior. Needless to say, there are a lot of expectations for the Pre.Two of the first things you’re likely to notice about the Pre are its sleek, clean design and its vibrant display. The Palm Pre also boasts of the ability to multitask, it has a new notification system, a physical keyboard, and a screen with multi-touch capabilities. All of these features combine to make a phone that appears to be one... Read more...
The Palm Pre is likely one of the most anticipated smartphones to arrive this year. First announced at CES 2009, the Palm Pre has been called an iPhone killer, Palm’s comeback device, and Sprint’s savior. Needless to say, there are a lot of expectations for the Pre.Two of the first things you’re likely to notice about the Pre are its sleek, clean design and its vibrant display. The Palm Pre also boasts of the ability to multitask, it has a new notification system, a physical keyboard, and a screen with multi-touch capabilities. All of these features combine to make a phone that appears to be one... Read more...
Palm may have released its Mojo SDK Beta for webOS developers earlier this month, but we've yet to see any real action spawn from it. In contrast, it only took developers a matter of days with Apple's iPhone SDK to start pumping out quality software, and now the App Store has well over 65,000 programs to choose from.Still, we can't help but be excited by the news that two more applications are now available in Palm's App Catalog. They aren't ground breaking by any measure, but they're definitely worthwhile and definitely act as signs that progress is happening. The first new application, which... Read more...
Developers and Palm Pre owners received some good news yesterday when Palm announced the public release of its Mojo Software Development Kit for the webOS platform. Palm also announced a new developer portal, Palm webOSdev. This portal has FAQs, forums, and all of the associated documentation for the SDK. Palm plans to open the app submission process to all developers this fall. New applications are already in the pipeline thanks to Palm’s early access program. The initial response to Palm webOS apps from both developers and customers has been enthusiastic. In the initial beta stage, over 1.8 million... Read more...
When Palm first unveiled its new Pre at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, one question that was on everyone's mind received a very murky answer. We were assured that a GSM version of the smartphone was in the works, but no one knew when or where it would appear. In fact, it wasn't even clear then when exactly the CDMA Pre would launch on Sprint.Now, however, Palm has issued the details that everyone outside of North America has been clamoring for. Before the end of this year, Palm's first webOS-based device will arrive in the UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain on each nation's respective... Read more...
On Sprint’s Facebook page, we find a new ad that is directed at 1st generation iPhone users. The ad brings to light the fact that the new Palm Pre can run multiple applications at the same time and can save users up to $1,200 over two years compared to the iPhone.The ad also suggests that since many 1st generation iPhone users are just getting out of their contracts, now is the perfect time to make the switch to Sprint and the Palm Pre. Sprint’s new and upcoming 4G network, the first of its kind from a national carrier, is also used as a compelling feature to try to convince users to make the switch.As... Read more...
Wow -- Sprint cannot be fond of this. Yesterday, Verizon Wireless' CEO proudly stated that his company would be carrying the Palm Pre...just a week before it launches "exclusively" on Sprint. At CES, Palm announced that Sprint would be its one and only US launch partner for the Pre, and at the time, it seemed like a huge boon for Sprint. Apple has its iPhone, T-Mobile has its G1, Verizon has loads of options and Sprint was all set to finally pull itself up to par with the Pre. Now, things aren't so clear cut.Needless to say, the news sent Palm's stock skyward, but it's pretty awful for Sprint.... Read more...
Palm showed off the latest features of its webOS platform at The Wall Street Journal’s D: All Things Digital conference. The three new features the company showcased included Palm media sync, the integration of Twitter in universal search, and a beta version of its App Catalog. Palm media sync can seamlessly synchronize music with iTunes, providing a simple and easy way to transfer DRM-free music, photos, and videos to your Palm Pre. To use this feature, all you have to do is connect your Pre to your Mac or PC, select media sync on the phone, and choose which DRM-free media files to transfer. The... Read more...
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