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If you're a mobile phone manufacturer with a name other than "Apple," you probably aren't having a very good week. Shares of HTC, the second-largest phone company in Asia, fell to their lowest point in two years today, after the company announced a 58% decline in second-quarter revenue. HTC has released several well-regarded phones in the past seven months, but hasn't had a breakaway winner or a truly stand-out product. Analysts, meanwhile, don't expect the company's fortunes to reverse any time soon. "We do not see any turnaround opportunities for HTC” in the second half, Laura Chen, a Taipei-based... Read more...
In this episode of Two and a Half Geeks, Dave, Iyaz, and Marco discuss the new Dell Streak 7 Android-based tablet and Seagate’s 2TB Barracuda Green SATA 6G hard drive. We also talk about HotHardware’s open letter to system builders regarding bloatware, in addition to the plethora of announcements from HP’s event where the company unveiled the 9.7” TouchPad Tablet with WebOS 3.0 and the WebOS 2.2-powered Pre 3 and Veer smartphones. Of course, we also plug the current contest as well... Show Notes: 00:44 - Dell Streak 7 Android Tablet Review 03:50 - Seagate... Read more...
Palm just had their biggest day in years, and they're not even Palm any longer. When HP purchased Palm, many feared that it meant the end for the Palm brand. The URL stuck around, and rumors were swirling all along that maybe it actually would hang on in some form or another. But now, it's pretty clear that the Palm we've known and loved since the early 1990s no longer lives. Even Palm's webOS and Synergy systems are now officially known as "HP WebOS and HP Synergy," leaving little doubt that HP has said goodbye to Palm. That alone is a very interested topic of debate; Palm is a name that resonates... Read more...
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...
The timing is strange, but regardless, WebOS has finally, officially landed on AT&T. The Palm Pre Plus isn't the newest smartphone on the market, but it's WebOS' first landing on America's largest GSM carrier. What's odd, though, is no one really knows about the future of WebOS, and the future of Palm as a whole lies entirely in the hands of HP, who decided to acquire the company a few weeks ago. Just under a week ago, AT&T confirmed that the Pre Plus was coming "soon," and today the phone officially went on sale. For all intents and purposes, this is the exact same phone that launched... 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...
3D gaming has come to the Palm webOS platform. During CES, Palm introduced several graphics-intensive game titles for webOS. The titles come from leading game developers such as EA Mobile, Gameloft, Glu Mobile, and Laminar Research. In all, seven 3D games were introduced, including: “Need for Speed Undercover” (EA Mobile)“The Sims 3” (EA Mobile)“MONOPOLY” (EA Mobile)“Asphalt 5: Elite Racing” (Gameloft)“Let’s Golf!” (Gameloft)“Glyder 2” (Glu Mobile)“X-Plane” (Laminar Research) In addition to these 3D games, five other mobile game titles were also introduced: Tetris (EA Mobile)Sudoku (EA Mobile)SCRABBLE... 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...
Apple has made no secret of its intentions to rival the likes of Sony and Nintendo in the handheld gaming market. They clearly feel that the iPod touch and iPhone 3GS have what it takes to make people think twice about shelling out for a dedicated gaming handheld and those $20-$40 games. But one phone player that has remained relatively quiet in the gaming space is Palm. Of course, you could say that Palm's just trying to nail the whole "calling and messaging" aspect before worrying over such extra matters, but leave it to the hacking/homebrew crowd to really demonstrate the Pre's potential. Over... Read more...
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