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On Thursday, Palm and Sprint had a webcast to go over --- what else? --- the Palm Pre. Unfortunately, the information we all wanted to hear, meaning pricing and availability, was not revealed. What they did dish on were the service plans. Individuals can choose from 450 minutes ($69.99), 900 minutes ($89.99) or unlimited plans ($99.99). Families... Read more...
Whoa, brother. Talk about lighting the world on fire with a single interview. Palm investor Roger McNamee has reportedly stated that loyal iPhone users will be jumping at the chance to ditch their cellphone in favor of the upcoming Pre (a Sprint exclusive), which has led to all sorts of opinions on the matter. So we figured, why not one more?... Read more...
Wednesday at the Thomas Wiesel Technology and Telecom Conference at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, Palm president and CEO Ed Colligan spoke to investors about the Palm Pre, as well as "veiled" threats by Apple against the multi-touch feature in the Palm Web OS. Here's what Colligan said with regards to a potential patent dispute:The... Read more...
To all of you who wondered if Apple indeed had the patents to back up its thinly veiled threats against Palm regarding the multi-touch feature of the iPhone and iPod Touch: it appears the answer is yes. On January 20th, 2009, Apple was awarded patent number 7,479,949 which appears to cover much of the iPhone's multi-touch user interface. Apple's... Read more...
Yesterday, we learned a little bit about Palm’s upcoming Nova OS and the first family of devices that will use Nova. After partnering with PocketGear, Palm now has an app store of its own to help the platform compete with the likes of Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry line of devices. This store has over 5,000 apps, 1,000 of which are free.... Read more...
It’s no secret that Palm has been struggling for a few years now. Despite the hard times, when Jon Rubinstein came on board as Palm's executive chairman in charge of product development in 2007, he felt that Palm could still manage a comeback. During his storied nine-year stint at Apple, Rubinstein led the development of products such as the... Read more...
The folks over at COMsciences' IMOVIO might have taken the concept of the netbook a bit too far. They have just announced the iKIT, a 0.6 x 2.6 x 3.7-inch, 0.25-pound, Bluetooth and 802.11b/g Wi-Fi-enabled, "Pocket Mobile Companion" with "a full QWERTY/AZERTY keyboard, an 8GB SD card slot and a [260K color] 2.8 inch QVGA display." They are... Read more...
Earth Trek has released what it claims is the world's smallest projector: "Earth Trek, a Hong-Kong based company, recently released the world's smallest handy projector, the 90-805R mini projector. Our little device features a card slot (SD/T-flash card), built-in lithium battery (1-2 hours), built-in speaker, MP4 player, and provides a 22"... Read more...
Palm just doesn't seem able to catch a break these days.  Take the Foleo for example.  When Palm announced it, it made waves but also drew some criticisms.  Once VIA announced their Nanobook, many were keen to compare the two and it seemed that Foleo wasn't winning too many armchair comparisons by the world's forum jockeys. ... Read more...
Palm has a gift for Vista users to help celebrate the operating system's first birthday: an 'final' desktop synchronization kit.  It should be noted that Palm has offered a beta of this software since summertime, but the final revision still lacks a few features such a the Quick Install tool and the ability to synch e-mail over a USB... Read more...
Palm has been taking a beating recently. The smartphone market they compete in was already crowded before the iPhone appeared to steal marketshare, and their ill-starred UMPC bombed so badly that the product was withdrawn. Now Palm is laying off about 10% of their workforce of 1150. Merry Christmas. Palm's statement said the restructuring,... Read more...
Mozilla developer Mike “schrep” Schroepfer has started discussing the possibilities of a mobile Firefox in a recent blog.“Schroepfer hinted at a desktop and mobile browsing experience that could be bridged to build a better experience for both. He imagined a world in which bookmarks, history, and extensions from Firefox on the desktop work... Read more...
Palm has been struggling, but with the introduction of this new phone, they hope that a low-cost PalmOS phone can still make an impact in the marketplace.Measuring 4.2 inches long by 2.1 inches wide and 0.7 inch deep and 4.2 ounces, the Centro has more of a cell-phone-like form factor but still has a full QWERTY keyboard and 65,000-color,... Read more...
The Foleo was overwhelmingly panned as a device in search of a market.  Not only that, as late as last week analysts were saying it would have to be delayed because of a number of bugs.  Rather than do that, today the first generation of Foleo - Palm insists there will be another generation - has been cancelled. Palm CEO Ed Colligan... Read more...
Palm's latest offering, the Foleo, was much anticipated. They unveiled it yesterday, and now Palm's sale to another company is much anticipated. The Foleo is a laptop sized digital device for reading your e-mail, synching with your smart phone and --not much more. The main selling point is a large qwerty keyboard. Jeff Hawkins of Palm, in... Read more...
Palm, one time king of the PDAs, might be looking or a buyer if a report from cnbc.com is accurate. Recent years haven't been kind to Palm, as rival Microsoft has gobbled up a large portions of the evolving smartphone market. It looks like Nokia might want a piece of the pie. "Palm is... Read more...
Hey look, just in time to get Thanksgiving recipes from faraway mom: Berggi announces e-mail service for your cheap, dumb cellphones.   Babur Ozden, the head of Berggi Inc., said his company plans to offer a simplified alternative to the Blackberry e-mail delivery service from Canada's... Read more...
Intel was wandering around the world with a billion dollars burning a hole in their pocket, looking for a place to build a semiconductor factory. My, how times have changed. Intel could have selected any country to build its largest chip assembly and testing plant... Read more...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patent holding company NTP Inc. said on Monday it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Palm Inc., maker of the Treo mobile phone, in a U.S. court, sending Palm shares down more than 7 percent. The suit alleges that Palm's products and services infringed NTP's patents and seeks recovery of monetary damages... Read more...
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