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Smartphone market gets an old new player as HP buys Palm

The smartphone market was given a massive boost today as the news broke that HP will acquire smartphone pioneer Palm and perhaps most significantly, the Palm webOS mobile operating system. HP's international infrastructure, fiscal strength and influence will ensure Palm now has not only a future, but will now become an even more serious competitor to Apple, Google's Android, RIM, Microsoft et al in US$100 billion smartphone and connected mobile device marketplace.  Read More

Palm presents its new smartphones, the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Palm unveiled its two upcoming Verizon-exclusive smartphones, the Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus. Both phones boast substantial improvements over their present namesakes, and both will utilize Palm’s new webOS developer program, which will allow independent software developers to create and distribute their own apps.  Read More

Consumer interest in Android soars

More consumers than ever are considering the purchase of an Android-powered smartphone according to ChangeWave Research, who surveyed 4,068 consumers in December. The research shows that 21% of consumers who plan on buying a smartphone in the next 90 days would prefer their smartphone to run Android, up from 6% in September 2009.  Read More

Palm Pre

After months of speculation from the blogosphere, Sprint has confirmed the June 6 release of the Palm Pre handset we got all hot and bothered about back in February.  Read More

iPhone Push Notification

Over at The Mobiler today we looked at push notifications on the iPhone being great for users (but not so great for small developers), more speculation about the release date of the Palm Pre, a preview build of the Android 1.5 "Cupcake" SDK, the release of the Nine Inch Nails iPhone app, the Samsung Propel Pro now available on AT&T Samsung Propel Pro arriving at AT&T, and the companies rumored to be supplying components of the next-generation iPhone.  Read More

Palm Pre

Announced at CES 2009, Palm's Pre is a 3G smartphone set to take on the iPhone and the G1. Read on to find out why we think it's got a fighting chance of becoming the next "must have" handset.  Read More

Palm announce Foleo mobile companion

May 31, 2007 The diminishing size of smartphones and PDA's is great for portability but can have the inverse effect in regard to productivity, especially when used for web browsing and email. In response to this problem, Palm has released the Foleo, an add-on device labeled as a "mobile companion" that aims to fill the gap between the phone interface and the laptop PC by providing smartphone users with immediate access to a larger screen and full size keyboard.  Read More

Palm celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of the Pilot

March 28, 2006 It may seem that the Palm Pilot has been with us forever but it’s actually just a decade since the 5.7-ounce combination of calendar, contacts, to-do lists and notes hit the market and captured the imagination of road warriors and early adopters everywhere. In that time, the company has shipped more than 34 million mobile-computing products. Having witnessed the failure of the Apple Newton, Palm co-founderJeff Hawkins also recognised the enormous and devoted following Apple’s original mobile computing platform had developed and it went from there. There’s a great audio interview Palm President and CEO Ed Colligan, co-founders Jeff Hawkins and Donna Dubinsky, and others discussing the beginnings of the company and the Pilot at Palm's 10-year anniversary here and a PDF time-line for Palm enthusiasts!  Read More

Palm and Audi collaborate on automotive communications tools

August 23, 2005 Palm and Audi have announced their collaboration in a new generation of communications solutions designed to improve safety and convenience for drivers: easy and totally integrated hands-free calling inside the car. Using built-in Bluetooth short-range wireless technology and the Palm Treo 650 smartphone, drivers of 2006 Audi A6 and A8 vehicles can make and receive calls totally hands-free using the car's MMI (Multi Media Interface) console, voice-recognition interface or steering-wheel controls.  Read More

Tungsten T3 Stretch Screen expands viewing options

Monday October 13, 2003: Palm has significantly expanded viewing options for the latest Tungsten T3 handheld by incorporating a "Stretch Display" that delivers 50% more screen area than other Palm devices and adds the extremely useful option of rotating the display from portrait to landscape to best suit the type of document you are viewing.  Read More

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