HP, that big ‘ol company that just bought Palm, has acquired yet another company: Melodeo. Melodeo is the creator of nuTsie (yes, that is an iTunes anagram), an interesting personal radio service. As the webOS and Palm fan that I am, I can’t help but recognize the power this deal has over the webOS desktop-to-mobile [...]Read more
If you have a webOS phone (yes, some people still use Palm devices), I have some great news for you: almost every app in the App Catalog is 50% off!
The sale, which is live now, will run until July 9th.
OH, and if you’re a dev, don’t worry– Palm’s informed us that they’re going to subsidize [...]
A lot has happened since two days ago in the continuing story of HP’s acquisition of Palm. Right after the SEC gave the go ahead for the deal to go through, HP’s CEO Mark Hurd said the craziest thing:
We’re not going to spend billions of dollars trying to go into the smartphone business; that doesn’t in any [...]
If you aren’t familiar with Matias Duarte, that’s fine; he’s not exactly a household name. But, if you’re a Palm fanboy or you had the chance to catch Palm’s announcement of webOS at CES last year, chances are you’ve seen him before. Duarte, who was previously in charge of UI design for webOS, revealed webOS [...]Read more
Palm’s SVP of Software and Services, Michael Abbott, is leaving Palm. In a file given to the SEC, Palm divulged Abbott will no longer be working with Palm effective the 23rd of this month.
What did Mr. Abbott do over at Sunnyvale anyway? Well, in a nutshell, he was a major part of the [...]
“Modernista, it just isn’t working out. I wanted to like you, I really did–honest. And after your first ad, I thought we were going to have a long, beautiful relationship. But after that little honeymoon phase, everything just went downhill. Your idea of an ad was a ghostly pale woman, sitting on a rock, talking about things [...]Read more
Today’s the day folks. Just one day after Android 2.1 was made available for the Droid, webOS 1.4.1 became availble to Palm users around the world, not just those on Verizon.
We’re not sure when the update will land on Verizon, but I assume that it’s going to be soon. Palm users have speculated that Verizon’s [...]
A couple of hackers have upgraded the Web OS 1.35 overclock patch they developed to support Palm Pre and Plus devices running Web OS 1.4. Installing the patch will turn the feeble 500MHZ factory-default CPU clock up to the raging inferno of 800MHZ.
Apparently, test phones have had none of the problems associated with overclocking (keep [...]
Well, after months of speculation, it’s finally official: WebOS has found a home on AT&T. Palm’s two devices, the Pre and Pixi Plus, will be available for $149 and $49 respectively. The phones will be on sale in “the coming months.”
This seems to be Palm’s style: make an announcement and then leave most of the [...]
Palm, once the alpha-male of the PDA and smartphone market, is now a small shadow of what it used to be. Its stock has dropped to $4.00, a fifteen month low, and the company actually sold less phones last quarter despite announcing the Pre and Pixi Plus-es on Verizon. It looks like Palm is on its [...]Read more