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Palm Android phone leaked: wtf

Palm’s new Android phone just leaked and we have so many questions

August 9th, 2018

Palm, the PDA company that once made a smartphone operating system that was better than iOS, is back. Kinda. The Palm name is back, tacked onto an Android phone from manufacturer TCL, and Android Police has the leaked details. According to their source, Palm’s new Android phone is tiny, has a pitiful battery, and really …

BlackBerry Acquisition Potential Buyers

Former Palm exec: Buying BlackBerry is a road to nowhere

August 13th, 2013

Longtime PalmSource executive Jean-Louis Gassée knows how bad things can get once your mobile platform falls out of favor with the general public. Gassée, who served as chairman of Palm’s subsidiary that unsuccessfully tried to license the long-dead Palm OS to third-party vendors, tells The New York Times that history is now repeating itself with BlackBerry and …

Palm webOS Innovation Analysis

Palm’s former CEO is right to be bitter about webOS’s sad fate

June 13th, 2013

FierceWireless had an interesting interview this week with Jon Rubinstein, the visionary CEO who almost brought Palm back from the grave. Palm’s innovative last webOS revision included many features that have later become commonplace in rival operating systems: multitasking, smooth messaging integration, a clever notification system. It’s not surprising that Rubinstein not only feels that Palm was …

HP CEO says webOS will be better than ‘fragmented’ Android and ‘closed’ iOS

February 3rd, 2012

Though Hewlett-Packard was unable to produce webOS devices that consumers were interested in buying — at a positive margin, at least — CEO Meg Whitman still thinks the beleaguered platform has legs. After unsuccessfully trying to sell or license webOS, HP decided late last year to donate its $1.2 billion platform to the open source community. The …

Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein leaves HP

January 27th, 2012

Jon Rubinstein, the former CEO of Palm, has left HP. AllThingsD broke the news Friday afternoon, noting that Rubinstein had served his promised 12-24 month tenure with the company before leaving. “Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well,” HP spokeswoman Mylene Mangalindan told AllThingsD. Rubinstein led the team responsible for the original iPod …