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HP announces Palm Pre 2, webOS 2.0

October 19th, 2010

The news doesn’t come as much of a surprise following a series of leaks, but HP finally made the Palm Pre 2 and accompanying webOS 2.0 official this morning. Starting with the latter, the newest iteration of Palm’s highly acclaimed OS boasts features such as “True Multitasking” (zing!), “Just Type”, the rebranded “HP Synergy” and …

HP adds key executives from Nokia, Samsung to mobile division

October 15th, 2010

Ten days ago, Nokia’s head of MeeGo stepped down for “personal reasons.” Now, it appears as though the jettisoned executive, Ari Jaaksi, will take a position with HP/Palm as the senior vice president of webOS. AllThingsD reports that Jaaksi will assume his new role sometime in November. HP & Co. also added Victoria Coleman, former …

Pre 2 pictured, form slightly changed

October 12th, 2010

On the heels of yesterday’s SFR Pre 2 discover, French blog MobiFrance has published several, clear images of the next generation Pre. While the device looks extremely similar to the original, there are some slight form-factor changes that make the device unique from both the original Pre and the Pre Plus. The front of the device now …

AT&T's Palm Pixi Plus gets webOS 1.4.5

October 12th, 2010

Today, HP announced that AT&T’s Palm Pixi Plus would — finally — be getting the webOS 1.4.5 update. The new bits add several new bug fixes and, most notably, add support for Palm’s Plug-in Developer Kit (PDK). Hit the “Updates” application on your AT&T Pixi to manually grab the new code.

SFR's website sheds some light on the Pre 2

October 11th, 2010

It seems as though French mobile carrier SFR has shed some light on the unannounced Palm Pre 2. According to the telecom company’s website, the device will rock a 1 GHz processor, have 512 MB of RAM, and run the very sensual webOS 2.0. There isn’t any indication of when a potential launch could occur, …

Reuters: webOS phones coming in early 2011

October 6th, 2010

Rejoice webOS faithful! Reuters is reporting that HP’s senior vice president, Eric Cador, has been quoted as saying, “You will see us coming early next year with new phones.” The part that made us all warm and tingly inside was when he said “phones” — plural. Mr. Cador reiterated the importance of the Palm acquisition …

Palm design VP headed to Nokia to work on MeeGo

September 14th, 2010

There has been quite a bit of press about high-level executives mobile maker Nokia has been shedding, but this fairly large addition managed to slip under the radar. Nokia has hired Peter Skillman — former Vice President of Design at Palm — to be their Vice President of MeeGo User Experience and Services. Skillman worked …

webOS 2.0 screen shots emerge

September 7th, 2010

What do we have here? Chinese website wibozi.com has posted a plethora of screen shots — 24 to be exact — of the highly anticipated webOS 2.0. Form the screen shots we can see the addition of: multiple IM account types, Cisco VPN support, Dropbox and Google Docs support, remote files storage with QuickOffice, and a …

Verizon Wireless announces new prepaid data packages for smartphones

September 2nd, 2010

We knew it was coming, it was just a matter of when. Today, Verizon Wireless announced that it would be “expanding its portfolio of prepaid offerings to include a new 3G Prepaid data package that lets customers access unlimited data on select 3G Smartphones and Multimedia phones for $30 monthly access.” Here is the official …

webOS 1.4.5 OTA available for Verizon Palm Pixi Plus

August 31st, 2010

Might as well keep the webOS news coming, no? If you have a Verizon Palm Pixi Plus you’ll be happy to know that your friends over at VZW are pushing out webOS 1.4.5 to your device. The update’s change log looks like this: Version information Version: webOS 1.4.5 Release date: 30 August 2010 New applications …