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Palm to continue rollout of webOS 1.4.5 with bug intact

July 15th, 2010

Palm confirmed on Thursday that the rollout of  webOS 1.4.5 has stalled after discovering a programming error that caused some PDK applications to crash. After releasing webOS 1.4.5 to O2 Germany and SFR in France, customers began reporting that their PDK-based applications, mostly games, were crashing. Palm halted the rollout of webOS 1.4.5, investigated the …

Consumer survey shows Apple and HTC on the rise, RIM and Motorola in decline

July 15th, 2010

Changewave’s latest smartphone survey results are out and the compiled data confirms what most tech savvy people know: Apple and HTC are on the rise while Motorola, RIM, and Palm are on the decline. The survey queried over 4,000 consumers and questioned them about their future smartphone buying habits. Not surprisingly, the survey revealed that …

Palm webOS half-off sale extended to July 23rd

July 11th, 2010

Good news for webOS owners as Palm has extended its half-off application sale until July 23rd. Slated to end on July 9th, this sale slashed the price of almost all apps in the app catalog by 50%. Lest you start worrying about the financial implications of such a sale on the struggling webOS developers, this developer-friendly …

comScore: Android gains 4 points in U.S. smartphone market share, Samsung top overall OEM

July 8th, 2010

Today, analytics company comScore released their report on the “leading mobile original equipment manufacturers and smartphone operating system platforms in the U.S. according to their share of current mobile subscribers age 13 and older” for May of 2010. Let’s start with smartphone operating systems. comScore’s findings are as follows: RIM 41.7% (-0.4%), Apple 24.4% (-1.0%), …

Palm releases webOS 1.4.5 update for SFR and Sprint, others to follow soon?

July 5th, 2010

Reports are circulating that Palm is releasing webOS 1.4.5 for its Pre and Pixi handsets. The update is reportedly being pushed out to handsets worldwide including those on Sprint and the French carrier SFR. The update addresses several security flaws, fixes an error when downloading podcasts, improves text entry in web page text fields, and …

Palm laying off staffers as part of the HP acquisition?

July 2nd, 2010

While the world is focused on HP and the future of webOS, some Palm employees are reportedly pondering their own future after they were handed pink slips this week. According to an unnamed source, “many” employees were supposedly laid off in the days just prior to the completion of the HP/Palm merger. The source did not quote …

HP finalizes Palm acquisition

July 1st, 2010

Today, HP announced that it has officially completed the acquisition of Palm. The former Palm business unit will continue with webOS development under the leadership of Jon Rubenstein who will report directly to Todd Bradley, the executive vice president of HP’s Personal Systems Group. Look for the new HP/Palm to further develop its webOS smartphone …

Palm shareholders approve HP merger, deal set to close early July

June 25th, 2010

Unofficial sources are letting it be known that the Palm shareholder meeting held Friday morning ended on a positive note with the shareholders approving the buyout offer from HP. The reportedly short and sweet meeting was awash with tidbits of interesting information regarding the future of Palm and webOS which include: Confirmation that Rubenstein will …

Palm still waiting on Adobe to deliver Flash 10.1 to webOS

June 20th, 2010

Palm conducted a webinar this past week that addressed application development on the webOS platform. One of the questions that arose regarded Flash 10.1 and its status on the webOS platform. Palm Pre owners will fondly recall the rollout of webOS 1.4 back in February which included support for Flash 10. All that was and …