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webOS notifications designer returns to Apple

June 9th, 2010

Palm’s brain drain shows no signs of letting up, as it was revealed today that Rich Dellinger, the man responsible for many of the icons in webOS and the creation of the “non-intrusive banner notification system used in webOS”, has left the company after 3 years and 11 months. Now a senior UI designer at …

HTC EVO 4G breaks Sprint's first day sales record

June 7th, 2010

Turns out the ages old adage that a cutting-edge product plus hype equates to big first day sales, as Sprint today announced that the Friday saw the HTC EVO 4G smash the carriers records for first day handset sales. Not only did it outsell the previous two record holders in the Palm Pre and Samsung Instinct, …

Palm Pixi Plus on sale from AT&T

June 7th, 2010

It’s no secret that carriers like AT&T, Sprint and Verizon have no little faith they’ll be able to snap up a slew of new subs with webOS handsets, but that isn’t stopping them from releasing them. Over the weekend the Palm Pixi Plus went on sale with AT&T. At $50 on contract, the Pixi Plus is …

HP commits itself to webOS smartphones after all

June 3rd, 2010

HP CEO Mark Hurd certainly stirred the pot yesterday when he said that “we didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business” and that puring money into developing webOS smartphones “doesn’t in any way make any sense.” Well just like we predicted, HP’s PR machine went into damage control mode this evening. Here’s the statement …

AT&T's Palm Pixi Plus gets unboxed, fondled

June 3rd, 2010

We have a hard time imaging that AT&T’s Pixi Plus will be met with as much fanfare as its Sprint, or even Verizon, counterparts (yes, we are being cheeky). However, in the event you’ve spent countless, sleepless nights thinking about shoving your dirty little AT&T SIM card into an innocent Pixi, prepare yourself for a …

HP CEO says he didn't buy Palm for smartphones

June 2nd, 2010

“We didn’t buy Palm to be in the smartphone business.” Those were words the of HP CEO Mark Hurd as he spoke to the Bank of America Merrill Lynch technology summit on Wednesday. Going further, Hurd said that theory that HP was going to throw money into developing new smartphones featuring webOS “doesn’t in any way …

AdMob: iPhone OS outnumbers Android 2:1 in the US

May 27th, 2010

According to AdMob’s April 2010 Mobile Metrics Report, the number of iPhone OS devices in the US outnumber the amount of Android devices by a ratio of 2:1. AdMob estimates that for all of the 8.7 million Android smartphones in the US, there are 10.7 million iPhones and 18.3 million iPads and iPod touches. Worldwide, …

webOS UI designer to join Google's Android team

May 27th, 2010

Love Android? Think its UI could use a little unifying sexification? Well, you may be in luck. All Things Digital/Digital Daily is reporting that Matias Duarte, Palm’s senior director of human interface and user experience who was largely responsible for webOS, has left Palm HP, and will be joining Google’s Android team. His official position …

HP beat out four companies in bid for Palm

May 17th, 2010

When the news officially broke that HP had put in a winning bid for Palm, it all seemed so simple. HP, a company that has long had its smartphone ambitions beset by poor hardware and execution, seemed to simply be the only company that was really intent on purchasing the troubled company based in Sunnyvale. …