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Sprint support site confirms webOS 1.3.5 to be released today

December 28th, 2009

No official announcements from Palm, but the Sprint support website seems to have spilled the proverbial beans on webOS 1.3.5. Listed with a release date of 12/28/09, and fixes that include: – Improvement in battery life optimization when in marginal coverage areas. – QCELP capability fix to allow play and audio of video sent via …

Three new smartphones to hit Verizon Wireless in early 2010?

December 18th, 2009

Verizon Wireless may be turning it up a notch again and adding not one, but three new smartphones to its lineup in early 2010. The eclectic group is rumored to include the Windows Mobile-powered LG VS750, the Android-based Motorola Devour A555 and the Palm Pre Plus. The LG VS750 is LG’s first smartphone offering for …

Verizon Wireless employees begin initial training in Palm and WebOS

December 17th, 2009

A leaked screenshot reveals that Verizon Wireless is beginning to train its employees on the nitty gritty details of Palm and its WebOS. Starting December 15th and concluding on January 4th, 2010, the 20 minute online course addresses the burning questions “Why Palm?” and “What is webOS?”. The timing of the course is rather apropos …

Verizon bound and Wi-Fi toting Pixi clears the FCC

December 14th, 2009

The Palm Pixi as we know it has a number of shortcomings, the most notable and lamented is its lack of Wi-Fi. Left out in order to keep the devices profit margins as high as possible, the decision was about as well received as the handset itself. Of course after a software update or two …

Palm Pixi now available from Sprint

November 15th, 2009

If you’re desperately jonesing for a webOS device but hate those pesky sliders, today is your day, folks. It is the Palm Pixi’s first day of availability on Sprint. Going for $99.99 on a 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in rebate, we have to be completely honest and admit that we would personally snatch the …

webOS 1.3.1 now available

November 14th, 2009

WebOS junkies on Bell and Sprint should set aside some time this morning for an OS update, as webOS 1.3.1 has gone live. Sitting pretty at 126MB, some very useful changes have been made apart from the usual bug fixes. iTunes is not supported, but Synergy now includes Yahoo! contact and calendar sync while Sprint …

Palm Pixi gets unboxed before its release

November 11th, 2009

Oh, you don’t remember? Well we’re back at it again, this time with one of our connects doing the unboxing ritual for us. There’s not all that much exciting to report, you know, with the handset shipping with a USB cable, charging adapter, instruction manual and battery. But hey, an unboxing is an unboxing damn …

RIM and Apple top U.S. Smartphone market share

October 28th, 2009

Who’s ready for some statistics? This September ChangeWave Research conducted a poll of smartphone users in an attempt to gauge the market share impact (if any) of new and announced devices from Apple, Palm, and RIM. We’ve combed over the article and picked out some juicy tidbits for your reading pleasure. According to ChangeWave, 39% …