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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 …

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.

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 …

Angry Birds flying on webOS

August 25th, 2010

If you’re a webOS die-hard, and are looking for a game so addictive it should come with a warning label, look no further. Palm and developer Rovio have just announced that the wildly popular game Angry Birds, which is already available for iOS devices, can now be purchased for your Palm Pre or Palm Pixi. The basic …

webOS 2.0 showing up in application logs?

August 12th, 2010

Here is a fresh webOS 2.0 rumor for you. Developer Zhephree is the author of a Foursquare application for Palm’s beleaguered mobile operating system, webOS. Recently, while checking the logs of his Foursquare application, he noticed an entry for webOS 2.0 on a device listed as “Roadrunner.” A webOS 2.0 launch is rumored for the end of this year and …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …