palm-pre

  • A Pre Owner's Take On webOS 2.0

    A Pre Owner's Take On webOS 2.0

    Now that it’s clear that webOS 2.0 is happening I’m very happy inside. As a Pre owner I had my ups and downs with this phone. Hardware is not so great (however quite resistant to damage), the processor is sluggish, the memory is not enough to open more than a few cards at the same time. I also have constant problems with the headphone jack being stuck in headphone mode making me… Read More

  • If HP Really Wants To Be Apple, Here's Their Shot. What About Rubinstein?

    If HP Really Wants To Be Apple, Here's Their Shot. What About Rubinstein?

    Let me start off by saying that I don’t think this is going to happen. And a number of people I’ve spoken with today don’t think this is going to happen. But it’s something interesting to think about and discuss nonetheless. Following HP CEO Mark Hurd’s resignation today, what if the Board were to appoint former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein to be their new… Read More

  • Emulate the HP 12c On Your Palm Pre

    Emulate the HP 12c On Your Palm Pre


    If you’ve never taken an accounting class, you won’t understand why the HP 12c is so important. It’s basically the go to financial calculator for everyone who has ever touched a 1099. Read More

  • Let's welcome Palm to the land of the living dead

    Let's welcome Palm to the land of the living dead


    I’ve been bearish on Palm as a standalone platform since they launched last May and today the sadness-tinged chickens have come home to roost: Palm is now part of HP and, like the iPaq before it, the Pre and Pixi will slowly be subsumed into the company’s line-up. In fact, I couldn’t be happier for Palm. A recent perusal of HP’s line-up including their new Envy line… Read More

  • Palm Post: Another Exec Set To Take Off

    Palm Post: Another Exec Set To Take Off

    Palm has seen better days. Following the departure of senior vice president of software, Michael Abbott (who landed at Twitter), the company has been offering packages to try and keep other executives around. That may not be working so well. Caitlin Spaan, Palm’s vice president of carrier marketing will be leaving the company shortly as well, we’ve learned. This was likely not an… Read More

  • WebOS vulnerability found, patched by Palm in latest release

    What to make of this WebOS exploit? It was discovered by the Intrepidus Group security firm, and it has to do with the way the operating system handles SMS messages. Basically, WebOS doesn’t perform a common security check on incoming SMS messages, meaning that any craftily formed SMS can essentially take out the entire phone. Read More

  • Maybe it's horrible customer service that's hobbling Palm?

    Maybe it's horrible customer service that's hobbling Palm?

    Dwight “The Houston Tiger” Silverman, like so many tech dudes, likes the Palm Pre and Pixi and, in a way, doesn’t understand why Palm is on the rocks. However, he got an email from a reader who described her Verizon experience as sub-par at best. It began poorly: My original salesperson, upon hearing me say I was there for the Palm Pre, immediately mentioned that they… Read More

  • T-Mobile getting some Palm webOS lovin'?

    T-Mobile getting some Palm webOS lovin'?

    Palm’s webOS is certainly one of the more polished operating systems out there; the others being the iPhone OS and Android. It’s clean, simple to use and attractive. However, it was available only on Sprint’s network for the longest time until recently when it arrived at Verizon on the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus. Now it looks like another carrier will be picking up the… Read More

  • Mario Kart (and more) for your Palm Pre

    A WebOS port of the popular GB/CGA emulator is pretty rocking’, even though it only runs at 90% speed on a good day. The hackers who figured all this out will get it back up to speed shortly but don’t expect to download this at the Apps Market or whatever Palm is calling it. This is pure homebrew. Click through for Zelda. Read More

  • Brightkite Expands Product Line-up With Mobile Apps For Nokia, Palm Phones

    Brightkite Expands Product Line-up With Mobile Apps For Nokia, Palm Phones

    Popular location-based social network Brightkite has simultaneously released mobile apps for some Nokia as well as Palm smartphones. The release of the apps follows earlier launches of Android, BlackBerry and iPhone applications. Read More

  • Pluses Pre and Pixi priced

    Pluses Pre and Pixi priced

    If you’re in the market for a WebOS Plus device then they’ll cost you $150 for the Pre and $100 for the Pixi whenever Verizon launches them. Read More

  • iPhone Beats Droid, Nexus One And Droid Eris In Touchscreen Performance

    iPhone Beats Droid, Nexus One And Droid Eris In Touchscreen Performance

    To be honest, I don’t really care which is the better smartphone (or super-duper phone): the iPhone 3GS, the Motorola Droid, HTC’s Droid Eris, Google’s Nexus One, Nokia’s N900 or the Palm Pre. It’s just great to witness this seemingly never-ending advancements in mobile technology, both on a hardware and software level, and to see increased competition drive… Read More

  • BlockChalk Is Location-Based Sidewalk Chalk For Your Mobile Device

    BlockChalk Is Location-Based Sidewalk Chalk For Your Mobile Device

    With its new geolocation API, Twitter has the potential to delve into the realm of messages that are relevant based on location. But right now, most geotagged tweets are simply regular tweets that are being tagged with location, and really don’t have much specifically to do with it. Enter BlockChalk, a new service built around the idea of leaving simple messages directly tied to a… Read More

  • With New Staff In Place, Techmeme Polishes Its Mobile Experience

    With New Staff In Place, Techmeme Polishes Its Mobile Experience

    If you’re addicted to Techmeme, like we are, you’re probably addicted to reading it on your mobile phone too. The problem is that the experience hasn’t been great. There was a mobile version of the site, called Mini-Techmeme, but no one seemed to know about it. More importantly, it didn’t give the full Techmeme experience because it didn’t include discussion items. Read More

  • Android Creep: Gmail Chat Starts Showing Which Contacts Use Android Phones

    Android Creep: Gmail Chat Starts Showing Which Contacts Use Android Phones

    Google is powerful. We all know this, and live with it. But that brings up some interesting concerns when they break into new businesses — will they use that power to give them an unfair advantage? With great power comes great responsibility, and all that. Today brings a totally innocuous example, but it’s still interesting. A new feature in Gmail Labs allows you to change your… Read More

  • Consumer Review: The Best Smartphones On The Market

    Consumer Review: The Best Smartphones On The Market

    With the Holiday Season nearly upon us, we at TechCrunch thought it would behoove us to share with everyone a definitive list of the best smartphones currently available (or launching shortly), so as to help with any possible purchasing decisions which may occur in the upcoming months. In making our decisions, we looked at these phones from the standpoint of the consumer. Thus, developer… Read More

  • Sride to unrock: Chinese Palm Pre clones attack

    Sride to unrock: Chinese Palm Pre clones attack


    When your country can’t have a Palm Pre you might as well make your own. This is a “half-iPhone, half-Blackberry” device with slide out keyboard running the Ophone OS. The phone includes a slide-to-unlock feature along with analog TV and FM radio playback and “Java Application.” Read More

  • Palm's Full Monty

    Palm's Full Monty

    Easily the quote of the night at Palm’s Developer gathering in San Francisco came from Katie Mitic, Palm’s senior vice president of product marketing. “We want to leave it all out there. You know, ‘The Full Monty‘,” she emphatically said when noting that Palm’s goal was to be more open. Anyone who has seen the 1997 British film of the same name… Read More

  • Palm: Free Apps For The Web, Free Development For Open Source, And Free Phones!

    Palm: Free Apps For The Web, Free Development For Open Source, And Free Phones!

    I’m here in San Francisco for a meeting Palm has called to give its newest employees, Ben Galbraith and Dion Almaer, who both came over from Mozilla, a chance to talk a bit about the state of the webOS platform. The two, along with Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein and some other executives spoke at length about the hardware, the platform, and the plan going forward. The message was pretty clear… Read More

  • Pre faltering, Palm laying off employees? – UPDATES

    Pre faltering, Palm laying off employees? – UPDATES


    When your smartphone drops from $299 ($199 with contract) to $79 over a summer, you have to wonder what’s going on. Two rumors are circulating this AM, one that Palm is laying off folks, perhaps in the Windows Mobile team. UPDATE from Palm: “We are not laying people off. As we continue our transformation we are better aligning our staff with our business objectives.” The… Read More