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 to make calls by… 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 leader? Again, it seems a bit far-fetched… 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 of… 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 easy decision to… 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 were… 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 new… 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