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  • Palm drops monster update for Treo 680; IM, PTT, other acronyms added

    Palm drops monster update for Treo 680; IM, PTT, other acronyms added

    Regular readers will know that I’m a big supporter of the Palm Treo line of smartphones. They’re a good mix of form factor, usability, and price. They do all the things you need a smartphone to do, and they have lots of amazing games. And if you’re a user of a Treo 680 on AT&T, today is an early Xmas, as the much anticipated software upgrade just hit. And this… Read More

  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Palm Centro from Sprint

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Palm Centro from Sprint

    on Sprint to try out. As it turns out, the Centro is far and away a better device than the Treo, and at $100, it is the absolute best first-timer smartphone that we can recommend. The Palm OS is still easy to use, there are literally thousands of apps out there that are easy to install, and the ones it comes with make up a great assortment of productivity and fun. But make no mistake, this is… Read More

  • Palm's millions lost due to stalled Windows Mobile smartphone?

    Palm's millions lost due to stalled Windows Mobile smartphone?

    Last week, Palm announced Q3 earnings, and the news was a disappointing loss of millions. While that’s not necessarily news, Palm blamed the loss on a failure to launch a certain highly anticipated product. Palm wouldn’t, though, say what it was. We did a little digging, and two separate sources at Palm opted to stay mum when we asked if it was the rumored WinMo 6 Centro for… Read More

  • Experiencing shoddy battery life on your Palm Centro? [Update]

    Experiencing shoddy battery life on your Palm Centro? [Update]

    Fret not, dear reader. Sprint assures us that the unusual battery drainage is not a hardware issue, but that of a software one centered around Sprint’s Mobile Email. Said software and e-mail synchronization go through a never-ending loop when your password is incorrect or the ISP’s e-mail server is unavailable. The OTA update is said to be released sometime this month. Has… Read More

  • Palm Garnet on your Nokia tablet

    Android is out but you’re just not satisfied. You want an ossified operating system that hasn’t seen updated since the dot-com boom cleaned the Palm-pilot-toting CEOs from board rooms around the world. You want Palm’s Garnet on your brand new Nokia tablet. Well, now you can. Click on the vid to see the latest in 1999 technology running in an emulator. ACCESS Garnet for… Read More

  • Verizon Wireless serves up blitz of smartphones

    Verizon Wireless serves up blitz of smartphones

    Heads up! It’s smartphone day at Verizon Wireless, where the carrier has today launched not one, not two, but four new smartphones today. Read More

  • Palm's Centro: First Impressions, Unboxing

    Palm's Centro: First Impressions, Unboxing

    We don’t know why you love unboxings, but you do. Here we have the first Centro from Palm, running on Sprint’s Power Vision Super Extreme Mega network. For those of you who might not know, the Centro is Palm’s follow-up to the popular Treo line of smartphones. Features-wise, it’s pretty similar. The Centro takes the Treo’s aged form-factor up to a more modern level. Read More

  • Black Palm Centro on Sprint.com, red one coming soon

    Black Palm Centro on Sprint.com, red one coming soon

    Just a heads up that Palm’s new Centro phone is now available for purchase on Sprint’s website for $99 with a new contract, $399 without. The black version is the only one available for now, but the red version will be available on November 4th. Sprint.com via Brighthand Read More

  • New Palm OS delayed, again

    New Palm OS delayed, again

    Come on, Palm! First you fold the Foleo, which broke Doug’s heart, and now you’re delaying your new OS until the end of next year! The new OS is purported to allow Palm to unveil a slew of new products including a device similar to the Foleo. This can’t be good. Not one bit. Palm admits new OS 18 months away [The Reg] Read More

  • Palm Centro groped on video

    If someone says something feels good in their hands one more time, I swear my head is going to explode. Here’s a decent video walk through of the Centro’s interface. I guess it’s not that exciting, which is probably why I skipped the unveiling at Digital Life. Maybe your mom will like it. Read More

  • Palm Announces Centro, World Rejoices

    Palm Announces Centro, World Rejoices

    Following months-and-months of hinting and speculation, Palm confirmed the existence and availability of the Centro. The new device is in a new candybar case, that features a fully functional QWERTZY keyboard and touchscreen. The Centro is powered by a 312MHz Intel XScale processor and it utilizes Palm OS 5.4.9 — not WinMo, which should make a lot of you happy. It will be available… Read More

  • Palm Takes A Turn Toward Linux

    Palm Takes A Turn Toward Linux


    Ed Colligan, in his Investor Day keynote today, announced Palm is releasing a new operating system later this year. As you can see by the nifty chart everyone is publishing (above), Palm is not moving toward windows, but turning on its blinker and making a right lane merge with Linux. More technically speaking, it will “combine aspects of Palm OS Garnet and a Linux core” as Palm… Read More