• The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

    The iPhone X reveals why Tim Cook was so mad about Palm

    At the unveiling of Apple’s new flagship smartphone yesterday, the iPhone X, CEO Tim Cook said it was something the company’s staff had been working on for a decade. The new interface looks fluid and intuitive. But it also — if you’ve been smartphone watching for long enough — engenders a distinct feeling of déjà vu… Read More

  • The Valley’s “No Hire” Years Come To Light In Damning New Documents

    The Valley’s “No Hire” Years Come To Light In Damning New Documents

    In a statement filed by former Palm head Edward Colligan, new evidence has come to light about the prevalence of no-hire agreements. Colligan, while staffing up his company, approached Apple employees to work at Palm. Read More

  • Palm Software Director: “We Just Weren’t Able To Execute”

    Palm Software Director: “We Just Weren’t Able To Execute”

    Hindsight, as they say, is 20/20 and Brian X Chen has a great tick-tock detailing the initial fall – and continuing fall – of WebOS. The interviews are quite telling, including a quote from Paul Mercer: “Palm was ahead of its time in trying to build a phone software platform using Web technology, and we just weren’t able to execute such an ambitious and breakthrough… Read More

  • HP Pre3 Makes Stealthy Entrance Into The European Market, U.S. To Follow

    HP Pre3 Makes Stealthy Entrance Into The European Market, U.S. To Follow

    The HP Pre3 launched in Europe today, and oddly enough, HP had very little to say about it. With the TouchPad price falling like a rock, you’d expect that its intended complementary device — and HP’s flagship phone — would launch with more fanfare. But instead HP let the device land in its EuroStore and gave a short response to PreCentral, the first publication to… Read More

  • HP Looking To Appliances, Autos To Grow And Save webOS

    HP Looking To Appliances, Autos To Grow And Save webOS

    HP stated from the start that it planned on putting webOS in more than just smartphones and tablets. It foresaw a time when webOS would run printers, netbooks, and the world! Well, the time has come. HP is looking to grow the webOS base and expand into the world of major appliances and automotive. HP invested $1.2 billion into Palm last year and from an outsider’s standpoint… Read More

  • The Lonesome Death Of WebOS

    The Lonesome Death Of WebOS

    I’d been hoping I wouldn’t have to say this a second time, but here we go again: WebOS is reaching a critical failure point and I doubt the technology will make it through the next two years. Why? Because WebOS just can’t grab the mindshare it needs to flourish. According to Woot, the deal site sold 612 TouchPads during its impressive $100-off sale. During a similar sale in… Read More

  • Review: The HP Palm TouchPad

    Short Version: Like Duckie from Sixteen Candles, Palm has been the perennial third choice. Even in its late heyday, when the Treo still ruled the airwaves and the iPhone was a faint glimmer in Apple’s eye, they got the short end of it with consumers and critics. But there was – and is – a zealous minority who see Palm as the Third Way, a way out of… Read More

  • WebOS 3.0 Leaked, Looks Pretty Nice

    This is an early build, but PreCentral got their hands on a WebOS 3.0 beta emulator and they’re reporting that this build, while strong, is still lacking some features. Read More

  • I'll Have A Hit Of Whatever You're Smoking HP

    Earlier today HP introduced its new line of products based on the newly acquired Palm WebOS, including its iPad clone, the TouchPad. Capping off a segment of the presentation where he presented press accolades, former Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein presented the above slide from Laptop Magazine’s OS Bowl boasting, “Yesterday, Laptop Magazine voted us the champion of the OS Bowl.” Read More

  • Hands On With The HP TouchPad Greg brings us his own hands-on of the HP Touchpad, HP’s latest slate. Check out our full HP/Palm coverage right here. Read More

  • HP Announces The TouchPad

    It’s official. Palm’s new WebOS device is called the Touchpad. It has a 9.7-inch screen, front 1.3-megapixel camera, and comes in 16 or 32GB models. It runs a 1.2GHz Snapdragon Processor processor and the screen resolution is 1024×768. Designed by the “hundreds of talented programmers” on the WebOS team, the TouchPad is HP’s second slate of the new decade… Read More

  • Say Hello To The Palm Touchpad

    It’s official: HP/Palm is releasing a new tablet called the Touchpad. Precentral has some hot news about this new 10-inch Palm slate. It is a touchscreen device running WebOS. It weighs 1.5 pounds and 13mm thick and has a front webcam as well as up to 64GB of storage. Robert Scoble, of all people, also leaked something about the “littlest phone” he’s ever seen, a new… Read More

  • Further Leaks Show Off Potential Interface, Specs For HP's webOS Tablet

    Last week, we saw what appeared to be a legit leak of HP’s Topaz and Opal webOS tablets, previously known under the moniker Palmpad. Pre Central has gotten hold of some slightly less exciting, yet still interesting, design documents showing off potential UI ideas. Read More

  • HP Also Holding A Second webOS Event On February 9 To Woo Developers

    A week and a half ago, we were invited to join HP on the morning of February 9 for an “exciting announcement”. But it appears that they’re now also reaching out to others about another event later that day. This new invite reads: “HP webOS. The future revealed.” Below that, it lists the same February 9 date, but lists the time as being from 7 PM to 9:30 PM. And… Read More

  • Palm Crackin' Away At A 4G LTE Device For Verizon?

    We know damn well that the Palm’s got some new devices up their sleeves — and come February 9th, we’ll probably know all there is to know about’em. We can take educated guesses as to what those devices will be — but right now, just about the only thing we know for sure is that they’re working on a webOS tablet. This morning, a few eagle-eyed rumormill… Read More

  • HP Holding webOS Special Event February 9 In San Francisco

    HP Holding webOS Special Event February 9 In San Francisco

    We’ve just been invited to an HP event on February 9 in San Francisco. The topic? webOS, according to the invitation. The invite’s main header reads: “Think big. Think small. Think beyond.” Could this mean an expansion of webOS to many types of devices? At the very least, we should get the skinny on the full webOS 2.0 release, which is only available in a very limited… Read More

  • Former Palm CEO John Rubinstein Joins Amazon's Board

    Former Palm CEO John Rubinstein Joins Amazon's Board

    Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein was elected to join Amazon’s board, the company announced today via an SEC filing. Rubisntein is currently a senior VP and general manager at Hewlett-Packard, following HP’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm earlier this year. Before joining Palm, Rubinstein was in charge of Apple’s iPod division and was the company’s senior hardware… Read More

  • Palm Pre 2 now available in the US for $450 unlocked

    Great news for WebOS fans this morning, as the Palm Pre 2 is now finally available in the US. It’s not with any carriers right now (it’s expected to eventually head to Verizon), but that just means the eager can purchase it unlocked. How much will it cost you? The merest of $450, good sir! Where can you get it from? Right here! For those not in the know, it rocks a 1GHz… Read More

  • Jon Rubinstein On Steve Jobs: "I'm Definitely Off The Christmas List"

    “It was a disaster.” That’s how Palm head (now a part of HP) Jon Rubinstein described Apple when he joined the company in the 1990s after they acquired NeXT. That was about six months before Steve Jobs came back, Rubinstein said. “Basically, the company was going out of business. It had lost its way, its focus,” he continued. Rubinstein sat down to discuss Palm and… Read More

  • Foxconn Said To Be Making Next Gen WebOS Devices

    Industry sources at Foxconn Technology and Compal Communications are stating that they are currently manufacturing multiple WebOS devices including the so-called PalmPad. Read More

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