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WebOS is open sourced by HP

The fate of webOS has been decided. Well, at least for now. HP decided to open source webOS and let the community drive the mobile OS in future. HP will keep on contributing development resources though, and even new HP…

HP officially kills off webOS phones and tablets

The big news keep coming from the mobile industry. After Google purchased Motorola Mobility in a move that surprised many, HP announced yesterday that they will stop their webOS smartphone and tablet business. I was hoping that HP could breath…

Review: HP webOS 2.1 – Can webOS still keep up?

It’s been nearly two years since i wrote an in-depth webOS review. Back then Palm surprised everybody with a very innovative mobile OS which didn’t have to hide from the competition. On the contrary, webOS surpassed iOS and Android in…

Review: Palm Pixie Plus Hardware Impressions

It seems that i have some strange bond with Palm devices. Only a few days after i got an Palm Pre Plus for my wife, i was told that a local electronics store is selling Palm Pixie Plus devices for…

Review: Palm Pre Plus Hardware Impressions

About a year ago Palm released the Palm Pre Plus as follow up to the Palm Pre smartphone. As the name of the device suggests it was basically a small upgrade and not a completely new product. Since Palm was…

Review: Palm Pre WebOS

My Palm Pre hardware review made it clear, that while the Palm Pre is a nice device it’s not groundbreaking on the hardware-specs front. The real unique selling point is the new WebOS, which aims for a fingerfriendly and innovative…

Review: Palm Pre – Hardware impressions

Not too long ago Palm was seen as a company which had a great past record, but no future. They just couldn’t keep the competitive edge, and therefore lost consumer trust and their marketshare year after year while other players…

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Palm Pre review on engadget

Engadget published a very nice and informative in-depth review of the Palm Pre. They take a closer look at the hardware as well as the OS and the applications. The new webOS looks like a winner, and the touchscreen seems…

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Palm Pre release date officially announced

Finally Palm announced the u.s. release date for the Palm Pre which is set at june 6th. Check out the official Palm blog. The price tag is at $199.99 (after rebate and service agreement) on sprint only. Without any contract/sim…

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The Palm Pre, hit or miss?

When palm showed of their new device on the consumer electronics show in january i was very impressed. After viewing the key notes and checking out all new features of the palm pre i could even imagine switching from windows…