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Palm offers glimpse of Pixi

Troubled handset manufacturer Palm has lifted the curtain on its second device based on the webOS platform, simultaneously slashing the price of its flagship Pre device.

Apple kills Palm Pre iTunes sync

Apple has struck a blow against Palm and its flagship Pre device, which some have heralded as stiff competition to the iPhone, by removing the Pre’s ability to masquerade as an iPod.

Apple heavyweight takes helm at Palm

US handset vendor Palm said late Wednesday that it has appointed former Apple heavyweight Jon Rubinstein to replace Ed Colligan as chairman and CEO after 16 years at the helm.

Palm Pre to land June 6

The Palm Pre, the secret weapon of US carrier Sprint Nextel and struggling handset vendor Palm is set to hit shelves on June 6.

Touchscreen competition getting tough

Competition is fast heating up in the handset space as touchscreens become all the rage. Apple this week came close to declaring all out legal war on the gadget maker community after it was awarded a patent for the game changing touch screen interface found on the iPhone. During its recent investors call, Apple chief […]

Palm unveils web-enabled gadget platform

US handset manufacturer Palm attempted to catch up with the leading lights of the mobile world on Friday with the unveiling of its own web-enabled platform, and an accompanying gadget. Jumping on the cloud computing bandwagon, Palm webOS allows consumers to pull their contact, calendars and personal information down from the internet on any device, […]

Smartphone sales suffering; RIM, Palm feel the pain

Canadian handset manufacturer Research In Motion (RIM) issued a surprise profit warning this week as device shipments continue to slow worldwide. The BlackBerry maker said third quarter revenues are now expected to be in the region of $2.75bn to $2.78bn, compared to the previously forecasted revenue range of $2.95bn to $3.10bn. The reasons given are […]

Device no show burns Palm

US gadget maker Palm said Friday that its loss for the quarter to the end of November would be greater than expected, as roll out of its ‘secret weapon’ fell behind schedule. The company said revenues were expected to be in the range of $345m to $350m, compared to earlier guidance of $370m to $380m. […]

Palm sets sights on Europe with 500v

Device manufacturer Palm lifted the curtain on its latest device on Wednesday, the Windows Mobile 6-powered Treo 500v. Built for a European audience – a market Palm has been trying to crack for some time – the device also heralds the main thrust of Microsoft’s push into the mass market. With its rounded corners, the […]

Palm kills off Foleo before launch

Handheld vendor Palm has decided to kill off its confusingly positioned Foleo notebook/smartphone companion device, jsust as the product was due to ship. In a note posted on the company’s blog last week, Ed Colligan, CEO of the manufacturer, said that it has become increasingly clear that the right path for Palm is to offer […]

Palm gets Elevation from Bono, iPod boss

Despite considerable scepticism about its new Foleo “smartphone companion”, on Monday, Palm got the kind of support that counts. A private equity fund, Elevation Partners, gave the company 325 million reasons to believe in its new product. Under a recapitalisation plan that will involve the issue of new preferred stock, the fund will eventually own […]

Palm unveils notebook companion

Smartphone vendor Palm unveiled a Linux-based gadget on Wednesday, but the new addition to the Palm family is not a phone. The Foleo, described as a “mobile companion”, more resembles a notebook with its 10″ screen and full size keyboard. The Linux-based device features a suite of applications including email, a full screen web browser, […]

Palm releases grip on historical OS

It looks to be the end of an era for handheld manufacturer Palm, with reports coming in that the newly launched Treo 755p will be the last device based on Palm OS. Last month, top executives at Palm announced plans to introduce a Linux-based platform. Although the in house developed Linux platform will run existing […]

Palm gets Linux in house

Top executives at handheld manufacturer Palm announced plans to introduce a Linux-based platform at the company’s analyst and investor day in New York on Tuesday. The move mirrors the route taken by Palm OS developer, PalmSource, which was acquired by Japanese software developer Access in 2005. Like its OS-developer sibling, Palm is understood to have […]

Palm hires Apple designer

Gadget manufacturer Palm is reported to have hired a top ex-Apple designer in a bid to shake up its own product line. Paul Mercer is understood to have been working at Palm for three weeks on a range of new products but Palm is keeping quiet on the details. Mercer moved to Palm along with […]

Palm’s Treo headed for China

US handset manufacturer Palm said Tuesday it has struck a partnership with China Mobile on research operations and boosting the presence of its Treo devices in Asia. This follows a statement from Palm at 3GSM World Congress outlining its expansion strategy. Palm is currently the subject of fierce speculation over its future with many experts […]

Palm launches Treo 680 smartphone

Former PDA heavyweight Palm, on Monday announced its Treo 680 smartphone, running on the Palm OS platform. The Treo 680 is the fourth smartphone launched by Palm this year and follows the 750v, the firm’s business-oriented mobile for Europe, running Windows Mobile 5.0 OS. The 680 is available in the UK for £299. Additionally, retail […]

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