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HP Palm Updates Maps App on webOS Smartphones

October 13, 2011 12:40 PM | HP | Palm | Software |

HP Palm announced today that the Maps app on your webOS phone is getting a new view of the world. It now uses the same "much, much better" approach to maps as the HP TouchPad.

Bing MapsPowered by Microsoft Bing Maps, you’ll find some new features when you launch the new Maps app. Some of the highlights (depending on your version of webOS) include:

  • Map and satellite views
  • Driving, walking, and transit directions
  • Convenient access to recent and bookmarked locations, as well as places of interest.

To install the new version of Maps on Veer, Pre and Pixi phones (including original and Plus versions, as well as the Pre 2), just search the App Catalog for the Maps app and download it.

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Palm Announces Almost Every App is Half Price Until July 9, 2010

June 21, 2010 8:48 PM | Palm | Software |


Palm announced that for a limited time (until July 9, 2010), nearly every app in the US Palm App Catalog and Palm web channel are available at half price. However, there are a few exceptions will still stay at full price in their catalog listing. 

 To purchase Palm apps visit http://www.palm.com/us/products/software/mobile-applications.html.

 

 

Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus Heading to O2 (UK)

May 19, 2010 9:12 AM | Palm |

Palm, Inc. today announced that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus phones will be available in the UK on O2 from 28 May. They will be available from free, depending on tariff, in all O2 stores and online at www.o2.co.uk.

With a slider keyboard, a larger touchscreen and a high-performance processor, Pre Plus is Palm’s full-featured Palm webOS phone. It’s designed for people who want an easy-to-use phone with advanced features to help manage the different aspects of their lives, both personal and professional. The keyboard makes for quick and easy typing, while the unique gesture area provides a sleek look and intuitive navigation. Customers also get 16GB(1) of storage (~15GB user available) for applications and media. Pre Plus comes with the Palm Touchstone Back Cover, so it’s compatible out of the box with the revolutionary inductive Touchstone Charging Dock (sold separately).

As Palm’s thinnest phone to date, Pixi Plus fits easily in your hand or pocket and offers a host of powerful features. It’s great for social communicators and first-time smartphone buyers who want an affordable phone with a full QWERTY keyboard instantly accessible for messaging and web content.

Palm Pre Plus
 

 

Hp to Buy Palm for $1.2 Billion

April 28, 2010 4:05 PM | HP | Palm |

HP and Palm, Inc. today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which HP will purchase Palm, a provider of smartphones powered by the Palm webOS mobile operating system, at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. The transaction has been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors.

The combination of HP’s global scale and financial strength with Palm’s unparalleled webOS platform will enhance HP’s ability to participate more aggressively in the fast-growing, highly profitable smartphone and connected mobile device markets. Palm’s unique webOS will allow HP to take advantage of features such as true multitasking and always up-to-date information sharing across applications.

 

Palm webOS Smartphones to be Available for AT&T Customers

March 22, 2010 10:27 AM | AT&T | Palm | Smartphone |

AT&T’s 80 million customers will soon have a new choice for staying connected in their fast-paced lives -- the Palm webOS platform. Palm, Inc. today announced that the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus phones will be available on the nation’s fastest 3G network for $149.99 and $49.99, respectively, with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.

Pre Plus and Pixi Plus will be featured in Palm’s booth (No. 7053) at CTIA Wireless, which runs March 23-25 in Las Vegas.

With a slider keyboard, a larger touchscreen and a high-performance processor, Pre Plus is Palm’s full-featured Palm webOS phone. It’s designed for people who want an easy-to-use phone with advanced features to help manage the different aspects of their lives, both personal and professional. The keyboard makes for quick and easy typing, while the unique gesture area provides a sleek look and intuitive navigation. Customers also get 16GB(1) of storage (~15GB user available) for applications and media. Pre Plus comes with the Palm Touchstone Back Cover, so it’s compatible out of the box with the revolutionary inductive Touchstone Charging Dock (sold separately).

Palm Pre Plus
 

 

Palm Upgrades Free Facebook App for webOS Handsets

March 4, 2010 11:05 AM | Palm |

Palm has announced a completely revamped version of the free Facebook for Palm app for all Palm webOS phones.  The app is now available in the Palm App Catalog. You can download (or update) the app which includes the following enhancements:

Stay current: You can keep up to date with your Facebook inbox, latest Facebook events, friends' birthdays, and your news feed. You can now view your friends' Walls, Information, and Photos, and keep tabs on your own Wall.

Stay in touch:
Reply to messages in your Facebook inbox or compose new messages, Like and Comment on items in your News Feed, and find friends (old and new) with new Search functionality.

Share photos: You can show off your photo albums to friends, as well as view, like, and comment on photos and albums. You can also quickly upload photos directly from the Facebook application.

 

 

Palm webOS Now Arriving On Your Phone via Over-the-Air Update

February 28, 2010 11:13 PM | Palm |

The latest update to Palm webOS is now arriving on your phone via an over-the-air update. The update is now available for customers on the Sprint network in the US and on the O2 UK, O2 DE, O2 Ireland, and Movistar networks in Europe. The update has been released for customers using the Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus on Verizon Wireless.  The update is expected to be available for Palm webOS phones on other networks soon. Highlights of the latest update include:

 

 

Google Introduces Google Voice Web App for iPhone and Palm WebOS Devices

January 26, 2010 12:09 PM | Apple | Google | Palm |

Google introduced today the Google Voice web app for the iPhone and Palm WebOS devices. This HTML5 application provides users with a fast and versatile mobile experience for Google Voice because it uses the latest advancements in web technologies. For example, AppCache lets users interact with web apps without a network connection and local databases allow you to store data locally on the device, so users don't lose data even when you close the browser.

 

 

Verizon Wireless Announces Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to Hit Stores Jan. 25

January 22, 2010 1:08 AM | Palm | Verizon |

Verizon Wireless announced today that Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus will be on store shelves and ready for purchase on Jan. 25. Palm Pre Plus will cost $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and Palm Pixi Plus will cost $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate, each with a new two-year customer agreement. Buy a Palm Pre Plus or a Palm Pixi Plus and get a Palm Pixi Plus free after a mail-in rebate through Feb. 14.

Both Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus come travel-ready with a built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot – a Wi-Fi hotspot that can be shared among five Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is the perfect family vacation companion, and at $40 for 5 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage, it provides an allowance big enough for sharing with the entire family for downloading games, Internet access and more.

Paired with Verizon Wireless’ new Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plans and a $29.99 monthly data plan, Palm Pre Plus is the perfect tool for the busy family manager, while Palm Pixi Plus is the perfect complement to a youngster as part of a Family SharePlan.

Palm Pre Plus
 

 

iPhone 3GS vs. Palm Pre vs. Motorola Droid vs. Nexus One

January 13, 2010 2:45 PM | Google | Motorola | Palm | Comments (7)

Over at BillShrink.com they created a very usefull comparison chart of the iPhone, Droid, Palm Free and the new Nexus One.  The chart compares the major features, price and usage plans of the smartphones.  The least expensive phone when comparing price of the handset and different service plans is the Nexus One.  See the chart below.
 

 

Verizon Announces Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus with Palm webOS

January 7, 2010 7:54 PM | Palm | Verizon |

Today at the 2010 International Consumer Electronics Show, Verizon Wireless and Palm, Inc. announced the Jan. 25 availability of Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus, bringing the Palm webOS experience to customers on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network.

Palm Pre Plus has a large, vivid touch screen; high-performance processor; and slide-out keyboard. The Pre Plus keyboard makes for quick and easy typing, while the unique gesture area provides a sleek look and intuitive navigation. Pre Plus also comes with the Palm Touchstone Back Cover, making the phone compatible with the revolutionary inductive Touchstone Charging Dock (sold separately). Verizon Wireless Pre Plus customers will also get 16 GB of storage (approximately 15 GB user available) for applications and media.

Feature-rich, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus offer Verizon Wireless customers greater flexibility for access to the Internet with Wi-Fi. In addition, the all-new Palm mobile hotspot, a webOS app that can be downloaded from the Palm App Catalog, gives customers the option of creating a personal Wi-Fi cloud capable of sharing the reliability and high-speed Internet connectivity of the Verizon Wireless 3G network with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices such as notebooks, netbooks, cameras, gaming devices or portable media/MP3 players.

Palm Pre Plus
 

 

Palm Introduces Project Ares

December 18, 2009 11:04 AM | Palm | Software |

Palm today introduced Project Ares.  Project Ares is the first mobile development environment hosted entirely in a browser.  Palm claims this will lower barriers for web developers to jump into mobile development.

Like webOS, Palm's belief is that the future of mobile will be built on the web. Project Ares aim is to enable a next-generation mobile development workflow, in which developers move quickly and seamlessly from editing in a browser, to debugging on a device, to selling applications in Palm's App Catalog or on the web.

Project Ares is now available to all developers as a public beta. Palm is inviting programmers to join Project Ares to try it out, build apps, and give feedback.
 

 

Sprint Palm Pixi Available November 15 for $99.99

October 26, 2009 10:51 AM | Palm |

Sprint today announced Nov. 15 as the first day of nationwide availability for Palm Pixi (announced September 9), exclusively available on America’s most dependable 3G network from Sprint. It will cost just $99.99 with a two-year service agreement, after a $50  instant rebate and $100 mail-in rebate and be available at Sprint  stores, online, through telesales at 1-800-SPRINT, and at Best Buy, RadioShack and select Wal-Mart stores. (Palm Pixi fact sheet pdf).

Running the Palm webOS mobile platform, Palm Pixi lets the user keep multiple activities open and move easily between them, like flipping through a deck of cards, using natural gestures. This allows for easy movement between messaging and email or searching the Web while listening to music, and items are rearranged simply by dragging them. Universal search also makes finding things easy, providing results from both the device and the Web.

Palm webOS brings together the user’s most important information from their phone, at work or on the Web into one logical view. In addition to linking information from Google, Facebook, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and LinkedIn, Palm Pixi adds Yahoo! integration to Palm Synergy3. Palm Synergy offers:

 Palm Pixi

 

Palm Launches New Page for Mobile Apps

October 20, 2009 4:31 PM | Palm | Software |


Palm has launched a new web page for Palm phones powered by webOS platform to access mobile applications.

Per the page, "Applications designed for the Palm webOS platform make your phone more powerful, more useful, and more fun. And many take advantage of the Palm Synergy feature, allowing you to do more with just a touch. Automatically add an event date to your calendar. Share location information in one step. Both free and paid apps expand what you can do." For more information visit http://www.palm.com/us/products/software/mobile-applications.html.
 

 

Palm Introduces the webOS Palm Pixi Smartphone for Sprint

September 9, 2009 8:28 AM | Palm | Smartphone | Sprint Nextel |

Palm, Inc. today introduced the Palm Pixi phone for faster, more intuitive and personal communication in a compact and customizable design. With the instinctively useable Palm webOS platform, strikingly thin design, a visible full keyboard and fashionable personalization options, Palm Pixi lets you express yourself in amazingly useful ways. It's scheduled to be available exclusively from Sprint in time for the holidays.

In addition to linking your information from Google, Facebook and Exchange ActiveSync, Palm Pixi adds Yahoo! and LinkedIn integration to Palm Synergy and assembles it all in a single view. You can get your Yahoo! contacts, calendar and IM, and access to your LinkedIn contacts, including job titles. Synergy on Palm Pixi makes messaging easier by showing you all your conversations with the same person in one chat-style thread, so you can start a conversation on AIM Instant Messenger, Google Talk or Yahoo! Messenger and continue it by text message later.

Complementing the phone's already rich Facebook integration with the contacts, phone, calendar and photo applications, a new Facebook application will be available with Palm Pixi so you can see and comment on all the latest news from your friends, as well as easily update your status. 
 

 

Palm to Allow Developers to Sell Apps in Palm App Catalog

August 18, 2009 11:52 AM | Palm | Software |


Palm, Inc. announced that starting today developers who wish to charge for their Palm webOS applications can begin submitting them for consideration in the Palm App Catalog e-commerce beta program, which will begin in mid-September. Developers selected to participate in the beta program will have the opportunity to have their applications, both free and paid, featured in the Palm App Catalog ahead of the next wave, and to be among the first to be paid for purchases of their Palm webOS applications.

As part of the App Catalog e-commerce beta program for the Palm Pre phone and future Palm webOS devices, developers will receive a 70/30 split (developer/Palm) of gross revenues generated through application sales (less applicable sales taxes). Customers will be able to easily purchase applications using Visa and MasterCard credit cards. Further details about the program and distribution model will be provided in the coming weeks. Palm expects to launch the full developer program in the United States this fall.
 

 

Bell to Sell the Palm Pre in Canada Starting August 27, 2009

August 5, 2009 8:28 AM | Palm |

Bell today announced that the new Palm Pre phone will be exclusively available in Canada at Bell Mobility retail locations on August 27. Due to unprecedented demand, Bell also announced that Canadians can reserve one of the highly anticipated phones by pre-ordering now at bell.ca/pre, at Bell stores or at selected Bell retail partners.

Palm Pre is the first phone based on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, which brings mobile applications together in a unique and intuitive multi-tasking environment that is integrated with the most popular social networking tools and powerful search functions.

The Palm Pre will cost as little as $199.95 on a three-year contract or $599.95 without a contract with a minimum 500 MB data plan. Bell smartphone clients can choose from a wide variety of voice and data plans, including Smartphone Combos that offer unlimited Internet browsing, personal email, text messaging and Windows Live Messenger.

Since announcing in May that it would carry the Palm Pre exclusively in Canada, Bell has seen unprecedented demand - tens of thousands of Canadians have already signed up at bell.ca/pre for more information about the device.

 

Sprint NFL Mobile Live Now Available on the Palm Pre

July 27, 2009 1:31 PM | Palm | Sprint Nextel |

Just in time for the start of training camp for NFL teams across the country, Sprint today announced that its exclusive NFL Mobile Live application is now available on the Palm Pre phone.

NFL Mobile Live, the only wireless source for complete, live access to NFL action, was sent to Palm Pre customers as part of an over-the-air software update from Palm. When customers accept the update to Palm webOS 1.1.0, NFL Mobile Live is automatically installed. Once installed, customers can use Palm Pre’s universal search to locate the application by simply typing NFL on their keyboard from the main screen or launcher, and then tapping the NFL icon to open the application.

With most NFL teams opening training camp this week, fantasy football players will begin tracking player performances. NFL Mobile Live gives them the ability to watch NFL Network live 24/7 along with a bevy of preseason on-demand video highlights, injury reports, statistics, breaking news and analysis from a host of experts. Once the regular season begins, fantasy players can manage their NFL.com fantasy teams from their phone and monitor the performance of every player in real time.


 

Palm Mojo SDK Now Available for Download

July 16, 2009 9:39 PM | Palm |


Palm announced today that their Mojo Software Development Kit is now available to all interested app developers. The SDK can be downloaded from a new developer portal called Palm webOSdev at developer.palm.com.

Interested developers with a valid email address can access the SDK, documentation, and new Mojo developer forums. Palm reported that in its initial beta stage, over 1.8 million apps have been downloaded from the beta App Catalog since Palm Pre was released less than six weeks ago and that thousands of developers have participated in the Mojo SDK early access program since it began in early April. Palm also reported that new applications are in the pipeline for the Palm App Catalog, and the App Catalog submission process will be opened to all developers beginning this fall.
 

 

Palm Pre Scheduled for UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain

July 7, 2009 10:58 AM | Palm |

Palm, Inc. today announced that the Palm Pre phone is scheduled to be available initially in the UK, Ireland and Germany exclusively on the O2 network, and in Spain exclusively on the Movistar network, in time for the holidays. Palm Pre, the first phone based on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, brings your information from the many places it resides - on your phone, at work or on the web - into one simple, integrated view.(1)

In its first weekend of availability in the United States, Palm Pre broke Sprint's previous first-weekend sales records. Palm Pre also is scheduled to debut in Canada with Bell Mobility in the second half of 2009.

Palm Pre introduces a breakthrough user interface and hardware design that makes it one of the most integrated and user-friendly mobile phones on the market. Featuring a smooth, elegantly rounded ergonomic design and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed, Palm Pre is engineered to feel natural in your hand and comfortably small in your pocket. When closed, Palm Pre is ideal for phone calls, web browsing, music, photos and videos; when open, Palm Pre is optimized for email and text messaging. It provides an exceptional experience for phone calls, whether held to your ear, over speakerphone or via Bluetooth.
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