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dave

by dave

Did webOS really ever have a chance to succeed in the mobile world?
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It's sad news in the tech world today as HP kills of their tablet and smartphone development. Is this truly the end of webOS? A common meme I've seen over the past year or so with regard to webOS is that "it has a lot of potential." This is something numerous users, critics, colleagues, and even myself have said. It seemed to have a lot of legitimately great ideas, but suffered from extremely poor execution and marketing. It raises an interesting question though. Did webOS *really* ever have a... Read more →
peter

by peter

Who would have thought five years ago that Apple & Google would be dominating the smartphone market in 2011?
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It's amazing how much things can change in such a relatively short period of time. Back in 2006 the big players were Nokia, RIM, Microsoft (with Windows Mobile), and Palm. Now every single one is struggling. Also serves as a reminder that no matter how high Apple and Google are riding right now, it is still a volatile business and it's not hard to imagine two or three other companies emerging in the next five years to seriously challenge them (like Facebook, for instance).
skyman375

by skyman375

What does the Google purchase of Motorola mean for HP webOS?
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If the other Android licensees no longer perceive that they will be treated fairly and openly by Google, will they explore other OS options? Everyone seems to think, yes, and they say Windows Phone 7 next, but what about webOS? I'd have to think HP's licensing terms might be better, with the imperative of growing the user base. Don't Samsung, LG, and most likely HTC, have to think about it - if for no other reason than to improve their bargaining position with Microsoft?
mattgibstein

by mattgibstein

So I succumbed to the TouchPad discount, but I'm underwhelmed...
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As the proud owner of a MacBook Pro, iPhone, and iPad 2, it's safe to say I love Apple products. But when people call me a fanboy, it ticks me off: I don't just like Apple products because I'm some brainwashed zombie; it's because I admire the elegance, design, breadth of apps, and focus on the user experience that their products embue. That being said, I'm always curious about the other products in the technology space... is this Android phone more likely to suit my needs? is there a better... Read more →
bdp90386

by bdp90386

I've been hanging with Palm for a while now. Still rocking my original Pre minus on sprint. But seeing as how I haven't updated phones now in 2 yrs.
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I'm starting to yearn for a new phone. Should I feel safe holding out for the Pre 3 to be released, whenever that will be, or should I just get an android phone? Some of the new OS announcements from google at their I/O are very tempting. What if i do hold out till July for the Pre 3? Is there a device that I should choose over it? Remember i'll be on Sprint and that's non negotiable considering how cheap they are for their family plans. All thoughts are appreciated. answer this...
Gikero

by Gikero

With the new 1Ghz processor and the same resolution screen, shouldn't the Palm Pre 2 be able to put out some significantly better graphics than the…
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original? Would any improvement be hindered by the fact that the screen is (considered by smartphone standards) low a resolution? I don't know if the PP2 is using the same graphics chip or if it is more powerful as well. I heard on a Palm podcast that the PP2's RAM is also clocked slightly higher than the Pre Plus.
bcastl

by bcastl

Palm Pre now, or wait for HTC 7 Pro?
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OK, I acknowledge that this might be a weird situation, but here's the deal: I currently own the (rerrible, terrible) Samsung Instinct, and am up for a 2-year renewal at Sprint. I've had the opportunity to spend a few days with the WP7 platform, and like it a lot, but I'm not 100% sold on it. I have also tried Android, and it's not for me. So, as far as smartphones go, that pretty much means I get the Pre now, or I wait 2-5 months until the HTC 7 Pro is released. Is the Pre a... Read more →
realsoda

by realsoda

Okay, I am getting seriously bored with my DROID, which I have had since the product launch.
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I have envied the Pre Plus since the day of its announcement, and I wish I had waited for it badly. Today I went into a Verizon store and played with a Pre Plus for about an hour. I was so envious. At home, I searched on eBay for some Pre Plus unlocked deals, since I don't have a contract renewal open, and I will NOT pay $600 for this (technically) year and a half old phone. I found a Pre for about $70, expiring tomorrow, unlocked (meaning no contract required). I plan on buying an LTE... Read more →
mjpuczko

by mjpuczko

ordered a pre on ebay last night (used, in great condition). always wanted to play with one, now i can (my hero is annoying me!).
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what are some essential apps for the pre. one i'm definitely downloading/paying for is the app to control itunes (remote something? forgot name right now). apps i use on android right now: facebook official twitter evernote listen shopsavvy my tracks shazam iheartradio any replacements for these? thanks! excited to use webOS