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peter

by peter

Four reasons why open sourcing webOS won't be enough to save it
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HP finally revealed the fate of webOS last week, announcing plans to open source the orphaned mobile OS rather than sell it to someone else or simply abandon it. As a fan of the open source model I was pleased to hear this -- it would have been a shame to let webOS die -- but I'm also realistic that opening it up isn't going to suddenly resurrect the OS and put it right back into contention alongside iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
Here are four reasons why I think it's going to be an uphill... Read more →
peter

by peter

Can HP turn around the TouchPad?
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The first reviews of HP's TouchPad tablet are in and if I were Jon Rubenstein I'd be worried. The TouchPad was one the most anticipated devices of the year, but there was a palpable sense of disappointment in most of the reviews I read. Several noted a number of issues with the device, including relatively poor battery life, surprisingly buggy software, a relatively paltry selection of apps, and, to top it all off, that it's actually heavier and bulkier than just about every other rival device.... Read more →
aaron

by aaron

HP Palm has an enormous problem on their hands right now.
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For a long time, they've been promising Pre and Pixi owners that the webOS 2.0 upgrade would be available for their devices "in the coming months." This was the vague message repeated at their developer events, in interviews, and through their social media channels — much to the chagrin of their customers, who were holding out for the update with decreasing patience. http://www.precentral.net/webos-2-0-will-be-releas... Read more →
peter

by peter

Why HP bought Palm
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Originally appeared in the gdgt newsletter: http://gdgt.com/newsletter/ The recent news about about HP finally launching their Slate 500 tablet got me thinking about the tablet we're all really waiting for them to introduce -- the PalmPad -- and why HP bought Palm in the first place. To me HP’s decision to buy Palm says a lot about where they think the future of the PC business is going and that after years of screwing around they are finally ready to get serious about mobile. HP knows... Read more →
clauretano

by clauretano

All the people on here upset about this phone, do understand that it's just a stopgap measure, a "3gs" if you will.
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If you want something to blow your mind, wait until the first half of 2011. And yes, 1GHz is plenty to make the user experience great, even on webOS 1.4.5. Ask anyone who runs their existing Pre overclocked to 1-1.2GHz --it's incredible. Doesn't even really eat into the battery life, as you can set it up to underclock to 125MHz when the screen is off. The new 1GHz processor is supposed to draw half as much power as the processor in the original Pre/Pre+, so hopefully there's at... Read more →
sam

by sam

So they just announced this "new" phone.
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I really wish they would have developed the design a bit further than they did (compared to the original Pre). Also, they didn't increase the screen resolution, sigh. Having said that, I do still admire the form-factor, and I would probably snatch one of these up just because of the speedier processor, if I were on Verizon.