Don’t Buy a HP TouchPad, Pre or Veer — No Matter How Cheap

HP TouchPad

The shot heard ’round the tablet world today came from HP, at least for this week, as they ceased production of WebOS devices entirely. As a result you may begin to see steep discounts on the many WebOS devices already in stores as they try to unload a dead product. Don’t be fooled. Do not buy an […]

HP Pre 3 Not Launching on Sprint?

HP Pre 3

We hate leaving you on a downer going into the weekend but that’s the way it’s going to have to be. According to ThisIsMyNext, the HP Pre 3 that we saw unveiled back in February will not be headed to Sprint. Now, this shouldn’t be too shocking if you’ve been following with the HP Pre […]

UK Online Retailer Tips HP Pre 3 Launching July 8

pre-3

The HP Pre 3, unveiled alongside the company’s TouchPad tablet at the webOS Think Beyond event in February, may be shipping July 8th according to UK retailer Play.com for the price of £349.99. That price would give you the most current edition of HP’s webOS 2.2 smartphone that’s unlocked and contract-free. The Pre 3 offers incremental […]

Will the HP Pre 3 Support a ‘Tap to Focus’ Camera?

pre3-macro-photo

HP may be working on enhancing the camera experience on the webOS flagship Pre 3 smartphone with its new 5-a megapixel autofocus camera. While a 5-megapixel autofocus camera isn’t anything to write home about–the iPhone 4 has sported such a feature for nearly a year now, the camera experience on webOS may none the less […]

A World Phone HP Pre 3 Headed to Verizon?

image-1

An HP Pre 3 webOS smartphone was seen passing through the FCC with support for CDMA, EV-DO, GSM, and UMTS radios suggesting that the device is a world-phone CDMA model for Verizon Wireless. Though the world-phone CDMA module would be compatible with U.S. carrier Sprint as well, a recent leak on Pre Central shows the […]

Designers Create Mock Up of Better iOS Notification System

notification_bottom

Despite its refined elegance, the iOS platform–used by the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch-has a jarring notifications system with its pop-up notification box that demands your attention no matter what app you’re in. Developers who didn’t want to have their iOS experiences interrupted with Apple’s notification scheme have created a mock up to show a […]

HP Veer and Pre 3 Smartphone Announced (Video)

veer-overview-have-it-all

Along with the webOS TouchPad tablet announced today, HP had also announced two smartphones to extend its webOS family. The company announced the HP Veer, a smartphone that is about the size of a credit card while still accommodating a full-size portrait-oriented sliding keyboard in the style of the Palm Pre, and the HP Pre […]

Palm Pre 2 Outted

pre-2-2

Not much news has come out of the Palm/HP camp since HP bought Palm, but today, a whopper of a leak popped up on a French carrier’s website. The Palm Pre 2 is on it’s way thanks to SFR and the some great detective work by PreCentral.  This would be much bigger news had the […]

Palm App Catalog Bites the Dust

pixiplus

Got a Palm Pixi or Pre through Verizon Wireless? You might want to hold off downloading any new apps for a while as it appears a bug has caused many Pixi and Pre users to lose access to their applications. I noticed the problem this morning as I was trying to install Evernote on my […]

Evernote expands to the Palm Pre

Evernote on Palm Pre - Thumbnail Viewing

The ever-expanding note-taking app service known as Evernote is now available on the Palm Pre via the Palm App Catalog. Looks like an excellent implementation. According to Lifehacker, it takes advantage of the Pre’s “card” system to open multiple notes at once. And it has a thumbnail view for quick visual sorting (shown). However, it […]

Palm Pre not ready for all Microsoft Exchange users yet

palmprewebos-thumb

When I described the Palm Pre interface as “rather cutesy,” some took that to mean I thought it would scare off business users. Actually, I was just struck by the contrast of the Palm business brand against the exciting, new consumer device. Well, apparently, that contrast isn’t just skin deep because it’s being reported the […]

More Wordplay with Palm Pre Exclusivity

First, Verizon kicked Sprint in the money-maker by stating “over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre” on the Verizon Wireless network. Note, “devices like Palm Pre” is akin to saying “beverages like Coca-Cola,” so no definitive claim there. Sprint responded with “We have the Pre through 2009.” Okay, […]

Analyzing the Palm Pre Reviews

The NDA has lifted, and the reviews of the Palm Pre are in. jkOnTheRun has a full roundup. Very positive across the board, and after skimming through them, I don’t think there are any surprises here. Everything works pretty much as previously discussed. Interface is engaging. Sync grabs everything. The card metaphor for multi-tasking works […]

Palm Pre Launch Set: June 6, $199

picture-7

The long-awaited Palm Pre will be available on June 6 for $199 at Sprint retail stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and on Sprint.com. You have to sign up for a two-year contract that includes a data plan. I was a long-time Palm user, but switched to an iPhone about two years ago. […]

Palm Pre Coming On June 5?

pre-launch-1

The Boy Genius Report published a Palm memo that points to a June 5 launch of the Palm Pre. There’s a lot of pent up demand for the Pre, but it will be interesting to see how it all plays out since a new iPhone will likely be announced on June 9. The Palm Pre […]