Posted on February 18, 2009 by Mark Urbin
The new Palm Pre, due out in the first half of this year, has some really nice features. These include a Replaceable battery, and a MicroUSB connector for charging, with USB 2.0 support. This is on top of the standards, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, various sensors, a sharp screen.
The biggest stopping block to the Pre being a game changer is having it locked to the Sprint network. As soon as it becomes available on other networks, it could be a interesting challenge to the iPhone.
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Posted on February 15, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Posted on February 9, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Microsoft has been in the smartphone business for a while, but only as a software vendor with their WinCE OS (ok, so Microsoft calls it “Windows Mobile” now, but the WinCE name is so descriptive).
There are rumors circulating that Microsoft will be announcing their own smartphone hardware.
Microsoft already produces hardware, the Zune being the closest to what they need for a smartphone platform. How the current hardware vendors who sell phones with the Microsoft smart phone OS will react to Microsoft starting to compete with them in the hardware arena.
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