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 January 12, 2009 by Mark Urbin
Palm has announced their new smartphone, the Pre. It’s not out yet, but it does look interesting. Big color screen, a slide out physical keyboard, WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G, calendar/email synch, accelerometer, 3 Megapixil camera, 8 Gig RAM, USB connector and support for additional add on memory.
It looks like Palm is stepping up the plate in challenging the iPhone and phones using Google’s Android OS. It will be interesting to see how the OS holds up under actual use and the application support. Palm has a very deep application pool to draw from. How compatible this OS is with the API for the old OS will effect how much of that application pool the Pre can draw from.
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Posted on December 23, 2008 by Mark Urbin
Palm has been working on a new OS for the past four years, code named Nova. The rumor is that it will be released at the Consumer Electronics Show in early 2009.
A Palm executive makes an interesting observation in BusinessWeek, “The next 10 years is all about the transition from notebooks to mobile computing.”
Palm’s strategy is to not go over the business market (dominated by Blackberry devices) or the high end “strong mobile media experience” (where the iPhone rules), but the “fat middle of the market” of users who want a mobile Internet device/Phone, but don’t need/want to watch movies on a tiny screen.
It sounds like a good plan, except for one fly in the ointment. That is the same market space Google is going after with their Android OS.
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Posted on December 22, 2008 by Mark Urbin
Palm, the PDA inovator, now considered a “smarphone” company, has received $100 Million investment. It’s from the venture-capital firm Elevation Partners.
Palm’s Centro smart phone has done well, but they need something to compete with the iPhone and the upcoming gPhones.
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Posted on September 9, 2008 by Mark Urbin
The Palm Treo Pro has been announced. Currently only with the overly complex WinCE decended Microsoft OS.
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