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PalmPad: HP Slate in Palm Clothing?

It’s being reporting today that HP/Palm is preparing to release the “PalmPad” next month. The story is accompanied by a diagram showing the PalmPad. I thought the diagram looked familiar, and a brief investigation shows it’s the same diagram shown by HP of the HP Slate.

Jon Rubinstein Joins The Board Of Amazon

Have you been wondering about where Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) might go next with its device strategy, on the back of its success with the Kindle?…

Quarterly Wrap-up

Mobile Overview, Q2 2010

The second quarter of 2010 was an especially eventful one for mobile, where the landscape shifted dramatically: Android continued closing the gap with iPhone, AT&T dumped all-you-can-eat data plans in favor of metered billing, HP acquired the beleaguered Palm and the race towards 4G is ramping up.

HP PalmPad Both Pen and Touch? I Don’t Think So

There’s a rumor bouncing around the web today that the upcoming HP “PalmPad” will be a webOS tablet operated by both touch and a pen. As a long-time tablet enthusiast I would love to see such a slate but I’m afraid that just won’t happen.

Graffiti Released for Nostalgic Ex-Palm Pilot Owners

Were you one of those Palm Pilot users who could scribble lots of text using the Graffiti input method with that little stylus? The old Palm Pilots are long gone, but Access has released the Graffiti system for the Android platform for the nostalgic.

The Impending Tablet Flood — What to Expect

The Microsoft Tablet PC may have been around for a decade, but the newly released iPad has defined a new market for slates. Sales numbers have been good and tablet makers are racing to get their models to market late this year and early next year.

Palm Officially Becomes Part Of HP

Palm’s days of wondering how it can raise enough money to design, much less build its next product, are over — it has officially become par…

HP Buys Mobile Music Streaming Service Melodeo

HP (NYSE: HPQ) has acquired cloud-based mobile music streaming service Melodeo for between $30 to $35 million from a consortium of investors…

HP and webOS Create Big Opportunities

Palm has been floundering for a while and the hope from enthusiasts is that HP will leverage its vast resources to launch the webOS platform into a new beginning. Those in the right position will find ripe opportunities with the new webOS, and it’s about time.

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HP/Palm Merger Yields Big Opportunities

After its recent acquisition of Palm, HP may be rekindling its business, particularly in the mobile space. The big investment to pick up Palm’s webOS platform creates a demand for the company to get a return, and soon.

Palm Cuts Price Of Apps In Half

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) is throwing a half-off sale for its webOS apps, according to a post on its blog. Between now and July 9, almost all of the…

HP Acquires HyperSpace — Preparing webOS for Takeoff?

HP purchased the Flip, HyperCore and HyperSpace technologies from Phoenix Technologies for $12 million. The timing of this deal leads to the question of using HyperSpace with future products based on the web0S platform acquired by Palm. HyperSpace is optimized to run on the ARM platform.

Your Mobile Team Needs the Right Tools

Companies deploy more workers in the field than in years past. While the improvement of the tools available to provide employees in the field has played a role in this rise in deployment, making sure the right tools and training are provided is key.

Does HP Want to Be the New Apple?

With HP’s $1.2 billion planned acquisition of Palm, the computer giant hopes to turn Palm’s webOS operating system into a platform to rival Apple’s mobile computing franchise. An HP executive explained that he believes Apple and webOS will be the two operating systems that will win.

HP’s Immediate Plan For Palm: Invest

If anyone was hoping that Palm’s financial problems would lead to a less cluttered mobile operating system market — you are out of luck.…

Palm: A History In Links

Hewlett Packard (NYSE: HPQ) was such a logical buyer for Palm (NSDQ: PALM) that it seemed unlikely to ever happen. After the market closed W…

HP Buys Palm For $1.2 Billion

Ending months of speculation about Palm’s fate, HP (NYSE: HPQ) has agreed to buy the mobile company for $1.2 billion, or roughly $5.70 a sha…

Palm

After emerging as one of the top buy-out candidates one week ago, Taiwanese handset maker HTC is reportedly now passing on the opportunity t…

RadioShack Gives Up On Palm

And apparently things can get even worse for Palm (NSDQ: PALM) … RadioShack, which had been a distributor of both Palm’s Pre and Pixi phon…

Hedge Fund Manager Falcone Buys Stake In Palm

Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone has reported that it owns a 9.48 percent stake in Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Palm, which has reportedly put i…

NY Hedge Fund Buys Almost 10% of Palm

Palm might be on a slippery slope to nowhere, but New York hedgefund Harbinger Capital Partners, is betting on a good outcome. They have invested an undisclosed amount of money into the company and have bought 16 million shares or roughly 9.48 percent of the company.

Palm's Road to Nowhere — Is It Really Worth $1B?

Palm has put itself for sale, and Wall Street estimates that the company could fetch $1 billion or more from the likes of HTC. They are wrong, however, for Palm is on a fast track to nowhere, thanks to the smartphone monsters: Apple and Google.

Is Palm Putting Itself Up For Sale?

After persistent rumors that several suitors might be interested in the ailing Palm (NSDQ: PALM), now Bloomberg is reporting that the compan…

Is HTC Interested In Palm?

Palm’s stock is gaining ground based on reports that Taiwanese handset maker HTC has “opened discussions about an intent to acquire” the com…

CTIA 2010: Review In Photos

At the annual CTIA event in Las Vegas last week, more than 40,000 people turned out to listen to the keynotes, walk the show floor and see s…

It’s Time for a Palm Pilot Tablet

While I was using my Pre today I was struck once again with how good webOS is from a user’s standpoint. Then it hit me right between the eyes — wouldn’t webOS be fantastic on a 7-inch slate? It’s time for a Palm Pilot revival.

Nokia Aims New Smartphones At U.S.

It’s long been known that Nokia’s had a hard time selling its popular devices in the U.S.

But its latest smartphones coming have a series o…

How To Get Help With Smartphone Problems

Smartphones are very sophisticated gadgets, and it is not always clear what is at fault when things go wrong. Getting the problem resolved can be a frustrating experience. Here are some suggestions to help tame the beast that is the non-working smartphone.

Forget "Brand Ambassadors," Palm Needs a Hero

Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein yesterday told employees that nearly 200 “brand ambassadors” are training Verizon Wireless staffers in an effort to boost sales. But Palm needs a new phone and a big-budget advertising campaign — not trainers — if it’s to get back in the game.

What’s Palm’s Next Move?

Palm’s recent launch with Verizon Wireless has failed to generate any momentum for the company, putting the company’s long-term prospects in…

CES 2010 Review In Photos

Here are just some of the photos that I collected from the biggest mobile stories at CES in 2010 this past week.

The festivities kicked of…

So What Should Motorola Do Now?

If the Nexus One is any indication, the new Android-driven connected device ecosystem is going to be a three-headed monster: Qualcomm as provider of the chips, Google as maker of the operating system and HTC as the preferred device manufacturer. So what of Motorola?

For Palm, Yet Another Wrenching Crisis

Palm is the Jack Bauer of the mobile industry. It lurches from one crisis to another, saving itself from the jaws of despair only to face some new and more daunting threat. And yet we’ve learned never to write it off as finished.

Is Nokia Eyeing Palm?

Palm’s shares are trading higher today based on iffy reports that Nokia (NYSE: NOK) may be interested in buying the company, reports Reuters…

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Report: Surveying the Mobile App Store Landscape

The mobile content distribution industry began to undergo a seismic shift last year with the launch of Apple’s App Store, and a host of competitors from across the mobile spectrum are in various stages of following Apple’s lead. Google was first with Android Market, which is built on an open-source platform backed by a consortium of dozens of key players in wireless. Research In Motion jumped on the bandwagon in recent weeks with its BlackBerry App World, and Microsoft, Nokia and Palm – among others — are set to launch offerings this year.The motivation to build an application-distribution channel varies from segment to segment, of course. This report identifies the major players in the application-distribution model and looks at how the trend will affect carriers, handset manufacturers, developers, content owners and end users. It also examines key factors that will contribute to the success or failure of specific app stores, general shortcomings in the new app-store model, what solutions are already needed and how the space will evolve over the next several years.

UPDATED Aug. 31, 2009 (9:31a.m.): Report re-posted with summary table included

Paid Apps Coming To Palm Pre This Fall

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) has been slow to roll-out more applications in the Pre’s App Catalog, and now it’s announcing a very relaxed schedule for…

Pre Reports Back To Palm Where You Are

After taking a closer look at the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre’s operating system, there’s a handful of items that the device is reporting back to…

Honeymoon Ends For iPhone As Realities Set In

Apple’s iPhone has been able to do no wrong. For two years, it monopolized the industry and has been upheld as the best smartphone out there…

Palm Opens Floodgates To App Catalog, Kind Of

If developers haven’t yet given up, Palm (NSDQ: PALM) said today in a blog that it is making it’s “Mojo Software Development Kit” available…

Report: O2 Wins UK Palm Pre Exclusive

Telefonica-owned O2 has won the exclusive UK distribution rights for the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre smartphone, according to a report from Guardi…

mocoNews Quick Hits 7.01.09

»  Will British iPhone haters soon have the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) to meet their app needs? [Engadget and Guardian]

»  If y…

Analyst: Palm Pre Has Sold 300,000 Units

The conventional wisdom around Palm’s comeback device is that the Pre has been overshadowed by the launch of the latest iPhone, which has p…

Palm Pre Owners Downloaded One Million Apps

The Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre may only have around 30 applications available to it so far, but that hasn’t stopped new Pre owners from already d…

Investors Not Sold On Summer Smartphone Trend

It’s an exciting time for the industry with a ton of next-generation smartphones hitting store shelves this summer. But it seems Wall Street…

Sprint Sees Record Sales With Pre

The Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre saw the highest opening sales of any device on the Sprint (NYSE: S) network, breaking previous sales records for b…

All The Ways The Palm Pre Could Fail

No one is going as far as to say that the upcoming Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre will be an iPhone killer, however, if the amount of buzz is any ind…

No Visual Voicemail For Pre

Sprint (NYSE: S) bosses have been crowing over the superiority of the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre, most notably as a device that will appeal to bo…

Palm Eos To Replace The Centro With Palm WebOS?

The Pre isn’t in the stores yet but rumors of another handset with Palm’s webOS are emerging. Engadget is reporting on a handset dubbed Palm…

A Guide To The Smartphone Platform War

This is turning into quite the debate — which one of the emerging smartphone platforms will you support? The iPhone? Or, one of its competi…

Report: Telefònica Wins Exclusive Pre Deal

A report has come out of Spain that Telefònica will be the exclusive distributor of the Palm (NSDQ: PALM) Pre in Spain, the UK and Latin Am…

Palm Increases Public Offering, Sets Pricing

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) has increased the size of the public offering it announced yesterday, when it said it would resell 18.5 million common sha…

Palm Moves To Bolster Capital

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) has announced it will raise money by exercising its right to remarket approximately 18.5 million common shares — the 49 p…

@ CES: Palm Demos Its New All-In-One Phone

Palm (NSDQ: PALM) unveiled its highly anticipated new mobile operating system today at CES, which is expected to either make or break the co…

Palm Cuts Undisclosed Number Of Jobs

Palm (NSDQ: PALM), the maker of Centro and Treo smartphones, said it is trimming its workforce as it faces stiff competition from Apple (NSD…

Palm Better Off Embracing Android?

Should Palm dump its Linux-based OS efforts and embrace Android instead? Fortune makes a persuasive argument why the struggling smartphone m…