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HP TouchPad discontinued after 49 days

HP TouchPad dead

Today HP announced that it is killing webOS hardware, including the TouchPad and Palm Pre and Veer smartphones. We will have more on that later, but the company seems upset that the phones and tablet haven't gained traction as fast as they expected it to. The TouchPad started selling on July 1, and just 49 days later, HP has killed it. Such a shame.


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WebOS 2.0 running on the Palm Pre Plus

While existing Palm Pre users are still eagerly checking the Updates app for the webOS 2.0 overhaul, HP is taking their sweet time delivering the goods. Progress is being made apparently (read: bait is being dangled in front of Pre users), as a new video shows the Palm Pre Plus running webOS 2.0. Check it out above. 


Rogers picks up Palm Pre 2

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds

palm pre 2 rogers

Canadian carrier Rogers is the first carrier in North America to begin offering a plan for the Palm Pre 2, offering it for $99 on a three year contract. 

Reports indicate that Rogers' Pre 2 is pretty much identical to the currently offerered unlocked Pre 2 for a much higher $450. Although with the Rogers plan you will pay much more in the long run.

Read More | Palm Canada

Palm Pre for $99, thanks to Best Buy error

Palm Pre for $99, thanks to Best Buy error

Looks like Best Buy is the latest company that has to deal with a mis-printed price, as they’ve had the $199 listed at half the price.

This morning they posted an ad for a $99 Pre.  Internet sites everywhere went ablaze at the sight of this deal, but a tweet by John Bernier, Best Buy marketing manager, said that the “error is being corrected.” Too bad, but if you were able to get ahold of one for $99, Best Buy will honor that price.

Read More | PreCentral

Palm WebOS Mojo SDK now available to all

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Software

Palm Pre webOS

had to do something in response to Apple disabling Pre media syncing in iTunes yesterday, and they’ve fired back by finally releasing the Palm Mojo SDK for WebOS. High points here include the fact that the Mojo SDK is freely available to anyone who wants to download it. While that is nice, we’d prefer Palm taking app submissions immediately, as opposed to sometime later this fall. They are already playing catch-up with their App Catalog when compared to Apple’s App Store, but hey, this is Palm, what do you expect?

If you want to develop for the and other WebOS devices down the road, grab the Mojo SDK now.

Read More | Palm Blog

Palm Pre launches on June 6th for $199

Palm Pre June 6 launch

It is officially official: The is launching on June 6th at $199.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract. The exclusive Pre will be available across the United Stats (yes, US-only for now) in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and certain Wal-Mart locations. As far as plans are concerned, you can get the Palm Pre with Sprint’s Everything Data plan, or the Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. Of course, the Touchstone charging accessory will also be available for $69.99, which includes the $49.99 Touchstone dock and the $19.99 back cover for the Pre that’s required.

So there you have it, you’ll be able to get your Pre on in 20 days.

Read More | Sprint

Palm Pre hits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos

Our boy Josh from over at Engadget hit up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and he brought the with him to show to the nation. In case you happened to miss the show, we’ve embedded the clip above so you can check it out. Will the Pre make you switch over from the iPhone?


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