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Pre 2 for $150 through Verizon on February 17th

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on February 15th, 2011

We were a bit confused by this one, but if you check on HP’s site, it will cost you $100 after rebate and with a contract. Just like we reported a while back. But if you check out Verizon’s site, the same phone has just been announced for $150 (new contract price) after rebate.

Come on, which one would you choose? It’s available on February 17 if you are still interested in this one. Or you could wait for the Pre 3. Let us know your choice in the comments below.

Verizon Palm Pre 2 gets a release date

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on February 6th, 2011

It actually hit Europe a few months back, but now it looks like we’ll finally see this webOS 2.0 phone in our neck of the woods. At least, according to a screenshot posted on precentral.net. The Verizon Palm Pre 2 product page was spotted by someone and it lists the Palm Pre 2 as having a February 17 launch date.

The phone will cost $100 with a 2-year contract. What with a launch date so close to the iPhone, and a rumored Bionic and XOOM release date, the Palm Pre may get lost entirely. Have you been waiting for this one?

Palm Mansion to sport 5 inch display

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2010

Rumors are circulating about HP Palm’s next-generation webOS 2.0 offering which is codenamed the Palm Mansion. The device is said to have a 5-inch WVGA screen with a resolution of 480 X 800, which would make it similar to the Android-powered Dell Streak.

The 5-inch screen size would make it either a large smartphone or a small tablet. If it’s a smartphone, it would offer users a larger screen than traditional phones, which top at 4 inches, and still be pocketable. The device would also be using Palm’s webOS 2.0 operating system, which features smooth multitasking and several enhancements from the original webOS.

Pre Plus and Pixi Plus free on contract, with free accessories

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on July 4th, 2010

To celebrate the opening of the new HP Wireless store, the company is now offering both the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus, on AT&T or Verizon, free of charge, but for a limited time only. The handsets also feature free shipping, and the Pre even comes with free accessories like a Bluetooth headset, car charger and leather case.

Poor Sprint still expects buyers to pay cash money for these handsets. If you’ve been thinking about these handsets, it looks like now would be the time to get one.

HTC walks away from Palm purchase but Lenovo steps up

Posted in Lenovo,Palm by Shane McGlaun on April 23rd, 2010

Palm has been on the ropes as the popularity of its Pre and Pixi WebOS smartphones has proven to be poor. The company is selling significantly less of the devices that it and analysts predicted.

Palm has stated that it is willing to entertain purchase offers and the first to step up was HTC. HTC is a rival smartphone maker and after the company eyed Palm’s books, it opted to walk away. Another suitor has stepped into the ring now.

Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pixi Plus headed to Verizon exclusively January 25

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2010

So, the Palm Pre plus removed the navigation button, features 2x internal RAM, 16GB storage, and a built-in inductive back cover for Touchstone inductive charging. While the Pixi Plus now features Wi-Fi and more colors for back covers, which are all Touchstone enabled.

Both these phones are exclusively for Verizon and a new mobile hotspot app lets you create a Wi-Fi network from Verizon 3G for sharing with up to five devices. That’s pretty cool. Nothing on price yet, but we should know about that soon.

Palm Pre starting stronger than the iPhone in the U.K

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on October 13th, 2009

Palm PreLooks like people in the UK are really digging the Palm Pre. The Palm Pre is more anticipated than the iPhone with 26% of mobile users having some interest in getting one. The iPhone scored just 16% of interest back in 2007.

Many users want to switch to O2 from another carrier just to get the Palm Pre. This is really saying something, because as we all know, the iPhone still has the upper-hand as far as marketing and awareness. Very interesting. We will have to watch and see what happens. Any predictions?


Palm Pre now $79.99 at Walmart

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on September 27th, 2009

Palm Pre now $79.99 at WalmartThe Palm Pre just keeps getting better doesn’t it? Hot on the heels of showing up on Amazon for $99, Walmart is selling the Pre for $79.99.

That’s on contract and with mail-in rebate. Not great news for those of you who dropped $200 a few months ago though. If you’ve been waiting on a deal for the Palm Pre, this is it. It won’t get much cheaper. We think.

iTunes 9 not good for Palm Pre… again

Posted in Palm by Darrin Olson on September 10th, 2009

iTunes 9 kills access for Palm Pre SyncIt appears that with the recent release of iTunes 9, Apple has once again cut-off direct access for the Palm Pre’s iTunes support. We had seen it before with the release. It shouldn’t be too big of a surprise to Palm owners however, since Apple said the connectivity wouldn’t last long and they’ve thwarted Palm’s access in the past with iTunes iTunes 8.2.1.

It’s easy to see arguments on both sides of this issue, as frustrating as it might be for Palm owners. On one side Apple would like iTunes users to use Apple products to connect directly to iTunes, such as iPods or iPhones. But, they also have been a proponent of non-DRM music and are essentially making it difficult for other devices to get access to the music through their application.

Palm Eos shipping in October?

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on August 19th, 2009

Palm Eos shipping in October?The Palm Eos smartphone is expected to start shipping in October, according to a DigiTimes report. The GSM/HSPA device will eventually be produced at numbers between 400,000 and 500,000 per month. A CDMA EVDO version of the device is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2010. This latest bit of news supports earlier reports that AT&T will get it first in North America.

To refresh your memory, the Eos features a 2.6-inch, 320×400 multi-touch display, QWERTY keyboard and a thickness of just 0.42 inches. The device would slot in under the Palm Pre, losing Wi-Fi and including 4GB of built-in memory and a 2-megapixel camera. Access to 3G networks as well as assisted GPS and Bluetooth are retained.

Palm Pre gets virtual keyboard

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on August 15th, 2009

Palm Pre gets virtual keyboardLets take a moment to honor coders, those genius nerds that do the impossible every day. Their latest trick? They’ve stumbled upon a pre-alpha on-screen keyboard for the Palm Pre that was cleverly hidden away in the depths of webOS.

Portrait or landscape version doesn’t matter, the native keyboard will be available, compatible with virtually any app and every field. Most are likely used to the QWERTY keyboard available on the Palm Pre, but if you like virtual better, then this is pretty awesome.


Palm Pre $99.99 for today only

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2009

Verizon getting the Palm Pre in 6 monthsIf you want a Palm Pre for $99.99, then head over to LetsTalk. The company is offering the Palm smartphone for $99 after a combination of mail-in and instant discounts, though it appears that you need to order before the end of today if you want to be eligible.

The Pre is new (not refurbished) and requires a two-year agreement with Sprint, but that’s no different to what the carrier or Amazon would expect of you. Once this rebate expires who knows what deals, if any, the company will be offering. If you’ve been waiting for the Palm Pre to get cheap, head over there now.

Palm Pre now $99 at Best Buy

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on July 26th, 2009

Palm Pre may initially be a Best Buy ExclusiveHere’s some good news for Pre fans who haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet. The newest Best Buy ad shows the handset on sale for just $99 on a two-year contract. That’s $100 less than the previous price. The timing is interesting. This comes just a few days after Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that “it’s too early to tell” if the Pre’s a hit.

Well, this should put his mind at ease and boost sales. The question is, is this just a one-week sale or a permanent price drop? You better grab one quick, just in case.

Guy gets Palm Pre tattoo to win free phone

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2009

There’s a select group of people living among us that make no sense at all. Like this guy, who is willing to endure a painful and permanent tattoo in order to win a Palm Pre. Hell, just buy the phone. It’s not nearly as painful and in a few years you’ll be on to the next big phone.

Obviously the dude wanted his fifteen minutes of fame. It looks more like 15 minutes of lame. This guy and the Zune guy need to get together and talk about their next project. They would make quite a team.

Palm app catalog hits 1 million downloads

Posted in Palm by Conner Flynn on June 25th, 2009

Palm App catalog hits 1 million downloadsWell that didn’t take long. Just the other day we reported that Palm had reached 700,000 downloads and today we are up to a million. That’s pretty amazing. Especially when you consider that less than 30 applications were available from the App Catalog for a single device, which is available only on Sprint in the US.

While we don’t have any official numbers from Palm, the figure comes from industry analysts who suggest that 150,000 Pre devices were shipped since the June 6th retail introduction. That’s an average of about seven apps downloaded per phone.