Originally posted on October 22, 2010 @ 1:22 pm
New ways to get in touch, stay connected, juggle life, and accomplish more. Available in the coming months.
Start an email, create a message, update your status, search your favorite websitesâ€”all without having to launch an app.1 With webOS 2.0, whenever you want to do something on your phone, whether itâ€™s emailing, texting, searching, or almost anything, just type. (Palm.com)
Note: Emphasis mine.
Unlike the iDevice, Palm Pre 2 will support Flash, which should help the HP remain competitive against not only Apple but Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 (the latter which will also support Flash).
Although HP has yet to reveal any extra juicy details regarding its “iPad killer” (i.e. PalmPad), its good to see HP resurrecting Palm from the dead, although hopefully the company will be able to convince developers that webOS is worth their energy (let alone time).
(via Daring Fireball)
Originally posted on October 19, 2010 @ 4:13 pm
Despite the fact that HP is already working on perfecting the PalmPad (HP’s “iPad Killer”), the company is (surprisingly) also launching a Windows 7 Tablet as well.
There is still no word on when HP will be unveiling this device (and for how much), but if HP is able to price this below $1,000 they could potentially slow down sales of the iPad (or at the very least help bring some life to the HP brand.
It could also help Microsoft compete against its ancient the upcoming Google Pad (or would one call it gPad?) which will reportedly be powered by Google Chrome OS.
While full fledged tablet computers have yet to gain popularity among the masses (who are currently obsessed with iDevices and Droids), launching the HP slate early could help the company gain needed market share (especially if Apple decides to enter the market with a Mac OSX tablet of their own).
Originally posted on September 23, 2010 @ 1:08 pm
After many months of secrecy regarding their touchscreen tablet, it looks as if HP has finally come up with a name for their iPad contender, one that may please the Palm Pre masses.
HP’s been extremely direct in saying that itÂ plans to release webOS tablets and other devices in the future, and now that theÂ Palm acquisition is complete, it looks like those plans are starting to move forward — the company just filed a trademark application for “PalmPad,” which certainly sounds like a webOS tablet to us. (via Engadget) [Read more…]
Originally posted on July 19, 2010 @ 3:21 pm
While Steve Jobs greatest creation allows you to interact with the iPad by using all ten digits, PalmPad may one up the iPad–literally–by introducing a simple tool that will appeal to corporate execs, artists and journalists around the world.
Our insider tells us that just likeÂ HP’s tm series notebook, the webOS tablet will have a screen that recognizes aÂ wacom pen while functioningÂ as a capacitive touchscreen. That means the webOS tablet–unlike the iPad–will be anÂ actual tablet. You will be able to take handwritten notes on it and easily search your notes. (Examiner.com)
Just the very fact that the PalmPad will come with an official stylus Â will set PalmPad apart from “that other” touchscreen tablet, as well as help the company leverage their products against Steve Jobs alternative to net books.
Coupled with a front facing camera and the PalmPad could easily replace the popular iPad, despite the lack of apps upon the App Catalog (aka Palm’s app store).
Originally posted on July 21, 2010 @ 2:58 pm