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    Palm Thursday: Throwback Tech from the early days of PDAs

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    Relive the halcyon days of PDAs and styluses in this week's edition of "What's in Keith's Desk?"
  • The Weekly Hash - January 25, 2013

    Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Making fun of some of the top - or goofiest - tech stories of the past seven days, this week featuring the latest in Cuban underwater cable-laying technology, what Twitter and Beyonce had in common during the presidential inauguration and John Boehner’s new look
  • Will Amazon buy Palm and WebOS from HP?

    Posted September 30, 2011 - 11:46 am

    Amazon released their 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet on Wednesday, September 28, running a highly-customized Android operating system. So why are so many leaks coming from Amazon and HP about Palm and WebOS going from HP to Amazon?
  • HP confirms layoffs at Palm unit

    Posted September 20, 2011 - 5:31 pm

    HP has started laying off workers associated with last year's billion-dollar acquisition of Palm, as it closes down the mobile device business it planned to base on Palm's webOS. The news comes almost exactly a month after HP announced a sweeping reorganization and refocusing of its business.
  • Samsung CEO scotches rumors of webOS purchase

    Posted September 2, 2011 - 12:07 pm

    South Korean mobile device maker Samsung does not plan to purchase webOS from HP, according to CEO Choi Gee Sung.
  • HP Pre 3: First look at the latest webOS phone

    Posted February 9, 2011 - 6:51 pm

    While the HP Veer is targeted at first-time smartphone users, the Pre 3 is for the person who wants to do everything on their phone. It has a nice mix of business and multimedia features with the horsepower to do it all. I was only allowed to use the keyboard and a limited number of apps on the Pre 3 in the hands-on area. I got slight deja vu for CES 2009 when Palm launched the first Pre--we couldn't even touch it.
  • HP Launches Two New webOS Phones

    Posted February 9, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    HP today introduced two new webOS phones, the HP Veer and the HP Pre 3. The Veer, targeted more at the everyday consumer, will be available this spring. The Pre 3, designed for professional and entertainment use, will be available this summer.
  • HP's 'Think Beyond' Palm event: What to expect

    Posted February 9, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    Get ready for new Palm WebOS toys Wednesday. Hewlett-Packard is finally taking the wraps off its long-awaited WebOS reboot since acquiring the embattled PDA pioneer Palm in April.
  • HP's cloud-based tablet could change the world

    Posted January 19, 2011 - 6:16 pm

    Details of Hewlett-Packard's new WebOS tablet have leaked out, and lots of people are gazing at its shininess and digesting technical details. But one thing appears to have been missed: Suggestions say that it will be the world's first true cloud tablet.
  • Don't count webOS out of the mobile game just yet

    Posted December 29, 2010 - 6:13 pm

    HP downplayed its acquisition of Palm. But with a range of webOS tablets expected at CES, webOS 2.x, and a rash of new webOS related job postings, it seems clear that HP has some major post-purchase plans for Palm's technology.
  • Palm CEO talks WebOS comeback, new devices

    Posted November 16, 2010 - 6:57 pm

    Palm Chief Executive Jon Rubinstein told the Web 2.0 Conference that his company lost some momentum after it was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in April. But Palm will get its mojo back, he says, thanks in part to a host of WebOS devices including smartphones, tablets, and devices he "can't talk about yet."
  • Palm's buy-out drama revealed in federal filings

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Palm played off would-be buyers against each other to win HP's billion dollar bid.
  • HP Faces Rocky Road With Palm Buy

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    As HP acquires Palm, it will face significant hurdles in competing with more popular products for business, and more established companies for app developers, analysts say.
  • History shows HP's Palm buy can work

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    If history can help predict the future, then Hewlett-Packard has a good shot at aptly digesting Palm, analysts say.
  • Palm deal could redefine HP's tablet OS strategy

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:21 pm

    Hewlett-Packard's purchase of Palm could redefine the PC maker's mobile OS strategy, potentially impacting the company's reliance on Microsoft operating systems.
  • HP Purchase of Palm Paves Way for WebOS Tablet

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    The fall of Palm from groundbreaking innovator of handheld PDA's, to ailing developer of capable-but-waning smartphones is complete with the announcement that HP will acquire Palm to the tune of $1.2 billion. The primary asset of Palm is the WebOS mobile platform--an asset that puts HP in a strong position to create a tablet device to compete with Apple's iPad.
  • Palm users 'giddy' over HP's buyout

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    Palm blogs and forums were flooded with mainly positive reactions to Wednesday's news that HP will buy the struggling smartphone maker, and aggressively exploit Palm's WebOS in a wider range of mobile products. But there's an undercurrent of skepticism, concern, and worry.
  • Palm's Business Software Legacy

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 2:05 pm

    HP and Palm are pioneers that spearheaded the current mobile computing revolution. How fitting that they combine forces!
  • HP-Palm Deal: 5 Things I Hope It Brings

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 1:55 pm

    Hewlett-Packard just raised the ante in the smartphone wars by purchasing Palm, bringing to the table its standing as the world's largest PC maker and potentially bringing on a new era of WebOS devices. The future is still cloudy for the union of the ailing Palm and the mighty HP, but here are five ways HP can make the best of its $1.2 billion buy:
  • Palm purchase a risky move for HP, analysts say

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 1:54 pm

    Analysts say an HP acquisition of Palm would face significant hurdles in competing with more established products for business, developers.
  • HP Buys Palm

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:35 am

    Ongoing coverage of Hewlett-Packard's plans to buy struggling phone maker Palm for $1.2 billion.
  • A brief history of Palm

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:33 am

    With iPhones and BlackBerrys everywhere, and Google Android devices on the rise, it's easy to forget that Palm was the company that made it all happen.
  • HP to Buy Palm, Shake Up the Mobile World

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:31 am

    HP's purchase of Palm could not only save webOS, but should also cause a few shivers for Microsoft.
  • Video

    HP to buy Palm for $1.2 billion

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:26 am

    The deal comes after rumors of a number of potential suitors for the handset maker.
  • HP to buy struggling Palm for $1.2 billion

    Posted April 29, 2010 - 9:12 am

    Hewlett-Packard plans to buy struggling phone maker Palm for US$1.2 billion.
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