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Topic: Palm

HP's purchase of Palm could lead to WebOS tablets, netbooks

04/28/2010, 07:04 pm

In addition to entering the smartphone market against the iPhone, HP's acquisition of handset maker Palm could allow the PC maker to expand the WebOS mobile platform to tablets and netbooks to compete with Apple's iPad.

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HP to acquire Palm for $1.2 Billion

04/28/2010, 04:04 pm

HP announced Wednesday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase struggling smartphone maker Palm in an all cash deal worth 1.2 billion.

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Palm dumps Pre ad agency, T-Mobile offers $350 for iPhones

04/07/2010, 03:04 pm

Palm this week parted ways with the ad agency that produced its widely panned advertising campaign for the Pre smartphone. And U.S. wireless carrier T-Mobile is offering up to $350 for iPhone trade-ins for new customers who switch to the HTC HD2.

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Robotic test reconfirms Apple's iPhone touchscreen superiority

03/24/2010, 02:03 pm

A new test of touchscreen smartphones with a precise laboratory robot has confirmed what a human test already concluded: Apple's iPhone touchscreen is far and away the most accurate touch panel on the market.

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Palm's failure to take on iPhone casts doubt on Nokia, Microsoft

03/23/2010, 08:03 pm

The high profile failure of Palm's efforts to revitalize its flagging smartphone business with the Pre's new webOS has analysts casting doubt over parallel phone platform reinvention efforts by others, including Nokia's Symbian and Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.

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Palm stock plummets after poor sales force company to lower guidance

02/25/2010, 06:02 pm

Palm's stock tumbled more than 19 percent Thursday after the handset maker decreased its forecast for third-quarter sales dramatically, citing lower-than-expected demand for its smartphones.

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iPod touch users spend more time using apps than those with iPhones

02/25/2010, 10:02 am

A new survey of mobile device consumers has discovered that iPhone and iPod touch owners are mostly male, though iPhone users are older and have less time to use downloaded applications than those who have an iPod touch.

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Gartner: Apple's iPhone was No. 3 worldwide smartphone in 2009

02/23/2010, 09:02 am

After more than doubling its total sales from a year prior, the iPhone platform was catapulted into third place in global smartphone sales in 2009, with Apple shipping 24.9 million handsets.

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Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market grows to 25% - study

02/09/2010, 07:02 am

A strong holiday quarter helped to grow Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market by 1.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, giving the iPhone a 25.3 percent share of users, according to a new report.

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Logic Pro, MainStage go 64-bit; Warner Music loses $11M on Lala

01/12/2010, 02:01 pm

Apple's professional audio applications were updated to add 64-bit support Tuesday, Warner Music came up $11 million short in its investment in Lala, a supposed sighting of iPhone OS 4.2 is revealed, and a former Apple executive has joined a close partner of competitor Palm.

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Palm CEO, former Apple exec says he's never used an iPhone

01/09/2010, 03:01 pm

In an interview at CES this week, Palm chief executive and former iPod chief Jon Rubinstein said his company doesn't pay much attention to Apple, and noted he has never even used an iPhone.

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CES: Palm announces Pre Plus, Pixi Plus exclusively for Verizon

01/07/2010, 02:01 pm

Palm announced Thursday it will release two new WebOS-based handsets on the Verizon Wireless network on Jan. 25: the Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus.

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AT&T to release Android, WebOS devices & new app platform

01/06/2010, 03:01 pm

AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the U.S., revealed on Wednesday plans to launch its first five Android-based handsets in the first half of 2010, two WebOS devices, and a new mobile application platform for non-smartphones.

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Verizon rumored to embrace Palm in 2010 to combat iPhone

11/17/2009, 11:11 am

Looking beyond its new lineup of Android-based mobile phones, Verizon is also expected to add Palm's webOS in 2010 to fight off AT&T subscriber gains based on the strength of the iPhone.

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iTunes 9.0.2 connects with Apple TV 3.0, kills Palm Pre sync

10/29/2009, 04:10 pm

On the heels of the Apple TV 3.0 software update Thursday, Apple also updated iTunes to version 9.0.2, bringing compatibility with the updated set top box and again nixing sync capabilities with the Palm Pre.

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iTunes sync spat between Palm, Apple continues

10/03/2009, 02:10 pm

The back-and-forth battle between Palm and Apple continues, as the Pre's webOS has been updated to once again sync with iTunes, in spite of a USB-IF statement against the practice.

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Latest Palm Pre update does not re-enable iTunes sync

09/29/2009, 01:09 pm

Palm released its latest update for the Pre handset this week, and the new software does not re-enable sync with iTunes -- perhaps a sign that the hardware maker has given up in its fight with Apple.

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USB forum sides with Apple in Palm Pre sync dispute

09/23/2009, 10:09 am

In a serious blow to Palm's fight to have its Pre smartphone sync with iTunes, the USB Implementers Forum has sided with Apple and chastised Palm for violating the forum's policies.

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Sprint exec criticizes AT&T 3G; Palm CEO talks iPod, Apple

09/18/2009, 09:09 am

In promoting Sprint's upcoming 4G network, a Sprint executive has cited AT&T's 3G troubles as an example of what not to do; and Palm's CEO discusses his time at Apple, including the creation of the iPod.

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With iTunes 9, Apple again disables Palm Pre sync

09/10/2009, 07:09 am

The tug of war between Apple and Palm continues, as the latest update to iTunes has once again blocked the Palm Pre from syncing with a users' iTunes library.

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