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    An alleged Pre issue was keeping the popular iOS and Android game - Angry Birds - from being updated and pushed to the App Catalog last week. According to a Rovio tweet, Palm has solved the issue and the game developer announced the arrival of the update to the Pixi and Pre soon. Furthermore, Angry Birds Seasons is "almost there" for your webOS device according to Rovio as the festive version recently hit iOS and Android. There's the picture to prove it in case you were skeptical or maybe even afraid you might be left out. In these circumstances, we can't help but wonder: how about Windows ...

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    The Palm Pre 2 is nearly here, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise that the original Palm Pre is rather unceremoniously on its way out. Even though this time it's Verizon, not Sprint, that will be getting first dibs on the Pre 2 in the US, Sprint has removed the Pre from its website, marking the beginning of the end for the handset. Considering it's been available since last June, and has seen an upgrade in the form of the Pre Plus, chances are that if you had your heart set on a Pre, you picked one up long ago. Even with the phone no longer an option for online ordering, there are ...

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    HP hasn't yet revealed when its webOS 2.0 will be widely available, but news of a forthcoming Palm Pre 2 release in the UK, along with a software upgrade for existing phones, is now suggesting that the move to webOS 2.0 will be in full-swing by the end of the year. While France already has access to the Pre 2 with its pre-installed copy of webOS 2.0, the rest of the world hasn't been so lucky. Now Pocket-lint reports that HP has confirmed a UK release for the Pre 2 this Friday, November 12. Existing webOS devices may get the chance to upgrade the following month, as internal screenshots ...

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    A Nokia N900 has been hacked to run games written specifically for the webOS platform. A video posted on YouTube shows The Sims3 running perfectly on the device. It is not that much of a surprise when you consider the Nokia N900 shares quite a few hardware similarities with the Palm Pre. They both have an OMAP3430 processor, PowerVR SGX GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) and both operating systems are based on Linux. Native webOS applications are written with SDL 1.2 which the N900 also supports. Members of a Maemo forum also report success with Need for Speed Undercover and Let's Golf. There ...

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    Sporting a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and running the just released webOS version 2.0, the Palm Pre 2, supposed to launch in France yesterday, according to HP, is scheduled to hit Verizon "in the coming months" but rumors and unpublished source code place it on AT&T's network as well. Carrier talk aside, the Palm Pre 2 is starring in a 30 second video teaser which might as well be a TV ad even though the clip is regarded as being unofficial. It shows the Palm Pre 2 running the brand new HP webOS 2.0, advertised to be the fastest Palm smartphone yet, with true multi-tasking and ...

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    HP has officially unveiled the successor to the original Palm Pre, the Palm Pre 2. Billed as the first Palm phone with a gigahertz processor, the Pre 2 also doubles the internal storage of its predecessor -- to 16GB, matching that of the Pre Plus -- and bumps the camera up to a five-megapixel sensor. However, just as had been rumored, the rest of the specs remain mostly unchanged in this third hardware generation, from the 3.1-inch capacitive HVGA display to the two-flavor WiFi (b/g) to the body style (admittedly, the Pre 2 is a reported 6.5 grams heavier than the Pre Plus, which itself is ...

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    Verizon may be getting the rumored-but-highly-likely Palm Pre 2, if an image sent to Engadget is in fact from the company's so-called VZLearn internal training portal. It is not clear from the image when Verizon plans on releasing the unannounced device. Several days of rumors have made a second-generation Pre more and more likely: first we saw what appeared to be an official article about the handset on French carrier SFR's website, and then alleged pictures of this model showed up on French site MobiFrance. According to the SFR post, the Pre 2 will feature a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM, ...

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    A leaked photo of what looks to be the Palm Pre 2 has been caught floating around the Internet. While the Palm Pre 2 doesn't promise a radical body design, it does bring with it the next-generation webOS 2.0 mobile operating system, and improved hardware features that will make it a compelling smartphone or upgrade for those who are interested in Palm's multi-tasking wonder. The device will get a 1 GHz processor, bringing it up to par and on spec with many modern smartphones, along with improved memory to aid in fluid transitions, multitasking, and support for more apps and games. ...

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    French carrier SFR is dropping hints that Palm, which was acquired by HP, will be launching the next generation Palm Pre 2, which will run on webOS 2.0. The Pre 2 is said to have a flatter screen rather than the curved and bulbous screen on the current generation device, and will have a more refined design. Also, in terms of hardware, the Pre 2 will have an improved processor, said to clock in at 1 GHz, along with 512 MB memory, which I think may indicate RAM memory rather than storage memory. SFR is touting the new webOS 2.0 as more intuitive and faster. (via: Pocket-Lint, PreCentral, and ...

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    These days, 1GHz on a mobile device seems like standard fare, but tell that to anyone that's using a WebOS device and they'll be sure to look at you with big eyes: the Palm Pre Plus clocks in at 600MHz. Many find that by overclocking a Palm Pre Plus to 1GHz, there's a pretty substantial increase in device speed, which means that the operating system scales well to a faster CPU. In the end, it's just a matter of how bad you want battery life to become. New details about HP's next Palm device are starting to be known. We've already learned from the company that new WebOS devices are slated ...

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    Over at HP's Wireless Central website, they're giving away all Palm Pre and Pixi phones on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint for free (with a new service plan)... AND they're giving you $50 extra to spend on apps for the devices. As you know, HP recently aquired Palm since they weren't doing so well. We're not sure what this major sale means for the Palm Web OS devices. It could mean that there's some new hardware coming soon, or it could mean that sales of the Web OS phones have just not been so good and they need to get some people to take them off the shelves. Anyone interested in a free Palm ...

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    New Palm handsets may be on the way, according to a German certification corporation which has listed a pair of unknown models in its database. TÜV Rheinland, which had previously revealed GSM versions of the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus (that eventually landed on AT&T), has certified phones with the model numbers P102UNA and P102EWW; the Pre Plus is known as the P101UNA and P101EWW in GSM and CDMA variations, respectively, with P121UNA and P121EWW being the corresponding serial numbers for the Pixi Plus. Pre|central, which first reported the sighting based on one of its forum posts, is also ...

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    In a very admirable display of application porting, coder "Mossop" of site Fractal Brew has recompiled Mozilla's Fennec -- the mobile version of Firefox -- into a build compatible with the Palm Pre. PreFox, as its known, cannot technically be said to support all webOS devices, as it has never been tested on Pixi models. Despite a number of bugs and stability issues, the browser is said to offer several advantages over Palm's native client, including better support for web standards, multiple tab restore, improved cookie and password management, and synchronization with desktop Firefox apps ...

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    Update: Verizon has confirmed via Twitter that the update is rolling out today, Monday, September 13th. (via: pre|central) Verizon Pre Plus owners waiting patiently for their very own update to webOS 1.4.5 -- the same upgrade already pushed to Sprint Pre and Pixi customers AND Verizon's own Pixi Plus handsets -- should be in luck within the coming weeks, according to several sources. Pre|central is citing both tipsters as well as a support document on Verizon's own site to predict an imminent release of the refreshed OS, which brings support for 3D hardware acceleration for games and other ...

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    Prices on the current crop of webOS devices seem to be falling at a torrid pace, with dual cuts by Verizon and possibly Sprint meaning that almost all four current models can be had for under $50. In fact, even without leaked evidence claiming to be from Sprint's internal employee newsletter, "The Playbook, that drops the Pre to $49.99 and the Pixi to free, Verizon is now offering both of the improved versions of these handsets -- the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus -- for absolutely nothing on two-year contract. AT&T, meanwhile, is already giving away the Pixi Plus, but still charging $99.99 for ...

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