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In 1992, Jeff Hawking founded Palm. Palm's first PDA was the Zoomer in 1993, Palm then began making Windows Mobile smartphones and PDAs. In 2008, Palm announced their own WebOS operating system for their smartphones. In 2010, HP purchased Palm for $1.2 billion and still releases smartphones and now tablets running WebOS. Read on for the latest Palm news, reviews and videos:

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    This is a rather sad moment not only for (HP-)Palm fans but for those who live in our world as HP has decided to close Palm stores for good. They will not open anymore. The decision came after HP pulled the plug on webOS and now the company stores are displaying the above sign (and some more at the source link). The closing day was marked by insanely cheap and deep discounted prices for devices and accessories which went as low as $50 for the HP Veer, $25 for Pixi units or even $15 if someone got four devices, and $2.50 for the Palm Touchstone. End of chapter! Source: MobileMag Via: ...

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    Even though we intended it to be an April's fool joke last year -- when we said Microsoft was going to buy Palm and rebrand webOS to Windows Phone 7 -- this is as close as it gets. Microsoft is offering free Windows Phone developer devices and tools for former webOS developers, after HP has pulled the plug on the mobile platform. The information comes from Microsoft's Senior Director of Windows Phone 7 development, Brandon Watson's Twitter account. With recent webOS being dumped news and the upcoming Windows Phone Mango release, Microsoft might want to take advantage of HP's move and turn ...

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    Today's news from HP marks what looks like the end of an era, with the company deciding to throw in the towel on webOS-based smartphones. The platform has only been around for about a couple years, starting with rumors of something called "Nova" that Palm was working on. We got a proper name for the project with Palm announcing webOS and the Palm Pre at CES 2009. By summer, Palm had launched the original Pre QWERTY slider. The Pixi gave users an option with a non-slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Early 2010 brought news of upgrades to the Palm and Pixi, both getting Plus designations as part of a ...

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    While the HP Pre 3 is on pre-order in Europe and shipping mid-July it should also be making its entrance on the U.S. market sometime this month. According to recent rumors though, it appears that it will not come to Sprint! According to an un-named source, the HP Pre 3 is not coming to Sprint at all and, for what it's worth, there are no planned future HP devices headed to the carrier yet. There's no information on which of the two parties took the final decision -- or whether it was a mutual consent -- but HP didn't see the sales numbers it expected from Sprint and the carrier itself made ...

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    Users of unlocked HP/Palm Pre 2 smartphones already received their share of webOS 2.1 at the beginning of March but those that are currently Verizon subscribers sporting the Pre 2 smartphone are just getting the refresh being pushed out to their devices. The 2.1 version of webOS to hit Verizon Pre 2 smartphones brings Exhibition (turning the Pre 2 into a clock, photo frame or agenda while docked), voice dial, support for Bluetooth keyboards, E-mail fixes, Backup changes, Security fixes and more. Check with the Updates app to see if the refresh is ready for your particular smartphone. For a ...

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    Hewlett Packard has applied for trademark protection on six brandings that suggest it will be expanding its family of webOS-powered TouchPad tablets. The applications, whose goods and services descriptions are both broad and identical, include: TouchPadFlex TouchPadPro TouchPadTwin TouchPadGeo TouchPad7 TouchPadGo Obviously the connotations here are pretty tantalizing: Seven-inch followup to the original 10-inch slate? (Very likely.) Keyboard-equipped model? Hinged design a la the Sony S2? Perhaps even a product with rollable or flexible display? While we'd like to believe that all these ...

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    The HP Palm Pre 3 for Verizon has recently passed FCC and the AT&T application tipped a webOS 2.3 feature but this time it's one more time for the Pre 3 to visit FCC. It seems like a European GSM version of the HP Pre 3 visited FCC and got certified. So there we have everything that matters covered, AT&T, Verizon and European bands all passing FCC. Now all we need is the smartphone itself but if you just can't wait for the Pre 3, take a look at the tiny Veer 4G if you're on AT&T. We've got the unboxing, hardware and software tour ready with the review coming up shortly. Source: FCC Via: ...

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    Now that cellphone image sensors have evolved beyond the dark days of sub-megapixel blockiness, photo quality has become an important determinant when choosing among handsets. To that end, we've collected sample shots from some upcoming models, hopefully giving you a basic idea of what to expect when you release the shutter. Of course, as we've noted before, test shots from pre-release devices often don't represent the output from shipping products: camera firmware, which plays just as important a role as sensor quality, is often tweaked right up until the last minute. In situations where ...

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    While HP's webOS-powered Veer has just arrived in the States, it's beefier big brother, the Pre 3, is taking its good old time. We've seen what looks like both an AT&T and a Verizon-equipped Pre 3 get their FCC certifications, but haven't heard just when the smartphone might go up for sale. HP's site for the Pre 3 says that there's "planned availability this summer", but just when and where? The first signs of upcoming Pre 3 sales have surfaced, with the German version of Amazon now accepting pre-orders for the smartphone. You can place your order now for the Pre 3, which Amazon.de says ...

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    We know that webOS users wanted to be able to do some editing for the documents up on Google Docs right from the web without any other applications involved and it looks like your prayers have been answered! If you are running an HP Palm smartphone with really any version of webOS -- webOS 1.4.5 confirmed -- you are now able to do the editing online, on the web, for both documents and spreadsheets. You might see some missing features (cloud printing) or some features not working as they should but the glitches will hopefully be ironed out soon. You still need to get passed the typical ...

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    HP's Veer 4G may be pushing the limits of how small a smartphone can get while still maintaining some degree of usability, but there's no arguing with how impressive it seems to fit a full-fledged smartphone into such a tiny package. While the Veer's form factor is going to get it a lot of attention, it will need more than looks or a gimmick to attract sales, especially with webOS hardly carrying the brand recognition of something like Windows Phone 7 or Android. A great price could end up serving as the clincher to make the smartphone's upcoming launch a success, and while the $100 AT&T ...

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    A new Hewlett-Packard phone has just received its FCC clearance, with the agency publishing the documentation showing the phone's compliance with testing. After examining the evidence made available through these publications, there's a good chance that we're looking at the Pre 3 as configured for a launch on Verizon Wireless. According to the FCC documents, this HP phone carries model number F30CV, one we haven't seen show up previously. Considering that the F30CN with AT&T frequency bands has already arrived at the FCC, presumably the Pre 3 on AT&T, it seems pretty clear that we're ...

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    We first heard of the HP Veer 4G when Mini Coopers advertised it and since then we've got our hands on some white Veer 4G renders. AT&T announced officially today that the Veer 4G will be available on May 15. The smallest full-featured HP webOS smartphone to date features HP webOS 2.1, an 800Mhz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM7230 processor, 2.6-inch display with 320x400 resolution, slide-down QWERTY keyboard, five-megapixel camera, 8GB internal storage (~6.1GB available), Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, Tri-band UMTS: 850/1900/2100; HSDPA Cat 10/HSUPA Cat 6, Quad-band GSM/EDGE compatibility and a 910mAh ...

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    It looks like the HP Veer 4G, a.k.a. Palm Veer, will be coming to AT&T -- as suspected -- in the currently-popular shade of white. So far, we've only seen Veer in all black -- in fact, this would be the first white webOS device, period, to our knowledge. Actually, like most "white" handsets these days, this one looks to be more of a two-tone; thanks to a recent interview featuring Apple's Phil Schiller and Steve Jobs, we now know that there are several challenges in building a phone with a white face, including sensors not functioning properly. Veer, with its 800MHz processor and petite ...

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    An HP handset that is likely to be the Palm Pre 3 has just passed through the FCC, sporting AT&T 3G capabilities and, more interestingly, reportedly running webOS 2.3 -- a version of the operating system that we've never heard of. It's important to note here that there's no direct evidence of this being the Pre 3, but with the Veer 4G having already gotten FCC approval for the same bands -- and no other known HP/Palm handsets on the horizon -- the QWERTY slider described in the application would seem to have only one likely identity. Speaking of HP/Palm, this is the first Palm handset to ...

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