This week in mobile history – #20090606

It’s week 23 of this week in mobile history, and this week we look back to webOS’s release and some unusual stories from early last decade.

This week in mobile history – Prognostication

This week in mobile history saw some predictions coming true and a lot of things just emerging that we take for granted today.

Five terrible phone hardware decisions we’ll never forget

In the smartphone world, not everything can be a hit – and even hot devices have their low points. Here’s 5 missteps ranging from the serious to the inane.

Pocketnow Weekly 048: Galaxy S 5 rumors meet Nokia EOS leaks in back alley, nasty knife fight ensues

Yes, there’s more to today’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast than Galaxy S 5 rumors. Also inside: iOS 7, Galaxy S 4 Zoom, & Nokia EOS salivating! Give it a listen!

Pocketnow Weekly 047: Nokia EOS rumors, webOS sentimentalism, & a whole lotta outtakes

From nostalgic looks at webOS to the latest Nokia EOS rumors, we talk a ton of tech on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. Join us!

Hello, old friend: Palm Pre throwback unboxing (Video)

It’s been 4 years since webOS launched, and nearly 2 years since its summary execution. Join us for a Palm Pre unboxing to honor this late, great platform.

April Fool’s: HP Buys Back webOS, Announces Pre 4-1

HP has shocked the world by buying webOS. Again. They re-enter the smartphone arena having learned form their past mistakes and are ready to take on iOS and Android in about 3 years or so.

The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 037

From new topics like the HTC One and rumored Amazon smartphone, to nostalgia trips into webOS-memory land, this week’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast has it all. Give it a listen for all the mobile-tech talk your ears can handle.

The Life And Death Of webOS: From Palm to HP

Today’s news from HP marks what looks like the end of an…

Android Hacked To Dual-Boot On Palm Pre

We’re a sucker for seeing phones run operating systems they were never…

Palm Pre 2 Hacked for Sprint, webOS 2.0.1 – Pictorial Guide

A hardware hack brought to us by the WebOS Internals team brings…

Palm webOS Overclocking Kernels Released, Pre at 1GHz

Palm recently made it’s webOS kernel source code available for public consumption.…

HP webOS Upgrade Status Tool Reveals Many Palms Left Behind

The new direction HP is taking in regards to webOS 2.0 upgrades…

Uncertain Future For webOS 2.0 On Existing Palm Smartphones

HP had plenty of news for its users today about upcoming hardware…

Touchstone v2 for WebOS Tablet Coming to Smartphones?

PreCentral has released a handful of documentation about the upcoming Topaz WebOS-powered…

WebOS Gets Free Homebrew WiFi/Bluetooth Tethering, Finally

WiFi tethering isn’t necessarily new on WebOS, if you want to pay…

Facebook Application Update Brings Places to webOS

After the similar Windows Phone 7 update which recently brought Places to…

Angry Birds Update, Angry Birds Seasons Coming to webOS

An alleged Pre issue was keeping the popular iOS and Android game…

Sprint Pulls Original Palm Pre From Online Store

The Palm Pre 2 is nearly here, so it shouldn’t be much…

UK Gets Palm Pre 2 on Nov 12, WebOS 2.0 Dec 6

HP hasn’t yet revealed when its webOS 2.0 will be widely available,…

WebOS Games Ported onto the Nokia N900

A Nokia N900 has been hacked to run games written specifically for…

Palm Pre 2 Appears in Video Teaser

Sporting a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and running the just…

HP Debuts Palm Pre 2, Hits Verizon in ‘Coming Months’ [Update]

HP has officially unveiled the successor to the original Palm Pre, the…

Palm Pre 2 Headed to Verizon?

Verizon may be getting the rumored-but-highly-likely Palm Pre 2, if an image…

Images of Palm Pre 2 Leaked

A leaked photo of what looks to be the Palm Pre 2…