Sprint And Verizon Both Pushing webOS 1.4 Update
Sprint began making webOS 1.4 available to the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi during the early morning hours on February 27. Verizon customers had to wait an additional 24 hours before their devices began updating, too. The new version of webOS brings system-wide improvements.
Newer, Cheaper iPhone(s) To Debut In June
June and Apple's WWDC are approaching swiftly. Though we're still three-plus months out, reports of what Apple plans to announce are already taking shape. Morgan Stanley believes that new models are coming, and they'll be cheaper to buy and cheaper to own.
Software Update Bricking Motorola CLIQ
Users who downloaded and installed an unofficial software update for the Motorola CLIQ are seeing red. Turns out there are major bugs in the update that essentially brick the CLIQ. T-Mobile's advice? Don't update.
Palm CEO Addresses The Troops
In light of the bad financial news coming from Palm, CEO Jon Rubinstein took the opportunity to shore up the confidence of Palm employees. He sent a company wide email that outlines what the company is doing to get fully back on track.
No Flash Love For Windows Mobile 6.5.3
Windows Mobile can't catch a break. Since the announcement of Windows Phone 7 Series at Mobile World Congress, WinMo 6.5.3 has been cast aside like an old toy on Christmas morning. The latest kick in the stomach comes from Adobe. All plans to provide Flash 10 for WinMo have been halted as the software developer targets WinPho 7 this fall.
webOS 1.4 Changelog Leaks With Suspicious Timing
Just after Palm released some bad news today about its sales forecasts, the changelog for webOS version 1.4 has mysteriously surfaced. There are genuinely good changes in store for webOS devices. Let's take a look.
Palm: 'Slower Than Expected Consumer Adoption' Of WebOS
If things looked bad earlier this week for Palm, they look worse now. Palm updated its guidance for the current quarter and the numbers have been revised downward. The new numbers will be "well below its previously forecasted range of $1.6 billion to $1.8 billion."
Chip Revenue To Grow By 20%
The surge in semiconductor revenue forecast by Gartner for 2010 will be driven by steady growth in PC shipments.
PocketGear Acquires Handango
If you have had any kind of smartphone in the past decade, you are probably aware of and have even used PocketGear or Handango to purchase your apps. Now these two software retailers are combining their catalogs to go head to head against platform owned stores like Apple's App Store and Microsoft's Marketplace for Windows Mobile. Will it help them survive though?
Server Sales Up 4.5% In 4Q
The good news was tempered by plummeting sales of high-end systems, resulting in an overall 3.2% drop in global revenue, said Gartner.
Skype Yanks Windows Mobile App From Site
For some unknown reason, Skype is no longer making Skype and Skype Lite available to the Windows Mobile platform. Skype's support page says, "We felt that Skype Lite and Skype for Windows Mobile were not offering the best possible Skype experience." What gives? Updated with explanation from Skype.
CA Buys 3Tera Cloud Startup
3Tera supplies a graphically oriented system for configuring an application prior to deployment, including deployment as a virtual machine into the cloud.
Bloom Debuts Clean Energy Power Box
The company says its "power plant-in-a-box" is a breakthrough in fuel cell-driven clean energy, but some question whether the price is too high.
Cablevision Intros PC To TV Service
The wireless service will allow Cablevision subscribers to display online video, photos, e-mail, and other data on their television screens.
Google Execs Convicted In Italy
The ruling in a YouTube privacy case, if not overturned on appeal, could put an end to online user-generated content in parts of the world.
Microsoft Announces Government Cloud
The Business Productivity Online Suite Federal is hosted on a government-dedicated infrastructure in secured facilities within Microsoft's own data centers.
Apple Publishes Then Kills Latest iPad SDK
On Feb. 23 Apple released a third beta version of the iPhone OS 3.2 software development kit for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It wasn't available long, however. Apple pulled the updated beta SDK mere hours after it went live. Thankfully, a few developers were able to download it before the link went dead. They found a few interesting details buried inside.
Details On Windows Phone 7 Hardware
One of the benefits for manufacturers for Windows Mobile phones until now has been the incredibly wide variety of hardware they could build for the mobile platform. Windows Phone 7 Series is going to change all of that. Microsoft is strictly controlling the hardware specs that are allowed for the device. We've got some rumors on what is and isn't allowed.
Motorola May No Longer Call Chicago Home
As part of its reorganizational efforts, Motorola indicated that it might pick up and move its handset and home businesses to California. Why? Because apparently Motorola thinks the talent pool in Chicago is tapped out.
Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Laptops
The company introduced two ultra-portable laptops, a tablet, and two portable workstations in its ThinkPad line, all targeted toward enterprise users.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
Number Of iPhone Users Surpasses WinMo Users
After two and a half years in the market, Apple's iPhone has overtaken Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform in overall smartphone share around the globe. Apple moved past Microsoft to become the third-largest deployed smartphone platform worldwide. RIM holds onto the number two spot worldwide, but Nokia is still number one.
In-Home Telemedicine Study Launched
Mayo, GE, and Intel will explore how videoconferencing and electronic health monitoring can help sick, elderly patients remain in their homes and avoid costly hospitalizations.