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Can HP Survive the Post-PC Revolution?

Can HP Survive the Post-PC Revolution?

By Sean Patterson December 30, 2012 | 32 Comments

On November 20, 2012, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced its second quarterly write-down of over $8 billion dollars in a row. That in itself is cause for alarm, but the fact that HP blamed the write-downs on two of its largest recent …

HP’s Acquisition of Palm is Complete
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Update: The acquisition is now complete. See releases from HP and Palm.

Original Article (04/28): Hewlett-Packard just announced its intent to buy Palm for $1.2 Billion at $5.70 per share. The transaction has already been approved by the HP and Palm boards of directors.

GameFly Brings GameCenter App to Android and Palm

Gamefly, widely considered the Netflix of games, has just released its mobile GameCenter app for Android and Palm devices.

"Originally issued last fall for the iPhone, GameCenter provides a portal into all things games-related, complete with news stories, video trailers, cheats, reviews, upcoming release dates and more," a GameFly representative tells WebProNews. "GameFly developed this version to meet the requests by subscribers and fans."

Google Voice Makes Way to iPhone, Palm WebOS

Google is launching the Google Voice app for both the iPhone and Palm WebOS. It is an HTML5 app, which the company says provides users with a "fast and versatile" mobile experience, because of its use of the latest advancements in web technologies.

Google Gives Mobile Searchers More Options
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As you may recall, Google launched its "search options" feature earlier this year. This is a set of filtering options users can engage for their search results. They include things like blogs, books, images, video, forum results, timeframe, etc.

Wi-Fi Caf

 Mobile consumption of Wi-Fi is on the rise as consumers become increasingly mobile, according to a new report by JiWire.

Overall, the number of mobile devices accessing Wi-Fi hotspots grew by 79 percent in the first half of this year. While the iPhone and iPod Touch remain the most popular Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices, collectively representing 97.8 percent of all mobile device connections, the Palm Pre launched as the fifth most popular mobile device in June 2009, just within the first three months of its introduction.

Wi-Fi Caf

 Mobile consumption of Wi-Fi is on the rise as consumers become increasingly mobile, according to a new report by JiWire.

Overall, the number of mobile devices accessing Wi-Fi hotspots grew by 79 percent in the first half of this year. While the iPhone and iPod Touch remain the most popular Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices, collectively representing 97.8 percent of all mobile device connections, the Palm Pre launched as the fifth most popular mobile device in June 2009, just within the first three months of its introduction.

Wi-Fi Caf

 Mobile consumption of Wi-Fi is on the rise as consumers become increasingly mobile, according to a new report by JiWire.

Overall, the number of mobile devices accessing Wi-Fi hotspots grew by 79 percent in the first half of this year. While the iPhone and iPod Touch remain the most popular Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices, collectively representing 97.8 percent of all mobile device connections, the Palm Pre launched as the fifth most popular mobile device in June 2009, just within the first three months of its introduction.

Wi-Fi Caf

 Mobile consumption of Wi-Fi is on the rise as consumers become increasingly mobile, according to a new report by JiWire.

Overall, the number of mobile devices accessing Wi-Fi hotspots grew by 79 percent in the first half of this year. While the iPhone and iPod Touch remain the most popular Wi-Fi enabled mobile devices, collectively representing 97.8 percent of all mobile device connections, the Palm Pre launched as the fifth most popular mobile device in June 2009, just within the first three months of its introduction.

Flash 10 Coming for Most Smartphones… Except the iPhone & Blackberry
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Near the end Adobe’s latest financial results presentation they discussed some upcoming Flash Platform advances. Adobe said they planned on releasing Flash 10 for smartphones at their MAX conference in October.

Adobe’s Max conference runs from October 4th through October 7th, so we can expect the release sometime between those dates.

Gizmo Connects PalmTreo Users

SIPphone has announced that PalmTreo users can now instant message with most IM networks using Gizmo Project.

Google To Digitize Indian Palm Leaves

Google digitizes books on a fairly regular basis, but it’s not every day that manuscripts made of palm leaves join the “to-do” pile.  That’s the case, however, at the University of Mysore in India, where over 800,000 documents are set to be brought into the twenty-first century.

Palm Treo 700wx Is Acronymtastic

Palm Inc. unveiled its new pride and joy, the Palm Treo 700wx smart phone, running Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition with a slathering of fun business technology acronyms. That includes functionality for SFA, CRM, DUN, EvDO, USB, WiFi, PDF, and TFT, among others.

Palm Extends GPS to Treo Smartphones…

Here’s how the application works… The Bluetooth technology-enabled receiver identifies the car’s position using satellites.

Palm Connects With RIM On Email

A deal between the two rivals for the handheld device market has replaced their ongoing battle for customers.

New Gadgets On Tap From Three Firms

Apple, Palm, and Hewlett Packard would like you to give the gift of increased value to their shareholders by picking up some cool new electronic devices.

PalmSource Sheds Palm Name, CEO

palmOne, Inc. is acquiring the full rights to the brand name Palm. The name has been co-owned by palmOne and PalmSource since PalmSource was spun off from Palm, Inc. in October 2003.