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by Derek Kessler
Jun 10, 2009
What a treasure trove this ROM image has proven to be! Our code demons have been all over this thing, and found numerous references to GSM, GPRS, and UTMS. In CastleUMTSFirmware Image: #    !!!...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 10, 2009
Just yesterday we broke the news of the impending addition of Yahoo support to Synergy, and now our code adept forum members have already ripped the recently discovered recovery tool webOS ROM to...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 10, 2009
Yesterday saw the first new additions to the App Catalog following the nationwide launch of the Palm Pre, and today brought some more. New: Intuit GoPayment (Free): Mobile credit card payment...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 09, 2009
It’s only been a few days since the Palm Pre was released, but one of the biggest breakthroughs for the outside-the-system developer community may have just been made. As noted in our forums, the...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 09, 2009
When a new product launches, there are a few great traditions that still endure to this day. There’s the rumor and speculation, then the early reviews, followed by the lines at launch, and then...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 09, 2009
A number of Palm Pre phones seem to be afflicted with an unsettling issue: closing or opening the slider causes the Pre to reset. Considering that the slider is a fairly major component of the...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 09, 2009
Sprint was obviously excited by the Palm Pre, and with good reason: this launch weekend ended up as the best ever launch weekend for any Sprint phone, both in terms of first day and first weekend...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
Our friend Daniel in Durham, North Carolina, got to attend something nice at his local Sprint Store. The rep that Palm had dispatched to the store decided that Sunday evening would be the perfect...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
And we’re off to the races! Palm has started loading new programs into the App Catalog, and we’ve got seven new apps to tell you about, bringing the total to twenty five. GoodFood (by Goodrec)A...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
The Palm Pre does come with some fairly nice ringtones onboard, but there are two completely understandable complaints to register: they're not loud enough, and they're not yours. Well, we at...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
Back when Palm first announced the Pre, they said that the phone was going to support tethering. Somewhere along the way, either Palm, or more likely Sprint, decided that was a bad idea and...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
With so much of their technology built into the Pre, it’s no surprise that the folks at Google are excited to see the phone finally make it onto market (even if it is oddly contradictory to Google...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 08, 2009
For whatever reason, tnkgrl decided that she wanted an at-home activation experience, and clearly doing that requires that the Pre think it is a virgin device. So she took advantage a services...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 07, 2009
You’ve got a brand new Palm Pre, and you’ve got Outlook on your computer with all your contacts and calendars, and you’re looking at the two and trying to figure out how to get them to talk....
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2009
So, we all figured that when you flipped the Palm Pre into Media Sync mode to pull content over from iTunes that it meant the Pre was making a few changes to its costume and masquerading as an...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 05, 2009
So, Palm and Sprint don’t expect there to be long lines for the Pre come Saturday, even though we know lots of you (myself included) will be hitting the sidewalks outside Sprint, RadioShack, and...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2009
Hey folks, a quick reminder here: PreCentral is giving away ten copies of Classic - Motion App's Palm OS emulator for webOS - and the contest closes this Saturday upon release of the Palm Pre. "...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2009
Palm’s been teasing it for a few days now, and they’ve finally posted their first ad for the Palm Pre, titled “Flow” and directed by feature film director Tarsem Singh (The Cell, The Fall).  ...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2009
Well, that happened earlier than we anticipated, but whatever. Starting with David Pogue’s early leaked review, the other reviews began pouring in, starting with Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 04, 2009
A recent article in Reuters didn’t reveal much new about the device itself, but plenty about Palm the company. Reuters quoted James Faucette of Pacific Crest on Palm’s skyrocketing stock price (up...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 03, 2009
Thanks to Darth Pooh on our forums for the awesome tip: the Palm Pre’s firmware has been updated from version 1.0.1 to 1.0.2. Number changes like that indicate that it’s a maintenance release of...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 02, 2009
Pre week is here, so that means its time for all the tech pundits to strap on their thinking caps can come up with provocative things to write about the Palm Pre. There are two camps that these...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 02, 2009
Mentioned last month in an article in Redmond Developer News was an application for the Palm Pre that we hadn’t seen before: Runway. Greg Stevenson, the developer of Runway, hadn’t planned on...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 02, 2009
iTunes Sync" name="itunes-sync.jpg" class="imagewrapright" link="lightbox" /> When Palm last week unveiled the Pre’s newfound ability to sync with iTunes, it set the blogosphere ablaze, most...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 02, 2009
As promised, Palm has started releasing videos about the making of their Palm Pre ad campaign. These first two videos, released on Facebook, give us some blurry stylized shots of the woman who...
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by Derek Kessler
Jun 01, 2009
Fully expecting to sell out of the Palm Pre on a daily basis, we’ve now heard from multiple sources that Sprint Stores will be receiving daily shipments (Sundays excluded) of the hot new phone....
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by Derek Kessler
May 30, 2009
Anticipating a huge response to the barely-advertised Palm Pre launch, Sprint and Palm are setting up tech support “war rooms” to expedite any tech issues customers. As reported by Forbes, Sprint...
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2009
Remember that giant Facebook page thing we saw being used for a commercial a while back? Well, it looks like that’s coming full-circle with the first ad for the Palm Pre set to debut on Facebook...
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2009
Yeah, we’re jealous. There’s no use hiding it. Boy Genius Report broke just yesterday that they had a Palm Pre and now they've come out with the review: they like it. Unfortunately, it looks as if...
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by Derek Kessler
May 29, 2009
So, having had the chance to run through the dozen or so videos from TheInvisibleMan of PalmPreForum.org, we’ve got a few new things to report, plus some new videos. First up is the look at the...