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Palm to be present at MobileBeat 2010, we'll be there too

by Robert Werlinger Sun, 11 Jul 2010 9:26 am EDT

We've already given you the heads up that we're going to be reporting live from VentureBeat's annual MobileBeat conference in San Francisco starting on Monday, where the theme will be "The year of the Superphone and who will profit". There's quite a line up of presenters from many of the major players in the field, and HP CTO Phil McKinney is set to kick things off by giving the keynote speech for the event.  

McKinney won't the the only HP employee active in the event, as Palm's developer portal blog lets us know that they'll be there, too:

Palm and HP will be participating in MobileBeat 2010. First, Phil McKinney, VP and CTO of HP Personal Systems Group will be giving the keynote address Monday morning. Then Ben Galbraith, Palm’s Director of Developer Relations will have a “fireside chat” with moderator Matthäus Krzykowski on Tuesday afternoon. They’ll be discussing the future of webOS and its developer program. 

In addition, Ben is one of five judges of the Startup Competition in the Consumer Applications category on Monday from 9-11a.m. Ten finalists have been selected in the “Consumer Applications” category, and Palm will be awarding them with Pre Pluses. Each finalist will have 4 minutes to present their startup company and idea for a killer app. Congratulations to those who made it!Look for Lisa Brewster and other Palm reps to be on hand, raffling devices and generally having a great time. Hope to see you there!

It's a sweet event that just got a little sweeter with the addition of Palm folk, and it's still great to the still-intact Developer Relations team out doing what they do best. If you're thinking of attending the event and haven't bought your ticket yet, be sure to follow this link and use the promo code “SmartphoneExpertsVIP” to receive a sweet 15% off the normal admission price.  If you are going to be there, drop us a line!

Otherwise, keep it locked here for the latest from Palm and HP at MobileBeat 2010.

Source: Palm Developer Portal Blog