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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 05, 2009
Over a week ago, Palm announced on their Palm Developer Network blog that they had expanded the Early Access Program to double its size.  By today, it's estimated to have doubled in size again...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jul 03, 2009
DocsToGo creator DataViz has revealed what we already expected: full DocumentsToGo is coming to webOS. Before it launches, though DataViz is looking to hear from us, the Palm Pre community. Our...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 21, 2009
While we know that we should be able to install apps directly on the Pre eventually, some enterprising folks are looking to do it sooner. Up to now, installing "homebrew" apps seemed to require...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 20, 2009
One thing people continually want for the WebOS is an on-screen keyboard.  And why not? Sometimes you only need to write a quick message and don't want to pull down the keyboard. Other times,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 19, 2009
After many weeks of silence from Palm about their Early Access Program, Palm's one and only Chuq Von Rospach, the Developer Community Manager posted an update on the Palm Developer Network blog...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 19, 2009
Not completely unexpected given the Linux-based nature of the WebOS, Palm today has announced on their Palm Developer Network blog the launch of their open source portal website.  They've...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 18, 2009
They certainly weren't kidding when people declared the Pre has a very hackable OS. Nebula from the #webos-internals IRC channel has done it again.  Not too long ago he made history by porting...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 17, 2009
Remember yesterday when we reported about that new and ominous iTunes support article?  The one that may or may not be a threat of breaking Palm's media sync, with Apple's exact words being "...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 14, 2009
Don't these guys ever sleep? It would seem the ever-growing community of WebOS ROM explorers has come across a few small hidden gems that leave us scratching our heads as to why Palm would...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 12, 2009
The above conversation comes to us via MobileSyrup and is interesting to say the least. According to the Bell customer service representative, the Palm Pre "will come within this month end" to...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 12, 2009
Well this isn't something you see everyday.  PlayScreen, an online mobile gaming hub, has ported a collection of 25 of their games to the Palm Pre.  Right now they're all only available online...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 12, 2009
Talk about a flash from the past!  In an unexpected turn of events, Ha-me3 in our forums is reporting that he was able to get Little John PalmOS (LJP) to run on the Pre via the Classic emulator...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 08, 2009
Remember that gigantic Facebook set we saw way back in May at the Warner Bros. film studios? Sure you do.  Well, it's finally made it's worldwide debut as a Sprint commercial for the Palm Pre....
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 07, 2009
For a long time now, it's been known that when you switch to the Pre, you won't have any sort of local syncing options.  To many, the old PalmOS hotsync was vital system, allowing both backup...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 06, 2009
As they say, when it rains it pours. According to Gearlog (via webOShelp.net), yesterday morning during a Palm press event, Palm's very own Dave Whalen, VP of Global Sales, said that the Palm...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 05, 2009
Not really surprising, but it certainly seems as though Palm's putting all it can into the Pre.  If you missed it in Dieter's Setup and Gestures video, the Pre shows this short video after the...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 05, 2009
The internet has been bombarded by Palm Pre reviews the past few days. Even though the Pre is only a day from release, they still seemed to take the tech community by storm. And our forums are...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 03, 2009
On Monday Palm announced on their company blog that they would be having a VIP event to celebrate the launch of the Palm Pre. They've even got Jason Alexander emceeing the event! In the blog...
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by Jason Robitaille
Jun 01, 2009
PreDevCamp seems to have recovered and moved forward quite well since the PR nightmare over a week ago.  At the end of that incident, 2 of the 3 founders (Whurley and Giovanni) decided they would...
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by Jason Robitaille
May 31, 2009
It's that time again, folks!  Chapter 8 of Mitch Allen's Palm webOS Rough Cuts has just surfaced.  This chapter covers system and cloud services, which include a wide range of things such as...
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by Jason Robitaille
May 30, 2009
There was a bit of a bump in the road this past week for preDevCamp.  The story goes something like this.  The preDevCamp guys (@whurley, @giovanni, and @dancrumb) have been asking Palm if they...
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by Jason Robitaille
May 29, 2009
Wow! We've hit the motherload!  Engadget seems to have gotten ahold of the above photo indicating many popular companies that plan to have WebOS applications "available at or near launch."...
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by Jason Robitaille
May 29, 2009
Palm's just full of surprises, aren't they.  Back in January, nobody would've expected Palm to come out with such a revolutionary device like the Palm Pre.  Why would they? There were essentially...
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by Jason Robitaille
May 28, 2009
    Evidently Best Buy does plan to advertise the Palm Pre, contrary to their earlier lack of advertising. Earlier, it was easy to attribute the lack of advertising to some supply issues,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 24, 2009
Not too long ago, a twitter user named thynctank messaged Palm about the Pre: @palm_inc have they tried flushing it or dropping from six thousand feet? That must have gotten the gears moving at...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 17, 2009
A few days ago, the folks at MotionApps released a new list of FAQs, this one much more technical than the last. One anonymous user commented on our PreCentral post about it with this rather astute...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 16, 2009
Lately Sprint seems to be through it full force into the Palm Pre, and rightly so; both Palm and Sprint are working together in an uphill battle.  As we've seen recently, that extra bit of effort...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 15, 2009
It's that time again folks.  O'Reilly has pushed out chapter 3 of their Rough Cuts edition of "Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript using the Palm Mojo™ Framework". This chapter...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 12, 2009
Not too long ago Palm announced their Early Access Program, a way for select lucky developers to get their hands on the not-yet-complete SDK to help with testing, feedback, and suggestions. Well,...
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by Jason Robitaille
Apr 08, 2009
Multitouch has been brought into the legal spotlight yet again.  This time however, Apple is the one who's getting sued.  Yep, in an ironic twist of fate, Elan Microelectronics is suing Apple for...