Talkin' Palm - Edition 49 | webOS Nation

Talkin' Palm - Edition 49

by Annie Latham Fri, 16 Jul 2010 11:43 am EDT

We've hit the slowest sports days of the year. But the tech world never stops. Apple's PR nightmare continued with Consumer Reports weighing in. On the Android side, new devices are hitting the shelves. And the Palm Pre seems to be everywhere… banner ads galore.

Demonstrating that Pre/Pixi owners like to have fun, there was a bit of app talk. Plus, at the MobileBeat 2010 conference in San Francisco this week, Palm and HP represented -- with Phil McKinney, the vice president and CTO of HP's Personal Systems Group giving the keynote address.

So let's talk Palm!


Fortune Magazine Names HP’s Todd Bradley as “Smartest Exec” in Tech
The editors of Fortune magazine put together their list of the "50 Smartest People in Tech," and under the category of Smartest Executive, HP's Todd Bradley topped the list.

"The guy definitely has brainpower, but don't take our word for it. Ask other savvy executives, including Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha, who regularly seek his counsel."

PreCentral's Dieter Bohn covered the MobileBeat conference.

"As expected, no new hardware announcements, but McKinney's understanding of the mobility market and his optimistic and open attitude should make webOS fans take heart. For the record, it does look like whatever the next hardware is going to be, it'll be based on Palm's current roadmap and not a complete reboot: "[Palm has] got some great plans and some great things coming, so stay tuned."

McKinney's goal for webOS is to break out of the spectrum of devices with television on one end and feature phones on the other, to create something that is both richly immersive and highly mobile with fewer tradeoffs than what current devices face. That asterisk off in the upper right, unbound from the line of non-mobile-but-rich televisions and highly-mobile-but-boring feature phones is the target.

iPad 3G speed test: built-in 3G vs. Google Android and Palm Pre Plus Mobile HotSpot Wi-Fi tether - Rene Ritchie, from our sister site, did a post that addressed one of the questions we hear a lot:  whether or not it’s better to get an iPad with built-in 3G (which costs $130 more for the device, $15 or $30 for the service), or to get an iPad Wi-Fi and tether is via Mi-Fi or to a Google Android or Palm webOS device running Mobile HotSpot software (which costs 0 to $30 for the option).  Check out the video and see for yourself.

App News: 


What's Tweetin'

  • What's the best Twitter app for Palm Pre? -- worleygirl
  • Palm fans in the UK, would you like to win an O2 Palm Pre Plus? Enter here on our Facebook page: Palm_UK
  • Congratulations!!! ROCK #palmpre #webos -- TeckieGirl
  • Down Goes the Droid Incredible Palm Pre Plus Triumphs Again #hardware -- interobsharus
  • @alli_k -- how's that palm pre workin' out 4 ya? it's going the way of the betamax . . . and my iPhone 3GS works just fine . . . -- rob_a_nielsen
  • - i love #Palm Pre !-- gomezfj
  • test drove an HTC EVO 4G today... hmm, my Palm Pre may have some 'splaining to do... decisions -- boycaught
  • Having a @palm pre as my first phone has spoiled me! Pal's iPhone is clunky, and everything takes too many steps. Bah!-- ZeroMuch
  • I am on track to return my Evo and swap my number back to my first love. My @Palm Pre. Evo is nice , but webos does it for me.@precentral -- Dev_Suruat
  • Review: Palm Pre Plus 3G Mobile Hotspot
  • PC World: OLPC to Add Multitouch Screen. Why not the webos software? @palm pre plus pixi plus-- aquitayo
  • SimpleGolfScore Free V1.0.4 updated to display putts, mulligans, fairways hit, gir. #webos #pre #palm pablosbrain
  • Pic from our seat @mlb #dbacks game... Taken on my @palm #pre -- EricJDewey
  • Got smart phone palm pre plus Already feeling smarter Will finally try tweeting -- mngrover
  • @palm @precentral still waiting for the update! What happened to the 7th? #pre #pixi-- jpartain89
  • Today I wrote some more stuff for my eBook and a couple articles on my @Palm #Pre. Don't worry, I backed it all up this time. ;) --anotherguy
  • Good Stuff!: Palm Pre mobile hotspot tethering on sprint phone  -- AshleyVLT
  • Padres girl theme for the Palm Pre. thesacbunt
  • Dear @palm developers, please publish your free apps worldwide too. Only in 2 or 3 countries makes no sense!! THX! #hp #palm #pre #pixi-- renehennig
  • Comparing smartphones to cars ( @jasonhiner better 4 @Palm Pre would be Mini Cooper; small but fun & fast (still niche) -- dslunceford
  • NEW! Introducing Profiles on Palm Pre/Pixi youversion
  • RT @mahootzki: Lent my AT&T Palm Pre + to a girl for a week, now 9 ppl in her office ordered them from Verizon!!!!-- palmused
  • @PeterBurnsRadio still using the palm pre, still the best OS out. HP bought Palm, will go with a new palm, droid, or wp7 come upgrade time-- jarretteschule
  • @UberTwiter I'm so sad my blackberry died and I got the palm pre, but it appears you aren't compatible. Suggestions?-- joybenedict
  • If you have a #Palm #Pre/#Pixi you should checkout #Simple #Tip #Calc for #WebOS and the #review -- anythingandroid
  • Palm pre owners: What are some of your favorite and most useful apps? #palmpre-- missdestructo
  • @OldSpice watched looks like you need a new MANly phone, can i send you an Old Spice Palm Pre? -- mahootzki

Closing thoughts...

iPhone 4 issues persist - Even Top Gear made fun of what's going on.

Palm's summer tour is in its Texas swing.

Also, don't forget this deal: 10% off Pre & Pixi accessories though today


That's a wrap!