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Palm 9.5% “passive stake” hedge fund investment surprises analysts

Palm 9.5% “passive stake” hedge fund investment surprises analysts

After Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein dismissed talk of buy-outs with us the other day as "incessant" rumors, the company has just announced a new investor.  Harbinger Capital Partners have bought a 9.48-percent "passive stake" in Palm, joining 30-percent stakeholders Elevation Partners.  The move won't see Palm take any of the roughly $83m Harbinger spent on shares, but it will likely lend confidence in the firm's outlook.

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Palm CEO talks webOS, Verizon & tablet licensing

Palm CEO talks webOS, Verizon & tablet licensing

Find yourself talking to Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, and the furore of speculation, leaks and general rumors are bound to come up. "They've been incessant since I joined the company" Rubinstein told SlashGear today, as we talked to the chief executive about the possibilities of takeovers, webOS devices of tomorrow and how Palm has learnt from the poorly handled Verizon launch. Media-savvy, confident about his company's future and bracingly honest about Palm's shortcomings, the picture Rubinstein paints is one of a plucky little firm with an exciting product roadmap to come.

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Palm Looking at Other Options: webOS Licensing and Further Investments

Palm Looking at Other Options: webOS Licensing and Further Investments

Late last night, news broke across everyone's desk that Palm was putting itself up for sale. That's tough information for a lot of people to swallow, but the painting is right on the wall. With a substantial loss reported earlier this year, and the simple fact that the Verizon Wireless bred Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus didn't sell nearly as well as Palm would have liked doesn't make it any easier. And, while talk of a sale is hard for Palm fans to hear, many consider it the right thing for the company to do. But, what may be better, are the two other options that Palm has up their sleeve.

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Palm for sale tip insiders: HTC, Lenovo, Dell & others in running

Palm for sale tip insiders: HTC, Lenovo, Dell & others in running

Having heard talk late last week that HTC were considering picking up Palm, the big news this morning is that - despite protestations to the contrary by the company's executives - they're apparently looking for potential buyers.  Bloomberg has heard from three sources that Palm have quietly engaged Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Qatalyst Partners to handle the possible sale; both HTC and Lenovo "have looked at the company and may make offers" those sources maintain.

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Palm Pre and Pixi Face AT&T Launch Delays, Reduced Number of Units

Palm Pre and Pixi Face AT&T Launch Delays, Reduced Number of Units

The launch of a Palm smartphone running webOS on AT&T's network hasn't actually been confirmed as of yet, but that's not stopping the analysts from declaring their assumptions. The release of the AT&T Palm Pre (Plus?) and Pixi (Plus?) has been on the rumor mill for quite some time, and many people think it's just about as confirmed as it can get without an actual official statement from Palm. It would be a great thing to see a webOS device hit AT&T, but not so much if these latest murmurings have any truth to them.

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Palm Pre gets 800MHz overclock [Video]

Palm Pre gets 800MHz overclock [Video]

Palm Pre not fast enough for you?  The Pre Plus doubles the webOS smartphone's RAM but leaves the processor (a 600MHz TI OMAP 3430 underclocked by Palm to 500MHz) unchanged; happily where Palm themselves seemingly fear to tread, owners themselves have no such qualms.  A couple of mod-happy Pre owners have overclocked the smartphone to 800MHz, resulting in swifter performance and, surprisingly, no significant increase in power consumption.

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Palm WiMAX phone for Sprint rumors sound like wishful-thinking

Palm WiMAX phone for Sprint rumors sound like wishful-thinking

Sprint's WiMAX network has long been tipped to get its first 4G phone from HTC, sometime in the first half of this year, but there's now speculation that the carrier will also look to Palm for a device.  ComputerWorld has been rounding up rumors about the possibility, with ailing Palm potentially looking to 4G for its market salvation.  Problem is, most of the rumors seem to be little more than wishful thinking.

Statistics reveal that Android owners are predominantly male

Statistics reveal that Android owners are predominantly male

When it comes to the Android platform, statistics reveal that over seventy percent (73% to be exact) of users are male, whereas on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and webOS platforms, there is much less of a skew towards either side.  The findings come from analytics firm Admob’s January report, which also includes several other studies like the ages of smartphone owners, and interest in the forthcoming iPad.

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Palm downgrade revenue expectations over “slower than expected” sales

Palm downgrade revenue expectations over “slower than expected” sales

Palm have sheepishly updated their revenue guidance figures for the third fiscal quarter of 2010, blaming "slower than expected consumer adoption of the company’s products" - also known as "people not realising they really, really need a Palm smartphone" - for the shortfall.  According to the press release, lower than expected demand has led to carriers deferring deliveries of webOS devices, and will result in 2010 revenues being "well below" the $1.6bn to $1.8bn initially predicted.

Palm webOS 1.4 coming Feb 25th with video recording?

Palm webOS 1.4 coming Feb 25th with video recording?

This coming Thursday is shaping up to be an interesting day, if the various rumors we're hearing about launches and releases pan out.  After talk earlier of Apple beginning to accept WiFi iPad preorders on February 25th, now PreCentral reckon that will also be the day that the webOS 1.4 update gets pushed out.  They've heard from a source at Verizon that this Thursday will see the update released, initially in batches of 100,000 handsets, and bringing with it video recording functionality among other things.

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