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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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Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

Robert Scoble Talks Windows Phone 7, Google, and Location-Based Services

If you hadn't heard, South by Southwest Interactive is going on right now, over there in the big state of Texas. It's one of the biggest conferences around, and all types of people show up to speak their minds, show off the latest and greatest, and have fun doing it. Included with some of those people (outside of our own team), is Robert Scoble. He's one of the biggest names in the tech journalism game (just try following him on Twitter or Google Buzz), and he's got some great perspective on quite a few things. Most importantly, the big names in tech right now.

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Novatel Wireless 2352 hits UK; we talk MiFi future with VP Rob Hadley

Novatel Wireless 2352 hits UK; we talk MiFi future with VP Rob Hadley

Carrier T-Mobile will be the first in the UK to offer Novatel Wireless' "Intelligent Mobile Hotspot", the MiFi 2352, which SlashGear reviewed back in June.  Available through retailer The Carphone Warehouse in early October, the Novatel Wireless 2352 will be priced from free, assuming you're willing to sign an 18 month contract (at £20 ($33) per month for 3GB data).  We sat down with Rob Hadley, Novatel Wireless' senior VP of sales and marketing earlier this week to talk trademarks, software and the next step for personal hotspots.

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

Talking Nokia N900 and Maemo 5 with Ari Jaaksi

We sat down at a roundtable this afternoon with Nokia's Ari Jaaksi, VP of software at the company, and talked about the Nokia N900 and the Maemo 5 OS it runs.  Describing the N900 as "your internet device on the go" and Maemo as "putting the internet first", it's obvious that Jaaksi - and Nokia - have the MID segment in their sights; however they're also upfront about the issues they're going to face not only with their first-gen hardware but the ongoing development of the platform.

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SlashGear talk GSM Pre with Palm and O2

SlashGear talk GSM Pre with Palm and O2

Palm's big news for today was it's announcement of the GSM Palm Pre and the exclusivity deals the company has carved out with O2 in the UK, Ireland and Germany, and Movistar in Spain.  We had the opportunity to sit down with Palm and O2 today, and talk about what changes they've made to the smartphone, how they see it sitting in a range dominated by the iPhone 3GS, and why European customers will have to wait until the Christmas holidays before they can pick one up.

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HTC Touch Diamond2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

HTC Touch Diamond2 hands-on: Gallery and Video

At a Mobile World Congress where headline-devices have been relatively sparse, HTC have done themselves proud with not only their second Android device, the HTC Magic, but two new Windows Mobile handsets that already look to be best of breed.  SlashGear sat down with HTC's Dave Catt and Eric Lin to discuss both the Touch Diamond2 and the Touch Pro2; in the first of two articles, we have hands-on feedback and a huge image gallery of the HTC Touch Diamond2, plus a video.

Update: Video now added - in HD!

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Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

Xfce creator talks Linux, Moblin, netbooks and open-source

As Intel's investment into the Moblin OS gets increasing attention, and more non-technical users are introduced to Linux-based platforms in the shape of low-cost netbooks, 2009 will see open-source become more mainstream than ever before.  Under the hood there's much that makes Linux safer, more efficient and secure than rival systems, but for most new users it's what they can see on-screen that counts.  SlashGear caught up with Xfce creator Olivier Fourdan, whose desktop environment has not only been selected by Intel for Moblin but can be found on many existing Linux netbooks, and talked Intel, Moblin, the future for netbooks and what challenges he sees for open-source newcomer Android.

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SlashGear meets Ludacris and Monster’s Noel Lee: HD Surround Interview

SlashGear meets Ludacris and Monster’s Noel Lee: HD Surround Interview

SlashGear had the opportunity to sit down with rapper Ludacris and Monster Music owner Noel Lee at CES today, to discuss the artist's new Theater of the Mind album which has been remixed in surround sound.  While Monster may be better known for their Cable hardware division, responsible for the Dr.Dre Beats and Beats tour headphones, the company also has an Superdisc audio arm putting out music DVDs in full surround sound.  Company founder Noel Lee is responsible for High Definition Surround, a set of recording, mixing and reproduction techniques to accurately recreate the sound field of an original performance in high definition for 5.1 surround sound.  Check out the full interview after the cut.

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Sleek Audio Interview: SA6 Wireless, new models and more

Sleek Audio Interview: SA6 Wireless, new models and more

Sleek Audio stormed the high-end personal audio market with their SA6 in-ear monitor earphones, and now the company is preparing to cut the cord with their imminent Kleer wireless adapter.  In an exclusive interview with Mark and Jason Krywko, the father & son team behind Sleek Audio, we discussed the upcoming launch, why Bluetooth just isn't good enough, and some as-yet-unannounced products.

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