Palm Pre

Palm Pre appears on Dutch carrier’s support site

Palm Pre appears on Dutch carrier’s support site

Itchy trigger-finger or wishful thinking: either way, it's interesting to see that the Palm Pre has shown up on Dutch carrier Hi's website.  A new support page isn't necessarily big news, but given that Hi is a VMNO brand of KPN and they, in turn, are strongly associated with Telefonica, it makes sense given that O2 (owned by Telefonica - are you confused yet?) is a strong frontrunner for Pre exclusivity.

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Palm 2009 financial results: “Save us Pre!”

Palm 2009 financial results: “Save us Pre!”

Palm have announced their Q4 and full-year 2009 financial results [pdf link], covering the period up to the end of May 29th.  Palm chairman and CEO Jon Rubinstein revealed full-year revenues of $735.9m and gross profit of $159.8m; he went on to describe the launch of the Palm Pre and webOS shortly after the period finished as when the company "officially reentered the race".  That's good news, because while smartphone shipments in Q4 rose 6-percent from Q3, year-over-year decline for the quarter was a huge 62-percent.

Palm respond to iTunes Pre sync threat: ball’s in Apple’s corner

Palm respond to iTunes Pre sync threat: ball’s in Apple’s corner

Say what you like about the Pre, Palm aren't holding back when it comes to positioning their new smartphone in the best possible way.  After Apple released a support note warning non-iPod users (e.g. Palm Pre owners) that their ability to sync with iTunes could be broken with future software updates, Palm have described such an action as "a direct blow to their users who will be deprived of a seamless synchronization experience."

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