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Palm’s Hot Apps Winners Finally Unveiled, Angry Birds Takes Top Position

Palm’s Hot Apps Winners Finally Unveiled, Angry Birds Takes Top Position

Back in March, we told you about the PDK Hot Apps competition that Palm was holding, hoping to get some of the best mobile applications shown off for their webOS-based devices. In the process, application developers had the opportunity to win upwards of $100,000 in prize money. And, finally, while the competition ended a couple of weeks ago, Palm has finally unveiled who the winners were, and in which category.

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Palm App Catalog glitch locks out webOS users

Palm App Catalog glitch locks out webOS users

Palm's App Catalog appears to have suffered a meltdown of sorts, with users of Palm Pre, Pixi, Pre Plus and Pixi Plus handsets reporting that after having downloaded a new title - whether paid or free - no aftermarket software will run properly.  The issue remains even after fully erasing and restarting the phone; in fact, the apps are still installed even after that process is completed.  However core functionality - calls, messaging and data - are all unaffected.

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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 Pre Plus & Pixi Plus O2 Germany launch on April 28th

Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus O2 Germany launch on April 28th

Having been spotted last month tiptoeing through the GCF in GSM form, the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus have been confirmed for launch on O2 Germany.  Announced with a tweet from the carrier's account, the two webOS smartphones will apparently go up for sale on April 28th.  While there's no word from O2's other European arms, the assumption is that the two handsets will see similar launches in Spain, Ireland and the UK.

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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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HTC Looking to Acquire Palm Now?

HTC Looking to Acquire Palm Now?

There's a lot of Palm fans out there. Even more so, there's a lot of webOS fans out there. And yes, there's even a few Palm Pre and Pixi device fans out there. There's no way of getting around that, ladies and gentlemen. Just like there's iPhone and Android fans. They exist, and their voices are pretty loud. But that's not going to stop the truth from barreling forward. And, the truth is, sadly, that Palm isn't doing too hot. So, obviously, there's all sorts of talk about Palm being bought, acquired, or otherwise gobbled up by some other company. Today's no different.

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Verizon slash Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus pricing, Mobile Hotspot now free

Verizon slash Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus pricing, Mobile Hotspot now free

Palm's attempt to turn webOS devices into financial security continues apace, with Verizon slashing prices of the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to $49.99 and $29.99 respectively.  In addition, Verizon have also slashed away the subscription fee for Mobile Hotspot functionality, which turns the Pre Plus or the Pixi Plus into a MiFi-style 3G sharing hotspot for up to five WiFi clients.

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Pre Plus & Pixi Plus face Europe as Palm attempt turnaround

Pre Plus & Pixi Plus face Europe as Palm attempt turnaround

Palm look to be continuing to make good on their promise to turn around company fortunes by leveraging their existing handset line-up, and the next stage in that is a European release of the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus.  Spotted crossing the GCF (Global Certification Forum)'s testing as the Palm P101UEU and P121UEU, the two devices are quadband GSM and dualband 900/2100MHz HSDPA.

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