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March 18, 2012  9:14 PM

How HP Pulled the Rug Out from Under Palm



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP, Palm

Palm, Inc. was one of the great "rags to riches to rags" stories in American business history. At one point this company was considered serious competition for Microsoft, but now it's completely gone. HP played a big role in finishing it off, and some of the details on how this happened have...

July 12, 2011  9:42 AM

Android Growing Strongly, iOS Holding Steady, RIM Losing Marketshare: Here’s Why



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, Google, HP, Microsoft, Palm, RIM

The market-tracking company comScore keeps an eye on the battle between the various smartphone operating systems. There was a significant change covered in its latest report: during the March-May period of this year, Apple's iOS passed  RIM's BlackBerry OS in popularity among U.S. phone...


October 31, 2010  5:03 AM

The Best Option to Replace Your Palm OS PDA is a Dell Streak



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Dell, HP, Palm

I know a great many long-time Palm OS users felt abandoned when this once-popular operating system was replaced by the webOS. And there are still plenty of people holding on to their Palm TX because they haven't yet made the switch to another platform. A webOS-based device would be a good...


July 1, 2010  10:26 AM

HP Now Owns Palm: I Never Thought it Would Happen



Posted by: Ed Hardy
HP, Palm

As of today, the once proud Palm is now a division of HP. If you're not shocked by this, it's probably because you haven't been following the mobile device industry for a decade or more. To me, the headline might as well be "Microsoft Buys Apple". If you look back to the turn of the century....


May 21, 2010  1:31 PM

Giving One Carrier Exclusive Access to a Phone Is a Mistake



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Apple, BlackBerry, Palm

Verizon customers, ever wondered why you can't get an iPhone? It's because Apple and AT&T have an exclusive contract that prevents any other U.S. carrier from offering this smartphone. Such deals are completely legal, but not a good idea. The poster child for what can go wrong is the Palm...


April 14, 2010  8:15 AM

HTC, Please Buy Palm



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Palm

Two news stories from this week come together perfectly -- at least in my mind.  Palm, Inc., maker of the webOS, is allegedly looking to be acquired, and HTC is considering developing or buying an operating system. A merger would bring together a company that makes an excellent operating...


March 2, 2010  11:45 AM

Rumors of a Palm Smartphone with WiMAX Just Rumors



Posted by: Ed Hardy
Palm, Sprint

Reports have been circulating for the last couple of days about the possibility of Palm offering a webOS-based smartphone with WiMAX. The most important thing to keep in mind about these is that they are just vague rumors, and I strongly suspect they are only speculation.


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