Palm has finally followed up their announcement to make a free WebOS emulator available with a new version of their VirtualBox-based software development kit. Developers and gadget lovers alike can now take WebOS for a test drive as well as try their hand at building new applications for the much fabled mobile platform.
HP and Palm have been trying their best to keep the lid tight on the next Palm device. No doubt we haven’t received any leaks of Palm Pre 2. Though initially it looked like a mistake when Palm Pre 2 surfaced on the website of French Carrier SFR but the page hasn’t yet been taken down even after hours which forces us to assume that the Palm Pre 2 is kind of official now.
People out there have already seen so much of such phones (palm tops as they say) that the expectation level has started to touch heights. As of now, users need the device on their hands to be completely perfect. The yet-to-be launched AT&T Palm Pre Plus has already started to hit some famous technology blogs and reactions are (as expected) mixed. Somehow, people at BGR have cracked the chance to enjoy the AT&T Palm Pre plus before it hits the market.
With CES running at full force, consumer companies are busy unveiling some of the amazing products. The bar is set high and every one is competing to out class their rivals. Dell, in latest presentation at CES 2010 unveiled its 5-inch prototype tablet. Other several new products also include the Palm Pre Plus & Pixi Plus that were unveiled at CES recently.
Most sports fans like to keep up with their favorite sports and favorite teams in real time. And, there’s no better way to do this than by using mobile applications. The PalmPre is working to provide apps to their users similar to what Apple provides for the Iphone. Of course, the iPhone has been around longer and so not only has Apple had more time to get apps out there, but the third party developers have had more time, too.
Its official, Palm’s second WebOS smartphone the Pixi will be arriving exclusively to Sprint on November the 15th. The new Pixi is slated to hit Sprint stores, Best Buy, RadioShack and selected Walmart locations next month for $99.99. However, its not that simple, $99.99 is after a $50 instant rebate and a $100 “mail-in rebate” that you’ll probably need to wait abit for. For those in the UK, the Pixi’s arrival date is still yet to be confirmed, considering the Pre has just arrived us not long, it may be awhile!
To recap, the Palm Pixi is a non-slider 3G handset, with a 2.63-inch, 320×400 resolution touchscreen, Qualcomm’s MSM7627 chipset, Microsoft Exchange push email, built-in GPS, a 2-megapixel camera with flash, accelerometer, media player, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 8GB memory, microUSB connector and a 3.5mm stereo jack.