Pre archive

  • VIDEO: Verizon angles Palm Pre Plus at "mom"
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    VIDEO: Verizon angles Palm Pre Plus at "mom"

    By 4 February 2010

    Verizon is angling the Palm Pre Plus mobile phone straight at the "mom market" in the States, which may well damage sales long term if it puts non-mom types off the phone. Two adverts - one of which is shown above - states the device is "smart enough...

  • O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones
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    O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones

    By 4 February 2010

    O2 has revealed some interesting sales stats about the Apple iPhone, which it was the first operator in the UK to offer. The Telefonica-owned company has revealed it has now sold 2 million iPhones in the UK. As the one million milestone mark was reached...

  • Countdown to Christmas: Get two free flights with a Palm Pre
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    Countdown to Christmas: Get two free flights with a Palm Pre

    By 24 December 2009

    Today's "Countdown to Christmas" deal is really one to make the most of after Christmas Day, but it's seems like such a good deal, we though we'd let you in on it early, after all, if you're still Christmas shopping today, you'll need more than our help...

  • Palm Pre 1.3.1 update heading to the UK
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    Palm Pre 1.3.1 update heading to the UK

    By 23 November 2009

    Palm has revealed that the latest update for its Palm Pre smartphone is heading across the pond to Europe. Those with a Pre on Telefonica (so, O2) networks in the UK, Ireland, Germany, and Spain can expect an automatic update to webOS 1.3.1 "soon", the...

  • Google News gets updated for iPhone, Android and Pre
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    Google News gets updated for iPhone, Android and Pre

    By 20 November 2009

    Google has announced the launch of a "completely new" mobile Google News offering for iPhone, Android, and Palm Pre users. This follows the availability of a mobile-optimised version of Google News for other phones, such as Blackberry, Windows Mobile,...

  • Palm Pre goes on sale at the Carphone Warehouse
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    Palm Pre goes on sale at the Carphone Warehouse

    By 12 November 2009

    The Palm Pre - launched in the UK back in October - has now being stocked by high street giant The Carphone Warehouse. O2 has the UK exclusive on the Pre (for now) and is offering the handset for free on £35 per month, 2-year contracts. From a customer...

  • Verizon confirms it will offer the Palm Pre
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    Verizon confirms it will offer the Palm Pre

    By 19 October 2009

    It's been revealed that the Palm Pre is to be offered via an alternative mobile phone operator in the States, ending Sprint's current exclusive on the handset. Perhaps suggesting a similar move may take place here in the UK, where O2 has only just launched...

  • Palm Pre goes on sale in the UK
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    Palm Pre goes on sale in the UK

    By 16 October 2009

    The Palm Pre, the first of the smartphone maker's next-gen webOS devices, is now available in the UK exclusive to O2. Reports suggest pre-release interest in the Pre has been high, but arguably the contract price is too, so it will be interesting to see,...

  • Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing
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    Palm re-enables iTunes Pre syncing

    By 5 October 2009

    In a cat and mouse battle, the style of which Apple is familiar with following similar exploits with the iPhone unlockers, Palm has re-enabled iTunes syncing for the Pre. After Apple blocked the smartphone several times from syncing with iTunes via iTunes...

  • Palm webOS updated to 1.2
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    Palm webOS updated to 1.2

    By 29 September 2009

    Palm has updated its webOS to version 1.2, following the 1.1 release earlier in the summer. Promising "lots of new features and enhancements", Palm says it has "beefed up" Palm Synergy to include LinkedIn contact syncing, this will mean LinkedIn info...

  • Palm Pixi webOS phone announced
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    Palm Pixi webOS phone announced

    By 9 September 2009

    Palm has introduced a second handset into its webOS range, currently led by the Palm Pre. The Palm Pixi claims "all the power of Palm webOS - including multitasking activity cards, Palm Synergy, intuitive notifications, and universal search" but in a...

  • Palm Pre arrives in Canada, UK launch edges closer
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    Palm Pre arrives in Canada, UK launch edges closer

    By 27 August 2009

    The Palm Pre has made it out of the US with the launch of the new smartphone in Canada as it starts it epic journey around the world. Available exclusively on the Bell Mobility network users keen to get their hands on the phone will have to sign up for...

  • Palm fights back against Apple with Pre update
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    Palm fights back against Apple with Pre update

    By 24 July 2009

    Palm has gone on the attack against Apple and issued a software update for its Pre smartphone that re-enables iTunes syncing. Apple took the aggressive move to block Palm's new mobile from being able to sync with iTunes - a selling point for the new phone...

  • Palm shares drop on iTunes Pre block
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    Palm shares drop on iTunes Pre block

    By 17 July 2009

    Apple's recent move to block the Palm Pre syncing with Apple's iTunes music software has had a knock-on effect on Palm's shares. Shares of Palm have dropped more than 3% on the back of the news after an Apple software update closed the "loophole" that...

  • Palm opens Mojo webOS SDK to all
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    Palm opens Mojo webOS SDK to all

    By 16 July 2009

    Following the early access program, described as "successful", that we brought you news of, Palm has announced that the Pre's Mojo Software Development Kit is now available to "all interested app developers". Mojo lets developers integrate their applications...

  • Palm webOS getting 1.1 update
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    Palm webOS getting 1.1 update

    By 10 July 2009

    The Palm Pre hasn't quite made it over to the UK yet, but when it does it looks like it'll be arriving with updated firmware. US owners will be getting a 1.1 update within the next 30 days. There's a few security additions, including better handling of...

  • Palm demos HSDPA Pre
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    Palm demos HSDPA Pre

    By 7 July 2009

    As the Pre has now been announced for the UK, Pocket-lint sat down with Palm and O2 for a cosy chat to flesh out the details of exactly what you'll be getting. First up the UK Pre will be packing HSDPA, providing you with the all-important full fat internet...

  • VIDEO: Palm fan gets Pre tattoo
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    VIDEO: Palm fan gets Pre tattoo

    By 3 July 2009

    Another entrant in precentral.net's what-would-you-do-for-a-Pre contest, this nutcase opted for his very first tattoo of - you guessed it - a Palm Pre. Anyone else thinks he looks a little like that Zune tattoo guy?

  • Palm plans Pre announcement for UK
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    Palm plans Pre announcement for UK

    By 1 July 2009

    Pocket-lint has just been invited to attend a briefing with Palm about its new Pre smartphone in the UK next week. Technically we can't come out and say that the Palm Pre is about to be announced for the UK, because we don't know that's the case, however,...

  • VIDEO: Palm's first Pre advert revealed
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    VIDEO: Palm's first Pre advert revealed

    By 4 June 2009

    Did you wonder where Palm was going to go with its pre advertising? Well, they haven't taken the edgy route, that's for sure. Palm's first pre ad has been revealed and - as you will see by hitting play in the box above - it's gone for fields, mountains,...

  • First person in line for the Pre spotted
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    First person in line for the Pre spotted

    By 2 June 2009

    The first person queuing for the Palm Pre has been spotted in the States, nabbing his place in line on Monday - ahead of the device's Saturday launch. The anonymous linesitter said “I hear there is only going to be four phones at each spot, and I’m...

  • Microsoft: Hold off on iPhone and Pre
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    Microsoft: Hold off on iPhone and Pre

    By 12 May 2009

    UPDATE: The Twitter account referred to in this story has been revealed as a fake, none of the hints were from a Microsoft employee, please see link below to updated news story. ORIGINAL NEWS: Despite Microsoft's constant denials that it's to offer a...

  • VIDEO: Palm pays Molly McAleer to say the Pre's great
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    VIDEO: Palm pays Molly McAleer to say the Pre's great

    By 28 April 2009

    Perhaps trying to avoid falling to the BlackBerry trap of a just-for-business image, Palm has turned to American vlogger Molly McAleer for a wacky musical declaration of love for the new handset due out later this year. However, while starting a show...

  • Angelina Jolie loves the Pre
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    Angelina Jolie loves the Pre

    By 22 April 2009

    Being ordinary mortals ourselves, we're not sure how this works, but apparently Hollywood star Angelina Jolie has nabbed a Palm Pre. The Pre, with its as yet unconfirmed launch date, is Palm's newest smartphone offering the company's new WebOS and review...

  • BD Touch 2.0 available
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    BD Touch 2.0 available

    By 20 April 2009

    BluFocus and NetBlender have announced an updated version of their BD Touch iPhone application - BD Touch 2.0. Available for other platforms that just the iPhone, the companies are also offering the app for Android phones, certain BlackBerrys and the...