Three New Treos Coming Next Year
Dec 22, 2005, 2:59 PM by (staff)
Palm CEO Ed Colligan this week confirmed more Treos are coming from Palm next year. In addition to the Treo 700w, which is expected next month at Verizon, Palm will launch three additional models in 2006. Although Colligan or anyone else at Palm has not revealed what these other devices are, consensus among Palm experts and analysts point to a Palm OS Treo 700 and two other devices code named Hollywood and Lowrider.
Hands On with HP's Elite x3
HP is jumping back into phones at a completely unexpected time. HP made quite a few iPAQ Windows smartphones back in the day (2004-2009, to be precise.) Then they bought Palm and infamously drove that into the ground.
Hands On with the New USB Plug
There's a new USB connector coming that will replace both the micro-USB connector on phones, and the full-size USB connector. It's reversible like Apple's Lightning connector, and it can handle lots of electricity plus very fast data transfers.
TCL to Revive Palm with Help from the Tech Community
TCL Communications, the parent company of Alcatel OneTouch, today confirmed to Phone Scoop that it has acquired the Palm brand and plans to revive the failed tech company. "We are interested in the brand because we believe the brand has value," said TCL CEO George Guo.
HP to Shutter WebOS Support January 15
HP recently indicated that it will cease all backend support for WebOS devices on January 15. After that time, WebOS device owners will no longer be able to download or update apps, reset or restore their devices, setup new devices, or retrieve lost passwords.
Awareness API from Google to Power Contextually Aware Apps
Developers will soon be able to make their apps aware of their surroundings thanks to the new Awareness API. The API can support up to seven different signals at once, including time, location, places, beacons, headphones, activity, and weather, to deliver contextually aware information.
The Treo is a great product when it works as it should, but it doesn't more often than not. Hopefully, the email with BlackBerry Connect will be better than the Versa Mail, as well as better handset volume without having to purchase third party applications. Faster key response would be a plus as well.
Why must they make waiting so difficult?