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.
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.
LG Releases Open Source Version of WebOS to Spur Invention
LG today made an open version of the webOS platform available to developers and the public. Anyone can download webOS Open Source Edition from LG's web site and use the the code for whatever they wish.
AT&T Adds More Live Local Channels to DirecTV Now
AT&T today said its DirecTV Now streaming television service has access to even more live local channels, including 25 new ABC, NBC, and FOX affiliates. Some of the new markets include Buffalo, N.Y., Grand Rapids, Mich., Little Rock, Ark., Myrtle Beach, S.C., Palm Springs, Calif, and Tulsa, Okla.
T-Mobile Turns On 700MHz Service in Miami
T-Mobile today said LTE is now available on its Band 12 700MHz spectrum throughout the greater Miami area. T-Mobile is marketing such service as "Extended Range LTE" thanks to the signal propagation characteristics of 700MHz, which travels farther distances and penetrates buildings more easily.
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?