Palm pre Spat With Developers

Palm pre Spat With DevelopersThere’s been a rumblin’ in them-thar’ Palm pre hills.

The Palm pre has caused a lot of excitement since it had its first airing at the beginning of the year.

Its operating system, WebOS, is the key to the excitement, having been designed from the ground up to live in a connected world.

These days, since the success of the iPhone apps store, smart phones manufacturers are – quite rightly – obsessed with getting software developers to write applications for their handsets.

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Palm Pre: More Details Emerge, 02 Bag Handset For UK

Palm Pre: More Details Emerge, 02 Bag Handset For UKWith the US launch of the hugely hyped Palm Pre handset just ten days away, rumours, leaks, screengrabs and videos have been leaking all over the web.

The guide to Palm’s innovative gesture-based interface can now be read in full online here, detailing how actions like opening apps, closing programs, scrolling and zooming can be achieved.

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Blackberry Curve Takes #1 US Smartphone Sales Slot

Their Blackberry Storm may have failed to impress us and we’ve never really felt much love for the OS, but Blackberry are scooping up punters galore in the states, scoring three out of the top five best selling smartphones for the last quarter.

Sitting pretty in the number one slot is the venerable RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models), which overtook Apple’s iPhone to become America’s best selling smartphone in Q1 of 2009.

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Intel Profits Plummet, But Company Keeps Chirpy

Intel Profits Plummet, But Company Keeps ChirpyProcessor heavyweights Intel have announced an almighty drop in operating income for 2009, yet remain confident that PC sales will rise over the coming months.

The company recorded a whopping 56 per cent drop in its operating income for the first quarter of 2009, yet cheery Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO remained upbeat, “We believe PC sales bottomed out during the first quarter and that the industry is returning to normal seasonal patterns.”

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MBL Returns To Flash, Dumping Microsoft Silverlight. Why?

MBL Returns To Flash, Dumping Microsoft Silverlight. Why?Looks like Microsoft has hit a speed bump in trying to get Silverlight adopted by broadcasters.

Some reasons for the Major League Baseball stopping using Silverlight might be coming to light. With 500,000 subscribers, MBL.com is the Web’s most successful subscription service, so well worth taking note of.

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Peek Pronto: Mobile Email Device Gets Updated

Peek Pronto: Mobile Email Device Gets UpdatedBilled as the ‘only mobile device devoted solely to email,’ we got our grubby hands on the Peek email gizmo last winter in New York, wand weren’t entirely convinced that it was likely to find a home in our gadget-stuffed pockets.

In an attempt to seduce and woo doubters, the company is now back with a new updated version ready to take on the world, the 4 by 2.7 by 0.4 inches Peek Pronto.

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Blu-ray Content Market Soars In US And UK

Blu-ray Content Market Soars In US And UKThe popularity of Blu-ray went ballistic during 2008, with sales and rentals of Blu-ray content discs almost tripling in the US and quadrupling in the UK.

US sales notch up $750 million
Laughing in the face of an overall downturn in the U.S. home entertainment market, the entire Blu-ray Disc market in the U.S. totted up to a hefty $750 million last year, up from $270 million in 2007.

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Best of CES 2009: Our Choice

Best of CES 2009: Our ChoiceWith the dust settling on last week’s annual CES tech fest, we take a look at some of the gadgets and gizmos that caught our eye.

Top of the pile – and incidentally a recipient of CNet’s ‘Best In Show’ and ‘Peoples’ Voice’ awards – is the hugely innovative and exciting Palm Pre smartphone. Just when we thought Palm were ready to slide into oblivion, they pulled out a stunning new phone with an interface that makes even the iPhone look out of date.

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