When it comes to home screen flexibility, the iPhone is even less flexible than the Palm handhelds were back in the 1990s. By comparison, iOS is positively regressive.
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We have a look at some hot products which did not live up to the hype after launching at CES. Some were simply far ahead of their time.
If you're one of those Palm people who still won't let go, this article provides a link where you can get 64-bit drivers for your hand-cranked PDA.
Microsoft has provided yet another update to its Windows Embedded roadmap. Many products have been renamed. And a new version of Embedded Handheld is coming.
Few gadgets have touched my world as profoundly as the lowly Palm PDA and the cellular modem I used with it.
Microsoft investing heavily to grow mobile apps market, but analysts reckon backing startups with potential to be "next Angry Birds" and cross-platform integration next big challenges for company.
Optimization of mobile e-mail needed with rise of smartphones and tablets but quality lacking because developers' knowledge lacking and functionalities not integrated, observers note.
The Android platform now powers 1 in 3 smartphones, according to comScore. And the gains are coming at the expense of Research in Motion, Microsoft and Palm.
Singapore mobile operator forks out 54 times more than reserve price to bag additional 1800MHz band mobile airwaves to meet growing industry demands.
Last summer, Microsoft execs said to expect Windows Embedded Handheld 7 -- an enterprise-targeted update to its ruggedized-device operating system -- to arrive in the second half of calendar 2011. But those plans seemingly have changed.
Carrier-backed mobile app stores operated by Wholesale Applications Community sustainable but face challenges such as limited app functionality due to apps' "write once, run anywhere" trait, say industry analysts.
In the recap moments of HP's Think Beyond event last week, company executives quickly mentioned that WebOS - the mobile operating system that the company inherited with the Palm acquisition - would be found in a number of products, including PCs. That, of course, left me wondering: What does that mean for Microsoft Windows?
Designers have presented the latest in concept phones at the Cutting-edge IT and Electronics Comprehensive Exhibition in Chiba, Japan.
Google's Android and Apple's iPhone are the only major platforms to report growth in the US smartphone market, as RIM's lead falls to 35.8 percent
HP will not support the next generation of Microsoft's Windows Home Server and has retired its MediaSmart Server line in the wake of a feature cut by Microsoft
Vendors selling white box phones are challenging bigger brands in the low-cost handset segment, say industry observers who note that features on former sometimes trump those from established makes.
The Palm Pre 2 will be available in the UK from Monday, bringing with it the new WebOS 2.0 operating system, but it will launch without the support of most UK operators
The company has lifted the lid on its new handset and mobile platform, which will offer developers the option to access the APIs of many of the new features introduced in WebOS 2.0
Ahead of the release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has signed up as a licensee of dozens of patents that originated with PalmSource, Palm, Bell Communications Research and Geoworks
Pretty much a good-looking but useless deadweight, I would say.These days, the same can be said for mobile phones that aren't supported by a strong apps ecosystem.
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