Palm OS related

Wallet with my phone inside

New Zealand's Nutshell Corporation makes a series of cases for handheld devices called "Tuff-as-Nuts". Gadgeteer Mike Reigel verified that the name was appropriate back in 2003. They combine that reputation with an interesting fastener in a tough wallet case for your smartphone. The main body of the case is a nice piece of gorgeous leather [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Wallets

The HP Touchpad that's been available in the US since July  finally has a release date of August 15th in Australia. Following it's permanent price drop in the US, the Australian release price  will also  be $100 cheaper than first indicated.  Harvey Norman will be the initial exclusive retail partner. Will webOs have the  features [...]

Posted in: News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

Many geeks (including yours truly) was very surprised when HP bought Palm last April. Since that time, fans of Palm have been anxiously waiting for info on new devices running the webOS operating system. That wait is over...  at least for the info part. Today HP announced 3 new webOS devices: The HP Veer, HP [...]

Posted in: News

This is sad to say, but I had pretty much forgotten about Palm until earlier this week when they announced the new Palm Pre 2 and version 2.0 of webOS. Ok, maybe I didn't completely forget that Palm existed, but in my mind I had put them in the same category as Nokia - off my radar. [...]

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Ever need another hand with your phone, ebook, or other device? Maybe something you can clip to a table edge, wheelchair tray, or stroller handle? The iLevel takes a well-designed device holder and combines it with a strong gooseneck and clamp to accomplish this. iLevel offers a handy device holder and clamp in a few [...]

Posted in: Android, eBook Readers, Gear, iOS, Reviews
smartphone-apps has compiled a great list of the top 100 free apps for your phone. They have individual lists for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, WebOS and Symbian. Each list contains a screenshot and a short blurb about the app. These lists will come in very handy for a new smartphone user or anyone [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, News

HP Buys Palm


Wow, I sure didn't see this one coming... It was announced today that HP will purchase Palm at a price of $5.70 per share of Palm common stock in cash or an enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion. HP is not a company that even sprang to my mind when we heard that Palm were [...]

Posted in: News

I was recently given the opportunity to try out the new Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus from Verizon. The "Plus" refers to the ability of both these phones to function as 3G hotspots (like a mi-fi). You can connect up to 5 devices through Wi-Fi to access the internet through the phones. Since we [...]

Posted in: Reviews, Wireless

It didn't surprise me today when I learned that Palm has been put up for sale. I am saddened by this news though. My first real PDA was the original PalmPilot 1000 followed by model after model through the years. I'm probably not alone when I say that Palm lost its luster long ago. I [...]

Posted in: News
Home Page View of the Pink Pad Cycle predictor. This will alternately show how many days left in an active cycle, date of estimated next cycle and next fertile days. Screenshot courtesy of House of Palm. com

Wouldn't It Be Nice? To start with, I’m not a big cell phone fan.  In fact, I have a reproduction of a turn of the century candlestick phone…you  know.. the kind where you hold the earpiece to your ear but speak into a mouthpiece mounted on a slender structure? It works just fine for me.  [...]

Posted in: Reviews

Palm Pre: Six Months In


In mid-June of 2009, Palm sent me a Pre, its first webOS-powered smartphone, to try out as a "Real Reviewer."  That program, I was told, was launched to get the Palm Pre into the hands of a few people Palm could count on to use it daily for an extended period (about six months, to [...]

Posted in: Reviews

Do you need a little help with your Palm Pre Smartphone? Palm Pre Made Simple by Gary Mazo might be just the thing for you. This 348 page paperback book has hidden secrets and useful tricks for Windows and Mac owning Palm Pre users. More details after the jump. ORMOND BEACH, FLORIDA –Friday, October 30, [...]

Posted in: News

Today Palm announced the Pixi, its newest addition to the webOS line-up. Continuing with the Treo tradition, the Pixi has a full QWERTY keyboard in addition to its 2.63in touch display. It also has a GPS and a 2mp camera with LED flash. It will be available exclusively on Sprint in time for the holidays. [...]


Astraware Boardgames Review


Who has a mobile device and a little time to kill throughout their day? My guess is just about all of us, especially when it comes to having a bit of fun. Over the past few days I was able to spend some time playing games. Sounds tough right? Well, I was able to play [...]

Posted in: Windows Phone

My time with the Palm Pre has come to an end. As each day has passed, I've grown more fond of this phone, but I still do not see myself switching carriers from AT&T to Sprint for it. It's a nice first generation webOS device from Palm, but it's not quite what I had dreamed [...]