Hello everyone, I am currently employed by a cell phone provider and i am looking for a place to spread my knowledge and help those who need help. I know alot about phones and thier operation and the systems they opperate on. if I can't answer your question ill use the vast ammounts of knowedge at my fingertips to find those answers. please don't turn this thread into a place where you poke fun at any companies or products as i am looking to help people and not degrade any company or product.

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[ATTACH=right]16012[/ATTACH]It's official -- or so it seems. HP will be, after much speculation to the contrary, moving forward with a Windows 7-based tablet. An HP rep told TechNewsWorld that the company has begun "customer evaluation" of a Windows 7 tablet, after the Internet began buzzing with rumors that a tablet appeared this week on HP's Web site. "The only thing we're putting on the record right now is that we're in customer evaluation with the Windows-based Slate right now," HP spokesperson Marlene Somsak told TechNewsWorld. The rep, however, wouldn't confirm if it would be the WIndows 7 Slate that was …

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In quick succession, HP and Microsoft reportedly killed off two iPad wannabes this week. With HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS, it meant that [URL="http://techcrunch.com/2010/04/29/hewlett-packard-to-kill-windows-7-tablet-project/"]the Windows 7 tablet[/URL] that Steve Ballmer showed off at CES in January (and which you can see here in [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/04/hp-video-shows-ipad-wannabe-teaser.html"]this video[/URL]) is suddenly shelfware. Meanwhile Microsoft, which has been leaking teasing videos of a so-called Courier Tablet dual-screen [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2010/03/engadget-movie-shows-off-possible-microsoft-digital-journal.html"]digital journal[/URL], announced that [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/29/microsoft-confirms-kills-courier-in-one-fell-swoop/"]it had no plans to build the device[/URL] at this time, leaving some (like me) wondering if they ever intended to build it all. Two weeks ago I wrote a post called …

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[ATTACH=right]14667[/ATTACH]I've often discussed in this space, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story255079.html"]the ongoing battle[/URL] among the technology titans--that constant struggle to find the missing link to control the computing world. This week, HP made its move when [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2010/04/28/hp-buys-palm/"]it purchased Palm for $1.2 billion[/URL]. On first blush, it looks like an incredibly stupid step, overpaying for a company nobody wanted and that was teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Yet some technology analysts see this as a very shrewd move on HP's part, one that gives it its own mobile operating system and entree into the lucrative and growing mobile market. Make no mistake though, this …

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[URL="http://www.palm.com"]Palm[/URL] has been eyed up by a number of predators - rumours that it's going to be acquired by [URL="http://www.htc.com"]HTC[/URL] and others have abounded lately and they're not about to stop. The persuasive evidence that such an acquisition might happen is that its last two phones have more or less flopped. Nice technology they might be but if the market says a firm 'no thanks' they're not going to help. The company says it believes it can stay independent, though, through licensing its WebOS. Say what? The mobile market is huge and still growing. Once upon a time it's true …

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Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein isn't looking to the stars for his comeback strategy. The inventor of the iPod was quoted last week saying he had never used an iPhone and that he doesn't pay that much attention to Apple. Was he kidding? If his strategy for competing with the industry's number one app phone is to ignore it, stock holders ought to have his head. Don't get me wrong; I love Palm. I have owned and used them since the Palm V and I like my Treo 680 just fine. I also think the Pre is an extremely handsome unit …

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The Android has landed. 17 percent of people in the U.S. currently planning to buy a smartphone within the next three months are considering one that runs Google's mobile OS, while 20 percent indicated that iPhone would be their choice. That's according to [url=http://comscore.com/Press_Events/Press_Releases/2009/12/Android_Crashing_the_Smartphone_Party]a report released yesterday[/url] by analyst firm comScore. The survey, conducted in November, polled 2,300 people. What will be the next [url=http://gizmodo.com/5397539/david-pogue-smartphone-is-too-limitedits-an-app-phone]app phone[/url] you buy for yourself? Will it be one you most like to use yourself, or the one that you plan to write apps for? Perhaps it will be both. Two years ago, the answer …

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Microsoft and Palm today separately advanced web sites designed for developers to post and sell (or give away) applications for their respective mobile platforms, playing catch-up with Apple, whose [url=http://www.apple.com/iphone/apps-for-iphone/]App Store[/url] celebrated its one-year anniversary in July. Redmond also unveiled a series of new phones this week based on Windows Mobile 6.5, its latest version. Microsoft's new site, dubbed [url=http://marketplace.windowsphone.com/Overview.aspx]Windows Marketing for Mobile[/url], includes a bare-bones landing page from which you can view your application purchase history or visit the [url=http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsmobile/]user forum[/url] or [url=http://developer.windowsphone.com/Default.aspx]developer community[/url]. At launch, Microsoft claimed to offer 246 mobile applications, and 753 independent software developers and …

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It was revealed yesterday that [URL="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/07/16/AR2009071600811.html"]Apple began blocking Palm Pre users [/URL]from syncing with iTunes. Apparently the latest upgrade, which I installed just this morning won't allow Pre users to sync with their phones. Seriously, Apple? Are you really going to be this petty? Do you really feel this threatened by another company's phone that you would sink to blocking the ability to sync? [B]Who Are You Hurting Ultimately?[/B] Some days the colossal stupidity of these large corporations astounds me. It really does. As a blogger, I peruse the web on a daily basis looking for ideas, for situations to …

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According to multiple sources, the Palm Pre is set to launch on June 6th, which happens to be the 65th anniversary of [URL="http://www.army.mil/d-day/"]D-Day invasion[/URL]. I guess we can call this the Pre-Day invasion. Instead of storming the beaches of Normandy to take on Nazi Germany, Palm will be taking on the mighty, mighty Apple Corp., and its Juggernaut iPhone. At [URL="http://www.infosyncworld.com/news/n/10282.html"]$200[/URL] (after $100 rebate with two year agreement), it has a similar price tag to the current 8GB iPhone. But can it really take on the iPhone or even compete with the [URL="http://www.rim.net/"]BlackBerry[/URL], which itself has been giving Apple a …

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Sometimes someone you'd written off surprises you. Take Palm, for example. My first ever hand-held computer was a Palm - or PalmPilot as they were called then. So was my second, and my third. I really, really liked them. Then things moved on a little, or indeed a lot. Compaq entered the fray with the iPaq and as far as I was concerned I had the ultimate little gadget, it looked like my desktop and it was perfect. It grew and a little later I had ideas of attaching it to a phone. Later on Apple entered the market with …

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There’s a lot of talk about ‘dead cat” bounces in the financial markets these days. Nobody really knows if the stock market has hit bottom, but last week’s rebound continues into Monday, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke went on “60 Minutes” and said that the recession could abate if the government “stimulus” plan weaves its magic by year end. So I checked the Bog Boards after the opening on Monday, and the news was pretty good. The Dow was up 114 at 7,338 at 10 Am. The S&P 500 was up 13 at 770. But the tech-heavy Nasdaq was …

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Lots of news from Apple this week. There is of course [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/technology/personaltech/12pogue-email.html?em"]the new Shuffle[/URL] which has the web abuzz with chatter because the controls are on the headphones and not the device (stupid design doomed to fail) and there is the standard [URL="http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/G-8Z2A_yWvk/another-patent-hints-at-mac-tablet.ars"]Mac Tablet[/URL] rumor (Yawn; call me when they are releasing it OK?), but the biggest news to me was the fact that Apple has called a [URL="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342962,00.asp"]press conference[/URL] next week to introduce some new features of the upcoming iPhone 3.0 software. Apple, the company that can keep a secret better than the folks in Langley are giving a …

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Since Palm introduced its [URL="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/090109-CES-2009-Palm-Introduces-Smartphone-with-GPS/"]new smart phone[/URL] at CES last month, the buzz has been deafening and for that alone, Palm deserves a lot of credit. Let's face it, they were up until that moment, a company on life support, but with one smoothly-presented product announcement they were on the lips of the entire the internet and people began anxiously awaiting the release of the new Palm Pre ([URL="http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=14858"]Rumor[/URL] pegs a March 15th release by Sprint). People were suddenly talking about Palm again (and not speaking nostalgically about their Palm Pilots). The questions remains however whether this phone can really …

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Not a good Friday on Wall Street, but then what else is new? The Dow is down 100 points, and the Nasdaq off 31 points, to 1,585 after a lousy jobs number (but not as lousy as many thought) and a seller’s run on Apple, Cisco Systems, and on semiconductor stocks. The Nasdaq Composite Index declined 31.84 points, or 1.97 percent, to 1,585.17. The jobs number, as reported by the U.S. Labor Department, was 524,000, triggering a rise in the unemployment rate to7.2%, a 16-year high. . People – even battle-hardened Wall Street types – are beginning to freak out. …

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After a year featuring tectonic shifts in the stock market and the economy, 2008 is set to go out with barely a tremor. A quiet Monday in the technology market, with the big news that palm looks like it’s going to get its own version of a bailout. That after Elevation Partners agrees to infuse the struggling handset maker with an additional $100 million, in a move to underwrite the company's 2009 new product launch. The move spurred Palm’s stock up 50% to $3,71 in Monday trading, as investors digest the news that Palm will put the money right to …

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Oracle, Research and Motion and Palm are all releasing earnings statements today, and that should pick up momentum in what has been a fairly dormant technology trading week. The web site Tradingmarkts.com thinks the earnings news means opportunity in two technology-heavy exchange-traded funds (ETFs); Technology Select Sector (SPDR ETF XLK); and the ProShares Ultra Technology ETF, ROM. Both ETF’s have more tech company assets than most tech indexes, and has a two-to-one weighting over the Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index. Could be a quick score, there. Elsewhere, trading is light as the Christmas-New Years season looms and traders and investors …

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Device maker Palm this week placed its bet on a pair of pros. First is the [URL=http://www.palm.com/us/products/smartphones/treopro/index.html?creativeID=SP_BB_treopro]Palm Treo Pro[/URL], its next-generation smartphone to rival Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s Blackberry. The other is Jon Rubinstein, the company’s executive chair hired earlier this year and now charged with the company's salvation. Rubinstein is largely credited with Apple’s turn-of-the-century turnaround thanks to the hugely successful iMac and iPod. He'll have his work cut out for him. According to most reports, the Treo Pro does little more than maintain the status-quo. It’s got WiFi, 3G, a 2 mega pixel camera, USB and a QWERTY …

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Among the obstacles to building mobile software is gaining access to the devices for testing. Removing some of those road blocks is [URL=http://www.deviceanywhere.com]DeviceAnywhere[/URL], which today launched the [URL=https://www.deviceanywhere.com/palm/welcome.htm]Palm Virtual Developer Lab[/URL], adding the new Treo 755p, Centro and other units from Palm Inc. to its list of more than 1,000 supported handsets. To promote the service, DeviceAnywhere is giving away free accounts and device time for members of the [URL= http://www.palm.com/us/developers/]Palm Developer Network[/URL]. Despite the “virtual” name, DeviceAnywhere does not provide an emulation environment. The service offers access to real, physical devices set up in their labs across the U.S., …

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Last Tuesday, Palm announced that they're developing a new operating system. Not surprising, especially since the current one that they've got needs a revamp. The huge news here is that this new operating system is going to use the Linux kernel as the base of the operating system, freeing them from other licenses that they had to keep when using the Garnet OS. It'll be released on Treos by the end of this year, says Palm. The outside user interface of this new operating system will remain nearly identical to Garnet, although everything underneath this will be completely changed by …

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I have a love-hate relationship with Palm. First, the love: for starters, Palm-based PDAs do everything I want a PDA to do. Just give me the basics, such as a nice contact list, memo/notepad, a to-do list, etc. Palm has always done that, and that's all it really needed to do. If I wanted add-ons, I could buy them, and I've bought some nifty ones, such as a nice timer application, and a city map application with downloadable area maps. Over my years as a Palm user, there has been plenty to hate, though, as well. To start with, lack …

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The End.