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Tuesday
Oct062009

[Update] Comfirmed GSM Palm Pre headed to Spain October 14th.

[UPDATE] Palm Pre is in fact coming to Spain October 14th. Palm discusses it in their blog.

According to Xatakamovil the Palm Pre will be available in Spain on Movistar October 14th. Movistar will be the exclusive carrier to hold the Pre in Spain. The Pre will cost between 0 and 129 Euros depending on your plan and contract.

Some more good news is Movistar supports both 900 and 1800 MHZ GSM so the Pre can work here on AT&T. The bands won't work on T Mobile sad to say but if we can get it unlocked we will be able to get it on at least one GSM carrier here in the states. Hackers get your tools ready! There are people waiting to use the GSM Pre.

This is exciting news just after Palm's news for developers and Paid apps coming to fruition in the App Catalog. Now we have one more carrier holding the Pre shortly and this means that the Pre user base will expand dramatically. More Pre's means more developers which means more apps!

 

Via [Xataka Movil]

Tuesday
Oct062009

GSM Palm Pre in the wild before its release

Looks like final production units of GSM Palm Pre are ready for its launch in Europe. What you're looking at on the right is what appears to be the official packaging for the O2 GSM Pre that is slated for a release in the coming weeks in the UK and Germany. Go to WebOS-Blog.de for more shots of the O2 GSM Pre and its packaging. 

[via engadget]

Monday
Oct052009

WebOS opens even further and Palm will help developers distribute apps outside the App Catalog.

Palm is making big changes today in San Francisco at a meeting where their two newest developers who came from Mozilla, will be talking about WebOS and its new ideas on Palm's new Open Source platform.

The biggest announcement in our minds is that Palm is going to allow developers to write open source or closed source applications and allow developers to distribute their free open source applications any way they choose. Also Palm will no longer charge the $99.00 yearly fee to developers who want to develop their applications in open source. If a developer wants to charge for their app they still have to submit it to the app catalog for $50.00.Developers who develop a free open source app will be provided a URL link for their app to be distributed in any way they choose. Users who use WebOS can install these apps by simply clicking the URL the developer has provided right in the browser on their phones. Free Open source apps submitted this way will not go through an approval process. This doesn't mean they will be excluded from the App Catalog no, the developer can also have the app put in the App Catalog. Those nay sayers out there saying Palm has the same approval process as Apple couldn't be more wrong as of today. The mobile world is changing and Palm wants to help lead that change. Palm is opening up to developers and end users and as I always say, this really is an amazing time to be a WebOS owner whether it be the Pre or the upcoming Pixi.

Via [Techcrunch]

Monday
Oct052009

Paid Apps Hits the App Catalog [Update] Full list of new Paid and Free apps

Today it's official. The first PAID Palm Pre app has hit the Palm App Catalog. The new paid app is brought to us by Acceleroto, the app Air Hockey was released today on the Palm Pre. Also, they have produced Occurro!, a space shooter combat game.

The Air Hockey app developed by Acelertoto has garnered the company a finalist placing in the 2008 Best App Ever competition and at the Macworld Expo 2009, they won with Air Hockey as the Best Arcade Game Category!

More paid apps are trickling onto the App Catalog. Palm has been adding new apps to the catalog all day. Both free and paid apps are hitting the seen and some of them look really awesome, here is the list of new apps in the order they arrived.

Air Hockey by Acceleroto: $1.99

Who wants to be a Millionaire by  Capcom Interactive, Inc: $4.99

Block Drop by Daniel Farina: $4.99

WeatherBug Elite by WeatherBug: $1.99

GolfPinFinder by AppJammers, LLC: $9.95

Card Ace: Hold 'Em by Self Aware Games: FREE

GetMeVino! Lite by Mtech Mobile: FREE

Mezzoman-Free by Mezzoman Studios: FREE

Polar Bowling by MX Web: FREE

Word Whirl Lite by SacherSoft, LLC: FREE

WorkOut Tracker Trial by OSG: FREE

Dungeon Quest by Moblyng: FREE

Sticher Podcast Radio by Sticher: FREE

Checkers Pro by Keen Studios: $0.99

Mine Search by Engine Equals Car: $0.99

Here I Am by GeezerNetwork: $0.99

Word Whirl by SacherSoft, LLC: $2.99

FriendsFlow by FriendsFlow: $1.99

JogStats by Rusty Apps: $4.99

Lottery Generator by Ovlite: $0.99

Remote by Hobbyist Software: $4.95

VLC Remote by Hobbyist Software: $4.95

WorkOut Tracker by OSG: $3.99

Go To Tool by Long Beach IT LLC: $7.49

NewsRoom by Trileet, Inc: $4.99

Mezzoman by Mezzoman Studios: $0.99

Wobble Words by Gobico Games: $4.99

Dungeon Quest 50 Gems by Moblyng: $4.99

 

There were also updates released for Classic and Photo Dialer. These are exciting times to be a Pre owner as the App Catalog blazes past 120 apps in the catalog so far. We are exciting to see how often apps start turning up now that paid apps are accepted into the catalog.

 

Monday
Oct052009

Keen Studios connecting us to our friends with multiplayer WebOS games.

We spoke to Jordan Gensler, founder of Keen Studios, who seems to be pretty excited to develop for Web OS. They started with Checkers and had so much fun with it are going to be developing a number of games. Checkers Pro, Wellow, and Wellow Bounce Room. Wellow and Wellow Bounce Room is their latest project but they haven't released any details about it just yet, but said they will have new information about the game coming in about a week. You can find out details about it if you check out Keen Studios and click the 'applications' link.

Keen Studios has already submitted Checkers Pro into the App Catalog and are waiting with us to see when it comes out so we can all purchase it. Checkers Pro is similar to the free version of checkers already in the App Catalog, but with a few additional features. There are additional settings and game play modes that offer a variety of different ways to play or practice Checkers. It will be available in the App Catalog as soon as Palm puts paid apps in the catalog. Checkers Pro will run you the  low price of $0.99 so make sure you get it as soon as it is available!

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Monday
Oct052009

Adobe still cooking up Flash support for WebOS, beta this year? [UPDATE]

Youtube Link

Adobe is working on Flash 10.1 for mobile devices. Basically covering every mobile platform except for the iPhone. WebOS is on that list and will be one of the first. According to Gizmodo, they had a word with Adobe and WebOS beta could be out as early as this year with the full version to be released sometime in the first half of 2010. Adobe says Flash 10.1 will be GPU accelerated which will allow for you to push the little HD link in the bottom right of a Youtube video. This will be nice on the Pre since it is sporting an OMAP 3 with a pretty hefty mobile GPU inside. Adobe is optimizing Flash 10.1 so it doesn't bog down mobile OS's like current iterations of flash do as seen on HTC's newest slice of Android, the Hero.

Flash is being optimized for Mobile OS's with a touch screen and multi touch like WebOS providing full multi touch support as well as support for gestures and the accelerometer. Though flash isn't our favorite thing in the world because it can sometimes slow down even the fastest computers, Flash is a huge part of the browser experience and we are very excited to get it on our Pre's and Pixi's. 

For those of you who don't know Flash is what powers sites like Youtube.com, Hulu.com, and what allows us to hear music on sites like Myspace.com and Facebook.com. It will allow for a 100% full desktop browser experience so the only difference between the browser on our Pre's and our computers at home, will be the screen size/resolution.

[UPDATE] Video link of flash demo on the Palm Pre HERE

[UPDATE] Signup and get notified when Flash 10.1 for Pre enters Beta

[Via Gizmodo]

Sunday
Oct042009

Which paid apps are you hoping for?

So the App Catalog is due for an influx of new applications any day now. Palm promised e-commerce in mid September but it looks like they are running a little late. I think we are giving them a by since they gave us 1.2 and 1.2.1 last week. Let us hope that these apps come out sometime this week.

There is no telling what exactly Palm has in store for us when these apps start pouring in but we are curious what you think. Which apps are you looking forward to? Which apps are most important to you from your previous devices? Me personally? I am looking forward to Twee, Tweed 1.0, and Docs2Go. What about you?

Saturday
Oct032009

WebOS 1.2.1 is out! Fixes iTunes Sync and EAS issues.

Palm has decided to stick it to Apple once more as they restore the Pre's syncing capabilities with iTunes. The Pre's Media sync functionality has been restored and works with iTunes 9.  Palm also notes they fixed some of the various issues users were having with Exchange (EAS) on the Pre. Here are the release notes for WebOS 1.2.1

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.2.1
  • Release date: 2 October 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Email

  • Resolved an issue where after installing the 1.2.0 webOS update some customers running Exchange 2007 could no longer synchronize with their Exchange account for Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks.

System

  • Resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with latest version of iTunes (9.0.1).
  • Media sync now synchronizes photo albums, maintaining the album structure in the Photos app.
  • Media sync now allows for synchronizing photos without requiring the full-resolution originals. This provides faster display of high-quality full-screen images and enables users to store more photos on the phone.

Web

  • Resolved an issue where if a user tried to play streaming music or video, the media stream might drop out or have a long delay before starting.

Security

This release implements several security fixes, including the following:

  • Addresses a security issue encountered by webkit developers. This issue did not impact end users.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .

 

Version information

  • Version: webOS 1.2.1
  • Release date: 2 October 2009

New applications

NONE

Feature changes to existing applications

Email

  • Resolved an issue where after installing the 1.2.0 webOS update some customers running Exchange 2007 could no longer synchronize with their Exchange account for Email, Calendar, Contacts, and Tasks.

System

  • Resolves an issue preventing media sync from working with latest version of iTunes (9.0.1).
  • Media sync now synchronizes photo albums, maintaining the album structure in the Photos app.
  • Media sync now allows for synchronizing photos without requiring the full-resolution originals. This provides faster display of high-quality full-screen images and enables users to store more photos on the phone.

Web

  • Resolved an issue where if a user tried to play streaming music or video, the media stream might drop out or have a long delay before starting.

Security

This release implements several security fixes, including the following:

  • Addresses a security issue encountered by webkit developers. This issue did not impact end users.

Individuals interested in contacting Palm to report suspected security issues can find more information at palm.com/security .