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Feb 10, 2011
By Aaron Ricadela
Feb. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co., aiming to gain a foothold in the market for handheld computers, plans to begin selling tablets and smartphones that run software acquired in the purchase of Palm Inc. last year.
HP, the world’s largest maker of personal computers, unveiled a new tablet called TouchPad and smartphones dubbed Veer and Pre 3. The tablet, the first powered by HP’s WebOS operating system, will let users access Adobe Inc.’s Flash player from its Web browser, the company said in a statement.
Palm chief Jon Rubinstein, who helped develop the iPod and iMac when he worked under Steve Jobs at Apple Inc., is now pushing to help HP products vie with Apple’s iPhone and iPad, as well as devices that run software from Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp. HP is trying to ease its dependence on PCs by focusing on smartphones and tablets, two of the computer industry’s fastest- growing markets.4
HP rose 34 cents to $48.48 at 1:51 p.m. in New York Stock Exchange composite trading. The shares lost 18 percent last year...(full article)
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Palm has a timely announcement:
Summer Half Off App Catalog Promotion—a Win-win for ConsumersTo take advantage of this fantastic savings, here is a list of our Palm products:
To celebrate the beginning of Summer, Palm wants to help you boost sales of your apps! Fromthrough , Palm will be offering all paid apps available in the U.S. at a 50% discount to consumers — a fantastic promotion that benefits everyone!
- Animals Collection (here)
- Life Sciences (here)
- Biology (here)
- Bio AP (here)
- Kids Chem (here)
- Chemistry (here)
- Chem AP (here)
- SAT hot words (here)
- SAT starter words (here)
PS: Here's the updated gourmet food collection which we just updated with over 300 essential ingredients like spices, fruits, breads, cheeses, coffees.
Apr 28, 2010
After months of speculation, smartphone maker Palm has finally found a buyer. HP has said it will buy Palm for approximately $1.2 billion.
The move will give HP a foothold in the fast-growing smartphone business, at a time when HP rival Dell has its own smartphone available on AT&T.
Palm’s chairman and CEO, Jon Rubinstein, a former Apple executive, will remain with the company, says HP.
Read More http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/04/hp-buys-palm-for-12-billion/#ixzz0n5HYFiuH
Feb 10, 2010
Strengths of Palm
- Some loyalty among old-time Palm customers.
- Distribution through existing relationships with global carriers.
- Alternative to Apple for carriers concerned with global dominance of the iPhone. i.e. Verizon positions the Palm as an emotional favorite for women.
- Innovates with both keypads and touch pads.
- Simpler software development, submission process.
- Simpler app store with weaker DRM.
- App catalog is open, exportable.
- High user demand, low software supply. (e.g. our first app netted 1,500 downloads on day one.)
- Dependent on investors for survival. Best developers are unlikely to work for Palm.
- Smaller development team - slower to fix code problems. (e.g. Google Analytics fails on Palm sites.)
- Not able to draw major content partners - like Youtube, publishers, broadcasters.
- Less sophisticated portal for developers.
- Terrible documentation - incomplete/incorrect.
- Cost disadvantage - due to lower volumes.
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