Qualcomm acquires 2,400 Palm, iPAQ, and Bitfone patents from HP

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Qualcomm on Thursday announced that it has acquired a patent portfolio that includes content spanning Palm, IPAQ, and BitFone. Of the 2,400 total patents, roughly 1,000 come from the U.S. while the remaining patents are from other countries. Details of the deal were not made public. Qualcomm ...

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HP to sell mobile patent portfolio, report says

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HP is looking to sell some of its mobile patent portfolio, reports a Bloomberg source “with direct knowledge of the matter”. The patents figure to include those related to WebOS, the operating system that Hewlett-Packard bought back in 2010. It’s unclear what HP might be ...

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First Look at the HTC Flyer in Video

Carrypad.com posted a video this week with a look at the upcoming Android powered HTC Flyer. You know, the tablet that HTC has not been working on. There are some interesting demonstrations of the stylus that is included with the unit, and the palm rejection feature built into it. They also ...

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Uber-Popular Handwriting Recognition Software Graffiti Comes to Android

Remember Palm?  No, the old Palm.  Remember how convenient it was to write on your device and have it recognize your writing?  That software was called Graffiti and it pretty much went the way of the dodo bird, no thanks to today’s touch screen phones.  Billed as the world’s most ...

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Palm’s Matias Duarte Becomes Google’s User Experience Director

Endgadget is reporting this morning that webOS design expert Matias Duarte has left Palm for Google to be their User Experience Director for Android.  This move is a reunion of sorts for Duarte as he previously worked with Android head Andy Rubin on the Sidekick project. Have you seen ...

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Rumour: HTC Might Buy Palm to Fight Apple?

Gizmodo (via Bloomberg) is reporting that HTC might be interested in buying Palm, who, as you might know, is in financial difficulty after the poor sales of their latest handsets (Pre and Pixi). The assumption is that HTC would want to grab Palm not for the brand, the handsets, or WebOS but the ...

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Dell Aero – Android Never Looked So Good

Besides the status bar, you wouldn’t know this was Android. This in my opinion could be the best looking Android UI we have seen since HTC Sense. The phone I talk about is soon to be released by AT&T called the Dell Aero; a version of the Dell Mini 3i. I can not say much... Read More

Future Smart Phone Buyers Considering Android Over Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry

A new survey from ChangeWave research indicates that future smart phone buyers are considering Android than that of Palm, Windows, and Blackberry.  Only three months ago, Android was last place in terms of consumer preference, tied at 6% with Palm.  Fast forward to today and Android (21%) ...

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Gartner says The Future is About Green Robots

Gartner’s about page says that “Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company. We deliver the technology-related insights necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day.” Based on recent projections by Gartner ...

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Is HTC’s Next Android Handset a Palm Pre Killer?

Boy that didn’t take long. Coming right out of last week’s CES show, everybody was talking about how wonderful Palm’s new device, and OS is. There was an awful lot of pressure on the company to come out with something innovative as they risk heading the way of the dodo bird. ...

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