Classic going green, on sale

If you are looking to run Palm OS apps on your webOS device, Classic by MotionApps is the de facto application when running legacy Palm apps. To celebrate Earth Day (which is today), MotionApps is running a limited time Classic Going Green promotion. Classic, normally priced at $29.99, is now available for $19.99. If you’ve got a desire to run all those great Palm OS apps on your webOS device, you’d likely want to jump on this offer. They offer a fully-functional test drive and it’s not clear if the promotion price ends tonight.

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Palm to focus 100 percent on webOS devices moving forward

During a conference call discussing last quarter’s fiscal results, Jon Rubinstein indicated that Palm will commit 100% of their resources to webOS. Going forward, the company will only ship webOS devices. This effectively puts an end to the Palm Treo and Palm Centro products. While many expected that Palm OS devices would likely end with the Centro, Palm discontinuing¬† Windows Mobile phones is surprising.

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During the Q&A Rubinstein said that Palm would be “focusing all of our effort building webOS products” and that all future engineering efforts will on developing webOS devices.

Everything Treo Mobile Heist

This week only we are pleased to announce the first Everything Treo “Mobile Heist”, an unprecedented software sales event featuring
25 top selling Palm Treo and Centro software titles are all priced at just $9.95.

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You can save up to 65% this week only. Here are just a few of the popular titles included in the Mobile Heist.

  • Butler: Highly rated and regarded by Treo owners, Butler offers 7 sets of utilities for the price of one.
  • Palmary Clock: The most stylish alarm clock offered for the Treo, Palmary Clock offers a great number of skins to suit your style.
  • UltimatePhone: Provides a Web 2.0 experience on your Palm Treo.

There are 25 Top Titles available. Check them out today before it’s too late. The Everything Treo Mobile Heist ends on August 17th.

Palm CEO Ed Colligan Talks Up Palm OS 2.0

In an interview with Australian tech site APC, Palm’s CEO Ed Colligan revealed the company’s plans for the next generation Palm OS they company is calling Palm 2.0 along with plans for a new “prosumer” brand that will “slot between the Centro and Treo lines”.

How Palm Is Dealing With Competition

The interviewer did not shy away from asking Colligan difficult questions surrounding the future of the company. Competition in the smartphone space is fierce. BlackBerry owns the Enterprise market, Windows Mobile devices have seen huge gains, Apple has burst onto the scene with the iPhone and Google is preparing to deliver it’s Android OS which will surely prompt a slew of Google phones into the market. With this crowded and competitive space, how does Palm compete. "Palms got maybe 15 million customers and 50 million devices around the world, its brand thats globally recognised. We sold a million Centros in the first five months of it going on sale with one carrier in the US, so to say were not an active player in the market is not really accurate," said Colligan. He certainly reads the continuous barage of negative media coverage surrounding Palm products and likens his company to Apple when they experienced their dark days. "If you look at Apple and one of our board members, Fred Anderson, used to be CFO at Apple at one point in time Apple was in a very difficult position and (Anderson) was there at that time, trying to figure out how they had the resources and the cash to see the next quarter through. Apple was on the cover of every magazine, (we saw) all these articles about the demise of Apple, and now theyre one of the most successful brands in the world."

Next Generation Palm OS 2.0

Collligan referred to Palm’s next generation operating system, codenamed Nova, as Palm OS 2.0. Interestingly enough, Colligan pointed to his Centro saying, “This is something different to this.” Palm’s next-generation operating system with much more capabilities, driven around the Internet and Web-based applications. Palm is banking on their ability to integrate software and hardware to enhance the user experience. From Colligan’s comments, it appears that Palm will deliver multiple devices under the new brand. "We think its going to be stunning and breakthrough in its execution, and were working on some very exciting new devices to go with it." One might even be the illfated Palm Foleo.

New Product Lines

The launch of the next generation Palm OS will also bring a new product line that will fit between the existing Palm Centro and Palm Treo Smartphones. The Centro is considered Palm’s consumer line and the Palm Treo is now being thought of as strictly enterprise. From Colligan’s comments, it certainly appears that we’ve seen the end for the Palm OS on Treo branded smartphones. "Were going to continue to look at those three line areas consumer, prosumer and enterprise. Treo is today more of our mainstream prosumer product which is extended into the enterprise, but over time youll see some branding work done on the top two to make sure theyre really well delineated," continued Colligan. One must wonder if Palm is simply distancing themselves from the Treo brand that has been the subject of harsh criticism of being a stagnant form factor, if not platform.

Apple’s return to glory started with the iconic all-in-one design of the highly sucessful iMac, a hardware product that help usher in the release of Apple’s linux based operating system. Their breakout success however due to the iPod/iTunes, where they were arguably first to market. In 2009, Palm will to their linux based operating system to usher in new devices under a new brand. Palm has a difficult challenge as they attempt to create that "wow" product in a field that includes the Apple iPhone and BlackBerry Bold. Given Palm’s rich history of innovation, they are certainly one company that can pull it off.

Source: APC Mag

Palm Eyes New Sleeker Handsets and New OS By End of 2008

With Palm’s stock taking a hit yesterday, there does appear to be hope on the horizon in the form of new Treo smartphones according to Olivier Rozay, a regional director for Palm in the Asia Pacific.

There have been conflicting reports on whether Palm will be able to deliver the next generation Palm OS devices by the end of 2008. According to Rozay, "We are also going to launch the next version of Palm operating system by end of this year, which will be more suited for our sleeker and better-looking devices". Rozay also mentioned that Palm will be bundling applications such as Facebook in its upcoming handsets.

There have been conflicting reports on when Palm will actually release the next generation Palm OS. Many expect that Palm will introduce the Palm Treo 800w in the coming weeks, possibly CTIA. This could be our first look at then new sleeker handsets that Palm has in store. If Palm were to deliver a new sleeker Treo running an on updated Palm OS architecture, it would help regain it’s position among the top smartphone manufacturers. RIM and Apple have managed to cut into Palm’s marketshare over the past year leaving the company with only 9% of the smartphone market. To put that in perspective, relative newcomer Motorola has managed to garner a 7% market share despite having a runaway hit when it comes to devices. In only 8 months, the iPhone has managed an astonishing 28% market share. Needless to say, Palm needs to move quickly and if correct this will come as welcome news for Palm enthusiasts and stockholders.

Source: LiveMint

CallRec Free With $5 Software Purchase

For today only, the Everything Treo Software Store are offering CallRec for free with any software purchase over $5. CallRec (valued at $19.95) is the premier voice recording application for Treo and Palm Centro smartphones. This simple-to-use application allows you to record your telephone conversation and voice memos with ease by simply pressing the Treo side key. Or, you can set option to automatically record all your phone calls. Use coupon code CALLRECFREE to take advantage of this offer. Offer valid today only.

With adjustable recording sample rate you can make optimal balance between sound quality and file size. Once activated, the program allows you to commence recording before or during any incoming or outgoing call with a single click. Furthermore, you can configure CallRec to automatically record all your incoming and/or outgoing calls. Share your recording and send your files by IR, Bluetooth or e-mail.

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Features:

  • Adjustable one button recording. Chose to start/stop recording by single on double press on the side button, or use the combination of side button and shift or option key. Also you can start recording from application
  • Adjustable recording sample rate. Chose recording sample rate and make optimal balance between sound quality and file size.
  • File compression.
  • Direct saving to the SD card. Dont worry about free space on the main memory, CallRec save files directly to the SD card.
  • Playback recorded files. Play, stop, pause and fast forward recorded files on easy and intuitive way.
  • Organize files into categories.
  • Select and delete multiple files at once, or delete foles older than x days.
  • Completely support 5-way navigation buttons. Any operation can be made by 5-way navigation buttons.
  • Sort recordings by file name, duration or recording time.
  • Share your recording with others by IR port, Bluetooth or e-mail.
  • Automatically record all your incoming and/or outgoing calls.
  • Transfer your recordings to PC with CallRec Conduit.
  • Categories. Organize your recordings into categories on the SD card.
  • Auto repeat playback. Repeat one/all recordings playback.

What is New in version 5.2:

  • More configurable file naming option.
  • Separate categories for incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Option to display recording duration or time.
  • Improved name matching procedure.

Save On Treo and Centro Software

For the month of February, the Everything Treo Software Store is offering 20% off all software titles. While our Super Savings promotion offering
10% off Treo accessories ends tomorrow, you can enjoy 20% off Treo and Centro software for the entire month of February. Not only can you shop Best Sellers for Palm OS or Windows Mobile, but select any regularly priced title and save 20%. Simply use coupon code WINTER20. Offer not valid on purchases in the Everything Treo Store.

Top Ten Treo Software Titles

  1. Butler: The assistant who thinks of everything. Alarms, Attention Grabber, Navigation, Launching, LED, Keyguard and Much More. Butler contains 7 sets of utilities yet costs less than most single applications. (see our Butler review)
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  2. Ringo Pro MP3 Ringtone Player: Ringo Pro lets you add the magic of MP3 ringtones to every call – bringing your smartphone to life, every time it rings! Use your favourite music, or explore the world of "real tones" to add some great new call effects to your phone. (see our Ringo Pro review)
    Ringo Pro MP3 Ringtone Player for Treo
  3. VolumeCare Pro: VolumeCare increases the maximum volume levels for each Treo speaker. Studies have proven volume increases up to a 250% in handset volume, speaker phone volume and wired headset volume. VolumeCare will also allow you to adjust your voice volume (aka microphone) so others will hear you *loud* and clear. (see our VolumeCare review)
    VolumeCare Pro for Treo
  4. CallRec: CallRec is the premier voice recording application for Treo and Palm Centro smartphones. This simple-to-use application allows you to record your telephone conversation and voice memos with ease by simply pressing the Treo side key. Or, you can set option to automatically record all your phone calls.
    CallRec for Palm OS
  5. CorePlayer Mobile for PalmOS: CorePlayer Mobile is at the center of the CoreCodec Universe for playing multimedia on your mobile phone, portable media players, PDA, GPS or convergence device. CorePlayer is truly the next-generation in multimedia playback. Its simple yet powerful interface and advanced features is designed to empower the CoreCodec community.
    CorePlayer for Palm OS
  6. Phone Technician: Powerful Phone Tool for the Treo smartphones! Sound Booster, Funky Ringer – Ringtones from Mp3, Wav, etc. Save Battery -Turn off the screen during calls. Radio control – set radio on & off times.
    PhoneTechnician for Treo
  7. UltimatePhone: Features a one of kind Phone application, it provides a gateway to web 2.0 and takes the features you are used to and makes them better and more exciting to use.
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  8. Power Hero: Power Hero helps you to get the best out of your Battery! Instantly see the status of the power-using features of your device.
    # Instantly turn features on and off (like Bluetooth, Network, Phone, Infrared).
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  9. Reset Doctor: It contains tools to help you reduce crashes and helps you track down what applications are causing problems.
    ResetDoctor for Treo
  10. Softick Audio Gateway: The first Bluetooth audio streaming solution for Palm OS handhelds
    which allows to connect Palm OS handheld to the Bluetooth stereo headphones and listen to digital audio played by Palm OS applications: MP3 players, audio book readers, games.
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To save 20% on these best sellers or any of the thousands of Treo and Centro software titles, simply use coupon code WINTER20 at checkout.

Offer valid at Everything Treo Software Store. Expires February 29th, 2008. Cannot be combined with other offers. Not valid on purchases in the Everything Treo Store.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS Released

SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS, the application that allows you to control your home TV via SlingBox, is no longer
in beta.

SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS

SlingPlayer Mobile lets you watch your TV and control your cable box via your Palm Treo. Officially, SlingPlayer Mobile for Palm OS only supports the 3G-capable Treo 755p and 700p, though Sling Media reports numerous users are Slinging happily on older devices such as the Treo 750, and Treo 650.

New Features and Enhancements

  • Battery level indicator icon now added to Remote bar
  • Ability to add all remote control functions supported by the specific AV device as Favorites shortcuts
  • Remote control functions that are not supported by the particular AV device are removed from preset Remote bar to avoid confusion
  • Automatic switch into 123 input mode after certain on-screen display functions are executed to enable convenient and immediate navigation on screen. Such on-screen display functions include: Tivo, List, Menu, Program Guide, Settings, Setup, Now Playing, Active, Info/ Display Info, DVD Menu, Setup Menu, Title Menu
  • More intuitive arrangement of icons on Remote bar (for DVR device input type only)
  • Remote control commands for additional A/V devices incorporated
  • Revised Quick Start Tips, and incorporated latest set of keyboard shortcuts under Help screen
  • Messaging on availability of newer version of Slingbox firmware

SlingPlayer for Palm OS is available as a 30-day free trial and retails for $29.99. Download SlingPlayer Mobile for the Palm OS at Sling Media.