Palm webOS 2.1 Getting Pushed Today?

According to a few reports, Palm has started to push webOS 2.1 to some devices. The update is far from being widespread, but it’s been seen on the Sprint Pre, a Palm Pre 2 and a Rogers Palm Pre 2.  No update here on an AT&T Palm Pre Plus, but that doesn’t leave us not hoping for some pre-event goodness.

webOS 2.1

Anyone else seeing the webOS 2.1 update?

via MobileSyrup and PreCentral

Palm Pre and Palm Pixi Accessory, Cases Year End Sale | Save up to 70%

It’s time for the everythingPre Store’s year end clearance sale where you’ll find savings of up to 70% on select Palm Pre and Palm Pixi accessories and cases. Use our handy selection tool to select your Palm device of preference and shop these limited time clearance sales. The sale ends at midnight on December 31st, so shop now to take advantage of this once a year savings.

Palm Pre Pixi accessory

webOS 2.0 Screenshots on Sprint Palm Pre

Palm has been working on bring all the goodness of webOS 2.0 to all current devices, including the original Sprint Palm Pre. Reports on speed say it’s “not fast enough“, but we’re reminded that it’s still a beta. Engadget provides a gallery of screenshots. We are also seeing the debut of much needed voice calling. No word on when this will release, but we’ll let you know.

webos 2.0 voice dialing

via Engadget

Palm Sales at Verizon

According to ITG Investment Research analyst Matthew Goodman, Google’s Android phones accounted for a whopping 80 percent of smartphone sales at Verizon Wireless in November. Of those Android sales, 46% were Droids. What’s striking about this chart is the decline of Palm webOS phones in November. This is troubling for a number of reasons. First off, it shows a brutal sales trend downward. Secondly, Palm and Verizon are partly to blame. Back in October, they announced the Palm Pre 2 would be coming, so no one considering a webOS phone is going to invest in a Palm Pre Plus when you know a much better device is right around the corner. That being said, it’s been almost 2 months since the Verizon Palm Pre 2 was announced. Verizon doesn’t have a release date. Couple this with the release of the multiple new Android phones and you have the chart below.

Palm sales at Verizon

If there is any saving grace, Palm is now sharing the boat with RIM who also saw a decline.

via Digital Daily

HP Offering Deep Discounts on Pre 2 To Developers

Palm today officially announced the details on their developer program. In the past, there really weren’t any sort of great discounts on devices. In many cases, it was cheaper to buy no-committment devices directly from the carrier. That’s changed today with the Palm Pre 2. Developers can request a coupon code valid for $250 an unlocked Palm Pre 2, which normally retails for $449. The net cost to developers is just $250. Great job by Palm and should help get Pre 2 devices in developers hands.

Developers can learn more by visiting the Developer Device Program section on Palm’s site.

Palm Pre Case Deal

If you’re in the market for an leather sleeve case for your Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus or even Palm Pre 2, then I’d suggest you head on over to Verizon Wireless toot sweet. They have limited supply of a Palm Pre Plus leather sleeve for the price of $2.97. That price includes overnight shipping. If that’s not your style, our very own everythingpre Store offers the largest selection of Palm Pre cases and accessories with prices starting at just $9.95. All of our cases and accessories are backed by our 30-day guarantee.

Palm Pre case

Palm Pre Goes Missing From Sprint’s Website

The original Palm Pre is getting a bit long in the tooth, but up until today it’s been capable webOS phone on Sprint. Sprint’s reluctance to offer a follow-up device (Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pre 2) has been well documented, but now the Palm Pixi is the only option for those looking to purchase a webOS phone on Sprint. Yes, the original WiFi-less Palm Pixi. It would be wishful thinking that perhaps Sprint has been hiding the Palm Pre 2 from us all, but we don’t get that feeling. Perhaps some of those mystery references found in webOS 2.0 source code will find their way to Sprint early next year. We’ll be at CES providing all the coverage of the yet-to-be announced HP Palm event.

via PreCentral

Poll: US based Palm owners, who is your wireless carrier?

Today’s announcement of the Palm Pre 2 coming to Verizon is great news for those who prefer big red. Of course, it was only a few months ago that we saw Verizon release the Palm Pre Plus, which offered improvements over of the original Palm Pre. No doubt Verizon is the largest US wireless carrier, but how does that translate to the current install base of Palm fanatics, most of whom are desperate for an update from the original Palm Pre that dates back to June of 2009. Time to break out the polls and ask our US based readers, “Who is your current wireless provider?” Are you considering a jump to Verizon for the Palm Pre 2 or holding out hope for an updated model from either Sprint or AT&T. Let us know in the comments.
US carriers

Mystery Palm P102UEU Parades Through FCC

Just when we thought there wouldn’t be a new webOS phone this year, Engadget comes across the P102UEU. The sleuths over at PreCentral forums have noted this has a 1Ghz processor,  it’s a slider form factor and it is Touchstone compatible. This leads us to believe that we are looking at some sort of follow-up to the Palm Pre. Since we’ve had the plus, perhaps this is the Palm Pre Deux.

Palm P102EUE Pre 2

There is no guarantee that the P102UEU we are looking at is indeed one of the phones HP talked about as coming next year. Right now, it’s a wait and see.

via Engadget and PreCentral

Palm Releases webOS 1.4.5 for Sprint Palm Pre and Palm Pixi

Late yesterday, Palm released webOS 1.4.5 update for the Sprint Palm Pre and Palm Pixi. No word yet on the same update for Verizon and AT&T customers. If you are on Sprint and haven’t received webOS 1.4.5 yet, you should receive it shortly OTA. Let us know how it’s working for you. Below is the full changelog.

webOS Update

New applications


Feature changes to existing applications


  • This release includes minor fixes and enhancements to support the public release of the webOS Plug-in Development Kit (PDK).
  • This release may require you to update certain apps to their latest version to properly support the launch of the webOS PDK. If you have a game that is not saving your game information correctly (high scores, stages, settings) check the App Catalog for updates. For more information on updating apps, see Using App Catalog.
  • Palm Pixi and Palm Pixi Plus phones can now run 3D games and other apps developed with the webOS PDK. Check App Catalog for titles that are compatible with your phone.


  • If a user enters text in a field on certain websites, the screen focus now remains on the text being entered.
  • This release fixes a rare problem so that podcasts now download correctly.


This release addresses several security issues with the Palm webOS software.