No webOS 2.0 OTA Updates for Palm Pre, Pre Plus, Pixi or Pixi Plus Owners

News is breaking that HP will not be releasing any OTA updates to webOS 2.0 for existing devices. So if you’ve purchased an original Palm or even a recent Palm Pre Plus, you will not be receiving an OTA update to webOS 2.0. The only path to that OS is to purchase a new device. What, what, whaaat?

No webOS update

PreCentral’s Dieter Bohn reports that HP intends to launch a website in the coming months that “offers a path to 2.X”. For months, we’ve all been hearing that webOS 2.0 would be available as an OTA download. The reason given has to do with major backend changes required that would have made it increasingly difficult to offer webOS 2.x to previous owners.

And people though we were crazy when we talked about the fragmentation of webOS. This is just all sorts of wrong.

via PreCentral

HP Pre 3 Introduced

HP today introduced the HP Pre 3, their new smartphone targeting professionals. The HP Pre 3 specifications are as follows:

HP Pre 3

  • Largest QWERTY keyboard
  • Gesture area
  • 3.6″ 480×800 WVGA display
  • 5-megapixel cmeara with autofocus, LED flash
  • HD Video
  • Front facing camera
  • Video calling
  • HSPA+ and EVDO Rev. A World Phone
  • 801.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • Snapdragon 8×55 1.4 Ghz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • Available in 8GB or 16GB models

No word yet on carriers, or pricing. The HP Pre 3 will be available this summer.

HP To Introduce HP Veer, Pre3 and TouchPad

The proverbial cat is out of the bag, let loose by HP themselves. Their site reveals the products that make sense of the Think Big, Think Small, Think Beyond tagline. The small product is the HP Veer, detailed here by Robert Scoble. There will also be a new Pre, dubbed the Palm Pre 3 and of course the HP TouchPad.

HP Veer

More details as they flow in and of course once the event takes place at 1:00 pm EST. Time to start manufacturing those Pre 3 cases.

@derSnemelc via PreCentral

webOS Tablet To Be Named TouchPad

According to our friends PreCentral, the name of the new webOS tablet will be the TouchPad. Arriving at the event early, they were able to listen in on a rehearsal of today’s upcoming event. The specifications for the TouchPad are exact to the first generation iPad. It will be 1.5 pounds and 13mm in thickness.

Will Apple think this name is too similar to the iPad? Remember, this is a company that went after the city of New York and went to trial over the usage of the term ‘pod’.

Sound Off: What are your hopes, dreams and wishes for today’s event?

In less than three hours, the fun begins. HP|Palm is set to unveil “the future” at their Think Big. Think Small. Think Beyond event. By now it’s pretty much a given that we’ll see one or more tablets and we’re surmising some new phone. Our hope is that we’ll see some shipping dates attached to the new products announced today, in addition to a wide array of carrier support.

What are you hopes, dreams and wishes for today’s event? Have a prediction or two or three. Let us know in the comments. Our thoughts, Palm needs a superphone.

Palm Countdown

In anticipation for tomorrow’s event, Palm has moved the countdown to their homepage. It simply reads, “Think Big. Think small. Thank ahead. Think beyond”.

Palm countdown

Somewhere along the way, they’ve added “Think ahead”. In any event, we’ll find out more tomorrow at 1pm EST.

HP Teases Us With Video of New Hardware

Something is coming on February 9th and HP|Palm is certainly doing a good job in getting us excited for the big unveiling. Today, they are offering a glimpse of what’s to come. Tablet(s), Smartphone(s), Both?

HP To Release “Game Changer” According to Nostradamus

The lastest in the line of “Release My Pre” videos. February 9th cannot get here soon enough.

Palm Contest Offers A Chance For You To See Big Reveal

Have you heard that something big is happening on February 9th? What if you could join HP Palm for the big reveal? The company is going to select one lucky member of the community to do just that. In order to enter, you need to tweet the following message in it’s entirety. One lucky member of the community will be flown out to San Francisco for the “Think Big, Think Small, Think Beyond” event.

Palm webOS event

Hey, @palm – I’m ready to #thinkbeyond on February 9:

If you are on Twitter or planning on joining for the contest, don’t forget to follow @everythingpre.
via Palm’s blog

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