Amazon Considering Purchase of Palm, webOS

Fresh off the announcement of the Amazon Kindle Fire, there comes word from Venture Beat that HP is looking to sell-off Palm. Sources within HP say that Amazon is close to finalizing the deal. Amazon’s Kindle Fire uses a heavily customized version of Android. By purchasing Palm, perhaps they would migrate to webOS and possibly remove themselves from the legal tangles being experienced by other Android manufacturers.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is largely a media consumption device, so there is no reason why webOS wouldn’t work nicely as the default OS. It would represent a major shift, considering the Android based Kindle Fire lands in mid-November. Will Amazon dump Android and move to webOS for the second generation Kindle Fire? That would render purchased apps rendered useless and make for a tough transition for early adopters.

Perhaps Amazon is willing to endure some short term pain, with the hopes that owning their own OS would be the best move for their future in the mobile space.

Never count out Palm. The company has a thousand lives.

Source: Venture Beat

Amazon Drops Price on AT&T Palm Pre Plus To A Penny

If you’ve been sitting on the sideline waiting for a price drop on the AT&T Palm Pre (see our review), your patience has been rewarded with a new deal available at Amazon. The Palm Pre Plus is available for a penny. This does require you either sign up for a new contract. If you are upgrading, the price jumps to a wallet-friendly $49.99. The Palm Pre Plus comes with free shipping and no activation fee. Unlike the iPhone 4, Amazon has plenty in stock, but we bet they’ll sell faster at this new rock bottom price.


via PreCentral

Amazon Offering Verizon Palm Pixi Plus for $49.99

Amazon is now offering the Palm Pixi Plus on Verizon Wireless for just $49.99. This is a $50 savings over the current offer on Verizon Wireless. If you don’t mind two contracts, Verizon is still offering their BOGO (buy one, get one free) on webOS devices. However, for those looking to get in the Palm Pixi Plus at a good price, this is the lowest we’ve seen.


As a reminder, the Palm Pixi Plus is essentially the same model that we reviewed, but comes with WiFi.

Palm Pixi Available for $25 at Amazon, No Rebates Required

The new Palm Pixi (see our review) is now available at Amazon for just $24.99. This price requires a new 2-year agreement, but does not require any mail-in rebates. Considering the Palm Pixi as your next phone? This price will likely get most fence sitters off that fence.


Thanks Akitayo!

Palm Pre Drops to $99.99 at Amazon

Amazon is now offering the Palm Pre for just $99.99 with a new 2-year agreement. Not only is this the lowest price we’ve seen, but it also does not require any sort of mail-in rebate.


[via Gear Diary]