HP just announced that it's killing off its line of webOS devices. Updated
Former Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein, the guy who resurrected Palm, is leaving HP's Palm unit (no longer called Palm, to boot). Taking over is Stephen DeWitt, HP's U.S. computer overlord. This isn't good for webOS. In fact, It's terrible.
Holy shit this phone is adorable. I feel like I'm bear-hugging it with my hand every time I hold it.
Palm/HP is targeting the Pre 3 as a "business"-class phone, even though it's got the same body shape as the previous Pres. It has their largest keyboard, a larger 3.6-inch 480x800 display, and a 5-megapixel camera.
Those of you looking for a free smartphone will have another option, with Palm's Pixi available for a cool zero dollars with a two year contract. The Pre will also see a discount to $50, with mail-in rebate. [Engadget]
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Ok, so you'll have to import it from dodgy Chinese site M8Cool, but surely a gamble with your credit card security is worth the slight chance of getting a working Palm Pre, running iPhone OS?
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