HP executives are making it increasingly clear that they intend to license the webOS to other companies. If this comes to pass, then multiple companies will be making devices running this operating system, which was developed as the successor to the Palm OS.
HP has released a system software upgrade for Verizon's version of the Pre 2. The move to webOS 2.1 brings features like Exhibition Mode and voice dialing.
The CEO of HP has opened the possibility that it might license the webOS to other device makers. This is something that Palm -- who originally developed this operating system -- was opposed to.
Each month, Brighthand publishes a list of the smartphones that readers have shown the most interest in during the preceding four weeks. Many models on this list are new, as some carriers are releasing devices at a fast pace.
Memorial Day sales are long tradition, and a number of retailers are offering special prices this weekend on a range of smartphones and accessories. This includes some of the latest devices, like the Samsung Droid Charge and Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY.
A new remote desktop app is bound for the market, courtesy of Splashtop. Splashtop Remote for webOS gives HP Palm Pre 2 and HP Palm Pre Plus owners full mobile access to their Mac or PC desktop.
AT&T has just become the first wireless carrier in the world to offer the HP Veer 4G, a powerful smartphone that's smaller than a credit card. It runs the latest version of the webOS, and includes a touchscreen, keyboard, and a 5 megapixel camera.
The FCC has approved a device that, with a bit of reading between the lines, appears to be Verizon's version of the HP Pre 3. If so, then this carrier's version of the webOS-based smartphone will be a worldphone.
AT&T has just made it official: it is going to be the first carrier in the U.S. to offer the HP Veer, the latest smartphone running the webOS. This device will be very small, but still have a physical keyboard and a touchscreen.
Anyone can use a smartphone for phone calling, texting, and browsing the Web. Yet, what sets smartphones apart from usually cheaper featurephones is in their ability to run apps that add practically limitless extra capabilities.
AT&T could release the HP Veer as early as Monday, marking the world debut of this tiny webOS smartphones. Some of the press images of AT&T's version have leaked out, showing the device in a white casing.
When the wraps came off the HP Veer in February, HP said it would be on the market this spring. Now, a launch date has emerged in early May. The Veer will be the smallest smartphone running the webOS, with a display that's just 2.6-inches.
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