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Palm Pre

Palm Pre

A room for Palm Pre related stuff.
Rodfather
Heh. I totally forgot about this room. :p
chrisofspades
How-to: Tips for improving battery life | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/how-tip...
How-to: Tips for improving battery life | PreCentral.net
tip 1 - don't buy an Evo - Jeff (Team マクダジ )
why not? - chrisofspades
Yeah, my 12 - 15 hours of battery time on my EVO sucks! - Anika
Hahahaha, I was going to sarcastically suggest that the best way would be to leave it on a Touchstone charger as long as possible, as often as possible, but... that actually was their concluding suggestion. - Andrew C (✔)
.LAG liked that
webOS Shortcuts (AboutPalmPre)—shortcuts that can make the Pre even easier to use - http://www.aboutpalmpre.com/2010...
webOS Shortcuts (AboutPalmPre)—shortcuts that can make the Pre even easier to use
chrisofspades
Zcorder: Voice and System Sound Recording Come (via Homebrew) to the Pre | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/zcorder...
Zcorder: Voice and System Sound Recording Come (via Homebrew) to the Pre | PreCentral.net
Ken Sheppardson
Why Cisco Will Buy Palm « Ken Sheppardson - http://www.kensheppardson.com/2010...
Why Cisco Will Buy Palm « Ken Sheppardson
"[I]n the spirit of US Robotics acquisition of Palm back in 1995 and attempts by 3Com to integrate Palm after they merged with USR in 1997, I think there’s another bidder out there who can and should grab Palm while they can: Cisco. Here in no particular order are the reasons I think Cisco will make a bid for Palm, and why I think they just might be the highest bidder:" - Ken Sheppardson from Bookmarklet
Now rumor has it Lenova has "walked way" http://www.precentral.net/buyout-... - Ken Sheppardson
OK, so it was HP for $1.2B. HP never occurred to me, but I guess all the points in the post apply other than the "consumer aspirations" - Ken Sheppardson
Ken, I'll buy you a beer #patonback - LANjackal
Dude watch TWIT! I Think you got that one WRONG!!!! - Jason Craven
chrisofspades
"So what happened? Wasn't webOS the greatest thing since the original iPhone OS? Wasn't the Pre a great phone? How did Palm blow it so badly? I was a Pre user up until January of this past year, when the Nexus One came out. I went with Palm as far as I could, but in the end, I bailed. Here's where I think Palm went wrong, and why I left the Pre." - chrisofspades from Bookmarklet
Palm what now? - Shey
that is a good article JC. not sure how I missed. oh, maybe because I'm behind on my Google Reader. - chrisofspades
Supersonic? where? - chrisofspades
still not many details out about the Supersonic. what's the best Android phone out right now on Sprint? - chrisofspades
For now, probably the hero or moment, but the evo blows them away. still no keyboard so i'm kinda ehhhh, but we'll see, paul says the keyboard is great - Richard Lawler
you aint lyin, the specs on the Evo are ridiculous. - chrisofspades
yeah it's the new jesus phone. just wish sprint were announcing wimax in my area. - Richard Lawler
you could always move. then drop a mixtape about it. "rjcc presents FROM YPSI 2 LA". - chrisofspades
Official Brooktroit collabo due 2011, lol - Richard Lawler
same. - Richard Lawler
You should qualify for Sprint Premier so can upgrade after a year. - Rodfather
lol, oh yeah, that contract snag. - Richard Lawler
You are so wrong...Palm will be bought by a company for the pattens they have and WEBOS will live on! - Matt Ratcliffe
A Gunny named Slickback
Just got a Touchstone for my Pre. What a cool little device. :up:
Rodfather
Official: Verizon slashes Palm Pre Plus to $49.99, Pixi Plus to $29.99. Mobile Hotspot plan now free | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/verizon...
"Update x2: several members in the comments with existing Mobile Hotspot plans note that their cost has magically dropped from $40 a month to $0. " - Rodfather from Bookmarklet
I hope this sets a trend. No more 'tethering' fee. People will want a WiFi hotspot paired with the iPad or other devices. - Rodfather
A Gunny named Slickback
1.41.1 released for Palm Pre. Not sure of the bug fixes.
A Gunny named Slickback
Someone tell my what I am doing wrong. Only the EVDO radio is on, no gps, no wifi, light use and I am down to 60% battery life in 6 hours. Is this NORMAL?
This saddens me. I almost feel like I can't leave the house without a 2nd battery :( - A Gunny named Slickback
My 8330 curve sipped battery and it had google sync running along with gps evdo etc. - A Gunny named Slickback
It's been better since 1.4, but I still have to bring a spare battery with me just in case. - Rodfather
A Gunny named Slickback
I'm really starting to wish I had an HTC Hero instead of the Pre. :(
chrisofspades
Palm finally made a good Pre commercial. cute girl. Mos Def on the soundtrack. yup. - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Palm finally made a good Pre commercial. cute girl. Mos Def on the soundtrack. yup. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw1eNoCmoeo
Play
banger. all those that slept on The Ecstatic, deserve to be worshipping the junk on the radio. "Simmer down simmer down simmer down now." - Carlos Ayala
Rodfather
Qt on the Palm Pre - Not Nearly Enough Time - http://www.griffin.net/2010...
Qt on the Palm Pre - Not Nearly Enough Time
Qt on the Palm Pre - Not Nearly Enough Time
Qt on the Palm Pre - Not Nearly Enough Time
"They were THRILLED. They were going to the Mobile World Congress the next week, and they really wanted to be able to show that off. I had 3 days to get some Qt demo apps running on it. I ran out and bought a Pre and got started. It was a lot of fun. Oh, and here's our client's app running on the Pre (yes, that's WebKit)" - Rodfather from Bookmarklet
Rodfather
Qt app platform up and running on Palm Pre | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/qt-app-...
Qt app platform up and running on Palm Pre | PreCentral.net
"Qt (pronounced 'cute') is Nokia's attempt at creating a 'write once, run anywhere' programming platform - learn more here. It's a big deal for them as they deal with supporting S60 and their new Meego linux platform (which Maemo will be merged into). The idea is that developers will be able to create their app in Qt and have it run on both S60 and Meego - and darn near everything else they can get it running on. Add one more platform to that list - webOS. Darron Black successfully ported Qt to webOS in time for a demo at Mobile World Congress. Nokia was naturally thrilled and blogged it up themselves (twice)." - Rodfather from Bookmarklet
.LAG liked that
Flash Platform in Action - Flash Player 10.1 on the Palm Pre (Adobe TV): sweet demo! - http://tv.adobe.com/watch...
Flash Platform in Action - Flash Player 10.1 on the Palm Pre (Adobe TV): sweet demo!
A Gunny named Slickback
Got my 1.4 this morning. Pretty slick so far
I'm pretty psyched about the notification light. The rest? We'll see. - Cassandra
chrisofspades
Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app - http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010...
Listen! Grooveshark debuts native Palm webOS app
"Online music service Grooveshark is today announcing the launch of a native app for devices running Palm webOS, or in other words the Palm Pre and Pixi phones. With the app, Grooveshark users gain access to its vast on-demand song catalog – the number of tracks in there runs in the millions – but also to the personal playlists and favorites they and other users have cultivated on the kick-ass music service." - chrisofspades from Bookmarklet
Anybody use Grooveshark? What sets it apart from the other streaming radio sites? - Rodfather
well, I think it's more about finding and playing the music you want, rather than just being a radio site. it does have radio capabilities, but I still use Pandora for that. but whenever I wanna listen to Tevin Campbell - insert your own specific artist there - I go to Grooveshark. and I can build my own playlist if I don't want to be at the whim of online radio. - chrisofspades
I signed up. It's more like blip.fm which is cool. Was able to find some AC/DC and Beatles which usually isn't found on subscription services. - Rodfather
The App itself looks pretty slick and their selection of songs is top notch. - A Gunny named Slickback
I've listened to well over 50 songs and longer than 2 weeks. I thought they had a freemium model, but maybe that's changed? - chrisofspades
oh I see what you mean now. the webOS app has a free trial then you have to pay. - chrisofspades
A Gunny named Slickback
Webos 1.4 where are youuuuuuuuuuuu?
A Gunny named Slickback
What's Sprint's policy regarding a dead pixel on my Pre? Will they replace a phone with just one?
I'd be surprised if they did. My Pre's beginning to have massive battery drain, which is annoying, but I like the phone too much to swap it out. - Cassandra
Rodfather
ScummVM Released as Homebrew; webOS Gaming Options Multiply | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/scummvm...
ScummVM Released as Homebrew; webOS Gaming Options Multiply | PreCentral.net
Oo I need to finish Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders - Rodfather from Bookmarklet
A Gunny named Slickback
Anybody know where I can get the Touchstone kit for #PalmPre for the best price?
Rodfather
Flash on webOS 1.4 Hands-On | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/flash-w...
"As you can see from the video above - it's working but perhaps isn't quite ready for prime time yet. Unfortunately, Flash is definitely not confirmed for February (looks like it was a miscommunication at Palm's SFR launch). All Adobe is saying is 'First Half of 2010,' so it's unclear what'll happen there. We found that Flash on the Pre seemed to move just a bit quicker than Flash on a Droid - but the Nexus One beat them both." - Rodfather from Bookmarklet
A Gunny named Slickback
Do I have a bad battery? I know it's supposed to be bad, but how bad? Been off charger for about 6 hours. EVDO is off, wifi is on, GPS was on and battery is at 50%
It's pretty bad. It's worse if it's on '1x' . It actually uses less power when it's on an EVDO connection. I'm in part of a building where there's no cell connection for any service so it sucks up the battery trying to find a signal. - Rodfather
chrisofspades
PreCentral webOS App Gallery brings the App Catalog to your desktop browser | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/precent...
PreCentral webOS App Gallery brings the App Catalog to your desktop browser | PreCentral.net
A Gunny named Slickback
My Tether has to be the coolest app I have ever seen. Wireless router in mah pocket. :)
A Gunny named Slickback
Yay I have a Palm Pre! Taking some getting used to after the Curve, but I like it.
chrisofspades
webOS not on Google's Buzz Roadmap | PreCentral.net - http://www.precentral.net/no-buzz...
webOS not on Google's Buzz Roadmap | PreCentral.net
Same with my POS phone, Chris. - Anika
Pre went from hot to dead so fast people never even got a chance to say "OMG it's dying." - Andrew C (✔)
which phone do you have Anika? - chrisofspades
Andrew, it's surprising too since webOS is all HTML5, which is Google's fallback whenever Apple rejects their stuff. - chrisofspades
I have a Samsung Instinct. I may have a Nexus One soon. Maybe. - Anika
just in time for multi-touch. - chrisofspades
yeah, I was quite annoyed at this, too. URGH. Though, I think that this has more to do with geolocation working with the browsers than anything. All these other phones, it does (even WinMo can install Google Gears for Mobile to get it working). I don't think that Pre can. Or maybe it can, and Google has never bothered to investigate how to do it. - Chieze Okoye
chrisofspades
Google Voice comes to iPhone and webOS, as a web app -- Engadget - http://www.engadget.com/2010...
Google Voice comes to iPhone and webOS, as a web app -- Engadget
functionality seems kinda weird. I'll give it a try but gDialPro is probably still the better option for webOS. - chrisofspades from Bookmarklet
Cool. Instead of the app calling my phone then connecting me to the other party, it sends me a prompt with a sort-of local number to dial and once I do it connects to the other party immediately. Kinda wonky for caller ID's sake but it's faster. - Josh Haley
having to dial some custom local number is the weird part. since this is a mobile web app, I expected it to function like the Google Voice website, where it calls you - chrisofspades
It's so irritating that Apple forces Google to implement a kludge like this. It's a perfect example of how web apps can never be a full replacement for native apps. - Kevin Fox
it's also irritating that Google declines to work with Palm on creating a webOS app. I'm sure Palm would jump at that opportunity. - chrisofspades
...hmm, not sure Google has any incentive to work with Palm on a webOS app for Voice when they already have a competing mobile platform of their own - .LAG liked that
LAG, same reason they provide a google maps app for webos - chrisofspades from email
Richard Lawler
Engadget now available for Pre and Pixi: the first webOS app of 2010 (and 1000th in the Catalog)! -- Engadget - http://www.engadget.com/2010...
Engadget now available for Pre and Pixi: the first webOS app of 2010 (and 1000th in the Catalog)! -- Engadget
"That's right folks. Hot on the heels of our iPhone app release (which has since skyrocketed up the App Store charts to #1 in News), the webOS version has officially landed. You'll see that the experience is shockingly, wonderfully similar to the iPhone / iPod touch version, but of course there are a couple of webOS flourishes to be found. You can download the application right from your Pre or Pixi by simply popping open the App Catalog and, you know... downloading the thing. This is the 1000th application in the Catalog -- a piece of info we feel pretty psyched about. We've got even more on the way (like BlackBerry and Android versions), so keep it tuned here, but for now... webOS fans, go get your fix!" - Richard Lawler from Bookmarklet
seems to be working at the moment, but I haven't used it in days - Richard Lawler
We've had a few people complain about it, so there must be something going on, no idea what it is yet. I still haven't seen it though - Richard Lawler
Michael Ryan
Does anyone else's Pre get warm with the Touchstone cover? What about the battery life compared to the normal back cover?
I've never used the touchstone, don't own one, but the back does get warm while using it or charging it. - Richard Lawler
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