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HP kills all WebOS hardware, software's future is undetermined

> In addition, HP reported that it plans to announce that it will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones. HP will continue to explore options to optimize the value of webOS software going forward. via [hp.com](http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/110818b.html)The worst part of this news is that some will read it as proof that trying to compete with Apple with an integrated hardware/software solution is the wrong approach. It’s not the wrong approach. It’s just…

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Palm: 'we don't know what the hold-up is' on mobile Flash | Electronista

> Adobe hasn’t given any signs that it’s close to porting Flash to webOS, Palm said in an AT&T online app development seminar on Thursday. When asked about the multiple delays, a representative said that Palm didn’t ‘know what the hold-up is’ with getting it ready. Adobe itself hasn’t commented on the state of the webOS version or of other platforms. The absence of updates on the status of Flash for webOS casts some doubt on Adobe’s plans. Officially, devices from all platforms should…

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AppleInsider | Designer of notification system for Palm's WebOS hired by Apple

> **One of the key players in creating Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system, a man who designed its non-intrusive notification system, is now Apple’s Senior User Interface Designer.** > > Rich Dellinger [worked as](http://www.precentral.net/father-webos-notifications-leaves-apple) the User Interface Design Architect at Palm for nearly 4 years. During his time there, he invented the WebOS notification system and co-developed the application framework used by the operating system found on Palm’s Pre. > > Dellinger was also the visual designer, interaction designer and engineer of WebOS, and he created the…

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Rubenstein on why the Pre has not been as successful as Palm would like

> If we could have launched at Verizon prior to the Droid, I think we would have gotten the attention the Droid got. And since I believe we have a better product, I think we could have even done better,” said Jon Rubinstein, Palm’s CEO. via [macworld.com](http://www.macworld.com/article/147227/2010/03/palm.html?lsrc=rss_main)I agree with half of this statement. Palm definitely has the better product. But I don’t think an earlier release would have given Palm the “success” the Droid…

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Palm still needs PR advice

I recently wrote a rather glowing article about Palm’s announcements at CES this week. I still agree with everything I said, including my final comment, that it was a marketing mistake to make those announcements when it did.    Remember that quote that Apple fans love to repeat over and over again, back when Ed Colligan was running Palm? “PC guys are not going to just figure this out. They’re not going to just walk in.” Ed was out of a job not long after that blunder. Well, it…

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