Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jun 2011 15:08 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Palm HP has finally officially announced the release of the TouchPad! Sadly though, it will only see a phased roll-out over the remainder of the year, and the number of countries actually getting the TouchPad is remarkably limited. Somewhat of a downer, really.
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Finally a true Annoucement
by kjamc1982 on Fri 10th Jun 2011 00:50 UTC
kjamc1982
Member since:
2007-05-09

I have been waiting for this to finally be announced by HP/Palm since February 9th that I was almost about to jump ship. Yes the App Catalog in webOS is not all that great however, I rarely use more than one or two apps at a time. I came from using an Android base phone and the way you manage apps is so crappy that I left Android for webOS. I am a huge podcast listener and the podcast client Google built for Android just sucks. The one the homebrew community release called drPodder makes me a happy webOS user. Yes, I know Apple's iOS is the multimedia king. However, Apple's iOS UI needs an update in my crazy opinion. Recently Apple talked about location base reminders at the WWDC event, you have been able to do that in webOS since the beginning with an app called GeoStrings. Notifications is better in webOS than the annoying pop ups of iOS.

Also, HP and Palm have been really good to the homebrew community and all with giving them a $10k server. The ease of using an overclocked kernel is easier in webOS than Android(do not have to root the device). You can almost not brick one of these phones. The community of webOS fans is great. The developers are easy to get a hold of on Twitter and will try to work with you on trying to fix the problems you have. Some of the webOS fans are really dedicated to the OS, there are some people out there still using two year Palm Pre's that are falling apart.

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RE: Finally a true Annoucement
by Neolander on Fri 10th Jun 2011 07:36 in reply to "Finally a true Annoucement"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Notice that notifications have recently improved in iOS 5 to reach the quality standards of other modern mobile OSs, though I think they've kept this silly "application grid" home screen, making in the end the lock screen paradoxically display more meaningful information.

Edited 2011-06-10 07:37 UTC

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