Prior to today, you could not get a decent remote controlled helicopter, or any other -esque toy, if you will, for the iPhone without also anticipating the hefty price tag that it would come accompanied with. Though today, Griffin announced, via a mass media message, that an iPhone-specific helicopter will
In surprising news, Bloomberg is reporting that the Palm corporation is putting itself up for sale and awaiting potential offers this week. The news comes on the heels of CEO John Rubinstein stating that Palm had a plan to become profitable again. The report is also stating that Palm has already retained Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to find a buyer, with HTC and Lenovo both expressing interest while Dell has apparently already taken a pass.
No parties have stepped forward to offer a comment per the rumor.
Per All Things D, Palm's new Plugin Development Kit (PDK) allows developers to concert iPhone games to Palm's webOS. Per a source close to the story, the kit's approach allows native code within the platform's web-based framework to be so direct that an iPhone game can be converted in a "matter of days." Few changes are necessary and the performance is purportedly as fast as on the iPhone.
While this has yet directly confirmed by Palm, sources have stated that ports of iPhone games like Need for Speed run smoothly on the Pre Plus. Also, developers have already posted nearly three dozen ports of games from webOS and have described the experience in positive terms. Gameloft Publising VP for the Americas Baudouin Corman has described the experience as "smooth and friendly" and notes that its own porting habits are reflective of its longer-term plans.
Palm Releases WebOS 1.1, Restores Pre Syncing to iTunes, Reports Apple to USB Compliance Organization
Palm has released WebOS version 1.1 to Palm Pre users, which reportedly adds quite a few new features and bug fixes including the lost ability to sync with iTunes once again. The ability to sync with iTunes was disabled in the latest iTunes update, leaving Pre users to use whatever crappy media software the Pre comes with. Of course Apple doesn't support syncing the Pre with iTunes, which is why it broke in the first place. Now in a move sure to make Palm look like a bunch of "Pre-tards," the company has decided to file a complaint with the USB Compliance Organization.