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Amazon in Talks to Buy Palm

Purchase would allow Internet giant to expand with webOS

(Newser) - Hot on the heels of its Kindle Fire announcement , Amazon may be about to make a big acquisition: The company is in talks to buy Palm, an insider tells VentureBeat . Palm is currently owned by HP, but the tech firm wants to dump it, and Amazon is first in line... More »

Upcoming 'PalmPad' Could Give iPad a Fight

Palm will unveil its tablet challenger next month in Vegas

(Newser) - The iPad's success means next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas will be overflowing with tablet competitors, and Clayton Morris at Fox News thinks the stiffest competition will be a new offering from Palm and parent HP. The PalmPad will run on Sprint's 4G network and has hardware specs similar... More »

With Spotlight on Apple, Palm Unveils Pixi

Smartphone is 'super-adorably skinny'— but who's paying attention?

(Newser) - Palm’s tiny new smartphone is taking on a Goliath: The firm introduced the Pixi today, squeaking onto the scene just hours before Apple debuts its latest gadgets at its own San Francisco gathering, All Things Digital reports. Can Palm’s David expect to emerge victorious? Unlikely, writes Kara Swisher.... More »

Ex-Apple Exec Takes Over at Palm

Rubinstein will be new CEO as company goes after iPhone

(Newser) - Palm shuffled its top leadership today as it continues to zero in on Apple and the iPhone. Jon Rubinstein, who led Apple's iPod division before jumping to Palm in 2007, will take over as CEO and chairman from Ed Colligan, who is resigning after 16 years. "Colligan's departure means... More »

Palm Pre Gets Big Thumbs Up

Demo of new smartphone has revi

(Newser) - Palm's new Pre smartphone is the hottest product at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show by a long stretch, a smitten Lance Ulanoff writes at PC Magazine. Ulanoff heard a lot about the Pre before yesterday's rollout, but was still blown away by the smartphone's impressive specs, fresh interface, and groundbreaking... More »

Palm Unveils 'Pre' Smartphone

(Newser) - Palm unveiled a new smartphone today, the Pre, which it hopes will compete with the iPhone and restore the company’s place in the market, the New York Times reports. Industry experts say it won't be easy. The Pre has a touchscreen, 8 gigs of storage, and a new operating... More »

Palm Lays Off 10% of Workforce

Missteps, growing competition plague smart phone maker

(Newser) - Palm, the struggling maker of the Treo smart phone, laid off more than 100 of its 1,150 worldwide employees this week as part of an expense-cutting restructuring. The company, facing stiffening competition, has compounded its recent woes with product launch delays and the September cancellation of the Foleo portable... More »

Short Sellers Betting Big on Palm's Failure

Smartphone firm made many missteps, but turnaround is possible

(Newser) - Tech stocks have had a good year, and one wouldn’t expect short sellers to take much interest in the area. Anticipating declines, however, is good business, and right now Palm is the horse the short-sell vultures are betting will fall first. Fortune reports that November short-sell bets against Palm... More »

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