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Palm confirms webOS firmware update

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 Dec 2009 23:09 User comments (1)

Palm confirms webOS firmware update Following a disappointing quarter that showed a 4 percent decrease in sales and a 60 percent drop in revenue, Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein has confirmed the upcoming webOS firmware update, likely version 1.3.5 for its smartphone line.
For the quarter, Palm shipped 780,000 phones, but only sold 573,000, a 4 percent drop year-on-year. Losses totaled $85.3 million USD and revenue fell from $191.6 million to $78.1 million. Palm's stock fell as much as 18 percent after the news.

The firmware update will remove the app limit cap of 64MB, and will improve overall performance, stability and speed. Wi-Fi reception will be stronger and the Pixi will see more features added.

Rubinstein did not say when the update will hit, but many believe it will come at the CES event next month alongside the debut of new Palm smartphone models.

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118.12.2009 23:31

Maybe it's the creepy redhead in the Pre ads that scared more buyers away...or Sprint! ;-)

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