Since I first started this blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground:
… we’ve talked about the very basics of the Palm Pre.
… we’ve talked about some cool tricks for adding ringtones to your Pre or Pixi.
… we’ve talked about simple fixes that might prevent a trip to the repair shop or retailer.
… we’ve even talked about how to erase your webOS device when push came to shove.
My next goal is to turn you into a power webOS user! You can handle that, right? So let’s get started! This is my very first installment out of five in my “Tips and Tricks” series. Hopefully you will find these articles very helpful. Some tips you probably know, while others are less well-known.
Read on after the break, where we cover system tricks and tips for using the launcher.
So you just got a brand-new shiny Palm Pre, and you know the basics. Let’s put some cool ringers on this bad boy! How, you ask? I’ve gotten this question a lot of folks, so I jotted down all of my methods for getting ringtones and will now pass this on to you. Why? Because that’s the kinda guy I am. Now pay attention! 😉
Got a new Palm Pre? Have you been searching high and low for that user manual that never came with it? Well once again, Totally Palmed has come through in the clutch! We had to slit a few throats to obtain this sensitive information, but you can reap the benefits… For the official SPRINT Palm Pre user guide, click here. For the official VERIZON Palm Pre Plus user guide, click here.
You can also check out the following articles:
It’s been six months since the birth of Palm’s resurgence, and here at Totally Palmed, the numbers are in. We all know how important apps are in the smartphone race. Despite being only six months old, Palm’s BETA App Catalog provided us with some very decent apps, top-notch Twitter clients,and fun games. Thanks to continued tabulations of Palm’s App Catalog counts by Palm Real Reviewer Craig Froehle (@CRA1G on Twitter) and yours truly, we have some real interesting data to show you. (After you’re done with our blast to the past, check out Mr. Froehle’s article from GearBits.com for a look at the future!) … Here’s the basic breakdown:
– After exactly six months (1/6/10), the U.S. app catalog reached 1023 apps
– About 2/3 of those are paid, and the other 1/3 are free
– After six months of being in public beta with only select webOS developers, Palm officially launched the App Catalog and formally opened it to all app developers.
So, the question begs… how are they doing? We’ve got all of that, including a really interesting comparison to the Android Market’s numbers, after the break.
– Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus are launching on Verizon January 25th.
….. For details on the Pre Plus, click here
….. For details on the Pixi Plus, click here
….. No word on when Sprint will get them (can’t imagine it’ll be later than summer 2010)
– Both phones get a 1.4 update in February, which will include:
….. Video recording! Includes editing and direct posting to Facebook and YouTube
….. Flash 10.1! “Flash” allows for richer browsing and watching embedded videos
….. Faster performance, better battery life
– Oh yeah, and the Palm Pre (not Pixi) has 3D gaming NOW! Get ’em while they’re hot!
….. Need for Speed Undercover
….. Asphalt 5
….. Let’s Golf
….. Oregon Trail
….. Glyder 2
If you’re still aching for more info, you can check out the info that was teased out of Palm CEO Jon Rubinestein by tech journalist Kara Swisher (from AllThingsDigital)… Among them? He’s never used an iPhone… as in, ever! Video is posted below!