the recently unveiled Palm Pre 2 is looking like a
major disappointment, and despite reports that Hewlett Packard
was going to let
the Palm line of smartphones die, it's beginning to appear
that the company is starting to make a comeback.
least those are the words that CENS.com,
a Taiwanese economic news outlet, is using in
a report that says Palm has contracted Foxconn
to manufacture four to five new devices, and Commpal Communications
to create one device for the beleaguered smartphone brand. The
devices will all sport Palm's innovative and well-liked webOS.
Bradley, executive vice president of Personal Systems Group of HP,
also confirmed that the company will launch the PalmPad, a
webOS-based tablet also manufactured by Foxconn, in 2011.
report is based on unnamed "industry sources" and no
further details were given, so all facts should be gleaned
cautiously, at least until the rumors can be substantiated by
additional sources. Either way, this development comes as good news
for Palm enthusiasts who might have been worried that HP was going
webOS strictly for its own branded devices.