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HP Planning to Release WebOS Tablets by March?

Before the smartphones and the mobile industry as we know it developed to what it is today, Palm was seen as one of the largest and most powerful manufactures of PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) devices – essentially smartphones without the mobile networks and mobile data connectivity.  However, as the mobile industry became packed with newcomers and new innovations, Palm quickly became left in the dust and was regarded as nothing more than a company that could not keep up with the times.  Even though Palm produced smartphones as well, they simply were not competing with the new manufacturers at the same level that they once had.

In an effort to get back in the smartphone industry as a bigger player once again, Palm developed the webOS platform which was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in 2009 – along with the Palm Pre, which became much sought-after at the time.  One of the key features behind webOS, as its name suggests, was the fact that it integrated very heavily with the mobile web and Internet communications, allowing users to be connected to what mattered to them.

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Verizon Starts Internal Training for Palm

An internal Verizon training schedule has been leaked (see after the jump courtesy of PhoneArena).  The schedule titled, “Why Palm?  What is webOS?: Online Training” which was dated December 15th, 2009 would appear to make it that clear Verizon has started a 20-minute long training program to re-introduce Palm and webOS to their employees. The training looks as if it started yesterday (December 15th, 2009) and that will be ongoing until January 4, 2010.

This would go hand in hand with the rumors we have been hearing about Verizon getting the Palm Pre and perhaps even the Palm Pixie. The FCC also just approved (as in yesterday) the CDMA version of the Palm Pixie which also includes WiFi. We may be seeing Palm devices on Verizon very soon. Which would be very nice considering I still need to upgrade my Verizon phone. Maybe I’ll get a Pre instead of an Android phone. Thoughts?

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