Video: Twitter Application for Palm Pre

“Need a twitter applicaton for your new Palm Pre? Vincent from MyPre has done a quick walkthrough on the Tweed and Spaz, both are available on Pre’s App Catalog. Check out the video here.” via

Palm and Sprint Sold 50,000 Pre Units in First Weekend

“Palm and Sprint managed to sell about 50,000 Pre units in the opening weekend according to JPMorgan. What do you think about the number? Were you expecting a larger amount of sold Pres?
Palm and Sprint haven’t confirmed anything just yet but we expect them to tell us more about their first weekend performance. Can it be compared to the first-gen iPhone’s first weekend sales? It surely can’t be compared with the first weekend sales of the iPhone 3G. AT&T and Apple sold about 1,000,000 iPhone 3Gs last year in the opening weekend which is quite a performance. Will Apple steal potential Pre buyers with the new iPhone that is about to be unveiled? We’ll be monitoring closely the battle between Apple and Palm in the following weeks.” via

Opera Mobile 9.7 beta is ready to rev up your phone

Opera Mobile, already considered by many to be the premier browsing platform for WinMo handsets, has just benefited from a big boost today in the form of version 9.7. The headline here is that 9.7 is the first version to eOpera Mobile 9.7 beta is now available to accelerate the mobile browsing experience for Windows Mobile-based phones. Speed is at the heart of this beta release due to the addition of Opera’s recently launched technology for faster surfing, Opera Turbo. Opera has also included its newly upgraded browser engine, called Opera Presto 2.2, for faster page loads and better overall performance. With the added bonus of Opera Widgets, Opera Mobile 9.7 gets you the Web content you want in fewer clicks and less time.Download Opera Mobile 9.7 beta.
Solution overview
Opera Mobile 9.7 beta features a mobile version of Opera Turbo. This turbo-charged technology is made possible by:

  • Server-accelerated rendering — Opera Mobile unburdens the mobile phone of its full rendering responsibilities by off-loading this task to Opera servers. This frees device resources, thus improving download rates and overall performance.
  • Compression technology — Opera Turbo uses advanced compression technology to speed up data transfer and to reduce the amount of data that needs to be downloaded by up to 80 percent. This means that despite network shortcomings or in the absence of a powerful device, Opera Turbo enables a fast and rich browsing experience that is even faster than the most advanced 3G phones.

Opera’s latest rendering engine, Opera Presto 2.2, is under the hood of Opera Mobile 9.7 beta:

  • Opera Presto 2.2 is Opera’s rendering engine that helps display Web pages on your phone up to 25 percent faster. Opera Presto 2.2 is the same rendering engine used in Opera’s desktop browser.

With widgets growing in popularity and prevalence, Opera Mobile 9.7 beta includes the add-on Opera Widgets manager and Opera Widgets SDK:

  • Through the add-on Opera Widgets manager, Opera users can access their favorite services with just one click, including the following pre-installed widgets: GeoQuiz, Twitter, Bubbles, MyStatus, Google Translate. Visit