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At CES 2012 Toshiba unveiled a tablet. Everybody did. But Toshiba’s was different. It was a tablet that offered wireless charging via inductive technology, even while completely submerged in water.

It’s got me thinking all the way back to the Palm Pre, and how wireless charging should, by all rights, be a part of our everyday lives by now. So how come it’s not? Read more

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HP Pre 3 set for July 8 UK release, now up for pre-orderStep right up for your chance to ride the next wave of webOS. You know webOS, that tasty and delightful mobile OS once created by Palm, but now owned by HP. The HP Pre 3 is rumored to be launching on July 8 in the UK and if you’re ready to commit, Play.com has the device on pre-order for an asking price of £349.99.

As the next-generation of webOS 2.2 hardware, the Pre 3 enters a crowded smartphone market. Will its 3.58-inch WVGA display and 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor be enough to win over smartphone fans?

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We thought Angry Birds was everywhere but no! It’s colonised another platform with Angry Birds Rio rolling onto webOS. The game packs the same 60 levels available on other platforms and Rovio is promising lots of updates later this year.

Angry Birds Rio is available for Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus and Palm Pre 2 as long as you’re rocking webOS 1.4.5 or later. Nab it now and join the armies of Angry Birds fanatics. Resistance is futile!

Out now | $1.99 | Angry Birds webOS

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The Palm Pre 2 has broken cover thanks to some website bumbling by French carrier SFR. It bunged up what look like the basic Palm Pre 2 specs and a pair of Palm Pre 2 images. It says the new webOS phone is “flatter” and “more refined” than the Palm Pre. Sounds good to us…

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Palm hasn’t released a new smartphone since the HP/Palm deal saw it gobbled up by the big PC-creating beast. Most of the talk since then has been about the now near-mythical Palm Pad. But now rumours are ramping up that a totally touchscreen webOS 2.0 smartphone is on the cards. Tipsters are talking up a device with the codename, the Palm Mansion. Sounds classy!

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UPDATE: An O2 spokesperson has told us Apple chose not to take part because it offers its own environmental reports on its products.

O2 has launched an Eco ratings scheme that ranks mobile phones in terms of their environmental impact. LG and Palm are the worst offenders, with the Pam Pre+ and several LG handsets making up the bulk of the lower end of the scale. Meanwhile, Apple has refused to participate in the survey

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Palm Pre owners can now enjoy a seriously update Facebook app. Palm has given the Palm Pre webOs Facebook application a total overhaul adding oodles of features users have been gagging for. Read on to discover how the Palm Pre just became a formidable tool for Facebook.

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Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein has written a memo to the smartphone builder’s staff and while he’s trying to remain positive it doesn’t look good. Handsets like the Palm Pre, he says, are just not selling as well as expected.

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