Palm just can’t catch a break. The latest mishap for the one time PDA powerhouse is that researchers at Intrepidus Group have announced that they’ve found some issues with the Palm WebOS. While these have been patched the HTML injection vulnerabilities are worrisome because it could mean that there are fundamental issues for mobile operating systems.
This isn’t in itself all that surprising, because as mobile phones have gotten more sophisticated, and more closely are resembling PCs, it means that the handsets could also face some of the problems that currently plague PCs.
Rumors and Releases: iPhone 4G Coming Soon?
A guy walks into a bar, and loses his prototype next-gen iPhone. No, this isn’t the setup for a joke, but it certainly is worth laughing about. Apple hasn’t said much about the next generation iPhone – and if this is the first you’re hearing about it, you aren’t alone. But last week Gary Powel, an Apple employee, left his iPhone at a bar in San Francisco.
According to Gizmodo the phone looks like an iPhone, feels like and iPhone and pretty much is an iPhone, but this is a device that wasn’t supposed to be unveiled for a while yet. Apple did wipe the device so we’re not exactly sure what it could do.
But this is all worth noting, because like many I’ve personally lost a mobile phone and had a lot of worry about my information, being temporary disconnected from the world, etc. So Powel certainly isn’t alone, but losing a prototype… well, that’s beyond a big deal.
Dell Rolls Out iPad Killer
This week it is being reported that Apple can barely keep up with the demand for the iPad, but now those who aren’t sure if the Apple tablet is for them will have a bit of choice. It has been also reported that Dell has gained approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to release the Mini 5 tablet.
Whilst not officially announced, Dell’s approval from the FCC suggests that the Android powered tablet will be available on both AT&T and T-Mobile. The 5-inch screen size device is expected to ship this summer, and it is interesting that it will be available from AT&T. Could this be another sign that the exclusivity with Apple and AT&T with the iPhone and the close relationship with the iPad won’t last. It will also be interesting to see whether the Mini 5 tablet will get the same level of demand as the iPad.