Wireless charging, much like many other technologies that find their ways into the hands of the everyday consumer has a long and unspectacular past. First attempted, at least in the public sphere, in the early 1900’s by one Nikolas Tesla, whose many brilliant ideas and even more spectacular failures (this being one of them) coloured a rather interesting period in innovation and developments for consumer-facing products. The idea was revived in the mid-2000’s by a number of independent individuals working out of MIT, Jeff Lieberman and Marin Soljacic and team. Wireless power transmission is a bit of a misnomer as wires are almost certainly involved in nearly every step of the way with the sole exception being the wire usually linking the power supply to the “sink” which is the device using the power in the first place.
Yesterday, HP officially announced the Palm Pre 2 along with the new WebOS 2.0. As we know that the Palm Pre 2 is a successor to Palm Pre, and the phone is already headed to SFR France, Verizon Wireless, and an unknown carrier in Canada. Everyone in Canada Continue reading “Palm Pre 2 hitting AT&T and Rogers ?”
The Apple iPhone competitor from Palm has finally arrived in the UK. The Palm Pre is now available in the UK on the O2 network.
You can get the Palm Pre on a two year contract for 34.26 pounds (56 US $) a month. The plan allows unlimited data, 600 talktime minutes and 500 text messages. You can also opt for other contract plans like the 18 month plans but the pricing policies change. Continue reading “Palm Pre Released on O2 UK!”