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Notes from a Filipino webOS user

Month

January 2009

Twit, Plurk through SMS using Ping.fm and YM

With new social networking sites that followed Twitter, Plurk, and Jaiku, a social networker like me couldn’t help but wish that I could update all my services at the same time. Hellotxt.com and Ping.fm made it possible.

But what if I want to use my cellphone — particularly the text messaging service, since connecting to GPRS or 3G remains costly? Today, I learned that it is also possible with the help of Ping.fm and Yahoo! Messenger for SMS.

Palm webOS and Palm Pre

Critics expected the launch to be Palm’s last attempt at fighting what they thought was an inevitable final slide to oblivion. But we now know that what the world witnessed was a sweet surprise that, for Palm’s loyal fans, felt like a reward for sticking it out with their beloved brand even if most of their friends had already moved on and embraced apples and berries. In Las Vegas, cheers and applause welcomed Palm’s new OS and its first phone.

It’s Palm’s time to shine again

It’s almost midnight here in Manila, Philippines, and by the time we wake up tomorrow morning, the World Wide Web would probably be full of reports and comments on the new operating system that Palm is expected to announce at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Nevada.

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