According to Mobileburn.com, the Open webOS project has taken another step towards fulfilling HP’s pledge to keep webOS alive. Following a promise to release webOS under an open source license, HP released a beta version of the code today. The code and development tools are the first step towards making the software that powered the Palm Pre and HP Touchpad useable for developers looking to put the software on other devices. HP has dropped efforts to build consumer products using webOS software, but the company has made 54 components and 450,000 lines of code available to developers. The final release of Open webOS is expected next month.
Mobile Burn (http://www.mobileburn.com), a website devoted to mobile device and app reviews, released a review of the HTC Desire X slated to hit the market later this year. Here’s a taste of what editor Andrew Tameka says:
HTC pledged to release fewer smartphones in 2012, and focus on delivering a better experience for the handful of devices that it does release. The Taiwanese manufacturer has stayed true to that promise by putting all of its effort behind the One series, but it’s switching things up with the new HTC Desire X.
The HTC Desire X can be considered a rejuvenated One V that looks more like a One X. Internally, it’s on the lower end of what HTC tried to accomplish with the One series, but it has a rounder, smoother exterior than what we’ve seen previously. The phone has a 4-inch super LCD screen with a WVGA 480×800 resolution, 4 GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, and 768 MB of RAM. The Desire X has a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and a 1650 mAh battery to power day to day activity.