News bits: Verizon Palm Pre to be a reality and Phoenix makes Windows 7 boot in a flash

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News bits: Verizon Palm Pre to happen after all and Phoenix makes Windows 7 boot in a flash

There’s money involved, so it’s got to be true.

Deutsche Bank analysts say that the rumor of Verizon passing on picking up the Palm Pre were preposterous.

“Our checks continue to point to healthy carrier demand for the Pre early in CY10. We believe Palm has placed orders with the supply chain for another version of the Pre with features highly consistent with a Verizon launch.” – Deutsche Bank letter to investors

If a bank is making statements to investors regarding Verizon’s business plans, you can be sure that this is far from water-cooler rumblings. When money is involved, every statement can lead to a lawsuit, so plan on seeing a Palm Pre from Verizon soon.

Read: [Brighthand]

Start it up

One of the things that separates computers from regular consumer electronics is boot time. Could you imagine waiting for your toaster or television to boot up before you could actually use them? There have been stop gap solutions like running a stripped down operating system for small tasks and then switching to full fledged Windows for real work.

There may actually be a real solution coming from Phoenix’s Instant Boot BIOS. A BIOS loads before your operating system — maybe you’ve seen “Press F2 to enter BIOS” — it tells your computer what exactly to do when it boots. Phoenix’s solution would load the BIOS in under a second, then the operating system can do its thing and load. Tests have shown with the right system, it could take around 10 seconds for a computer to load up Windows 7.

Read: [LaptopMag]

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