The New Palm: Palm Pre

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  1. qt_arvin

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    Gorgeous 3.1-inch, 320 x 480, multi-touch display. Extends down below into the “gesture area.” Variety of sensors. All basic navigation is gestures — flick, tap, swipe, no buttons cluttering up the screen. Intended for one-handed usage. Somewhat familiar looking Palm launcher — three columns.

    EV-DO Rev. A, 802.11b/g, 8GB storage, GPS, Bluetooth stereo (A2DP). Pre is the first smartphone with TI’s latest processor — “laptop-like performance.”

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    Not everything can be solved by a flick or a gesture — sometimes you need some input. The amazing keyboard is good for more than just typing, you can also use it to navigate.

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    “What we need is the kind of flexibility of a desktop computer — where you can flow from one app to another. We need a new metaphor. We imagined a deck of cards you can shuffle and sort even in one hand.” It’s kind of like the browser ‘tab’ switching mode in mobile Safari.

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    -Exchange OTA sync — it’s got Exchange!
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    This is Touchstone — wireless inductive charging base.
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    Some more pics courtesy of gdgt live at the Palm Keynote in CES 2009

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    4.8 ounces
    OMAP CPU.
    Stereo A2DP
    EvDO, 802.11b/g, GPS, Blutooth, 8GB storage,
    3 MP camera with flash
    Slideout keyboard
    USB Mass storage support. 3.5 mm jack
    Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
    320×480 lcd with multitouch gesture area under the screen
     
  2. lawrencebosox45

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    pre nice pre...
     
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    And it's exclusive to Sprint network for now, others to follow (in the US and the rest of the world in HSDPA, 3G version)....coming soon!
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    And then their stocks went up rapidly after the announcement.
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    source: Engadget
     
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    Re: The New Palm Pre

    Now, I want that one.
     
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    I like the gesture and wireless charging capabilities.

    Palm Touchstone charging dock
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    Now the touchstone is first amongst the smartphone..........
     
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    Re: The New Palm Pre

    Finally, some *real* innovations from Palm...

    Time will tell if this is going to be Palm's "next coming" or a mere "post-mortem twitch". As my favorite PhilMUG Mod would say: You can never can tell... :)
     
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    Nice!! Looks promising!
     
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    sprint took this again.. :( but i love the specs and the screen.. +3 points for me!
     
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    what OS does it run on?
    if it runs an iteration of the palm OS and all the apps that went with it, I'm sold!!!
     
  11. vic2rp

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    Previews are all over engadget and gizmodo. I love the UI, it looks so smooth and fluid. It could be better with a bigger screen like 3.5 or 4 inches.
     
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    This is something I have been waiting for a long time. Looks like Palm is finally doing it right again. Hope it will make its way to other parts of the world fast and has great sync to our macs. :) Extremely promising!
     
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    it got a new os - web OS I think if I am right. I do hope it is backward compatible
     
  14. vic2rp

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    UI operates like iPhone. It looks like an iPhone with a keyboard and much more. Owning these two at the same time won't be difficult due to similarities.
     
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    I am excited. If it lets me tether, all the better. Hey a rhyme!
     
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    i stayed up last night watching the live blog on engadget - this thing is pretty slick!

    the first ever gadget i bought with my own money was a palm tungsten t3, so i've got an emotional attachment to the company. i love the UI, but love the touchstone even more! THAT is a great new innovation by palm!
     
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    nice! looking forward to this. my treo is getting old.
     
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    Can't remember the last time I stayed up late for a Palm keynote. At least this was worth waiting for! They better come up with a GSM version though.
     
  19. vic2rp

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    Hopefully, Smart won't pass up this opportunity in getting it exclusive.
     
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    I've been waiting for a Palm that has 3G capabilities.
    Hopefully this unit can accommodate all the old medical programs.
    Its just time for Palm to come out with a newer model.
    They have been so left behind.
     

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