Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Palm's new Pre

Palm, once a company at the forefront of PDA technology, having launched such succesful and recognizable models such as the Palm III, Palm V or the hugely popular Treo series, is said to soon make a comeback following a period of grim prospects. Introducing the Palm Pre, the upcoming PDA phone from Palm, schedueled to be released in the USA sometime this summer. With a new operating system based on Linux called WebOS, Palm is trying to market the device as a true alternative to the now dominating iPhone and Blackberry, offering a snappy user experience combined with innovative UI features which make using the phone a real treat.

After using it first hand, the device feels really snappy and has absolutely no lag, even though it is still a prototype. Moreover, the keyboard is very comfortable and pleasing to touch.




Some tech specs:
  • 3G Data
  • 802.11b / g WiFi
  • Integrated GPS
  • 3.1-inch 24-bit color 480 x 320 display
  • Dedicated gesture area below display
  • Slide-out portrait QWERTY keyboard
  • Exchange email support in addition to POP and IMAP
  • IM, MMS, and SMS messaging
  • High-performance browser
  • 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and "extended depth of field"
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP
  • 8GB of internal storage
  • USB mass storage mode
  • MicroUSB connectivity with USB 2.0
  • Proximity sensor for detecting when phone is near face
  • Light sensor to automatically dim display
  • Ringer mute switch
  • Removable rechargeable battery
  • 59.57 x 100.53 x 16.95mm closed
  • 4.76 ounces




And a short video to show of the phone:


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