Palm Announces the Palm Pre

Palm Pre

Not only did Palm announce a new device but the device has a completely new OS called Palm WebOS. The new OS has some amazing new UI concepts including a gesture area and a new way to think about switching between apps on a mobile phone.

I have the specs listed below but remember that it is difficult to talk about this device with just a spec sheet, it really is something you have to look at to understand.

  • High-speed wireless (EV-DO Rev. A or HSDPA, depending on version)
  • 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

The link below has a whole bunch of images of the device along with a couple of first impression videos.

Palm Pre in-depth impressions, video, and huge hands-on gallery – Engadget.

One last thing to think about is that each of the 4 major carriers in the US will now have exclusives with brand new incredibly innovative phones, AT&T has the iPhone 3G, T-Mobile has the G1, Verizon has the Blackberry Storm, and now Sprint will have the Palm Pre.

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