Palm Announces the Pre
Today Palm announced its next-generation smartphone, the Pre. It is a touch-based phone, that has a 3.1-inch display with 320 x 480 resolution. It has EVDO Rev. A for connectivity, as well as GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR with stereo support. It has 8GB of on-board storage, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, replaceable battery, and 3.5mm headset jack. It comes with a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash. Palm also introduced its next-generation mobile platform, called webOS. It includes gesture-based input for interacting with the device. The Pre will be launched on the Sprint network in the first half of 2009. Palm later confirmed that it is also working on a WCDMA version of the Pre, though it didn't say when or where it would be made available.
Motorola Debuts the Entry-Level Moto C and Moto C Plus
Motorola today unveiled two low-cost Android smartphones, the Moto C and Moto C Plus (pictured). Both phones are intended to serve as entry-level handsets for first time and/or cost-conscious buyers.
Google Shows Off Nexus 6 Smartphone, Nexus 9 Tablet
Google today announced Android 5.0 Lollipop and with it the first few devices to run the new operating system, the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. The Nexus 6 is a large-screened smartphone made by Motorola.
LG Debuts the F60, A Budget LTE Smartphone
LG today announced the F60, what it calls an affordable handset with LTE 4G on board. The F60 features a 4.5-inch WVGA display and 1.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and either 4 or 8GB of internal storage.
Fairphone Debuts Its Second-Generation Smartphone
Fairphone has released the first images and details of the Fairphone 2, its new handset due later this year. Fairphone's basic pitch is to prove that electronics can be made responsibly with conflict-free minerals and better treatment of those building the phones.
Does anyone know if this phone will have an infrared port? I didn't see it listed on the specs on Palm's site, but I can't imagine a Palm phone not having one, especially with such a large realtor userbase.
Please pardon my ignorance, but what hardware do realtors use that requires infrared? Key boxes? I'm sure a Bluetooth version exists, or will shortly.
Palm quality issues
Nobody seems to be concerned that palm has had horrible quality issues, weak and overly complicated support website, and lousy customer service on the phone. I don't imagine they will be able to fix whats broken abou
Sprint? are you kidding me?
2) Sprint is the best way to access Verizon's network.
3) Verizon wasted its "special phone" card on the Storm.
Palm will have much more control of the final specs of the device because Sprint needs this phone in t...
PALM PRE IN THE HOUSE CAN U SAY SPRINT PLEASE
PS Iphones are so last year
An yes, I like the Pre from what I can see and could care less about the iphone
Sure I can call from contacts but for the numbers I call frequently, dialing is faster. I've had a Treo 650 with touchscreen dialing and the qwerty keyboard. They're both lousy.
Why should I be optimistic about this?
If this is a half baked effort and it doesn't live up to what it is on paper it will fail along with the company probably.
There is a hungry market out there for smartphones, and if they did it right it will be a great seller
But that's just me.
so it might be awhile if not ever
Verizon will be getting this in 2010
i dont know why they think they can bully us!!
you know how many ppl are losing there jobs??
i feel for them
--- Breathe in the wind, Blow out the love---
Thank you oh great "bully" for giving me unlocked GPS on my Verizon phone
What once was is no more
a lil more features
Â· High-speed connectivity (EVDO Rev. A or UMTS HSDPA)
Â· Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g(6)
Â· Integrated GPS(7)
Â· Large 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320x480 resolution HVGA display
Â· Curved QWERTY keyboard
Â· Robust messaging support (IM, SMS and MMS capabilities)
Â· 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of fieldÂ·
BluetoothÂ® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
Â· 8GB of internal user storage (~7.4GB user available)
Â· USB mass storage mode
Â· MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Â· Proximity sensor, which automatically disables the touch screen and turns off the displa...
The Pre Is Running Linux
http://investor.palm.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID ... »
For you ATT customer wanting this you will have to buy the unlocked GSM Euro version, Palm is not making plans for a GSM American version.
That's not true.
Mac Friendly??? Anyone know???
I emailed MarkSpace and asked if there were any plans to crea...
It syncs with the cloud (Exchange servers, GMail, and Facebook).
It does have USB mass storage, which will let you bring up files just as well on PC o...
Finally, Palm is coming back with a real phone again. I really loved my Palm 700. But we have been plagued with awful devices such as the mogul, touch, instinct. I was beginning to think sprint did not care what its
What really sets it apart from the iPhone, though, is the slide-out QWERTY keyboard and removable battery. (The keyboard is small but decent; it's based on the Centro's.) Some other competing phones have these feat
Weep, weep for the dear departed Foleo, dead for the Pre's sake!
Palm looks like they really put their energy into an amazing device. And if the new OS works in the real world as well as the reviews are saying, Palm may regain their former place in the PDA marketshare.
So... who thinks Palm will also put out an Android phone?
HANDS ON VIDEOS!
has anyone tested the webOS?
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=247 ... »
Please feel free t...
Our new full in-depth report has lots of info like this:
http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/article.php?a=247 ... »
I do believe though that Sprint and Palm must without fail, extensively market this device. This could be Palms last chance at taking a stab at the market and Sprint's really great chance at pushing one of their clo...
It's the UT Starcom Treo!
What a stupid name....
I especially appreciate the fact they obviously ganked what works with the iPhone and then tried to improve on what didn't. We'll see how it all works in real life, but rather than just focus on a gimmick (see Blackberry Storm) and spit out some sloppy execution, they're actually bringing some interesting ideas to the table.
Kudos to Palm. Now fix the name.
*If Android ever sees decent hardware, it can be admitted to the exclusive club.
reminds me of the siemens