Palm Pre is ready to debut on June 6 under its initial exclusive carrier: the Sprint CDMA network in the United States. Palm Pre comes with mind blowing hardware and its new Operating system called Palm webOS.
Palm comes with 3.1-inch touchscreen, just like the Iphone. The sliding QWERT keyboard is slightly curvy and the Phone goes slightly smaller than Iphone when the keyboard closed. It comes with a nice 3.1 Mega Pixel camera with LED flash. Palm is the the first mobile phone to use Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor.
The Pre will be available in two versions:
- EV-DO Rev. A and 802.11b/g, as well as Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and A2DP
- 3G GSM in place of EV-DO
The big turn off for me is, it doesn’t come with a microSD slot. That means memory is not expandable and will have to stick to the 8GB provided. On the sides, it has 3.5mm headphone jack along with volume up/down buttons and large speaker on the back side. It comes with MicroUSB port which will let you charge phone/transfer files from your workplace.
The OS supports multitasking and users will be able to perform more than one tasks at a time.
The Palm Pre will be available across the US on June 6 in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and online for $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.