Palm Pre To Hit Markets On June 6
By on May 19th, 2009

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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.

Hardware:

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.

Software:

Palm_webOS_Launcher Palm is implementing in its webOS, the           operating system it’s developed based on Linux.

webOS is designed for use with a touch screen-based graphical user interface. It includes a suite of applications for personal information management and makes use of a number of web technologies such as HTML 5, JavaScript, and CSS.

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.

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