Palm Pre Live Demo
Just finished watching the whole 26+ minutes long video on the demo of the Palm Pre out of MWC 2009. Initial thoughts on the Palm Pre is that to me, it’s like a combo of the iPhone with the touch interface happily swapped in with a BlueBerry type keyboard.
Couple things that I found to be very neat are –
- the mac-alike gestures incorporated into the phone is just absolutely genius (swipe left to go back a page; swipe up to bring up the applications launcher page and to close apps if under the cards view)(4:30)
- the clean interface under contacts and the synergy effect that hooks up the contact’s info including their social networking profiles such as FaceBook…etc (13:00)
- the cards interface which resembles the Mac Expose, allowing users to access and switch between multiple applications and the best part of it is allowing users to open new web page as a new card; very clever indeed (10:15)
- the ability to send weblinks (11:05) on the run
- the synergies on the calendar function, being able to pull public calendars off Google and integrate them all into your own calendar (16:20) and the ability to filter out different profiles, public calendars
- instant messaging capabilities within the email application, WOW, this totally blows BlackBerry away (19:25), but limited to Google Talk it seems, hope they can expand on this and add in MSN, Skype and Facebook chat as well
- smart search which allows you to goolge, wiki basically anything on the fly (22:00)
- and lastly, the Palm Pre CAN copy and paste (23:45)
Well, the Palm Pre looks really neat and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one. My only worry is with the procesor speed, whether it can run smoothly with the multi applications (cards) running all at the same time. Guess we’ll wait and see.