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Video Review – Palm Pre’s Email, Apps and OS

Can’t wait to see the all new Palm Pre? check out this 20 minutes of coverage on the soon to be released Palm Pre’s email, web and OS from phonedog.  Once again Noah from phonedog did a great review on the phone.

Source – phonedog

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June 7, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Palm | , | Leave a comment

Palm Pre Release Set for First Week of June

[Updated: 20 May 2009] Well, it’s official.  6 June is the release date in US and the price tag on the Palm Pre, US$199.99 on a two-year contract with US carrier, after rebates.

[19 May 2009] New York Times on Sunday ran an article indicating that the Palm Pre will be released in US via Sprint on the first week of June.

In an earlier report, xchange mag reported that “The Boy Genius Report Monday night posted a claim that one if its reliable tipsters (as opposed to the unreliable ones!) has told them that Sprint and Palm will take out an ad in the Wall Street Journal May 19. In that ad, they will supposedly announce the release date for the Pre.”  So guess we’ll find out in the next 24 hours.

Source –New York Times, xchange mag

May 19, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Palm, Smartphone | , , | Leave a comment

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.

Source – SlashGear, Palm Pre Community

February 22, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Google, Mobile Phone, Palm, Video | , , , | 2 Comments

Faceoff Video – Palm Pre vs iPhone 3G vs Google Android G1

Check out this faceoff video between the Palm Pre, iPhone 3G and Google Android G1 from PhoneDog.  Looks like the Palm Pre do have certain niche factors to it.

Source – PhoneDog

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Google, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Palm, Video | , , , , | Leave a comment