The ongoing gadget fest at Las Vegas, officially known as the CES is the world’s largest consumer technology trade show and throws up mind-blowing gadgets and gizmos by the bucketful. One such gadget that caught my attention while surfing online is the Palm Pre (pronounced PREE).
The Pre is Palm’s smartphone and it should be available from July onwards on the Sprint Nextel Inc. 3G network. Those who loved Treo will hopefully like the Palm Pre as well. The Pre has the Palm WebOS at its core. It is based on HTML, CSS and Javscript and therefore conforms to industry standards, nothing really proprietary here. It has the de rigueur features such as a touch screen and a sliding QWERTY keyboard as well as some new features such as “Synergy” which makes it easy for users to move from application to application. However, the Pre does not provide backward integration for many Palm applications. Maybe Palm is planning to start an applications store on the lines of Apple – where you can get the latest apps and upgrades.
The Palm Pre features -
- A curved shape with a 3.1-in. touch display having 320 X 480 resolution.
- EV-DO wireless wide-area access.
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
- 8GB storage.
- 4.8 ounces weight.
- Dimensions – 2.35 inches wide x 3.96 inches long x 0.67 inches thick.
- 3-megapixel camera
(photo courtesy of http://www.palm.com/us/)