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Jan 22 2009   5:54PM GMT

Palm Pre : iPhone Killer?

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

I saw some videos on the Palm Pre and I am so far impressed.


Some of the things I noticed were the smooth animations of all the menus, the support of universal cut/copy/paste, which is a HUGE feature that the iPhone doesn’t have, multi-touch, is supported which looks and works well. It also supports wireless charging… imaging that not having to PLUG your phone in every night, you just lay it on the charging station. There are so many more features that I found a list online and here it is… 


• High-speed wireless (EV-DO Rev. A or HSDPA, depending on version)

• 802.11b / g WiFi with WPA, WPA2, 801.1x authentication

• 3.1-inch 24-bit color 480 x 320 display

• Dedicated gesture area below display

• Slide-out portrait QWERTY keyboard (banana slider)

• Integrated IM, MMS, and SMS messaging

• Email: Microsoft Outlook with Microsoft Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc). So it does push exchange email, but the rest is not push.

• Built-in GPS

• Bluetooth 2.1 EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support

• High-performance browser

• 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field

• 3.5mm headphone jack

• 8GB of internal storage (~7.4GB user available)

• USB mass storage support

• Phone as laptop modem – Bluetooth tethering

• MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed

• Proximity sensor for detecting when phone is near face

• Light sensor to automatically dim display

• Audio Formats: MPS, AAC, AAC , AMR, QCELP, WAV Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 Image Formats: GIF, Animated GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP

• Ringer mute switch

• Removable rechargeable battery

• Width: 59.5mm (2.3 inches) Height: 100.5mm (3.9 inches) Thickness: 16.95mm (0.67 inches)

• Weight: 135 grams (4.76 ounces)


The official page has a nice teaser video check it out here


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