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  • otto Moderator 9 Jan 2009 12:11:41 49,320 posts
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    Hmm, looks pretty interesting!

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  • presh 9 Jan 2009 12:14:55 1,221 posts
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    It's CDMA, so US only.

    Looks a bit fugly to me - but be interesting to see what the new OS is like.
  • pauleyc 9 Jan 2009 12:15:30 4,480 posts
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    It looks really lovely! Yesterday's unveiling was great, according to Engadget (great live blogging) and PalmInfocenter the people were really impressed by the HW and especially by the OS.

    Now all it needs are applications for the new system and Palm's back. :-D

    (Although I'd love to see a traditional handheld/palmtop, even if it's a "one last thing".)

    edit: A 3G version is also planned, probably Coming Soon™.
  • otto Moderator 9 Jan 2009 12:28:02 49,320 posts
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    presh wrote:
    It's CDMA, so US only.

    Looks a bit fugly to me - but be interesting to see what the new OS is like.
    No they've said they're developing a 3G one in parallel.

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  • JohnnyWashnGo 9 Jan 2009 12:48:35 1,544 posts
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    To be honest, it looks a little pedestrian.

    I am sure they could have some up with something more exciting - like this foldable OLED phone from samsung :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtN_TkZUOt4
  • otto Moderator 9 Jan 2009 13:04:08 49,320 posts
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    It's more the OS that sounds interesting than the hardware, let's face it there are only so many ways of making a phone.

    uh though yeah I'll have one of those foldy screens please

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  • Ginger 9 Jan 2009 14:03:43 6,867 posts
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    slashdot says it's HSDPA for the UMTS version so will be available over here with some operators I'm sure

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  • Red-Moose 9 Jan 2009 14:07:24 5,346 posts
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    JohnnyWashnGo wrote:
    To be honest, it looks a little pedestrian.

    I am sure they could have some up with something more exciting - like this foldable OLED phone from samsung :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtN_TkZUOt4

    that looks absolutely awesome!
  • Pooley 9 Jan 2009 14:53:48 1,507 posts
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    The OS looks amazing, hopefully Voda will bring it out over here in the UK. I've been looking for a replacement for my battered old Treo 650 for ages.
  • PearOfAnguish 9 Jan 2009 15:28:59 7,370 posts
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    Silly name.

    Palm Pre

    ...

    Pre what? It's missing half the name. Maybe the designers only had limited space for the title.
  • JohnnyWashnGo 9 Jan 2009 15:33:21 1,544 posts
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    Pre administration?
  • PearOfAnguish 9 Jan 2009 15:35:50 7,370 posts
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    Pre (posterous).
    Pre (sumptuous).
    Pre (menstrual tension).
  • terminalterror 9 Jan 2009 15:46:06 18,937 posts
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    Their new OS does sound pretty interesting.
  • KingOfSpain 9 Jan 2009 15:46:55 5,187 posts
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    The charging station-thingy looks great. What a fantastic idea.
  • lovely2cu 9 Jan 2009 22:08:41 1,194 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    Pre what? It's missing half the name. Maybe the designers only had limited space for the title.
    Nah, they're going for the iPod/Wii thing of being simple and non-sensical but catchy and iconic.
  • lovely2cu 11 Jan 2009 15:14:23 1,194 posts
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    How good is the Pre going to be as a business device? Email, MS Word and Excel? Thinking of recommending it to my Dad. Warned him off the iPhone - it's really more of a multimedia entertainment device with cellular capabilities, to be honest - but there's been good buzz about this, might suit his needs better.
  • Deleted user 13 January 2009 22:08:07
    After watching the launch video from CES I'm really impressed by their OS. The device itself isn't the prettiest but the way the whole thing works is excellent. I'm surprised there hasn't been more discussion about it on here.

  • Popzeus 12 Feb 2009 13:18:10 8,351 posts
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    I want one. Hurry up and announce some UK launch plans you Palm slackers.

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  • terminalterror 5 May 2009 16:20:06 18,937 posts
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    Palm Pre follow up revealed: Palm EOS

    Seems Palm Treo/Centro sort of design, with better specs and running webOS. Nice.
  • cubbymoore 21 May 2009 13:07:36 36,500 posts
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    Why oh why is this taking soooo long to come out, not even Apple had such a long period between announcement and release of a phone.
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 May 2009 15:48:30 39,467 posts
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    O2 wins

    Well that's that then, O2 have rights to 2 of the best phones on the market. They probably paid the price as the iphone is expected to go multi-operator soon. Also explains why Vodafone snapped up the magic.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Tomo 28 May 2009 15:55:14 13,944 posts
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    Does sound noice. All about the dollaaaa though and contract length. 2 years for the States which is terrible.
  • mcmonkeyplc 28 May 2009 15:57:42 39,467 posts
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    Yeah I dont think O2 will get away with that here. Although that is what they have for the iphone at the moment but that's probably cause they are about to lose exclusivity on that.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • JohnnyWashnGo 28 May 2009 15:58:47 1,544 posts
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    After my initially cool reception to this phone, I have had time to learn more about it and even register with palm developer site to write some apps for it. I really can't wait to get my hands on one now.

    The OS looks really nice for something running on the top of Linux. It seems to be fast and responsive, which is a damn sight more than can be said about my samsun omnia running Windows Mobile :(

    Ideally they will sell it unlocked for those of us who already have contracts with our preferred suppliers.

    Edit: Looks like Play will have an unlocked version at some point - yay. http://www.play.com/Mobiles/Mobile/4-/8852338/Palm-Pre-Sim-Free-Unlocked-Touchscreen-3-0-Megapixel-Mobile-Phone/Product.html
  • Venkman90 28 May 2009 15:58:50 4,430 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    O2 wins

    Well that's that then, O2 have rights to 2 of the best phones on the market. They probably paid the price as the iphone is expected to go multi-operator soon. Also explains why Vodafone snapped up the magic.


    Fuck, 02 have crappy recpetion in my building. Oh well, really happy with my Blackberry 8900
  • BravoGolf Moderator 28 May 2009 16:06:33 12,746 posts
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    The Pre looks lovely, be interesting to see how it compares to the next iPhone
  • terminalterror 28 May 2009 16:44:55 18,937 posts
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    mcmonkeyplc wrote:
    O2 wins

    Well that's that then, O2 have rights to 2 of the best phones on the market. They probably paid the price as the iphone is expected to go multi-operator soon. Also explains why Vodafone snapped up the magic.


    Not as bad as iPhone exclusivity, as the Pre isn't the only Palm WebOS phone, just the first. They've said that there are at least two more in the pipeline, one of which is going to be Treo/Centro like (or to cite a more current example, Blackberry like) with a qwerty keyboard on the front below the screen.
  • terminalterror 28 May 2009 17:27:00 18,937 posts
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    Also, engadget seem to think that Sprint only has 6 months of exclusivity on the Pre in the US, which implies that O2 probably won't have the Pre exclusively for as long as they have the iPhone.
  • pauleyc 4 Jun 2009 19:27:26 4,480 posts
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    One day before the US launch and two reviews are already out:

    PIC
    Engadget

    It looks really good. I wish they'd announce the 3G version already.
  • otto Moderator 4 Jun 2009 19:30:28 49,320 posts
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    A lot more than two...

    It does sound good, but I still think my next phone is going to be an iPhone. Version 3.0 of the firmware sounds as if it has fixed most of my gripes.

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