At CES 2009 debut long-awaited new Palm, which, without any exaggeration, involve all hope for the future of the company.
It is a smartphone called Pre, equipped with a touch screen and sliding keyboard. The device is running the new operating system webOS, based on Linux.
Outwardly new reminds smartphone Apple iPhone, which it will have to compete in the market. At the front of Palm Pre, almost entirely devoted to 3.1-inch screen resolution of 320x480 pixels, is only one button. Black Pre Corps has faired. Unlike the iPhone, includes the construction of Pre sliding keyboard QWERTY. The size of the device comprise approximately 101 x 60 x 17 mm, weight - 135 grams.
Oriented to the wide range of consumers, the unit is equipped with support for Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g), Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (stereo), and GPS, the interface is USB 2.0, 8 GB of internal memory and resolution of 3 MP camera. In addition, Pre is equipped with a variety of sensors: the sensor orientation, which can automatically rotate the image on the screen, motion sensor light, regulates the brightness of the screen glow, and the sensor close, tripping the screen when the device presented to a person.
Pre Delivery will begin in the second half of the year. We know that the first devices will be available only to subscribers of the wireless network Sprint Nextel. Information about the price and plans to expand to other networks yet.
As of October last year, the Palm device in the U.S. were approximately 15.6% of the market for smartphones. Part of the Palm device running Palm OS, but part - Microsoft Windows Mobile. The news about the Pre webOS and instantly raised the rate of the company's shares.
Source: DailyTech, Palm