Palm Pré WebOS: video guide
The key features of the smartphone demo'd for you
Video Launched at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, Palm's Pré smartphone and its Palm WebOS foundation underpin the company's desire to return to former glories.
In this selection of videos, you can see exactly how Palm hopes to beat the likes of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android platform.
Hardware hands-on demo
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Next page: The WebOS UI in action
What about backward compatibility?
What I would really have liked to see is how legacy PalmOS 4 and PalmOS 5 applications do run. Is there an, emulator? Are all apps compatible? What about the performance?
For me one of the main selling point of a palm device is to be able to transfer not only data but also legacy applications and games when you buy a new device, so backward compatibility is really a critical feature that should get more coverage than it is receiving now!
What about the unanswered questions?
Is it triband gsm + 3G ? Or is it bound to some minority, USA-only, carrier? wont work in europe?
can you sync the address book to anything other than Outlook?
Will they sell it unlocked and sim-free?
WIll they sell it in the UK at all?
Can you both connect and charge with a mini-usb connector?
does it have a 3.5mm headphone jack
How much free storage does it have?
Can you plug in storage cards without dismantling it?
Will you be able to run TomTom on it, or does the GPS depend on an always-on data connection?
Will I have to sell the kids to buy one?
It looks like exactly what I want, an advanced phone without windows mobile. I just hope it is ready for the market.
He thinks he's Steve Jobs
Boom... another mundane feature that we have seen elsewhere.
Anyway nice to see Palm abandoning that horrid window mobile system.