Mole talks up Palm Pré... 2
An update to the not-even-out-yet smartphone
Everyone knows salt’s bad for you in large amounts, but you’ll need a fair sized dose if you’re to swallow the latest Palm Pré rumour. But it’s Register Hardware’s duty to report that a second Pré smartphone’s supposedly in the works.
Yes, we know what you’re thinking: 'But the first one’s not even out yet.' But according to some of website TechCrunch’s “better sources”, Palm is “very far along” on Pré Part Deux.
It’s unclear exactly what’s meant by “far along”. Is the firm far along with sketching out the design of the Pré’s successor? Or perhaps it’s far along deciding on how to finance the phone? Who knows.
Nonetheless, the source added that the new Pré will be smaller than its predecessor but it too will run Palm’s WebOS, developed specifically for the Pré.
The source hasn’t leaked anything about the second Pré’s potential communication capabilities or juicy technical features. However, they’ve claimed to know that the phone will appear during the later part of 2009. ®
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Palm should just fold up shop and give the money back to the shareholders--oh, wait, there's nothing left to fold up, and there are hardly any shareholders any more. Sad, really, but this is a company which has been imploding for a decade.
And I still actually _like_ using my Zire! Can't wait for Palm to go away, though, just can't wait.
Paris, because even she could put out a better handset than Palm...
doesn't encourage me to buy the first one.
I am glad it doesn't have a new wallet-snaffling consultant porking name though.
Roll on the HTC Touch HD 2, I say
Smells like teen spirit
Sounds like someone is trying to Osbourne 2 palm. It could be enough to kille em if it works. Is palm working on a new model? Of course. Everyone is always working on a new model. Microsoft is already working on the successor of windows 7. Anything scheduled for 2009 though is undoubtedly software.
Already read about this
I have seen more than one article from Palm that they are doing different versions of the Pre at different price points.
Makes sense to me.
There are some articles on Forbes if you do a search for Palm Pre.
Either way it would be nice if they actually started selling them and I can see if I can dump my horrible windows mobile HTC Touch HD, pretty to look at but so slow.
In other words, don't buy the Pre, wait for the second version.
Which will be released only once they have sold out of the first version...