Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 8th Jan 2009 21:14 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Palm announced today the Palm Pre, the company's next generation Linux-based web tech-enabled operating system. It has a fast CPU, Wifi, Bluetooth with A2DP support, removable battery, 3.1" touchscreen 480x320 LCD, gesture-enabled UI at the bottom half of the phone's body, 3 MP camera with LED flash, multi-touch, accelerometer, slide-out keyboard, GPS, EVDO, and an impressive, fresh UI. Sprint will be the first carrier to sell the smartphone, at the first half of 2009. ArsTechnica has a nice write-up too.
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RE: The great question
by ricegf on Fri 9th Jan 2009 18:10 UTC in reply to "The great question"
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It's hard to imagine that Palm spent the last two years perfecting a Palm OS (Garnet) emulator for the (also Linux-based) Nokia N8x0 to *NOT* include it with the Pre!

I didn't expect them to mention Garnet emulation at the unveiling, though - the unveiling is about the future, not the past. But as a long-time Palm supporter, the Garnet emulator is a pre-requisite for my choosing the Pre over Android. I want the past *and* the future, darnit!

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