Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 17:38 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless After a whole boatload of rumours, Twitter posts, and what not, we finally have an official release date for Palm's Pre, the phone and platform that is supposed to save Palm from a fairly certain doom. Sprint, Palm's partner announced the release date, pricing information, and plans today, with Palm's official blog following soon after.
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RE[5]: In other news...
by hackbod on Wed 20th May 2009 00:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: In other news..."
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Even contacts and the address book requires an internet connection with Google for Android.

Um, no, not at all. It will sync your contacts to your Google account if have a network connection (and you have the Google contacts sync software installed on your device, which is actually not part of the base platform at all), but other than that it is just a local contacts database that doesn't require any network access at all.

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