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"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

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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RE[2]: The great question
by gdavidbeck on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:07 in reply to "RE: The great question"
gdavidbeck Member since:
2009-01-09

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!


Palm didn't develop the emulator, Access did. I would hope that now that Access can see that Palm have dumped the PalmOS and those legacy customers they will release the Android version of the Garnet emulator and we can bury Palm for the last time.

Long time PalmOS user. I bought the OS not the company.

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RE[3]: The great question
by ricegf on Fri 9th Jan 2009 21:38 in reply to "RE[2]: The great question"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Ah, thanks, didn't realize the difference. However, I'd rather see the emulator available for both Android *and* Pre. Choice is Good, and they both look promising to me at the moment. :-)

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