Sprint Palm Pre

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Tuesday, 13 January 2009


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With the success of the iPhone, phone manufacturers have been working overtime to design a handset that provides all the fun and "cool factor" Apple offers - but with a little something more.

Palm's latest offering, the Palm Pre, is the iPhone's latest competition, and it has several features that will make iPhone users jealous. For one, it is Rev-A capable, meaning your web browsing will be speedy and reliable in tons of areas all around the country (check out the Sprint coverage map and EVDOmaps to see how coverage is near you!) - and you can even use it as a modem!

The Pre features the large touch screen mobile users love but it also has a full slide-out QWERTY keypad! PDA users who have been hesitant to make the switch to a full touch-screen device will love being able to type on a REAL keyboard without sacrificing the functionality and fun that a touch screen allows.

It's "guts" are golden, too. It runs on Palm's well-received and much-anticipated new webOS - think full integration of all your online contacts, seamless transitions from instant messaging on your PC to your Pre, and universal search functions. The browser is also improved - forget about the old Blazer browser you saw in the older Palms. Finally, the powerful TI OMAP CPU ensures a smooth experience whether you're emailing, browsing, opening a Word doc......

...and don't forget about the FUN factor. In addition to the much-improved browser (which allows for scrolling and zooming), the Pre has great media capabilities (see below list of features for audio/video formats) and 8GB of built-in storage (sadly, there is NO memory card slot! Perhaps a future model will offer that?). There is even support for applications!

Unfortunately, although the Palm Pre is technically capable of serving as a modem, Sprint is NOT allowing customers to add the necessary plans and tethering feature, meaning it is NOT tether-capable.


Dimensions: 2.3" x 3.9" x 0.67"
Weight: 4.76 oz.
Battery Information: 1150 mAh Standard
Talk Time: Up to 5 hours continuous talk time

Key Features

  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • New Palm webOS platform
  • Combined IM, MMS and SMS messaging
  • All in-one calendar
  • Integrated contacts from multiple sources
  • 3G speeds where available
  • Touchscreen
  • Music capable
  • Sprint TV
  • GPS Navigation enabled
  • Web browsing capable
  • Email capable
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth Wireless

Unique design and real sliding QWERTY Keyboard

Featuring a smooth, rounded ergonomic design and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed, Pre is engineered to feel natural in the hand and comfortably small in the pocket.


The bright 3.1" touch screen is sharp and clear. Perfect for viewing web sites, photos and videos.

Gesture Area

The touchscreen extends to the bottom of the device so you can navigate through Palm webOS using special touch gestures.

Palm WebOS�

The first mobile platform which brings your information from the many places it resides - on your phone, at your work or on the web - into one simple, integrated view.

Activity Cards

Palm's revolutionary webOS lets you manage multiple applications at a time, unlike any other mobile platform today. It lets you keep multiple activities open and instantly flip from one to another using card view.

Linked Contacts

With Palm Synergy, you maintain a single view by linking your contacts from a variety of sources, so accessing them is easier than ever. For example, if you have the same contact listed in your Outlook, Google and Facebook accounts, Synergy recognizes that they're the same person and links the information together, presenting it to you as one listing.

Layered Calendars

With Palm Synergy, your calendars can be seen on their own or layered together in a single view, combining work, family, friends, sports teams, or other interests. You can toggle to look at one calendar at a time, or see them all at a glance.

Combined Messaging

See all your conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, even if it started in IM and you want to reply with a text message. You can also see who's active in a buddy list right from contacts, and start a new conversation with just one touch.

Combined Email

Check your Outlook email with Microsoft Direct Push Technology and HTML support. Get wireless email access to popular commercial POP3 and IMAP accounts like AOL, Gmail, and Yahoo! All your email accounts can be viewed together, or separately from one simple application. Synergy even lets you see IM presence directly from an email.

Universal Search

Simply start typing to begin searching your contacts, applications, Google, Google Maps or even Wikipedia. Universal search narrows down the possible results as you type, so it's easier to find what you need.

Unobtrusive Notifications

When important things come up or new updates arrive, you'll receive notifications at the bottom of your screen. You will know what is going on without being completely interrupted or losing your train of thought.

Palm Media Sync

Palm Media Sync is a special mode that allows the Pre phone to sync with iTunes. Simply connect to your PC or Mac via the USB cable, select "media sync" on the phone, and iTunes will launch on the computer desktop. Users can then choose which DRM-free media files to transfer. Only non-DRM music and videos are supported.

Web Browsing

An incredibly fast browser brings you full websites the way they were meant to be seen.


Where coverage is available, experience broadband-like download speeds using EVDO technology.

WiFi Enabled - 802.11 b/g

Utilize nearby Wi-Fi access points for high-speed data connection and internet access.

GPS Capable

Search for the closest coffee shop, or navigate to a specific address with a 3D map that moves with you. Asking for directions is a thing of the past.

Quick Launch Bar

One touch access to the applications you use most.

Internal Storage and USB Mass Storage Mode

Store pictures, videos, music and other data on the 8GB of internal memory (~7GB user available)**. Palm Pre also works as a USB drive when plugged into a PC. You can simply drag and drop your PC media and documents onto the device. * * Estimate subject to change based on system software and application usage.

3.0 mega-pixel Camera

Capture high-resolution images with the digital camera with a flash and extended depth of field technology.

Removable Battery

Removable and rechargeable battery

Amazon MP3

Download stereo-quality non-DRM protected tracks instantly to your wireless phone. Choose songs from thousands of artists in virtually every genre, and listen wherever you go.

Accelerometer and Proximity Sensor

Accelerometer automatically orients web pages and photos to your perspective so you can view them in landscape or portrait mode. Watch videos in landscape mode as well. Proximity sensor automatically disables the touch screen and turns off the display whenever you put the phone up to your ear.

Document Viewing

Easily view Word, Excel, PowerPoint and PDF on the go to maximize your productivity.

Stereo Bluetooth

Enjoy the convenience of hands-free communication by using headsets, car-kits and other Bluetooth-compatible devices.* Stereo Bluetooth lets you listen to your music on the go or listen to your music using compatible accessories without wires. *Bluetooth wireless accessories are sold separately.

Ringer Switch

Easily silences the device with one touch

TTY (Teletypewriter) Compatible

This phone connects to a TTY device, allowing anyone who is hearing impaired the ability to communicate!

Hearing Aid Compatible (HAC)

This handset has been certified as Hearing Aid Compatible in accordance with applicable industry standards. This handset has a HAC rating of M4 for hearing aids operating in the acoustic mode.

Included Accessories:

  1. Standard Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery
  2. AC Travel Charger
  3. Carry Pouch
  4. USB Cable
  5. 3.5mm Stereo Headset


  • Cannot be used as a modem
  • No antenna port
  • REV-A capable
  • Requires PDA/Smartphone data plan

Last Updated ( Friday, 06 November 2009 )
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