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palm-pre-2.jpgOperating system * Palm® webOS™Network specs| * 3G, EDGE, EVDO, GPRS, GSM, HSDPA (3G)Display * 3.1-inch multi-touch capable capacitive touchscreen * 24-bit color * 320×480 resolution * HVGA displayKeyboard * Physical QWERTY keyboardEmail * Microsoft Outlook® email with Microsoft® Direct Push Technology * POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc)Messaging * Integrated IM, SMS, and MMSGPS * Built-in GPSDigital camera * 3 megapixel camera * LED flash * extended depth of fieldSensors * Ambient light * accelerometer * proximityMedia formats supported * Audio Formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV * Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264 * Image Formats: GIF, Animated GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMPWireless connectivity * Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, 801.1x authentication * Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth supportMemory * 8GB of user storage (~7.4GB user available) * USB mass storage supportPhone as laptop modem * Bluetooth tetheringConnector * MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-SpeedHeadphone jack * 3.5mm stereo
American gadget group Palm will next week confirm that it has signed a deal with O2 which will see the mobile phone network become the exclusive UK partner for its eagerly awaited Palm Pre handset.The Pre, which went on sale in the US last month, has been tipped as the most viable alternative yet produced to the iPhone. The new version of the Apple device – the iPhone 3GS – went on sale less than two weeks ago and a million were snapped up in the first three days.O2 already has an exclusive deal with Apple to stock the iPhone and grabbing the Palm Pre is likely to further cement its position as the UK's largest mobile phone network. Reports of a tie-up between Palm and O2 first appeared in May and Carphone Warehouse is also expected to stock the Pre.O2 is believed to have seen off fierce competition for the device from Orange, which it also beat to the iPhone at the last minute.Analysts reckon that Palm has already sold more than 300,000 Pre devices in the US alone and the handset has a crucial role to play in reviving the company's flagging fortunes.After pioneering the handheld computer market in the 1990s with the Palm Pilot, the company's move into the mobile phone business was scuppered by the arrival of the iPhone.Earlier this year, Palm's chairman, Jon Rubinstein, said that launching a hit device was the vital first step on the road to recovery. "We've been fighting the battle with basically both hands tied behind our back for the past year and half," he said. "Now we're getting on the playing field, and we're going to be extremely competitive. But it's the beginning."The Apple device sent many handset manufacturers back to the drawing board when it appeared two years ago. Since then a series of 'me-too' touchscreen devices have appeared, from the Nokia 5800 and Sony's X-Series Walkman to the HTC Magic and T-Mobile's G1. Business email device manufacturer RIM, meanwhile, has pushed hard into the consumer market with the Blackberry Storm.The Palm Pre has received positive reviews since it launched in the US under an exclusive deal with Sprint. Its touchscreen has been compared favourably with that on the iPhone, while the Pre also has a full slide-out keyboard, making emails easier to type than on the Apple device.But for many users the most striking difference between the iPhone and the Pre is the way in which the latter device charges: rather than being plugged in, it merely has to be placed on what Palm calls its "Touchstone" and charges through magnetic induction.
This aint a good look in my eyes. Orange or Voda should've got it.
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they bought it as a back-up innit.there were rumours apple were gonna pull the iphone from o2 so they got exclusivity on the pre as insurance. But then apple did a u-turn lolinteresting to see how well it works, is there a release date?

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fone's overhyped tbhlooks swag n from what ive seen the os is slackin

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rather than being plugged in, it merely has to be placed on what Palm calls its "Touchstone" and charges through magnetic induction.
but this is f*ckin HARD
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fone's overhyped tbhlooks swag n from what ive seen the os is slackin
The phone itself looks swag but the OS is far from lacking. This OS in a better looking device is a winner/the guy in charge of the project is a former apple president or some sh*t. just thought i'd put that out there
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Kopping this when it comes out october 16thheard alot of good thing about the OS through various sites

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I wanted one but I aint paying them iPhone tariff type prices mate...

And in other news...
O2 has finally confirmed a UK launch date for the Palm Pré smartphone.The network operator will release the must-have device, both in stores and online, to panting punters on 16 October.O2 has exclusive UK distribution rights for the Pré, but will also allow Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U to sell the smartphone from the same date.Unsurprisingly, O2 has drawn up iPhone 3GS-style contractual agreements for the device – which you’ll be required to sign into before the network operator will hand over a Palm Pré.o2_pre_tarrifs.jpg
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lol @ them pricesthey musta been smokin sutin

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I wanted one but I aint paying them iPhone tariff type prices mate...
And in other news...
O2 has finally confirmed a UK launch date for the Palm Pré smartphone.The network operator will release the must-have device, both in stores and online, to panting punters on 16 October.O2 has exclusive UK distribution rights for the Pré, but will also allow Carphone Warehouse and Phones4U to sell the smartphone from the same date.Unsurprisingly, O2 has drawn up iPhone 3GS-style contractual agreements for the device – which you’ll be required to sign into before the network operator will hand over a Palm Pré.o2_pre_tarrifs.jpg
LMAO is that a joke really?
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From what I've seen they're asking £45ish p/m for the HTC Leo when they release itYou'd think considering they're losing their exlcusivity on the iPhone to Orange and now Vodafone, that they'd price the Pre and Leo nicely to bring people in but ah well aye...

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Been with o2 5 years so i'll get some major discount as i always do when i renewwould never be paying them prices dere/htc leo would be me but man need a qwerty keyboad, im drunk way too often to touching up the screen that precisely

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