The reviews are in for the upcoming Palm Pre. In summary, Palm Pre is said to be a good mobile device but it will still need lots of work before even getting close to Apple’s iPhone.
From Reuters, The device seemed to live up to some expectations but fall short on others….
From PC World, The long-awaited Palm Pre lives up to the hype with a responsive touchscreen and an engaging interface, but a few hardware design flaws keep it from being the perfect smartphone.
When Apple release iPhone OS 3.0 in the next few days, the iPhone will also have features of Palm Pre like the Cut, Copy, Paste functionality, push notification and also MMS.
Check out the videos posted by PalmPreForum.org on YouTube. There is around 15 videos show casing the Palm Pre’s user interface.
Palm Pre will be on sale soon, and here are some detail information about the browser, tasks and memos applications on the phone. Looks quite good visually. Check out: Meet the Web Browser on the Pre, Meet the “Tasks” app on the Pre, Meet the “Memos” app on the Pre.
Sprint will be selling the Palm Pre for $299 and wait for the $100 rebate to arrive later. Why wait when you can go directly to Best Buy and get it for $199. You will get an instant rebate from Best Buy. The Palm Pre requires a two-year contract and a monthly data plan starting at $69.99 a month.
Palm and Sprint have now put a price on the much hyped Palm Pre for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate. It comes with a two-year contract on Sprint’s Everything Data plan or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan.
Palm Pre is priced like Apple’s iPhone, placing the Pre in direction competition to the iPhone 3G. Will the Palm Pre live up to the hype? Can it match the iPhone’s features and functionality?
The Palm Pre is rumoured to launch in the first week of June. Coincidently, Apple’s WWDC is starting on June 8 where the company will release the next operating system for iPhone, aka 3.0 which will have push notification.
If you are a staff of Sprint, do not say too much about the upcoming Palm Pre mobile unless you want to get fired. That is according to a leak inside the company. So far three staff have been removed for saying too much about the device.
The iPhone look alike, Palm Pre, will be released June 7th.
Research group iSuppli has taken apart the soon to be released Palm Pre and found that the mobile only cost $170 to make. ISuppli expects Palm to sell the Pre via Sprint for about $300.
“The similarity in features between the Pre and the iPhone clearly reveals the mark Palm is trying to hit,” said Tina Teng, senior analyst, wireless communications, for iSuppli. Will Apple’s lawyer go after Palm after the release of Pre?
“The use of a multi-touch screen—a key allure of the iPhone—and Palm’s innovative webOS operating system, are likely to allow the pre to appeal to a broad range of consumers, going far beyond the company’s core group of business-oriented customers,” Teng said.
The Palm Pre is said to be released on July 7.
The supposedly “iPhone killer”, Palm Pre is expected to arrive in May. The Sprint exclusive seller for the Pre reveals that Sprint employees will not be able to take leave in May. Previously Palm has said they will release it by June 29th.
Check out the video above. This is the official demo of the Palm Pre. See how the interface is quite similar to the iPhone. Apple will have a fun with Palm.