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Old 04-03-09, 04:11 AM
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The Palm PRE - who's excited?

I'm positively salivating. Found out about this phone less than 24 hours ago, and it will be mine as soon as it comes out. There's even a Classic Palm emulator that runs regular Palm apps! And it's going to have its own Palm store. I'm stuck to Sprint (great plan) and was bummed out at all the crappy phones it had. This one just looks amazing.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:31 AM
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

i'll wait 2-3 years

if it's still around and has a nice developer base then i'll think about it. with the iphone, blackeberry and MS in the market it's too risky to buy this thing on release day
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Old 04-03-09, 08:33 AM
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Found out about this phone less than 24 hours ago, and it will be mine as soon as it comes out.
Yet you were waiting over a month to join a gym, and were complaining that what was it? $40 a month? was way too much money.



How did that go, by the way?
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha!
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

I can't believe it took 3 replies.

On topic, what's so great about the PRE? I mean, what are the features that are getting people excited?
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Old 04-03-09, 02:10 PM
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

it has a real keyboard

IPhone is nice, but the keyboard is annoying most times
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

I'm just excited because Sprint finally got a cool phone. Those with other carriers might not see much of a difference. It has multi-tasking, touch controls, accelerometer, going to have an app store, 3 megapixel camera, email and contacts integration, web browser, maps, texting, etc. And the screen is gorgeous. I have a Palm Centro and can't do crap with it because of the diminutive screen. The PRE's screen is still smaller than the iPhone, which is a bummer, but a lot better than the Centro.

It's getting rave reviews everywhere.


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Old 04-03-09, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by al_bundy View Post
it has a real keyboard

IPhone is nice, but the keyboard is annoying most times
Isn't the keyboard pretty much like what they had on the Treo 680/750?
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Old 04-03-09, 05:06 PM
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From here.

Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners, who invested 20 percent of his private equity fund in Palm, has revealed some pretty cool new location aware features that come as standard with the Pre.
The first thing he mentioned is that it “does stuff for you,” which in this case he used the calendar as an example; McNamee said that when you wake up in the morning, it will have already had a look at your calendar and downloaded things such as maps and Wikipedia entries for the people, places and organisations you are going to visit for the whole day, all in advance without you having to do anything other than turn the setting on. Wow, pretty cool, right?
It gets better!
It knows when you are going to be late. No, seriously. Using the Pre’s GPS, Clock and Calendar functionality, the device will check the calendar to see where you are supposed to be and at what time - it will then check where you actually are (i.e, 5 miles away from where you are supposed to be) and then warn you that you are going to be late, calculate roughly how late you are going to be, and email all of the involved parties to let them know you’ll be however minutes late. Awesomeness.
Awesomeness indeed.
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Damn

Integration indeed. I love it! Now when I go to shows I can just put in the info in the calendar and it will download maps and directions for me, awesome!
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

Is there a debt-reduction app included?
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

I saw a guy demo this on Jimmy Fallon's show.

It's slick.

I think I'm gonna get one.
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Old 04-03-09, 07:13 PM
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Hmmm.. I actually posted something that someone found useful for once

While the iPhone is a cool device, it just seems lacking in flexibility compared to Windows Mobile. On the flipside, the iPhone has the best interface response to date, a sore point for Windows Mobile, which brings down every phone that uses it.
It's not all Windows Mobiles fault though, as the iPhone uses a capacitive touch screen that doesn't require a lot of pressure to be put on the screen, and allows for multiple touch points. Resistive touch screens (found on almost every other pda/phone) however suffer for needing more pressure, not being as bright, and only registering one point of touch at a time.
The Palm Pre has an edge over other smartphones and is being put up on a pedestal next to the iPhone because it too has a capacitive touch screen.
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

And don't forget how epic the Palm Classic emulator is (it's an official product that will come with the phone). I'm sure it won't run EVERYTHING, but will run most things out there. And there's tons of free Palm programs of every type out there.

This phone will be epic. The integration, touch screen and accelerometer, the app store.

If they had made the screen the same size as the iPhone and included a MicroSD slot, this would have been the best phone in the world, period.

Here's a great thread someone made at TouchArcade.

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showth...848#post167848

SDK is out!

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Old 04-03-09, 07:39 PM
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

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Hmmm.. I actually posted something that someone found useful for once

While the iPhone is a cool device, it just seems lacking in flexibility compared to Windows Mobile. On the flipside, the iPhone has the best interface response to date, a sore point for Windows Mobile, which brings down every phone that uses it.
It's not all Windows Mobiles fault though, as the iPhone uses a capacitive touch screen that doesn't require a lot of pressure to be put on the screen, and allows for multiple touch points. Resistive touch screens (found on almost every other pda/phone) however suffer for needing more pressure, not being as bright, and only registering one point of touch at a time.
The Palm Pre has an edge over other smartphones and is being put up on a pedestal next to the iPhone because it too has a capacitive touch screen.

The BB Storm is capacitive.
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Old 04-03-09, 08:24 PM
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The BB Storm is capacitive.
Resistive touch screens (found on almost every other pda/phone)
Fixed it just for you.
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Isn't the keyboard pretty much like what they had on the Treo 680/750?

any physical keyboard is better for us big fingered people. a lot easier to type on my blackberry
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Old 04-03-09, 08:56 PM
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

its a phone..who cares. so yeah im not excited. and all you you pussy men who are excited need to man up.
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I saw a guy demo this on Jimmy Fallon's show.

It's slick.

I think I'm gonna get one.
It didn't seem to want to sit correctly on the touchstone charging base though. Not sold on that yet.
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From here.

Awesomeness indeed.
WTF! Seriously? It does those things?

They should call it the Palm Intelliphone. LOL
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Old 04-04-09, 12:59 PM
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Re: The Palm PRE - who's excited?

I was a huge Palm OS fan a few years ago, but they waited so long to update that I have moved on. The iPod Touch does all the things I need in a PDA and I really don't want to pay the high cost of one of these smart phones that usually require data plans.
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Old 05-15-09, 10:53 AM
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http://www.intomobile.com/2009/05/15...back-room.html

rumor that it's going to be released next week on the 19th and that some Sprint stores already have demo units. might go tomorrow morning to check it.

going to give it the my 20 month old son test. he loves my wife's iphone. he tried to use his finger to use my blackberry but when he saw it didn't work he got bored
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Old 05-15-09, 11:47 AM
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Capacitive screen is so overrated. Theres no way to be precise, at least with a resistive screen you can use a stylus or fingernail to hit small parts.
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at least someone is trying to compete with Apple
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