Palm has announced the release of its Palm Pre mobile phone which incorporates Palm's own WebOS operating system, a purpose built core that has been created "from the ground up" to operate as an advanced, true mobile system. Judged by observers at the CES 2009 event to be the most important announcement of the entire show, the new Palm Pre might just be the rarest of phones, a genuine iPhone killer. Yes, it's that important.
Based on Linux, the new operating system, says Palm, "...brings your information from all the places it resides into one logical view. You don't have to worry about tracking multiple calendars, contacts and messaging applications - Synergy brings it to you for a more comprehensive and truly representative view of your life."
Other features include WiFi, GPS, a 3MP camera, 8Gb of internal memory, a removeable, rechargeable battery, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone socket, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and A2DP, HSDPA data transfer, IM, MMS and SMS messaging.
A release date is slated for the first half of 2009 for the UK. The proposed price is unavailable at this time.
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