CrunchGear first broke the news of the Palm Pre on January 4, 2009.
The Palm Pre is the first non-Apple phone to incorporate a multi-touch interface.
The Pre uses the PalmÂ® Synergyâ„¢ feature to bring your OutlookÂ®, Google, and FacebookÂ® calendars together for one logical view of your day. And if you have the same contacts in different places, Pre can link them together, making it easy to find the information you need.
Things like text messages and calendar appointments appear as notifications at the bottom of the screen. Youâ€™ll know whatâ€™s going on without being completely interrupted or losing your train of thought.
The Universal Search application: Simply start typing to begin searching your contacts, applications, Google, or even Wikipedia. Universal search narrows down the possible results as you type, so itâ€™s easier to find what you need.
Thanks to Synergy, all your conversations with the same person are grouped together in one chat-style view. (Even if it started in IM, for example, and you want to reply with text.) You can also see whoâ€™s online right from contacts, and start a new conversation with just one touch.
Slide out the keyboard for faster and easier texting. Close it up and rotate Pre for music, websites, photos, and videos in full widescreen.
Details: Operating system: PalmÂ® webOSâ„¢ Network: 3G EVDO Rev A Display: 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320x480 Resolution HVGA display Keyboard: Physical QWERTY keyboard Email: Microsoft OutlookÂ® email with MicrosoftÂ® Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc). Messaging: Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS GPS: Built-in GPS Digital camera: 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field Sensors: Ambient light, accelerometer, and proximity Media 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, BMP Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, 802.1X authentication BluetoothÂ® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support Memory: 8GB of user storage (~7.4GB user available) USB mass storage support Phone as laptop modem: Bluetooth tethering Connector: MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Headphone jack: 3.5mm stereo Dimensions: Width: 59.5mm (2.3 inches) Height: 100.5mm (3.9 inches) Thickness: 16.95mm (0.67 inches) Weight: 135 grams (4.76 ounces)