Palm’s Jon Rubenstein demonstrates it on the Palm Pre, the first phone to take advantage of it. The round touchscreen device really looks as pregnant and has only one key on the front, but unlike the Apple iPhone slides open vertically to reveal a full QWERTY keypad, for handy text input. It is a CDMA/EV-DO phone with Wi-Fi, GPS, 8GB of memory, stereo Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, 3.1” 320x480 multi-touch display, and a new TI OMAP processor that is said to be really fast.
Palm Pre will be available in the first half of this year, exclusively through Sprint. However, Palm said that a GSM/UMTS version is also in the works, so let's hope it will be available soon after the Sprint one.
Palm Pre Specifications
We’ll update this article with more details and pictures, but also expect our extended info in the CES 2009 Live Report.