Palm's Pre wins Best In Show at CES
Are you ready? Better hold on to something and have a strong grip because I know this is going to be a surprise. Palm's brand new Pre smartphone was voted Best In Show at the just completed CES. Surprised? Well, you shouldn't have been. If you are a cellphone junkie, this device has been on your mind since it was introduced late last week. Along with the phone, the manufacturer also showed off the new WebOS that is the brains of the new device. Already, many analysts and critics are calling the Pre a real-repeat after me-iPhone killer. But this phone must do more than murder another phone model. The entire survival of Palm is now placed squarely on the touchscreen and part of the model's appeal is that it seemingly came out of nowhere as a last gasp effort. The Pre will be available in the first half of 2009 according to Palm and initially will run over Sprint's Ev-Do rev.A. And as badly as the phone's manufacturer needed to shock the wireless world with the Pre to stay alive, Sprint needs a hot touchscreen smartphone to compete with AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon. The three networkers have exclusive U.S. rights to sell respectively, the iPhone, the G1 and the BlackBerry Storm. The Pre will have a 3.1 inch touchscreen with a browser based on WebKit, a 3.2 mp camera, and a QWERTY slider.
1. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I really don't get why people continue to call ANY touch screen phone that comes out an iPhone killer. It's become such a cliche it's hardly worth noting. All these new touchscreen phones have differences that they shouldn't really be compared to the iPhone anyway. For instance, the physical QWERTY keyboard. It's getting a little old hearing the cliche, and hopefully people can let phones become successful on their own rather then making that same old comment....... That said, it looks like a cool phone and I'm interested to see how things pan out for it!
2. davidneary01 (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)
sprint needs a "hot touchscreen phone"? uhh what do you call the instinct, diamond and diamond pro??
3. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
All this fanfare over something that has been done many times over. This OS at BEST wiill just be another touchwiz/touchflo/android/windows UI clone. I dont get it. Phone of the show??????? How is this any differant from ANY other pda?
4. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
ARE YOU KIDDING?? did you not see the hands on video? This is different than every other PDA because all PDA are built around being connected with a computer, as where the Palm Pre with its Web OS is centered around being connected wirelessly.
6. stuntz (Posts: 178; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
how does that not make sense to you. All PDA's = Built around being pluged into a computer. Palm Pre = Built to never be connected to anything. Understand now? Have you not seen any video's on this phone? This OS is way beter than any touchwiz/touchflo/android/windows UI clone.
7. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I have a hard time understanding how all PDA's are built around being pluged into a computer??? PDA's are suppost to get people away from needing a computer everywhere they go, that's the whole point. They have access to e-mail, the internet, business applications, all the things you would need a computer for, but DON'T because you have your PDA...
8. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)
Palm Pre = Built to never be connected to anything. Its a WIRELESS DEVICE. That is nothing new. Im sure youll have to plug it in to transfer data to and from your pc, so again, that made no sense.
9. davidneary01 (Posts: 16; Member since: 25 Nov 2008)
don't you guys plug your phone into your computer everytime you use it???i carry a laptop just so i can make calls..all phones up till now have been built around using a computer..finally we won't have that burden...
10. pa156287 (Posts: 23; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
come on ladies stop arguing, we will just have to wait and see for ourselfs what the pre has to offer. I know I will get my hands on one as soon as they are available. Until then continue to play with whatever pda you currently have. P.S. would you have loved buying like 100 shares of palm back in december, you would have made some serious cash by now.
Palm's Pre wins Best In Show at CES