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Palm Pre GSM

Posted
Feb 20, 2009
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 13, 2009

Pros

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Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (186 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.67 inches inches)
  • Low-resolution camera (3 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • No front-facing camera

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Description

Palm Pre is the first phone to run on the new Web OS, designed to be powerful but easy to use. The Pre features a 3.1" multi-touch screen and a sliding full QWERTY keyboard. It is a GSM/HSDPA smart phone with Wi-Fi, GPS, 3-megapixel camera with flash, stereo Bluetooth, microUSB, and 8GB of internal memory.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • webOS
  • Form factor:
    • Slider
  • Dimensions:
    • 3.96 x 2.34 x 0.67 inches (100.5 x 59.5 x 16.9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.76 oz (135 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
  • Design features:
    • Full keyboard
  • Side Keys:
    • Left: Volume control

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 3.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 320 x 480 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 186 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Geo tagging
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes

Hardware

  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, ARM Cortex-A8
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 12 h (710 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 20 days (491 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 14 h (856 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 8.3 days (200 hours)
      the average is 29 days (692 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 1150 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, WAV, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP 2.0

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE, UMTS, HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Memo, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Direct Push e-mail, Push e-mail
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
    • Profiles:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Generic Access (GAP), Serial Port (SPP), Service Discovery Protocol (SDP), Generic Audio/Video Distribution (GAVDP), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Personal Area Networking Profile (PAN), Bluetooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP), Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol (AVDTP), Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol (AVCTP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice recording
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