New details on the Palm Pre features

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New details on the Palm Pre features
We know how painful waiting can be and that´s why we had to dig out info on the golden boy, the Palm Pre. We came across a posting by InsideSprintNow, revealing details on a number of features that would hopefully make they way to the final Pre unit. First off, you’ll have the Office 2007 support fully working, which sounds great, but there’ll also be the cool backup feature that would not cost anything. A few other basic features have also been confirmed by the source, including different colors of your calendar appointments, customizable ringtones, multiple IM conversations and picture messaging (through MMS). On the other hand, video recording and Pictbridge (wireless transfer of images to a printer) seem to have dropped out of the set of goodies coming with the Palm Pre, so you will have to look for additional updates after sales launch.

Palm Pre Preliminary Specifications | Hands-on

source: InsideSprintNow via EngadetMobile

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29 Comments

1. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

....are you kidding? No video recording on it? This has to be a joke...I can't WAIT for this thing to come out.

3. rshackindian

Posts: 21; Member since: Apr 11, 2009

i agree. no video on a smartphone, is like a day without sunshine

17. madesina

Posts: 24; Member since: Oct 05, 2008

who uses video calling? You're probably the same type that will never get a phone that doesn't have video out! lol.. No one uses these technologies! (And yes, a few odd people will say they do use video calls, but the truth is, it's still far too expensive and last time i used it - granted it was 5 years ago lol - the quality didn't even make it worth while!)

18. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

read the post correctly... both heavybreathing and rshackindian didn't say anything about video calling, they were talking about capability of recording video, and yes it is damn useful... i use vzw omnia and i use mine to send a video messages to my family and couple of my friends who god unlimited data pack so i don't get blamed for sending a huge sized video msg... Anyways, this palm pre looks so nice... :)

21. PL007

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

It is very odd that Palm would leave out video. The Pre looks great!!

26. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Yeah I have the iphone and I do miss video recording. My friend has video recording on his jailbroken iphone (and its really really good quality, but it blurs quickly with movements that are too fast) but I felt like Apple should have put one in the phone to begin with if it is possible to get through 3rd party apps. But one of the features that the Pre had that I hope the iphone gets is the different colors for calendar appointments. i don't want to have microsoft office before I can use a simple feature like that. But I hope these two things will be covered in the next iphone.

2. snakemann

Posts: 50; Member since: Apr 17, 2008

i might wanna go back to Sprint...

4. PL007

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 09, 2009

Just curious about something so if anyone can answer a question I have, that would be great. Is the video not enabled but future updates could enable that feature? Or will we just have to buy the second version of the Pre that may have video capabilities?

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'm sure you'll be able to get video recording if you're willing to get it through another avenue outside of an official Palm route. I've had video recording on my iPhone forever and they will only be making it standard when they release their next version expected in June.

15. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Yeah there would be a way around that. And the video recording is not of a problem just was curious if it was either a function not enabled or just built in the Pre.

16. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Yeah I wondered the same but most likely it was not built in. It's pretty cheesy not to include it if you ask me. MMS should be pretty standard with phones like this one.

5. bigfanboyred

Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

it has to have video. smartphones, dumbphones, for God sake, this is 2009! must be a mistake. but then again, look at the iphone. how long did it take them to come up with simple "cut and paste"!

6. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

There will have to be an update for the video thing

7. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

i think there will be recording but to me its not that important.... the software looks powerful as we all know, just hope that there's no glitch.... any slight downside would be, looks like it always takes just a little bit longer to open applications which we don't seem to experience on android or symbian s60 mobilephones. hope this will be fixed though.

8. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

i'm seriously about to give up on this phone. i'm so over the waiting. it would be one thing if they would announce the damn release date. but this waiting...and waiting...and waiting is getting OLD! i'm over it. stop keeping us in limbo and give us a date!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

13. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

June 7th at the earliest and June 28 at the latest. Launch date depends on stock on hand as of those dates. Units have and are arriving at the main logistics Hub in Louisville but only a few thousand or less at a time. A release date is great until that date arrives and product/supply is not what they should be. Then you have two options release it anyway half-assed or move the release date back. If you move it back you get even more speculation as to why the release date was moved back. They will give a release date once they know they can meet it. In January they said first half on 09 which means they still have 45 days left as of today. Anyone that thought "first half of 09" could mean the phone would be released in February, March, and April was being over optimistic.

9. stuntz

Posts: 178; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

shut up do you want them to release the phone and have it not be ready, because people keep bitching about release dates? Thats what i thought!

10. realism121

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 16, 2008

at this point if it's not ready, then palm has SERIOUS problems. they announced the phone almost 8 months ago. please don't get me wrong...i want this phone. i'm going to buy the phone. but if the reason that they are not announcing a release date is because the phone isn't ready, then don't ya think they may have jumped the gun when they announced the phone in october?

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea, wouldn't want it to end up like the Storm would you??

14. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Yeah I will wait too. Just get it right and I'm SOOOOO there with Spirnt!

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i love sprint they have way better coverage than verizon..if only everyone could switch to sprint..

22. Astromanaught

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

yeah they're way bigger and better than ATT too! And they're businees model is top notch. They're really raking in the money.

23. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

I'm pulling for Sprint. I've already spread the news about the Pre to people I know. So far every I talked to will switch. They are waiting for June to hit. Everyone will pay an ETF to VZW & AT&T.

25. dboy08

Posts: 16; Member since: May 06, 2009

yeah hopefully they didnt lie to u

27. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

what is this? What's up with the sudden I love sprint epidemic. I've never seen this before. I don't hate Sprint, but this is a little too much.

28. dboy08

Posts: 16; Member since: May 06, 2009

sometimes u gotta root for the underdog.... and why would the pre not have video??? treo 650 has video... that is the dumbest thing i ever heard.... 3.2 mp camera no video???? who comes up with these dumb rumors???

20. Keepin_Real

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 22, 2009

Yup! I like their coverage. It's everywhere I go. I've known people on Sprint for 7 yrs and more.

24. instinct75

Posts: 22; Member since: Feb 06, 2009

I WAS THINKING OF GETTING IT BUT SINCE THERE NO VIDEO RECORDING I AM NOT GETTING IT BAD MOVE PALM !!! TONS OF PEOPLE WILL NOT GET IT BECAUSE OF VIDEO REC .. SUCH A BASIC FEUTURE NOT TO BE IN THIS PHONE DUMB PALM I GUESS AM GONNA GET THE IPHONE SINCE THERE S A RUMOR THAT THE NEW IPHONE SOFTWARE HAS VIDEO RECOEDING

29. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

See that button right below your tab button? Yeah, press that for me. Thaaaannks.

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