Palm Pre Facebook chat Q&A

Palm Pre Facebook chat Q&A
If you’re one of the many Facebook users, you’ll be surprised to know that you can ask questions to Palm’s Matt Crowley. Everyone is still buzzing about the wonders that the Pre showed off during CES, but now is the time to get serious questions answered. Crowley is holding an open chat on Facebook to answer questions about the Pre. Unfortunately there are some questions that he will not answer such as price, availability, and how intrusive Synergy might be. One of the biggest questions answered was about the lack of microSD expandability. The answer given might surprise some people. But it seems that the design of the Pre prevented them from providing a slot for it. Some might scratch their heads and wonder how adding a slot like that might compromise the overall design of the product. Their supplement answer to the question was that the 8GB of embedded memory also provides enough memory for most users right out of the box. Another question was also the apparent lack of infrared beaming which has been a standard feature on every Palm since 1998. Getting by without infrared beaming shouldn’t be too bad with options like Bluetooth available. The chat is an ongoing feature and runs until January 28.

source: Facebook via PalmInfocenter



1. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Bummer about the memory card slot... It's like the "catch". Come on, perfect phone, beautiful design, brilliant OS, there has to be a catch right? Yes. No expandable memory. I guess I can live with that.

2. SellPhones82

Posts: 569; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think that is a BS answer. They can't add a card slot becasue of design but they will be adding a SIM slot once the Euro version launches? Is an SD card slot really that much bigger than a SIM card slot? Maybe the GSM version will be a little thicker but I would take a thinker phone if it meant there was an SC slot.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

wow big red. you know its a perfect phone and brilliant os already? :) you must work for palm!!! i dont get too exited about any phone until i see it in my hands. reviews are skewed by the reviewer, like our native Iphone loving-storm hating review crew at phonearena :) anways, i think its a bs answer as well and its a way to lock down information to the phone so that you have to use more Palm Proprietary techs to get it off, if you cant just pop out the card and put it into whatever else. lose that computer cable? 30 bux from palm! wouldnt supprize me if its another "custom palm" charger. oh well, if i were running a company that was already 5 feet in the ground, id find anyway i could to make $$ too..

4. Big Red

Posts: 101; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I was being sarcastic, but whatever. No mem card slot is kind of a deal breaker for me. I'm a little insulted that Palm thinks we can live without removable memory. I don't care about 8 gigs when it's buried inside the phone.... Either they found a crazy new way to move data around, or they just made a huge mistake.

5. danienj2

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2009

how do you comment on status' on facebook and get notifications through your palm pre?

6. noethcs78

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 27, 2009

I was setting up the Bluetooth between my PRE and Macbook pro. I was able to use Bluetooth Pan which allows me to use the Pre to access the Internet. The second time I went to use it, I had a pop up stating the following: Your service account does not allow internet connection sharing contact Sprint for details. However, I cycled the bluetooth on the phone, and it is working again. Has anyone else taken advantage of this function--I dare to call it a feature since Sprint does not want us doing so.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.