Palm CES Event - Treonauts in Vegas
World Gets Ready for Palm’s Unveiling of Next-Generation NOVA OS and New Smartphones at CES
Before I start, let me first wish you and all Treonauts a Very Happy New Year!!! I hope that you enjoyed your holidays and are now looking forward to what promises to be an extremely exciting 2009 in the smartphone space.
New Year. New Beginnings.
After my first long holiday break in nearly five years, I just arrived full of energy and anticipation in Las Vegas to attend the Palm CES press event which will take place tomorrow Thursday, January 8th at 11am PST (2pm EST) at the Venetian Hotel – an event which may very well turn out to be one of the most important consumer electronics announcements of the year.
As previously reported, Palm will use this event as a platform to unveil both its new NOVA operating system as well the first generation of smartphone(s) – possibly named Quatro – that it will power (see Palm’s CES Event Expectations for more details).
Aside from rumours pointing out that NOVA is “amazing” the actual details of Palm’s next-generation operating system have remained Top Secret and we’ll have to wait until tomorrow to uncover all the details.
Insofar as the new Palm Quatro smartphones is concerned, the rumours continue to point to a “stunning” device offering a new (some claim completely unique) design that combines both a full face touchscreen + a slide-out keyboard (thus bringing the best of the iPhone + BlackBerry worlds together).
This Monday CrunchGear actually claimed to have received information from a trusted source that suggests the Quatro will have “a full QWERTY keyboard that slides _down_ under a portrait-oriented [square or rectangular] touchscreen”.
At the same time, given the huge number of people that are likely to flock to its website after the announcement tomorrow, Palm yesterday already unveiled a completely revamped website that now looks and feels much more professional and grown-up than before – clearly Palm wants to ensure that it is able to capture people’s attention and imagination with a completely new look.
As many have pointed out, a lot is riding on the success of Palm’s CES event tomorrow and I can’t wait to see what the company has in store for us. Either way I can pretty much guarantee that the next couple of days are going to be extremely exciting and I will naturally be reporting all about it… See you tomorrow morning!
Treonauts are always ready for a revolution…