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Palm Pre Fondled On Live Show

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Hosts Palm Pre

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It appears that while UPS appears to have lost the Palm Pre that the company sent me at least Joshua Topolsky from Engadget was able to get his and show it off in a big way on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (see video below or via this link)…

         

Joshua is clearly excited about the Palm Pre (understatement) and I can imagine that Palm must be even more excited to have such full-on support from one of the largest destinations for gadget freaks the world over as well as Jimmy Fallon on TV. 

Engadget is clearly an online mega-influencer and you could hardly ask for better marketing support.  Many of you will also recall the famous “Dear Palm: It’s time for an intervention” letter penned by Joshua and other members of the Engadget founding team in August last year in which the authors essentially provided Palm with a blueprint for the design of its next-generation Palm Pre.

If you re-read the letter carefully you’ll quickly see that the Palm Pre smartphone meets or exceeds most if not all of the requirements originally set out by the Engadget team.  Among others this included:

Palm Pre Hardware

  • Get small/thin
  • Bigger, higher resolution displays
  • Keep the keyboard
  • Make it look nice
  • Add WiFi
  • Add Internal Storage (at least 8GB)

Palm Pre Software

  • Completely overhaul the OS
  • Be Open (with OS SDK)
  • True Multitasking
  • Embrace Developers
  • Offer Great Mac Support out of the box
  • Multimedia
  • Get with Google

As I mentioned in my Palm Pre overview, here are my own set of top reasons that people should be excited about this superb smartphone.

Top 10 Reasons To Get Your Palm Pre

  1. Multitouch Portrait Screen + Slide-Down Keyboard
  2. Superb Design, Size & Form-Factor
  3. Ultra Speed
  4. Best-In-Class Multitasking
  5. Built-In WiFi, GPS, 8GB Storage
  6. Intuitive & Beautiful User Interface
  7. Awesome Digital Life Integration
  8. 3.0 Megapixel Camera with Built-In LED Flash + Back Speaker
  9. 3.5mm Stereo Headphone Jack + Removable Battery
  10. Ambient Light, Accelerometer & Proximity Sensors

While there’s evidently plenty of excitement making the rounds for the Palm Pre it probably pales in comparison to the excitement that will take place when it’s actually released – hopefully no later than June!!!

[Before you ask please note that Palm has (unfortunately) NOT (yet) sent me a Palm Pre review unit…]

Sources:
Jimmy Fallon Palm Pre Images [Picasa]
In case you missed 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night [Engadget]

Preonauts always have a reason to be excited


Posted by Andrew on March 11, 2009 at 01:52 PM

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by proee | Mar 11, 2009 7:06:36 PM

Did anyone else notice that it appeared as if the pre didn't have it magnetic back cover on? It kept sliding off the "puck" and I was just waiting for it to slip and crash on the floor. I believe to use the "puck" you have to have a special backcover that supports the inductive charger and includes a built in piece of metal or magnet to hold it onto the puck.

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by Meherunnissa Majid | Mar 11, 2009 11:54:14 PM

I use a Palm Treo 680 right now and am using the Palm OS, not Windows Mobile. Will the Palm Pre be compatible with people using Palm OS so that we can transfer our data to the Palm Pre?

Also, how useful would it be outside US like in UAE? What Wi-Fi system would you link up with in other countries or is this gadget just for the US?

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by palm4me | Mar 12, 2009 7:22:00 AM

There is a lot of hype about the Palm Pre. I am sure it will be a huge improvement over the Treo but Palm is releasing it with one of the lowest rated carriers and Palm Pre will not change this service level. I am seriously considering moving to the iPhone. The delays coupled with a poor carrier gives me no reason to wait and change over to the Palm Pre.

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by cfiscott | Mar 13, 2009 10:53:09 AM

The Palm Pre looks great with one claring whole -- no desktop application support.

For me this is a deal killer.

So, with the pre, we give up all our legacy data, or at the very least the ability to interface with it through our computer -- which is where many of us spend the vast majority of our work day.

If you want this to be a serious business device, it needs to work with our business computer, not just Google Apps and You Tube.

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by cfiscott | Mar 13, 2009 11:01:12 AM

Previous comment should read: with one glaring hole, not claring whole. Normally I can spell and edit!

Is it really true there is no desktop application?

This makes me wonder about backups -- in addition to Palm now making you use outlook or cloud apps to get info into your Pre with a real computer...

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