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Palm Pre Foolin'

Palm Says That It Ain’t Foolin’ Today – Pre Pricing, Release Date & Mojo SDK Hope/Expectations


Leaving aside the fact that you’ll find plenty of fun and exciting (albeit completely made up) news about Palm and its upcoming Pre smartphone across the web today (thanks to April Fools’) the folks at Palm (who evidently have a sense of humour) have decided that today would make the perfect day to unveil additional REAL information about the Pre.

The official Palm Blog mentions that:

 “We thought about running a harmless little April Fool's Day prank on the blog today. [] But instead, we thought we'd give you a heads-up (for reals) to check back later today (or follow palm_inc on Twitter) for an update direct from the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco.”

As some of you will already know, Palm is not attending CTIA Wireless 2009 in Las Vegas this week.  The company has instead (wisely) decided to save some money and send Michael Abbott, Palm SVP Application Software & Services – one of the core people at the heart of the Palm webOS developments – to the Web 2.0 Expo where he will be “explaining how WebOS will change the way users and developers think about mobile web experiences”.


The Web 2.0 Expo – co-produced by O’Reilly Media and TechWeb –  is one of the most important annual conferences designed to showcase the future of the constantly-evolving nature of web-based services, businesses and technologies where over 100 of the most innovative and successful Internet industry figures and companies gather to present their wares to some 8,000 senior technology attendees.

Clearly Palm is there to foster as much support as it can for its Palm Pre and webOS from all of these Web 2.0 companies and developers – something that will be absolutely key to the success of both the smartphone and its new operating system.

I have no idea what Palm may announce at the Web 2.0 Expo later today but many are hoping that the company will reveal the pricing and release date for the Pre.  Others think that it’s more likely that Palm will simply announce the free general availability of its webOS Mojo SDK – something that will finally allow all developers to start exploring how to build apps for the webOS.

I’ll update this post as soon as news of Palm’s mysterious “announcement” are revealed…

Treonauts are always seriously fooling around

Posted by Andrew on April 1, 2009 at 10:26 AM

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by Jeff | Apr 1, 2009 1:47:01 PM

Just a little fuel on the fire to keep the pre buzz going. Hopefully real information later today!

by earl | Apr 1, 2009 1:56:15 PM

Well the joke will be on the them

Waiting any longer to release this product will set them too far behind to be remotely competative in this climate of smartphones

by Joe | Apr 1, 2009 6:50:50 PM

Sorry Palm. Got tired of waiting. Went ahead and got an iPhone, as I'm sure plenty of those tired of waiting are.

by mike | Apr 1, 2009 8:40:52 PM

COME ONNNNNN we want info.

I may be the next joe ^^^^^

by Bloomberg has news | Apr 1, 2009 10:53:21 PM

by Bolo | Apr 2, 2009 12:44:48 AM

Got news today.
Pre was pushed back atleast another two months

Its a wrap for Palm

Time to look at Iphone, Windows or Android

by RG | Apr 2, 2009 8:34:23 AM

I don't know why so many people are hoping so hard that Palm will fail. If you hate Palm so much, what are you doing in a Palm related website, anyway? A few thoughts:

- I hope Pre is not the iPhone killer. I hope iPhone will keep raising the stakes for competitors.

- I hope Pre works out and save Palm. For the same reason.

- Pre is superior to the current iPhone, even with the latest upgrades (spec-wise, I mean). No doubt about that. It is not as much of a twist on the market as iPhone was, but it's got some pretty cool new stuff. Let's see what Apple will come up with after that.

- Well, for us who are checking news every day, it looks like Palm is taking too long to release Pre. 99% of other people never heard about it. The competition won't be able to make equal or better improvements in a few months.

- There is no way to say now how Pre is going to work because only a few selected people have actually held it, but, from what I heard so far, if it fails, it should be for market reasons (such as the lack of trust that Palm is gonna make it, or the choice for Sprint) and not because it sucks or whatever.

- I'm a Palm big fan (despite the Access deal), and I'm hoping for the best for them. I'll wait for the critics before buying mine. And the sales results, after all, having a device of a bankrupt company could be a big headache.

- Apple is really cool for trying to make things easy, intuitive and, well, generally cool. But I'm not interested in becoming one of those Apple guys. You know, I already have a religion, I don't need another one. If Pre doesn't make it, I'll buy an iPhone and hide it from everybody else.

Bottomline: calm down, people. Let's wait for July and see. All we say now will be gessing or hoping.

by Wes Stacey | Apr 2, 2009 12:06:52 PM

So much for updating as soon as Palm makes the announcement....

by Andrew | Apr 2, 2009 12:13:32 PM

@Wes - Palm released its information later than expected... Here are the latest news:


Cheers, A.

by cat dumas | Apr 3, 2009 6:15:59 AM

um, did i see a slug line or headline that said something about the release date here? did it melt away from my overheated excitement?

WHEN is the F'n phone coming out PALM? i need to replace the 755p trash once and for all. i've been very patient since wrongly sacrificing my 650 for this junk and i'm really tired of hard resetting and reinstalling all my apps.

and everyone, i'm an expert i'd say since i've owned several palm pda's over 10 years, so please don't tell me that its JUST my apps causing this problem because i'm now back to the bare minimum stock apps it came with and it still crashes and freezes and charges the battery/holds a charge randomely. and it has taken shitty pics with washed out color since taking it (this is like replacement 10 in 1.5 years) out of the box.

i'm pretty sure you guys know all about this model and its issues or you wouldn't have been prompted to built the super-duper pre. i just hope the new os will play well with my several medical apps i NEED for work?

wow. after reading this i'm surprised i was never offered a beta tester even though i've been asking for a year now.

yeah the iphone is uber-bitchen (and i'm a mac girl since 1989) but i need my palm pda for the features i've grown to love and rely on.

GIVE US OUR PHONES. we are waiting way more patiently than most groups would for other products.

besides. I BOUGHT YOUR STOCK WITH MY LAST $100 before you announced the Pre because I knew you would step up and replace the very poor 755P.

thanks for listening.

by Bryce | Apr 3, 2009 7:27:19 AM

I went from a 650 to a 755 around 6-7 months ago, and I haven't had the first reset or freeze up. Of course, I have absolutely no add ons at all. I had very few on my 650......maybe 3-4 over a year.It too had no add ons. Draw your own conclusions. I've had a Palm of some type for over 10 years too. I do agree that the camera takes pretty substandard pictures to say the least......very susceptible to movement blurring.

by Pat | Apr 4, 2009 9:46:41 AM

I currently have Verizon and they suck. I have been waiting months for the Pre. Sprint would have gotten my business but it looks I will be getting ATT and the iPhone.
Now I know whey thier Stock Price is $4

by Scott Case | Apr 9, 2009 10:21:36 PM

Went from the solid 700p to the pos 800w. Lock ups and slow, slow, slow. Two replacements and still a piece of crap. What about it Palm, been a customer for 10 years and a Sprint customer for 6, give us the PRE NOW!

by whey protein isolate | Apr 21, 2011 6:50:26 AM

Ha ha. Palm guys, I do look forward to the latest Palm Pre in the market. I bet faster, smarter, though not cheaper i'm sure.

by AngeWayne | May 20, 2011 12:34:43 AM

This palm is really cute! it was handy iphone right? but i'm pretty sure that theres a lot more features except from its small size. I will have that palm a couple of months starting now!lols

by family dentist vancouver | Jun 29, 2011 9:07:31 PM

I also want the real information, palm you should post it. We're very excited to check out that iphone. Even just a few information, the new program, benefits and release date. Thanks

by Silkn SensEpil | Aug 22, 2011 9:07:36 PM

That palm is really amazing. But i have to know the exact details and information about it. It's a little bit disappointing to post a wrong information.

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