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…