Palm Pre Pre-view
Official User Guide, Fact Sheet, Features Guide, Getting Started Guide & Full Videos For Sprint Palm Pre Leaked
As we get closer and closer to the official Palm Pre release date of Saturday, June 6th it should not be too surprising that more and more leaks are appearing almost daily.
The last two most interesting leaks include on the one hand the full PDF versions of the Official User Guide, Fact Sheet, Features Guide & Getting Started Guide while on the other hand someone with access to a Palm Pre emulator has provided us with 22 in-depth videos of this amazing smartphone in action.
Palm Pre Fact Sheet
Here below you’ll find an overview of the features, capabilities, battery life, what is in the box and accessories for the Palm Pre.
Features – Activation: Supports Hands Free Activation
Features – Hardware:
- Vibrant 3.1-inch touchscreen, with 24-bit color, Resolution: 320 x 480 HVGA and User-adjustable brightness
- The first Palm smartphone with a much welcomed rectangular screen instead of square which should make it that much easier and more fun to work and play. At the same time, unlike the BlackBerry, the Palm Pre has a full touchscreen which has now been enhanced with “capacitive” technology.
- Size: 3.9 in. x 2.3 in. x 0.67 in. (100.5mm x 59.5mm x 16.95mm) 4.76 ounces (135 grams)
- Small, light yet powerful – the perfect combination…
- Sprint Mobile Broadband with Power Vision Rev A
- There’s no point having an always-connected smartphone if you can’t have a great 3G data connectivity. Sprint delivers with its ultra-fast wireless network.
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1x authentication
- It’s now a given that high-end smartphones must include WiFi and the Palm pre is not the exception.
- Full QWERTY keyboard Touch Screen navigation
- Time and time again I have said that the biggest flaw of the iPhone is its lack of a physical keyboard – a flaw that the Palm Pre resolutely does not suffer from.
- Sensors for Ambient light, Accelerometer, and Proximity
- Bluetooth wireless technology 2.1 + EDR with A2DP (stereo Bluetooth) support Profiles: HSP (Headset Profile), HFP 1.5 (Hands Free Profile), PAN (Personal Area Networking), stereo audio streaming (A2DP, AVRCP) Voice dialing: over Bluetooth wireless.
- Thankfully the Palm Pre delivers virtually all great wireless functionalities that Bluetooth provides.
- Autonomous and Simultaneous GPS using Sprint Navigation for turn by turn directions, and points of interest searches
- Having built-in GPS is not only ultra-convenient but with Sprint’s Everything Plans it also happens to be completely free…
- Whether it’s to speak handsfree or to listen to music a speakerphone will always be most welcome…
- Dual-band MSM6801A processor TI OMAP 3430 processor
- I haven’t yet had a chance to properly play with a Palm Pre but all comments thus far point to an ultrafast experience supported by this high-end processor.
- Camera: Built-In 3.0 megapixels (1600x1200), LED flash with extended depth of field, Autoexposure, Auto-white balance, Geotagging
- We’ll have to wait and see what picture quality is like but nobody can deny that have a 3.0 MP camera with flash as well as geotagging is a rather robust solution.
- 8GB (7GB user available), USB mass storage support and No MicroSD Card Slot
- It’s true that I would very much have liked to have a microSDHC slot on the Palm Pre – particularly as it “only” has 8GB – but overall it’s not too shabby.
- Removable rechargeable 1150mAh Li-Ion battery provides up to 5 hours continuous talk time in digital mode and 250 hours stand by time that Charges over USB
- It may seem pretty obvious that your smartphone should have a removable battery but again this is something the iPhone doesn’t offer. Additionally, 5 hours of talk time is at the upper end of my expectations.
- microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
- I really like the fact that Palm has forgone the use of proprietary connectors and instead chosen to use a standard microUSB format for which you can easily find cables and chargers.
- 3.5mm Stereo Headset connector
- There was a time when having a 2.5mm connector was considered standard but thankfully the Palm Pre opts for the much more convenient 3.5mm.
Features – Software:
- Document Viewers (DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF) that allows you to view Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint Word
- Phone As Modem capable Via Bluetooth (Only special pricing can add PAM attachable)
- Downloadable Applications from the Palm Application Store
- Customizable Ring Tones
- Customizable Photo Caller ID
- Calculator (basic/advanced)
- Messaging; Email, SMS, MMS and IM
- Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync® capable
- Sprint Navigation (Autonomous GPS & Simultaneous GPS used with a voice call)
- Sprint TV
- Amazon Music Store
- Image Formats GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG, XBM, WBMP, MP3
- Video Formats WMV
- Audio Formats WAV, WMA, MP3
- Ringer Types Supported MIDI, QCELP, MP3, AAC, AAC+, Video Ringer & Voice
- Windows XP Service Pack 2,
- Windows Vista (32-bit version only)
- MAC OsX
- Digital Dual Band
- PDA/Palm WebOs
- Power Vision (High Speed Data) / Vision (3G Data)
- Camera (pictures only) with MMS support at launch
- Downloads (Palm App Catalog)
- WLNP = Y
- MMS, SMS, IM
IMPORTANT NOTE: Battery life depends on individual use. Consumption factors include signal strength, speakerphone use, and use of wireless features. In addition, talk time is slightly lower when roaming on the cellular 800 MHz band.
What is in the box:
- Palm Pre
- Removable Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) Battery (1150 mAh)
- AC travel charger w/adapter
- MicroUSB sync cable
- Carrying Case
- Stereo Headset
- Features Guide
- Get Started Guide
Palm Pre Videos
If you just can’t wait to experience what it might feel like to own a Palm Pre then you will be delighted to be able to take a rather nice in-depth video tour of the device split in 22 chapters. Among others you’ll be able to see how the Browser, Universal Search, Google Maps, Messaging & Copy/Paste work.
Preonauts are always full of features…