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CES 2009: Palm WebOS, Pre debuts

Palm debuts its new WebOS and Pre smartphone (on Sprint) at CES 2009. Here are pictures from the front row of their press conference at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Palm begins the conference ominously.
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Lots of people waiting to see what Palm's got up its sleeve.
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Palm's Jon Rubinstein kicks things off.
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Curved in the back, with a real slide-out keyboard.
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Comparing size to other popular smartphones.
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The Google Android-style slide menu.
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Search results that search apps, contacts, web for what you need.
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Blurry image of browser surfing to Blue Man Group website.
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Horizontal browser view -- when turned, it switches to horizontal and zooms in if it's a majority-text site.
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More site browsing, this time SFGate.
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Non-intrusive notifications from other apps on the phone.
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Using the card switcher to move around on the phone...while keeping control of music via the bottom-right control.
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Outlook-style notification while using the note-taking app.
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The "Touchstone" charger/dock that wirelessly charges using inductive tech and also integrates with phone (see Liveblog for more info).
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The Palm team responsible for the OS and device.
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The two heads of Palm rounding it up.
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