Today at CES 2009, Palm stole the show and showed that they indeed can again become the leader in the mobile space with the revealing of the Palm Web OS and Palm Pre device. The Pre is designed for those of us who want work and play access on a single device without having to work hard to actually use the device. The Pre will be coming to Sprint first in the first half of 2009 so stay tuned and enjoy the product photos.
The Pre has nice curves and looks great with the high resolution 3.1 inch display.
The back looks basic like the Palm Treo Pro, but Palm now includes an LED flash to go with the 3.2 megapixel camera.
The keyboard slides down to then appear similar to a Treo unlike most slider keyboards today that slide out from the side.
See how the keyboard slides down at a slight angle on the Palm Pre.
This view shows the slide-down keyboard from the left side.
Here is a very good side view of the way the keyboard slides down from under the display.
This view shows the Pre lying horizontally in the open position.
Another view of the keyboard slid down and open.
The top shows the 3.5mm headset jack and ringer switch (another great Palm mainstay).
Here you can see how a movie will appear in the media player.
The new calendar in the Palm Web OS.
You can see there are different ways to view your calendar and manage it.
The new Palm Web OS calendar view. Hopefully, a summary of the day you select appears.
The calendar week view appears to support different colors to make it easier to view appointments.
The full screen turns into a viewfinder in the camera application.
The contact list supports image thumbnails.
The view of each contacts information looks great in this profile view.
Another view of your contact's details.
Multiple email accounts are supported on the Palm Pre and as you can see Gmail even comes with an icon.
Integration is the key in the new Palm Web OS and on the Palm Pre.
TeleNav supports the new Palm Pre and is a launch partner. You will get full voice navigation with the GPS on the Palm Pre.
The default launcher looks great, but also still a bit familiar for us longtime Palm OS fans.
Palm integrated IM and text messages so your conversation can be maintained at all times.
Threaded text messaging and colorful chatting is supported on the Palm Pre.
The inbox view also supports contact thumbnails so you can quickly see who emails are from without even checking the sender name.
The bottom menu is visible here and I understand that gestures are supported all over the place.
The phone dialer is shown here in this screenshot and is finger friendly.
Photo albums are supported on the Palm Pre.
Thumbnails are shown in your photo library.
The dialer is shown, along with lots of other pertinent information.
Search is supported throughout the device and online.
The web browser looks slick too.
You can zoom in to pages in the browser.
Similar to the iPhone and Google Android you can quickly switch between different cards in the web browser.