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Palm Pre and WebOS: photos

More images of Palm's new smartphone and mobile operating system, which stole the show at CES.
By ZDNet UK, Contributor
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Palm stole the show at CES, revealing the Pre smartphone and WebOS operating system. The Pre is designed for people who want to do business and leisure activities a single device, without having to work hard to actually use it. The Pre will launch on the Sprint EVDO Rev A network in the US in the first half of 2009; a European version with HSDPA connectivity is planned, but there's no launch date as yet.

 

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The 135g Palm Pre measures 17mm thick, and has a slide-out keyboard.

 

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The back of the Palm Pre looks basic, like the Treo Pro. However, the Pre features an LED flash to go with the 3.2-megapixel camera.

 

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The slide-out keyboard is a full QWERTY affair, again similar to the Treo Pro's.

 

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The Pre has an accelerometer, and will automatically change the screen orientation when you rotate the device. Here is a movie running in the media player.

 

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The Launcher (left) looks great, and is also a bit familiar for long-standing Palm OS fans. Search (right) is supported throughout the device and online.

 

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WebOS's Synergy feature brings calendar and other PIM information together from various sources.

 

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The weekly and daily calendar views support different colours to make it easier to view your appointments.

 

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The Contacts app is clearly laid out, and supports thumbnail images.

 

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Multiple email accounts can be integrated on the Palm Pre.

 

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Buddy lists and conversations are clearly laid-out, with thumbnails to aid identification.

 

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WebOS's Webkit-based browser looks slick and supports multi-touch gestures for zooming in and out of web pages. You can also use finger gestures to sweep between multiple open web sites (right).

 

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The Camera application (left) and a photo gallery (right).

 

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More photo galleries, and the GPS navigation application.

 

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