Friday, 8 May 2009

Palm Pre to Arrive in Canada on Bell Mobility Network


Palm today announced that Palm Pre, the first phone based on the new Palm webOS mobile platform, will debut in Canada exclusively on Bell Mobility’s 3G high-speed mobile network in the second half of 2009. The smartphone will be first launched in US by June next month. Bell Mobility’s pricing for the phone has not yet been determined.

“Bell is excited to be only the second carrier in the world to announce the 3G Pre,” said Adel Bazerghi, senior vice president of Products for Bell Mobility. “With the unique user experience of the world’s first webOS phone, running on the country’s largest 3G network, we’re confident that Canadians will embrace Pre as the phone for their lives today.”

Palm Pre Features

* 3G EVDO Rev. A high-speed connectivity
* Integrated GPS
* Large 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320×480 resolution HVGA display
* Gesture area, which enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
* Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
* 3-megapixel camera with LED flash
* 3.5mm headset jack
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
* 8GB internal memory (~7GB user available)
* USB mass storage mode
* MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
* Proximity sensor, which automatically disables the touch screen and turns off the display whenever you put the phone up to your ear
* Light sensor, which dims the display if the ambient light is dark, such as at night or in a movie theater, to reduce power usage
* Accelerometer, which automatically orients web pages and photos to your perspective
* Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
* Ringer switch, which easily silences the device with one touch
* Removable, rechargeable battery
* Dimensions: 59.57mm (W) x 100.53mm (L, closed) x 16.95mm (D)

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