Thursday, 9 July 2009

Palm Pre to Launch in Europe with O2 and Movistar, it’s GSM!

Palm today announced that the Palm Pre phone is scheduled to be available initially in the UK, Ireland and Germany exclusively on the O2 network, and in Spain exclusively on the Movistar network. Both service providers will start selling the Palm Pre by Christmas and pricing for the phone has not yet been determined.

Palm Pre Specifications

* 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 keyboard (QWERTY in UK, Ireland and Spain, QWERTZ in Germany)
* Email
* 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)
* Weight: ~135 grams


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