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iTunes 8.2.1 released, destroys Palm Pre media syncing

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Cell Phones, Music, Software

iTunes 8.2.1

Oh, c’mon now, you knew that wasn’t going to allow the to sync with iTunes forever, right? I think we all knew that Pre iTunes media syncing was on borrowed time, and that time has come. Apple has just released iTunes 8.2.1, and with it, comes this ominous feature:

“iTunes 8.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses and issue with verification of Apple devices.”

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Consumer Reports: iPhone 3GS is Best

iPhone 3GSConsumer Reports says that Appleā€™s new is still at the top of the smartphone heap in terms of multimedia, browsing, battery life, display, and navigation. The with WebOS, Samung Omnia, and BlackBerry Storm were close behind, however. The Pre scored higher in messaging and multitasking. CR also claims that Verizon seems to be the carrier that most believe to be the best when surveyed, but that’s no big surprise.

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Palm Pre launches on June 6th for $199

Palm Pre June 6 launch

It is officially official: The is launching on June 6th at $199.99 after $100 mail-in rebate and 2-year contract. The exclusive Pre will be available across the United Stats (yes, US-only for now) in Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and certain Wal-Mart locations. As far as plans are concerned, you can get the Palm Pre with Sprint’s Everything Data plan, or the Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plan. Of course, the Touchstone charging accessory will also be available for $69.99, which includes the $49.99 Touchstone dock and the $19.99 back cover for the Pre that’s required.

So there you have it, you’ll be able to get your Pre on in 20 days.

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Palm Pre video demo

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos

A couple of days ago, the folks at invited us to take part in a webcast demo, along with an opportunity for Q&A. They just made the video demo available, and we think this is the best real-world demo yet that actually shows the capabilities of the Pre and Palm’s webOS. Even in the midst of the excitement, you’ve gotta agree that Palm is making waves in the smartphone UI area. Check out the video above for 11 minutes of Palm Pre goodness, and let us know your thoughts.


Palm Pre hits Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Cell Phones, Handhelds, Videos

Our boy Josh from over at Engadget hit up Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night, and he brought the with him to show to the nation. In case you happened to miss the show, we’ve embedded the clip above so you can check it out. Will the Pre make you switch over from the iPhone?


Palm Sells Shares to Survive

Palm PreHow do you keep your company going in this evil recession? If you are Palm, you sell about 18 million shares of its stock. The proceeds will pay off $49 million in debts to Elevations Partners and the rest will go back to Palm, so that they can stay alive until the Pre is available in Q2. If you are considering the purchase of one, this might be a way to help the California company and get your own share of the phone.

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Palm Treo Pro Out March 15

Treo ProPalm and Sprint have announced that the will be available on March 15. You can get one at any Sprint outlet or online for $199.99 and a two year subscription after a $100.00 mail-in and $100.00 instant rebate. You also have to get their Everything Plan or a $30.00 per month or higher add-on. If you believe you can handle that kind of monetary commitment, your wait for the smartphone is only a couple of weeks away.

Be sure to check out our Palm Treo Pro unboxing gallery.

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Palm pre photo gallery

Palm pre front

Earlier today introduced us to the handset that they hope will bring them into the future, the . We’ve collected a bunch of press shots into our gallery that show off the device quite nicely in our Palm pre gallery. We will have video as well, but for now, check out the stills. What do you think? iPhone killer?

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Gallery: Palm pre photo gallery


Palm announces the Palm pre

Palm Pre

This morning at , announced the phone that they expect will take them into the next generation - the Palm pre. It’s a small, rounded black handset with a trackball, and the specs read like a dream as far as we’re concerned. We are talking about a 3.1-inch 320x480 touchscreen with multi-touch support and a gesture area, the newest OMAP processor from TI, 8 GB of storage space, EVDO Rev. A, 802.11b/g, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, and stereo A2DP. Are you thinking killer yet? Palm says that the Palm pre has “laptop like performance” since the processor is so fast.

The pre also featues a slide out portrait keyboard, which they say is all very ergonomic. The other thing we love about it? It’s a phone with a USB 2.0 MicroUSB connector. Was that too much to ask for after all this time? The phone can also be recognized as a Mass Storage device. Apple, we hope you’re listening.

Even better? Palm announced a feature called Touchstone. In normal terms, that means that the pre supports wireless charging. How cool does that sound?

If you want to get your hands on a Palm pre when they launch, you’ll need to be a Sprint customer, as the phone launches there exclusively. As far as a date goes, the best we were able to get out of them is that it will launch at some point in the first half of 2009, “as soon as possible.” Oh, and no price was announced either. I know, right?

To see more on the device, check out our Palm pre photo gallery.


2008 Holiday Gift Guide: Palm Centro

Palm Centro BlackDon’t wanna splurge on something like an or BlackBerry? After checking out the Palm Centro, we think this might be the device to pick up for that loved one. You can get one for as low as $49.99 on AT&T, and it’s a great introductory smartphone - a huge step-up from your typical flip camera or music phone. It supports instant messaging, web browsing, has a full QWERTY keyboard, 320x320 touchscreen, media player, 1.3-megapixel camera, 64MB internal storage, and . Seriously, that isn’t bad for a $50 smartphone. Oh, even better? Pick it up on Amazon, and it’s free with contract.

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