CTIA: Palm Pre walkthrough

During CTIA I visited the Sprint VIP lounge and I recorded this exclusive 45-minute video walkthrough of the Palm Pre! I also snapped a bunch of pictures

My takeaway? The Pre is a very impressive device and I’m getting one!

It combines some of the best features from the iPhone/OSX – like a visually polished and intuitive UI with multitouch, and from the G1/Android – like the notifications tray and multitasking with background apps, as well as a great Web browser and solid messaging/calendaring features.

The Pre adds the extremely clever concept of cards to manage multitasking, gestures (à la Neonode), contact aggregation (from Google, Facebook, etc…), unified messaging, and wireless charging. This is all demonstrated in the video, along with some 3rd party applications like Pandora and Fandango.

The only major unknowns left are the media player and the camera. It’s going to be difficult to beat the iPhone on the media player front, but I’m hoping the Pre camera matches the G1 camera, at least.

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56 Responses to CTIA: Palm Pre walkthrough

  1. tony says:

    very good questions guys especially about the gsm version all over all good coverage keep it up

  2. Peef says:

    Nice video, but PLEASE turn off the auto level on your cam, -or- run a normalizer on the audio. It’s hard to hear!

  3. tnkgrl says:

    @Peef It doesn’t work that way! This video was streamed live from one of my phones (Nokia 5800) to Qik – the encoding process introduced some of these audio level (and video) artifacts…

    Besides, although the 5800 features a 3 megapixel auto-focus camera with 640×360 (30 fps, MPEG4) video recording, the auto-focus does not work while video recording, and there’s no audio level control.

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