Sprint have announced that the Palm Pre will go on sale from June 6th, priced at $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. The Pre will be available from Sprint's own stores, together with Best Buy, Radio Shack and selected Wal-Mart stores.
MiTAC Mio today announced a new range of Navman PNDs, together with previewing an upcoming 7-inch touchscreen PND with integrated digital TV tuner that's expected to drop sometime over the summer. First to reach the market will be the Mio Navman Spirit S300, S500 and Flat, each with integrated traffic receivers, touchscreen GUIs and text-to-speech directions. Mio have also thrown in their latest "Spirit" UI, which supports kinetic scrolling, and keyword search based on Google technology.
Video demos after the cut
Now here's a disappointing unboxing: get all the packaging open and discover that there's no Palm Pre inside. MaxPDA managed to acquire the packaging and printed material that buyers of the Sprint Palm Pre will find their precious new handset ensconced within, and haven't left the absence of the smartphone itself stop them from photo-documenting the unboxing experience.
In addition to more new Palm Pre content than you can shake a stick at, My Pre have also found the time to cover the new Pre SDK, Palm's big announcement at CTIA yesterday. The Mojo SDK for webOS will now be seeing an early release - earlier than the Pre itself, that is - so that developers will have plenty of time to code all the launch-day apps Palm would like to have.
More details, plus news of a PalmOS emulator, after the cut
Over at our sibling site My Pre, CTIA was always going to be about just one handset: the Palm Pre. They've done themselves proud, too, with a wealth of new coverage, photos and video of the handset in action, together with details of some of the software that's available for the Pre.
Full details after the cut, plus photos and video
Google's Vic Gundotra, vice president of engineering at the search giant, this morning demonstrated an offline version of the GMail web-app. Right now it's a technical concept, but what it means for developers is that any browser compliant with HTML5 standards - for instance the webkit browser engine which the iPhone, Palm Pre and Android platform browsers are all based on - will be able to support the technology, but also that developers can code a single offline webapp for any HTML5 compliant device.
Palm’s new Treo 755p offers an excellent balance of form, features and applications. Sprint’s speedy EV-DO network combined with ease of use makes the Palm Treo 755p the most well-rounded smartphone on the market today. It is packed with internal and external improvements that many Treo fans have been waiting and wishing for. The 755p is available in two fashionable colors - burgundy and midnight blue.
Palm’s new Treo 755p may look like its cousin 750v, but that’s as far as it goes. Unlike the 750v running Windows Mobile, the 755p sports Palm OS 5.4.9. It is a big improvement over the existing Treo 700p, featuring a slimmer form factor with new internal antenna, and updated software. Other new features found on the 755p include miniSD card slot, Instant Messaging application, and trial version of the Mobile Voice Control. For the first time ever, Google Map for mobile, Microsoft Direct Push Technology for email and Bejeweled game are integrated into the ROM to free up user available storage space (60 MB).
Well hello there all you morning readers, haven't seen you around for a while! We've been to Barcelona and back and now we're back in the New York Groove to get you all the news you want in the tiny package you love the best - SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up! Have a look at a HTC Inspire 4G Review, the winners of the Android Community Big Fat Android Toy Giveaway #1, and the Motorola XOOM Street Egg Ad that'll swallow you up whole! Don't forget the odd Motorola Roadster [In-Car Bluetooth Speakerphone] Review - talk in your car all day! Have a look at a slew of Lenovo item releases: the ThinkPad W520 quadcore desktop replacement, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420 and T520, and the Lenovo ThinkPad L420 and L520 entry-level notebooks. All of them very black with a red nose. Then while you're mind is still at it, get the official price of the Verizon released Motorola XOOM.
When webOS launched, there was some grumbling that the device, when it came to the Palm Pre (and subsequently released, Palm Pre Plus), focused too much on the portrait-slider hardware keyboard. The absence of an official on-screen keyboard left some people wanting more. And while there were "options" available for those who wanted to travel down some particular roads, Palm seems to want to keep focusing on the hardware keyboards. That should surprise no one, considering Palm's device legacy. But, it looks like webOS 2.0, which launched with the release of the Palm Pre 2, features a software keyboard, even if it is far from perfect.
I have spent almost a week with the HTC HD7 from T-Mobile USA, the first device for the Magenta network to run Microsoft's new and "improved" Windows Phone 7 mobile Operating System. So far, we've taken a look at the hardware, which I was pretty impressed with, even if I had seen other devices much like it already. And then, we took a personal look at the software, and I came out pretty confident in the system, even if there were a few things in there that threw me for a loop. Tonight, we take a look at the apps. As of the time of this writing, Microsoft says they've got just over 2,000 applications available in the Windows Marketplace. I picked out my favorites, and I'm also going to talk about the native ones, too. So let's get into it.