Palm Pre

Palm Pixie (aka Eos) confirmed in Pre webOS ROM leak

Palm Pixie (aka Eos) confirmed in Pre webOS ROM leak

Palm's "webOS Reset Doctor", the tool intended to be used to reflash broken or bricked Palm Pre handsets, has leaked, and with it the full webOS ROM.  Intended only for internal use, the ROM has already been cracked over in the PreCentral forums, and it's throwing up not only some interesting tidbits about Palm's intentions for the Pre but about the rumored Eos second device said to be launching later this year.

Mention has been found in the code of both "castle", assumed to be the Pre's internal codename, and "pixie", which has previously been tipped as the codename for the Eos.  Palm have never hidden the fact that the Pre is to be the first device of many to use webOS, but the presence of "pixie" in this first-gen code does seem to suggest that the handset is set to arrive sooner rather than later.

First weekend Pre sales estimated at up to 60k

First weekend Pre sales estimated at up to 60k

Over 50,000 people may have taken home a box just like this at some time over the weekend, according to J.P. Morgan analyst Paul Cooster.  While Palm and Sprint are yet to comment regarding first-weekend Pre sales, analysts have tentatively pegged the figures as ranging from 35,000 to 60,000, with shortages of the smartphone having a significant impact on numbers.

Sprint Palm Pre released, but where are all the Touchstones?

Sprint Palm Pre released, but where are all the Touchstones?

It seems like its taken forever, but the Palm Pre has finally gone on sale in the US.  Sprint stores are opening from 8am across the country, which means all but the west coast are now selling the Pre.  Initial feedback we're hearing suggests that Pre stock numbers may not have been quite as dire as expected - though we'd suggest ringing ahead if you're not already queuing - but it's the Touchstone charger that has become the hard-to-find gadget.

Sprint CEO tells Verizon to “check its facts” over Pre exclusivity

Sprint CEO tells Verizon to “check its facts” over Pre exclusivity

With the Palm Pre set to hit stores tomorrow - you can read our review of the Pre here - Sprint have spoken out again regarding Verizon's apparent claim that they'd have the smartphone over the next six months or so.  Sprint had previously replied that they have the Pre "through 2009"; at the handset's launch party, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse suggested that their exclusivity agreement is longer than a mere six months.

Palm Pre advert released: Flow

Palm Pre advert released: Flow

Palm have been accused of under-marketing the Pre to the general public (as opposed to rabid bloggers and tech-followers), and they're hoping to turn that around with their first proper advert for the smartphone.  Called "Flow", it uses 1,000 choreographed kung fu experts to illustrate the Pre's connectivity.

Check out the advert after the cut

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Palm Pre Review

Palm Pre Review

A lot can happen in five months. Announced to dropped jaws at CES back in January, the Palm Pre has captured attention in a way usually only Cupertino can. Tightly patrolled demos at intervening tradeshows have only added to the allure; now, on June 6th, it's Palm and Sprint's chance to see whether hype adds up to sales. SlashGear have been living, breathing and sleeping Pre for the past couple of weeks: read on for our full review.

It almost seems unnecessary to go over the Pre's hardware: it's been pored over since the CES launch. As well as the obvious things - the 3.1-inch 320 x 480 capacitive touchscreen, slide-out hardware QWERTY keyboard, multitouch strip under the display and 3-megapixel camera on the back - there's EVDO Rev.A, WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a multitasking-capable processor lurking inside.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 22 2009

SlashGear has been hanging out with Google this week, at the I/O 2009 conference.  You can read our first day and second day highlights for the full details, but perhaps the most interesting news was Google's Wave demo for iPhone and Android, and Andy Rubin's confirmation that there should be 18-20 Android handsets on the market by the end of the year.  One of those is expected to be the HTC Hero; make sure to check out the promo video for the chin-heavy smartphone.

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Google I/O 2009 first day highlights

Google I/O 2009 first day highlights

The iPhone Latitude news was only the start of it: Google's I/O Conference has been throwing up all manner of news, and our own Vincent Nguyen was on hand to catch it on camera.  After the cut, you can see Google's video demo of Android OS 2.0 "Donut"; they then gave out an exclusive unreleased HTC Magic - with T-Mobile USA AWS support - which having unboxed Android Community are giving away to one lucky forum member.

Palm Pre news after the cut

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Palm Pre to have Push GMail

Palm Pre to have Push GMail

My Pre reports that a tipster with a webOS emulator has found that the Pre will utilize IMAP IDLE. This means that users on GMail will have near instantaneous reception of new emails. That’s right, it’s getting pushed down to the phone from the GMail servers.

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