Palm Pre

Palm Cares About Gaming on the Pre

Palm Cares About Gaming on the Pre

Right now, Palm's Pre isn't quite a gaming powerhouse. Actually, it's not at all, and for a lot of people, that's something they wish would be alleviated, and soon. When a phone like the Pre releases in the market against the likes of the iPhone, it's almost essential that the Pre's media abilities come shining through at some point. And it looks like Palm is setting up to show that the Pre is capable of gaming, too. Or, something pretty close.

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Palm Pre Starts To Get More Virtual With Its Keyboard

Palm Pre Starts To Get More Virtual With Its Keyboard

If you're one of the lucky owners of a Palm Pre, but you're wishing that you had a little bit more to type with than that relatively cramped physical keyboard, then you'll be happy to know some hard working developers are on the right path to bring you over some onscreen goodness. And, unlike the SSH input method displayed a couple months back, this keyboard looks like it might be usable very soon.

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Palm Banhammers a Pre Theme for Android

Palm Banhammers a Pre Theme for Android

Are you an Android-lover? Are you still touting around your trusty G1, or even moved onto the physical keyboard-less Magic or Hero? And maybe someone you know has that other Linux-based Operating System, known as WebOS, and you can't help but want some of that action for yourself. Well, you could have gotten a little closer with a simple theme called (you guessed it) "Palm Pre Android Theme", which borrowed the icons, wallpapers, and general mojo directly from WebOS.

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Update: Palm Pre Keeps An Eye On You

Update: Palm Pre Keeps An Eye On You

It looks like Palm is up to no good, at least if you're one to want some kind of security and privacy when going about your every day agenda.  Earlier today, developer Joey Hess did some digging around within the WebOS code that transmits information back to Palm, trying to find out what exactly Palm discerned from this information, and what he found isn't that promising.

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Bell Mobility Palm Pre hits Canada August 27th

Bell Mobility Palm Pre hits Canada August 27th

Palm and Bell Mobility have announced that the Pre smartphone will be available in Canada on August 27th, priced at CA$199.95 (US$187) with a three year contract.  The CDMA handset is the same model as is already on sale in the US through carrier Sprint, and includes EVDO Rev.A, Bluetooth and WiFi, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and multitouch-capable capacitive touchscreen.

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Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Palm Pre WiFi app creates DIY EVDO router [Video]

Official support for tethering is still one feature conspicuous by its absence from the Palm Pre's abilities, and the last we heard Palm were cautioning tweakers not to unofficially enable it lest Sprint get upset.  If, though, the promise of sharing all that EVDO Rev.A goodness is just too good to miss, and you fancy some MiFi-style WiFi hotspot action, then homebrew app My Tether is the answer.

Video demo after the cut

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Palm Pre $99.99 only for today only

Palm Pre $99.99 only for today only

We've seen the Palm Pre accidentally advertised for $99.99 before, but if you'd like a legitimate $99.99 deal then head over to LetsTalk.  The company is offering the Palm smartphone for $99 after a combination of mail-in and instant discounts, though you'll seemingly need to order before the end of today if you want to be eligible.

The Pre in question is new (rather than refurbished) and requires a two-year agreement with Sprint, but that's no different to what the carrier themselves (or Amazon) expect of you.

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Palm Pre gets two new apps, hopefully sign of software surge

Palm Pre gets two new apps, hopefully sign of software surge

Along with the launch of the Mojo SDK for webOS also came a promise from Palm of a new wave of software hitting the Pre's App Catalog.  Today there's news of two new titles available to download, and while that may not quite amount to a "wave" as yet - a trickle, perhaps? - it's hopefully a sign of good things to come.

The titles themselves are OpenTable and Fliq Bookmarks.  OpenTable offers not only restaurant bookings from the touchscreen of your Pre, but reviews, reservation management, GPS searches to call up places to eat nearby and integration with the handset's calendar to automatically note down your eating arrangements.

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