Now that we officially know all of the details and can calm the hype trains down, lets talk about pricing. Apple has just confirmed an aggressive pricing strategy for the new iPhone 5C, coming in at just $99. However, many of you are probably interested in their flagship iPhone 5S. With an improved camera, fingerprint sensor with Touch ID and more. So when and for how much? It all starts September 13th.
There's a lot of Palm fans out there. Even more so, there's a lot of webOS fans out there. And yes, there's even a few Palm Pre and Pixi device fans out there. There's no way of getting around that, ladies and gentlemen. Just like there's iPhone and Android fans. They exist, and their voices are pretty loud. But that's not going to stop the truth from barreling forward. And, the truth is, sadly, that Palm isn't doing too hot. So, obviously, there's all sorts of talk about Palm being bought, acquired, or otherwise gobbled up by some other company. Today's no different.
Palm look to be continuing to make good on their promise to turn around company fortunes by leveraging their existing handset line-up, and the next stage in that is a European release of the Palm Pre Plus and Pixi Plus. Spotted crossing the GCF (Global Certification Forum)'s testing as the Palm P101UEU and P121UEU, the two devices are quadband GSM and dualband 900/2100MHz HSDPA.
In conjunction to Mobile World Congress, Palm is keeping the Pre buzz alive with new video demoing its GUI. The video demoed tight integration between its calendar, appointments and contacts with the browser and sharing functionality. The smooth riding GUI gives a peek of webOS customization – such as the capability to add specific webpages to the launcher as shortcut.
Is it true? There's a rumor flyingaroundtheweb regarding the Palm Pre's price - $399 for a Sprint 2-year contract. We must stress that has not been confirmed. That said, what do you think about this price point?
Be sure to check in regulary for new developments on this story, and also check out our new sister site, Pre Community - a community for everything Pre.
Pre Community is certainly getting a lot of time near the Pre, it seems - the site has now posted the write-up from a Q&A with Sprint and Palm executives. Pre Community also states at the end of the post that a video of the Q&A is "coming soon".
Our sister site, Pre Community, has a taken an in-depth, hands-on look at the Palm Pre and has posted an early review. What are the first impressions after having a chance to play with Palm's new toy? We'll tell you a little bit about it after the jump.
A few months ago, many people were ready to pull the plug on Palm. Our own Vincent Nguyen even went so far as to say he'd never write another post about them again, effectively pronouncing them dead. After today's press conference, though, I'm willing to bet he's singing a different tune. I know I certainly am. I was quietly optimistic about the Pre, but now it's out there, I won't lie - I'm excited.
In fact, we're all excited about the Pre here at SlashGear, and to prove it, we're launching Pre Community. We invite all past, present and future Palm users to join us and help us build a thriving community of Pre fans. Whether you're an ex-Palm user, a current Palm fanatic or someone who might be interested in getting a Pre, we welcome each and every one of you to discuss the Pre, make friends and, most importantly, have fun.
Come check out Pre Community, and from everyone here at SlashGear - welcome!
Well, Palm's CES Press Conference has come and gone, and we now have our first look at the company's new smartphone - the Pre. What do we know about Palm's new device? We'll give you the rundown (and treat you to the photos we weren't supposed to liveblog) after the jump. Also note: We'll have an exclusive hands-on with the Pre today at 3:30 PM PST. Look for more on the Pre afterwards! And be sure to check out PreCommunity.com, our new site for everything Pre.