If Palm thought they could seize the Pre spotlight with their Google I/O demo, they were sadly disappointed. As well as their official HTML5 demo we’ve also seen the results of the Pre’s 3-megapixel autofocus camera, courtesy of both Palm themselves and one of the company’s Lead Software engineers.
More Palm Pre news after the cut
Meanwhile, AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson has admitted coveting his (cellular) neighbor’s ass – if by “ass” you mean “Pre”. Talking at the D7 conference that’s running in parallel with Google I/O, Stephenson told reporters that he sees AT&T carrying the Palm Pre – presumably a GSM version, no less – as soon as Sprint’s exclusivity deal expires.
Back to feature-sets, and a leak from a talkative webOS tester revealed that the Pre will support IMAP IDLE, aka push email from GMail. In fact he suggests that messages are coming through faster on the Pre than on his BlackBerry. Finally, the Boy Genius Report are heralding what they say is the first exclusive write-up of the Pre, and it’s a mixed bag of results in their opinion. Our boy Steven disagrees with some of their points, so make sure to check it out.
Want to know more about the Palm Pre? Check out MyPre.com
Palm Pre HTML5 demo: