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Palm Pre unboxing video

I realise that the Palm Pre has been around for a while but it’s taken some effort to get our hands on a review unit as they are in such short supply. This is one that James and I were really looking forward to putting through its paces as we’d heard mostly good things about WebOS.

The Palm Pre

The Palm Pre

 

Having played with the Pre for a while over the weekend I have to say that I am initially quite impressed. The user interface is smooth and intuitive and I like the way email is handled. There’s also mutitasking here so you can have many apps running at once, unlike the iPhone, you don’t have to close one app to go to another!

There are a few questions marks over the build quality, the edges around the keyboard for example are just a fraction from being sharp enough to shave with. The keyboard mechanism is also far from perfect, I find it a little awkward to open with one hand, but this could be down to this being a much used and abused PR model.

James is going to be the one to review the Palm Pre so please do feel free to use the Palm Pre forum thread to send us any comments or questions that you would like him to answer about the Pre either now or in the review. As always I have an unboxing video for you where I dive in and take a quick look around WebOS as well. Take a look:

 

Palm Pre unboxing video

 

Palm Pre specification:

  • Operating system: Palm® webOS
  • Display: 3.1-inch touch screen 320×480 resolution HVGA display
  • Keyboard: Physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Email: Microsoft Outlook® email with Microsoft® Direct Push Technology POP3/IMAP (Yahoo, Gmail, AOL, etc).
  • Messaging: Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
  • GPS: Built-in GPS
  • Digital camera: 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth® 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
  • Memory 8GB of user storage (~7.4GB user available) USB mass storage support
  • MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Headphone jack 3.5mm stereo
  • Dimensions: Width: 59.5mm (2.3 inches) Height: 100.5mm (3.9 inches) Thickness: 16.95mm (0.67 inches)
  • Weight: 135 grams (4.76 ounces)

 

Posted by: Matt

Posted in: Videos/Unboxings
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BlackBerry Magnum on video

The BlackBerry Magnum, AKA Dakota, has been rumoured for some time now but its only in the last few days that it has been captured on video.

Magnum

BlackBerry Magnum

 

To look at the above picture you may think that the device looks just like a Bold 9000 but the Magnum has a special trick up its sleeve – a touch screen!

Yes, the BlackBerry Magnum is somewhere between a Bold and a Storm with the clicky screen. Although this device is still a prototype I am sure we will see a version of it released at some point.

Will BlackBerry users like the Magnum? I’m not sure. I’m a BlackBerry user and I certainly don’t want a touch screen. What may be a better option in the future would be a Storm with a slide out QWERTY?

Anyway, check out the below video from the cellularguru and if you wish to comment please do so in our forum.

 

BlackBerry Magnum on video

 

 

Posted by: James

Posted in: News