Palm’s latest smartphone debuted in Sprint and Best Buy retail stores in June, and since then has gradually gone on sale at other places. The latest of these is Amazon.com and LetsTalk.com — the latter at $100.
Amazon’s price is the same as at other retailers: $200 with a two-year Sprint contract. Those who would like to buy without a service plan will pay $500. To learn more, go to Amazon.com.
An Overview of the Palm Pre and the webOS
The Palm Pre uses Palm’s webOS, the replacement for the venerable Palm OS. This is a new, multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google and Facebook, as well as Microsoft Exchange.
The Pre itself features a sliding keyboard as well as a multi-touch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device is also equipped with 8 GB of on-board storage (7 GB available to users), Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash.
A Canadian version will be released later this year, and this device will also be available in Europe in time for the holidays. The GSM version for Europe and Latin America is expected to have the 3G standard HSDPA.