The original Palm Pre has not yet been released and a full description of the follow-up model has already emerged. The Palm Eos will supposedly be much thinner than its predecessor and include a small keyboard on its front.
The Pre will have a sliding keyboard, while the Eos will supposedly use a different design, with a keyboard mounted on the front, below its 2.6-inch, 320-by-400-pixel, capacitive touchscreen. By replacing the sliding keyboard with a fixed one, this device will be considerably thinner than the original model.
This upcoming webOS-based model will be a quad-band GSM phone with mobile broadband (HSDPA). It will also reportedly include Stereo Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR but no Wi-Fi.
According to a leaked list of specifications, the Palm Eos will have 4 GB of internal Storage rather than a removable memory card slot.
Other features will include GPS, a 2 MPx camera, and a 1150 mAh battery, giving it up to 4 hours of talk time.
Overall. it will be 4.4 inches tall, 2.2 inches wide, and 0.4 inches thick (111mm x 55mm x 10.6mm).
The Eos will supposedly not be the replacement for the Pre, but a second option for customers.
If this report is correct, this upcoming model will be the second running Palm’s webOS, a multi-tasking operating system able to wirelessly synchronize a wide variety of data with online services like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft Exchange.
It will come with a highly-capable web browser, email software, and multimedia player. Additional third-party applications will also be available.
Coming to AT&T
Unconfirmed reports say this webOS-based device is scheduled to launch by the end of this year, and possibly during the fall.
It will reportedly be available from AT&T for $350 without a contract, and for considerably less with a contract. This carrier will add its usual services, like Cellular Video.
Update: A version of this smartphone for Sprint is also is development. To learn more, read this article: Palm Eos May Be Offered by Sprint