Palm announced the Pre earlier this year, and Sprint is definitely going to launch it in the next few months. The Eos, on the other hand, came to light only through leaks from AT&T, who is expected to introduce this model this fall.
But it might not be the only one. The Eos is also reportedly on its way to Sprint, where it will debut during the third quarter of this year.
This model will not be the replacement for the Pre, but a second option for customers.
An Overview of the Palm Eos
The Eos will supposedly have a keyboard mounted on the front, below its 2.6-inch, 320-by-400-pixel, capacitive touchscreen.
According to a leaked list of specifications, this device 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.
It will reportedly 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.
Sprint’s version of the Eos will reportedly include the mobile broadband standard EV-DO Rev A, while AT&T’s will be a quad-band GSM phone with 3G (HSDPA).
This model will be noticeably slimmer than the Palm Pre because it won’t use its predecessor’s sliding keyboard design. Overall. it will be 4.4 inches tall, 2.2 inches wide, and 0.4 inches thick (111mm x 55mm x 10.6mm).