Palm Pre Will Support Sprint’s ”Phone As Modem”

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Sprint has released the technical specifications of its version of the Palm Pre, the first smartphone to run the webOS. Most of this information was revealed last month, when this device was first unveiled, but potential buyers should be pleased to learn that this upcoming model will be able to act as a wireless modem for a second computer, like a laptop or PC.

Palm PreMany of Sprint’s smartphones support this feature, which is often called tethering. Unlike some of its competitiors, this is a service that this wireless carrier charges extra for: $15 a month.

The Pre will offer support for Sprint’s fastest version of mobile broadband, EV-DO Rev. A., with a data transfer rate that is usually 500 to 1000 Kbits per sec., peaking at 2 Mbps, so it will provide a very fast connection. Still, Sprint limits users to 5 GB a month of data transfers.

This upcoming model’s specifications show that it will allow users to tether either over Bluetooth or a cable. While Bluetooth is more convenient, as it requires no wires, using a cable often results in a faster data connection.

An Overview of the Palm Pre
The Palm Pre will be the first device to use Palm’s just-announced webOS. This will have a strong focus on the Web, and be able to synchronize data with online services like Google and Facebook.

The Pre will feature a sliding keyboard as well as a multitouch-capable 3.1-inch display. This device will also be equipped with 8 GB of onboard storage, Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth 2.1, and a 3.0 megapixel camera with LED flash. 

It will be exclusively available from Sprint for quite some time after its launch.

 Source: Sprint via Wired

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