Palm Inc and Telcel Announces the availability of Palm Pre phone

Palm, Inc. and Telcel today announced that the Palm Pre phone is scheduled to be available Nov. 27 in Mexico on the Telcel network. Palm Pre is the first phone in a family of products based on the Palm webOS software, which brings mobile applications together in a unique and intuitive multitasking platform that enables consumers and businesses to connect to their information in more useful and usable ways.

"With the introduction of Palm Pre with Telcel in Mexico, we’re expanding the Palm webOS footprint into Latin America for the first time," said Dave Whalen, senior vice president, Global Sales, Palm, Inc. "We’re steadily increasing momentum for Palm webOS as we continue to roll out products with new carriers and countries."

Palm Pre, which is currently available in North America (United States and Canada) and Europe (the UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain), features a smooth, elegantly rounded ergonomic design and a physical keyboard that slides out only when needed. It’s engineered to feel natural in your hand and comfortably small in your pocket. When closed, Palm Pre is ideal for phone calls, web browsing, music, photos and videos; when open, Palm Pre is optimized for email and text messaging. With its curved slider and gesture-controlled touch interface, Palm Pre fuses exquisite design with the revolutionary Palm webOS software for fast access to content on the device or web.

Palm webOS features Palm Synergy(TM), which brings your information from the many places it resides into a single, more comprehensive view. With Synergy, you don’t have to worry about tracking multiple calendars, contacts and messaging applications. It provides a single view that links your contacts and calendars from Outlook(2), Google, Facebook and LinkedIn, so accessing them is easier than ever. Combined messaging displays all your conversations with the same person in a chat-style view, even if you started in IM and want to reply with text messaging.

Palm webOS also lets you keep multiple activities open and move easily between them(3), and universal search makes finding what you need fast and easy. Just type what you’re looking for, and Palm webOS narrows your search and offers results from both your device and the web.(4)

Specifications and Features

    * Integrated GPS(5)
    * Large 3.1-inch touchscreen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320×480 resolution HVGA display
    * Gesture area, which enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
    * Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
    * Email, including support for corporate servers with Microsoft Exchange(2), as well as personal email support (POP3, IMAP)
    * Robust messaging support (IM, SMS and MMS capabilities)(3)
    * High-performance, desktop-class web browser
    * Great multimedia experience and performance (pictures, video playback, music), featuring a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field, and a standard 3.5mm headset jack
    * Bluetooth(R) 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
    * 8GB internal memory (~7GB user available)(6)
    * USB mass storage mode
    * MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
    * Proximity sensor, which automatically disables the touchscreen and turns off the display whenever you put the phone up to your ear
    * Light sensor, which dims the display if the ambient light is dark, such as at night or in a movie theater, to reduce power usage
    * Accelerometer, which automatically orients web pages and photos to your perspective
    * Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g(7)
    * Ringer switch, which easily silences the device with one touch
    * Removable, rechargeable battery
    * Dimensions: 59.57mm (W) x 100.53mm (L, closed) x 16.95mm (D) [2.3 inches (W) x 3.9 inches (H) x 0.67 inches (D)]
    * Weight: ~135 grams (4.76 ounces)

Availability and Pricing

Palm Pre is scheduled to be available Nov. 27 in Mexico on Telcel’s More for Less Unlimited Internet Plans. Pricing is available from Telcel Client Attention Centers and distributors.


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