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    Palm Pre?

    Looks like the official launch date is June 6th. Anyone considering getting one?

    Palm Pre Release Date Is Now Official - infoSync World

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    Looks cool to me. Seems pretty creative. Thoughts?



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cloned4Life View Post
    Looks like the official launch date is June 6th. Anyone considering getting one?

    Palm Pre Release Date Is Now Official - infoSync World

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    Looks cool to me. Seems pretty creative. Thoughts?
    Imo, just more epic fail of trying to copy the iPhone.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    I just refuse to support Palm. As far as Im concerned they are a dying company. RIMM and Apple are wiping with them.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    I think it will be a cool phone, but it doesn't look like it will work with SERO, so I will not be getting it. WebOS should be pretty sweet, and I like that it has a physical keyboard.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    I am strongly considering it, but want to see the official pricing before deciding. It's a copy of the iPhone just like every car produced today is a copy of the first practical car. Not sure I would not purchase a new car based on that logic. Also the iPhone wasnt' the first touchscreen phone, the Pre has plenty of other features that set it apart, etc.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    I am strongly considering it, but want to see the official pricing before deciding. It's a copy of the iPhone just like every car produced today is a copy of the first practical car. Not sure I would not purchase a new car based on that logic. Also the iPhone wasnt' the first touchscreen phone, the Pre has plenty of other features that set it apart, etc.
    I read some where that price will be $199, after a $100 rebate and a 2-year service plan with Sprint.



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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill View Post
    I read some where that price will be $199, after a $100 rebate and a 2-year service plan with Sprint.
    I read that too - but until I see it on the Sprint or Best Buy web site I'm not sure if it will be what's offered on June 6th - if I were a betting man I would certainly agree with you though as that's in line with other devices. Also want to see what it costs if I'm not eligble for an upgrade yet...might be pretty spendy.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    Also the iPhone wasnt' the first touchscreen phone
    Just the first that had an interface and concept that was worth a crap.



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    I just got the Pro and love it.


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    Re: Palm Pre?

    I'm strongly considering this. Some of the synergy features this thing offers just seem too cool to pass up. The fact that it can merge my contacts from multiple locations (google, facebook, outlook, etc) and identify and filter duplicate info is amazing. And it does the same with email accounts and calendars. Having all of that stuff combined in one easy to use portable device would be great.

    If the GPS navigation is up to the standards of what they did on the Instinct, that would be a huge seller to me as well.

    Plus, you get the multitouch and the gyroscope of the iphone, but you still get a real keyboard, which I much prefer. Also, the at&t data network is by far the worst of the 3 major carriers. Especially here in the midwest.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Quote Originally Posted by aeroclone View Post
    Also, the at&t data network is by far the worst of the 3 major carriers. Especially here in the midwest.
    By far, that said...iPhone will be on Verizon with 2 years.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Did anyone see this?

    This sucks for those affected.

    AT&T getting Verizon assets in 10 Neb. counties - Action 3 News - Omaha, Nebraska News, Weather, and Sports |

    Probably a matter of time before more are bought up throughout the states.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    I'm going to get one as soon as I can. I've been holding out for this phone for a while now. The iPhone is just too locked down for my tastes, and I really dislike Apple on principal. Not to mention that it's only on AT&T.

    Of course I've never owned a cell phone that wasn't a PalmOS product either, so I suppose I've got a little more incentive than most.

    In terms of actually doing work on a phone, this seems to be lightyears ahead of the iPhone (then again, that wouldn't take much).


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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chad View Post
    I read that too - but until I see it on the Sprint or Best Buy web site I'm not sure if it will be what's offered on June 6th - if I were a betting man I would certainly agree with you though as that's in line with other devices. Also want to see what it costs if I'm not eligble for an upgrade yet...might be pretty spendy.
    I think I saw that $199 price in a release somewhere. As for the off contract price, there were rumors out on the tech blogs a week or so ago about something around $429. That wouldn't be too bad for an off contract smart phone.

    If some of you guys haven't had a chance, there are some demo videos on youtube that are really impressive. I think the way they are handling true multitasking on the phone is something that we will see copied my many other manufacturers in the future.



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    Re: Palm Pre?

    Howard Stern had a number of comments on his show about the Pre. he had a Treo and was really looking into it, but ultimatley he went with a BB Bold. FWIW



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