Hyped: Palm Pre
Sprint has just announced that the much hyped iPhone contender Palm Pre is scheduled to be released on Saturday June 6. The Palm Pre which was very much influenced by the iPhone is said to feature touch screen multi-touch, a full qwerty keyboard, Palm webOS, Palm Synergy, camera with flash, web browsing, GPS, media player, and background multi-tasking. Check out the post we did on the Pre a few months back for more info here.
The Palm Pre will be available through Sprint stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, and select Wal-mart stores for $199 after $100 mail in rebate and a Sprint 2 year contract or $549 without contract. The Pre will also include the Touchstone charging dock kit for an extra $69.99. The Pre will be under Sprint’s Everything Data or Business Essentials with Messaging and Data plans. Will the new Palm Pre measure up to the iPhone or will it just fall victim to its almighty rein just as the Instinct, G1, Storm, and the several other so called “iPhone Killers” have? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.