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mini-pre palmMichael Arrington of TechCrunch is reporting some news that has should come as no great surprise to anyone monitoring the Palm rumors over the past four months. Citing an anonymous source, TechCrunch is reporting that a "second Pre-like device" is going to arrive sometime later in the year, possibly even this fall.

The rumored device is never specifically referenced as a smartphone within the article but will supposedly address a "different part of the market". It is said to be smaller than the existing Pre and will of course run Palm's new WebOS. The source did not confirm if the device would run on CDMA or GSM networks or if it would feature a physical keyboard.

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And then??!!

sungod @ 4/30/2009 1:06:24 AM # Q
Palm has always said that WebOS is for multiple devices. So 2nd and 3rd devices had to be on the drawing board.
Other than the Pre I'm more interested in a larger device. If some one has read the WebOS programing book is there any ref to screen resolutions other than 320x480? WebOS at 480x800 would be even more sexy.
RE: And then??!!
philpalm @ 4/30/2009 8:20:49 AM # Q
A foleo type device for the visually impaired people? Or a smaller Centro2 with webOS?

When I first saw this article I thought maybe an Atom cpu powered device. Net books will be booming and maybe Palm is trying to jump on that bandwagon.

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bhartman34 @ 4/30/2009 8:21:07 AM # Q
The new device definitely doesn't sound like it's larger to me. Having said that, it would be nice for Palm to come up with a larger device. Having lived with the Centro for over a year, I have to say that I have no desire to buy anything smaller than the Pre now.
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2klbs @ 4/30/2009 9:16:00 AM # Q
sungod wrote:
Palm has always said that WebOS is for multiple devices. So 2nd and 3rd devices had to be on the drawing board.
Other than the Pre I'm more interested in a larger device. If some one has read the WebOS programing book is there any ref to screen resolutions other than 320x480? WebOS at 480x800 would be even more sexy.

I recall this:

"The introduction of the book is particularly interesting as it seems to take a direct shot at Apple and the iPhone.

Palm webOS is designed to run on a variety of hardware with different screen sizes, resolutions and orientations, with or without keyboards and works best with a touchpanel though doesn't require one. Because the user interface and application model are built around a web browser, the range of suitable hardware platforms is quite wide, requiring only a CPU, some memory, a wireless data connection, a display, and a means for interacting with the UI and entering text."

http://tiny.cc/Wf4WA
End of Contract with Sprint- to become a "Pre-vert" or go Android?

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My reaction: Duh!

Tere @ 4/30/2009 9:32:47 AM # Q
As soon as the Pre was announced, I ASSUMED there would be more devices, probably soon after. I mean...come on...PRE!!! The name itself says there's more coming.

The only questions are What? and When? I think within a year, there will be two more devices. As to what, I don't know. A PreTouch seem like a nice idea. I like my PDA. I don't want to have an expensive data/unlimited plan to use it. And I like my phones as simple as possible. My current (Samsung A580) doesn't even have a camera. And I use the cheapest voice plan available. BUT WebOS needs to be connected to the net. The data is out there in the Cloud. Would it rely on WiFi? That's kind of spotty. Even when it available, the level of service/security varies a lot. A 3/4G network device w/o voice doesn't make sense. With the iPod Touch, PIM apps are still a weak.Other apps and data are local, not Cloudy. A non-3/4G Pre would need to pull/sync cloud data when it finds a network. that kind of defeats the purpose of WebOS.

I really like the idea of the Pre. It could well be my first smartphone. The IPhone/Touch is getting there, but I like Palms long history with PIMs and their open SW approach. I want more and expandable memory, a landscape solution that includes a HW keyboard, native syncing ability, a low level SDK so I can get decent versions of intensive apps (video, skype, etc), and a couple of other things, before I leap. But those will come. I just hope soon enough.
- Tere

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