New Palm Device Launch This Week?

palm eos pixie Rumor: TechCrunch is reporting today that they have received a tip that the device code-nammed Palm Pixie/Castle/Eos could be launched as soon as this week. According to the site, the new device launch is set to coincide with Fashion Week held Sept 10-17th in New York City, where Palm is listed as a sponsor.

The Palm Eos has been in the rumor mill for some time now. Previous leaks have shown its specs and details from AT&T slides citing a launch date of the second half of 2009.

Rumors have also recently picked up about new Palm product codes appearing in various inventory systems. While yet another source reported recently that Palm has placed an order for 500,000 or so GSM/UMTS devices from a manufacturer in China.

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here we go again...

HelloNNNewman @ 9/8/2009 4:48:15 PM # Q
What's with Palm and their new thought process of not building products with expandable memory?? Is this what Rubenstein brought with him from Apple? Wake up Palm - these aren't iPods or iPhones!
RE: here we go again...
LiveFaith @ 9/8/2009 6:41:01 PM # Q
Faaaaat middle Baby!
Pat Horne
RE: here we go again...
DarthRepublican @ 9/8/2009 7:14:56 PM # Q
You have to learn to walk before you can run. Palm finally got a modern smartphone out the door. It's for the best that they strip it down to its essentials and get them right before they start adding in every feature under the sun.
Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
RE: here we go again...
Gekko @ 9/8/2009 7:16:26 PM # Q

nah it was due to GREED.
RE: here we go again...
RobertoV6 @ 9/9/2009 5:17:59 AM # Q
I agree. Just let it develop and you'll soon see some upgrades.
Eventually they will try to come up ahead of the competition...
Anyway, this devices are said to come with 8gb of internal storage.
For me, that's more than enough...
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Gekko @ 9/8/2009 5:01:02 PM # Q
is there Gestures on that puppy? i didn't care for WebOS on the Pre. it was a clumsy, buggy, laggy, unintuitive implementation. maybe with a real keyboard, a 4-Way Navigation button?, and no Gesture area, this EOS will be more usable?
RE: Gestures?
mikecane @ 9/8/2009 5:34:28 PM # Q
Gesture Area with center button is right there.

What's this about a NYC intro?!

RE: Gestures?
Tim_Carroll @ 9/8/2009 6:21:56 PM # Q
I think the 5-way was quietly taken out back and shot during webOS' development. (sadly)

At this point, I'll just be happy for them to finally release a freaking GSM webOS device. Pre, Eos, whatever, just give me a damn unlocked 3G GSM Palm!

RE: Gestures?
DarthRepublican @ 9/8/2009 6:41:15 PM # Q
I wouldn't bet on the d-pad being gone forever - at least not in spirit. It seems to me that my Pre could easily detect gestures across the top of the center button. And the Pre already has a "trackball" mode where left, right, up, and down strokes made while holding down the orange button move the cursor. So it shouldn't be too difficult to interpret strokes across the center button in the same way. The Pixie/Eos looks like it has a relatively large button (I'd be surprised if it turned out to be a true d-pad), so it would function quite well as a virtual d-pad.
Screw convergence
Palm III->Visor Deluxe->Visor Platinum->Visor Prism->Tungsten E->Palm LifeDrive->Palm TX->Palm Pre
Visor Pro+VisorPhone->Treo 180g->Treo 270->Treo 600->Treo 680->T-Mobile G1->Palm Pre
RE: Gestures?
LiveFaith @ 9/8/2009 6:43:55 PM # Q
Awesome Darth. Maybe Palm will patent the VD Pad technology!. :-o Sounds good otherwise tho.
Pat Horne
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Gekko @ 9/8/2009 7:10:52 PM # Q

freakout - be careful what you wish for.

DR - the Pre navigation AND "trackball" mode is clumsy, inaccurate, and just plain awful. the copy/paste is sad at best.

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Tim_Carroll @ 9/8/2009 8:19:36 PM # Q
gekko - believe me, if the GSM Centro was 3G you'd have to make a pretty good case to pry it outta my greasy mitts. but a 2G smartphone in 2009 is just ridiculous. i like what i've seen in the webOS emulator, especially the new messaging system (which is my favourite Treo/Centro feature anyways). wi-fi and GPS are icing on the cake.

your warning has been noted, however. plus, you'll get to say "I told you so" if I hate it. :P

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Holy Crap, it's official

Tim_Carroll @ 9/8/2009 9:08:10 PM # Q
(typing madly)
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