Final Palm Pre Retail Packaging and Box Contents Spotted
MaxPDA, a Chinese-language mobile site, has uncovered several high-quality shots of the Pre's finalized retail packaging for Sprint, as well as some of the box contents, with additional details being subsequently reported by PreCentral. The final Pre box is essentially shaped identically to the clever "wedge" design first used on the Treo Pro last year. While we spotted a mockup Pre box at CES, the package design and box contents for Sprint had not yet been finalized.
Some additional pieces of info gleaned from these spy shots are that the device's SKU is PALM100HK and the fact that it has passed all FCC testing and certification. One image shows an affixed sticker listing a "2009-05-04 11:00". This is presumably a production lot decal indicating that this Pre rolled off the line on either April 5th or May 4th.
The getting started foldout guide lists creating a "Palm Profile" as one of the initial tasks required, so this is when the user will establish their cloud sync and backup preferences with Palm. This is also the likely opportunity, PreCentral reports, to download and use Palm's Transfer Assistant to import any legacy Palm OS PIM data to the Pre, as mentioned earlier by Inside Sprint Now.
Another revelation from the leak is the list of the contents of the Pre's box itself, reportedly the Pre itself, a microUSB cable for USB data transfers, a travel charger (also microUSB), the 1150mAh battery and a "phone pouch". It's encouraging to see Palm continuing the trend begun with their recent Windows Mobile devices of not bundling a CD with their devices. Fortunately, a stereo headset also makes a welcome return appearance after being omitted from the Sprint Treo Pro package.
Additional discussion and images are available at the PreCentral forums, including this bit from PreCentral's Dieter Bohn about the Pre's hearing aid compatibility. Unfortunately for users with hearing difficulties, the Pre is reported to be classified with the slightly inferior "M" rating as opposed to the vastly preferable "T" rating.
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- RE: Don't we have this already? -Tuckermaclain
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- RE: Don't we have this already? -richf