Pre Screenshots and Features Detailed in New Leak

webos screenshotA site called has apparently managed to get their hands on a Palm Pre (or the SDK emulator) and have been posting a series of articles and screenshots from the device. (via engadget.) The articles detail a number of the apps on the device including the web browser, memos and tasks as well as some previously undocumented features. (At the moment the site is under heavy volume and access has been sporadic.)

Highlights include confirmation that the device can perform an automatic daily online backup, there is a built in device updater app, a first use guide and that a user has to create a "Palm Profile" when setting up the device. We've mirrored a couple of screenshots after the break.

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Gotta admit...

twrock @ 5/22/2009 8:28:39 PM # Q is a pretty looking thing. Hmm, wonder if someone has the ZLauncher and PalmRevolt skins out for this yet. I'm getting tired of my iPhone skins. Maybe time for a change?

The Pre might well be a very nice device for the web addicted. Hardware aside, it does look like a worthy contender to the iPhone OS. (I prefer the iPhone's much larger screen and can do without the minuscule keyboard.) WebOS wins some and it loses some, but it's certainly not "out-classed" by Apple's offering. (The iPhone fanboys among us will of course beg to differ, but I don't care to argue with their lack of objectivity.)

But in the same way that I haven't been able to convince myself the iPhone should be my next device, I'm not convinced by the Pre either. Now if Access would port a Garnet VM over to the Androd platform, I think I'd be gone in a heartbeat. In any case, that's where I'm still leaning. I really do like the whole idea behind Android as well. (

Well, we'll all know a lot more in two weeks. Good luck to Palm on this one though. I hope that they somehow pull it off. I have no assurance that they will, but they sure seem to be trying.

Hey Palm! Where's my PDA with Wifi and phone capabilities?

RE: Gotta admit...
BaalthazaaR @ 5/24/2009 4:15:33 PM # Q
Hey GarnetOS fan, you might find this interesting:

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jca666us @ 5/23/2009 4:34:49 PM # Q
looks nice - can the browser do landscape?
RE: interesting...
SeldomVisitor @ 5/23/2009 4:48:55 PM # Q
Hmmm...I'm not sure if I read about that one...vague synapse firings say "Yes, it can do landscape"...however, the keyboard cannot.

RE: interesting...
jca666us @ 5/23/2009 7:06:29 PM # Q
One of the disadvantages of a "real" keyboard.
RE: interesting...
hkklife @ 5/24/2009 12:16:43 AM # Q
Yes, it can do landscape only in (I think) the media player, photo viewer and web browser apps. There's not an OS-wide "screen rotate" function like there was on the 320x480 OS5 devices.

And if you wanna type in a new URL, without the onscreen keyboard you have to literally reorient your Pre to portrait, extend the KB, type in the URL, then rotate back to landscape.
Pilot 1000->Pilot 5000->PalmPilot Pro->IIIe->Vx->m505->T|T->T|T2->T|C->T|T3->T|T5->Zodiac 2->TX->Verizon Treo 700P->Verizon Treo 755p->?

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jca666us @ 5/24/2009 7:08:10 AM # Q
usability suffers...
RE: interesting...
mikecane @ 5/24/2009 5:50:31 PM # Q
>>>usability suffers...

Eh. Wait for the "Palm Tre" -- the one where the damned screen rotates so the device is shaped like a T, landscape screen on top, keyboard on bottom.

Have fun looking like a dork with that too.

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