Palm Pre Case Deal

If you’re in the market for an leather sleeve case for your Palm Pre, Palm Pre Plus or even Palm Pre 2, then I’d suggest you head on over to Verizon Wireless toot sweet. They have limited supply of a Palm Pre Plus leather sleeve for the price of $2.97. That price includes overnight shipping. If that’s not your style, our very own everythingpre Store offers the largest selection of Palm Pre cases and accessories with prices starting at just $9.95. All of our cases and accessories are backed by our 30-day guarantee.

Palm Pre case

Palm Pre Goes Missing From Sprint’s Website

The original Palm Pre is getting a bit long in the tooth, but up until today it’s been capable webOS phone on Sprint. Sprint’s reluctance to offer a follow-up device (Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pre 2) has been well documented, but now the Palm Pixi is the only option for those looking to purchase a webOS phone on Sprint. Yes, the original WiFi-less Palm Pixi. It would be wishful thinking that perhaps Sprint has been hiding the Palm Pre 2 from us all, but we don’t get that feeling. Perhaps some of those mystery references found in webOS 2.0 source code will find their way to Sprint early next year. We’ll be at CES providing all the coverage of the yet-to-be announced HP Palm event.

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Palm Pre Plus Back At Verizon

The Palm Pre Plus had gone missing from Verizon’s website last week, prompting many to think that perhaps they were making room for the forthcoming Palm Pre 2. It looks as if the Palm Pre Plus is back online again at Verizon, so again we’re in a holding pattern waiting for the Pre 2. Still no official release date or reviews, but we have seen a rumored November 11th date. When we hear something, concrete or otherwise, we’ll pass it along.

Palm Pre Plus Verizon

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Sprint users, time for your voice to be heard

Sprint hasn’t seemed very interested in updating your beloved Pre with either the Pre Plus or the Pre 2 that’s coming to big red. Going on 16 months without a new webOS device has caused a bit of stir in the Sprint Pre community. Well, now there’s an opportunity for Sprint to hear your voice. The company has set up a poll in their official forums asking “Which mobile platform do YOU think Sprint should focus on?” Registration is required, but it’s a good opportunity to let them know how you feel. They are soliciting feedback. Give it to them.
Sprint survey

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Palm Pre 2 Preview

The lucky gentlemen at Phonescoop were granted a date with the Palm Pre 2. Palm again reminds journos that these units are pre-production and that leaves us wondering if there will be any changes when the Palm Pre 2 ships. You can view the full preview here, but here are some interesting snippets along with a video tour.

The most obvious changes to the Pre 2’s appearance are the new bevel around the front glass surface, which, by the way, is now Gorilla Glass. The display looks identical to the original, and the volume toggle, power/lock key, and silencing switch are all identical. The biggest and most welcome improvement to the hardware is the keyboard. Palm, changed the shape of the keys, and gave them much better travel and feedback. It still feels a bit cramped, but typing is much more satisfying on the revised hardware. The Pre 2 has a 1GHz processor, and the webOS 2.0 platform absolutely FLIES now.The speed improvements are real, and definitely appreciated.

Interesting that the display is reportedly Gorilla Glass. Many of these Palm Pre 2 previews showcase the speed of webOS 2.0. Cards are fast on pre-Pre 2 hardware with webOS 1.4.5. Will in-app speed be improved and will this carry over to pre-Pre 2 hardware? Those are the big questions for webOS 2.0. Still no official word on a release date for the Palm Pre 2 or webOS 2.0.

Palm Pre 2 Headed to Rogers

When Palm announced the Pre 2, they mentioned it was coming to Canada, but did not provide any carrier information. MobileSyrup (via Worldwide Gadget) has photos of the new Palm Pre 2 packaging and it’s clear the new Pre 2 is headed to Rogers. The new packaging also includes the new HP palm logo. Fancy! Obviously, packaging would indicate we are passed pre-production units. The rumored release date is November 9th, which dovetails nicely with our rumored November 11th US release date.

Rogers Palm Pre 2

Palm Pre 2

An Entirely New Forum Experience for webOS Enthusiasts

As a webOS fan and enthusiast, we realize that you have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting a forum to chat about webOS and Palm phones. Today we’re introducing our completely new forums. We’ve got some cool features we’d like to show you that we that we think you’re going to really enjoy. Registration is free and takes less than a minute.

webOS forums

As with all of our communities, our promise to you is that we’ll never inundate you with advertising. In addition, there are some killer features including:

  • Blazing speed when opening the forums or topics. It’s fast, really fast.
  • Ability to create your own personalized news/activity stream by following members of interest in the forums. You can create your own gang of webOS fanatics that you select and follow.
  • Just like Twitter, members can update their status. This allows you to stay connected with fellow members for a more personal experience.
  • In thread avatars, so you can see who has posted and if you have replied to a thread.
  • Easy access alerts, allow you to quickly see who has responded to topics you are watching or have posted in.
  • New ‘Like’ system allows you to let other members know when you’ve liked their post. If it was helpful, entertaining or otherwise, liking a post lets other members know to keep posting more of the same.
  • A new trophy system allows members to receive trophies for being a contributing member to the forums.
  • Support for Facebook making it easier than ever to join us.
  • Support Facebook “Likes” allows you to let your friends know that you’ve “liked” a particular topic.
  • Support for Twtter allows members to reweet topics to their followers.
  • Massive user interface improvements throughout.

We think our new forums make for a truly exciting and unique forum experience. Register today and take it for a test drive.  To help get you started, we’ve set up a few video tutorials that showcase some of the improvements. Have suggestions? Let us know in forums!

Palm Pre 2 Sizzle Promotional Video

This video has been making the rounds for a few days and we’ve yet to feature here. This isn’t a commercial, but rather a short promo video highlighting webOS. Given the similarities in form factor to the original Pre, it will be interesting to see how Palm/Verizon market the Palm Pre 2. Will they go purely OS and how do they convey all of the improvements in the Palm Pre 2? What we do know is that it’s not likely that we’ll see Creepy Girl 2.0.


Poll: US based Palm owners, who is your wireless carrier?

Today’s announcement of the Palm Pre 2 coming to Verizon is great news for those who prefer big red. Of course, it was only a few months ago that we saw Verizon release the Palm Pre Plus, which offered improvements over of the original Palm Pre. No doubt Verizon is the largest US wireless carrier, but how does that translate to the current install base of Palm fanatics, most of whom are desperate for an update from the original Palm Pre that dates back to June of 2009. Time to break out the polls and ask our US based readers, “Who is your current wireless provider?” Are you considering a jump to Verizon for the Palm Pre 2 or holding out hope for an updated model from either Sprint or AT&T. Let us know in the comments.
US carriers

Verizon Palm Pre 2 Specs, Photo Gallery

While we await the inevitable reviews that should be hitting the Interwebs shortly, here’s a photo gallery of the new Palm Pre 2. What might not be noticeable from the images is that the Pre 2 features a new glass display. That coupled with the 1Ghz processor are the big changes here.

  • Color: Black
  • Operating system: HP webOS platform
  • Display: 3.1-inch multitouch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color, 320×480 resolution HVGA display
  • Keyboard: Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard
  • Email: Microsoft® Exchange email with Microsoft
    Direct Push Technology
    POP3/IMAP (Yahoo!® Mail, Gmail™, AOL, Hotmail®, etc.)
  • Messaging: Integrated IM, SMS, and MMS
  • GPS: Built-in GPS
  • Digital camera: 5-megapixel camera with LED flash, extended depth of field, geotagging, and video capture
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, ambient light, and proximity
  • Media formats supported: Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, QCELP, WAV, Video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264
  • Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with WPA, WPA2, WEP, 802.1X authentication; Bluetooth® wireless technology 2.1+ EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support; Wi-Fi router functionality for up to five devices using Palm mobile hotspot.5
  • Memory: 16GB (~15GB user available)6 USB mass storage support
  • Battery life: Verizon Wireless (CDMA) Up to 5.5 hours talk time and 350 hours standby time; Unlocked (UMTS) Up to 5 hours talk time and 350 hours standby time
  • Connector: Charger/microUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
  • Headphone jack: 3.5mm stereo
  • HP Touchstone Charging Dock: Compatible
    Palm Pre Touchstone Back Cover included
  • Dimensions: Width: 59.6mm (2.35 inches); Height: 100.7mm (3.96 inches); Thickness: 16.9mm (0.67 inches)
  • Weight: 145 grams (5.1 ounces)