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Palm Pre!

Thursday,  01/08/09  12:52 PM

Looks like I have to get a new phone!  The Palm Pre:

Palm Pre

An iPhone with a real keyboard.  Thank you thank you thank you.

And it will be on Sprint first.  Thank you again. 
Not only do I not get AT&T reception at my house, I like Sprint, and I don't like AT&T.

Many analysts said Palm had to hit a home run.  Looks like they did.  From Ryan Block: "Wow. Well, that was kind of amazing, and I don’t say that very often. Yes, we are lacking a LOT of really important details, but there’s little doubt that Palm is back in a big way, and that this OS and device has the potential to make up for all their missteps over the last five years. Can’t wait."  Me either.  Yay!

[ Update: I'm reading the details; wild stuff like the 3.1" multitouch screen, the wireless charger, the rollerball, EVDO, WiFi, GPS, bluetooth, 3Mp camera (w LED flash), all in a little handheld device, and I'm thinking, "I can actually have one of these".  It might be $500, but it won't be $5M.  This isn't just science fiction, this is a consumer product.  What a great time to be alive! ]

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