The curiously well-informed Russian gentleman who spread the Pre=$399 rumor wants to clarify! He meant to say that it'll be $399 or $499, and $149 or $199 on contract. That's a pretty big clarification, guy.
Click to viewHey, I just had some time to play with the Palm Pre, maybe the most important handset to be announced in two years, and here's what it was like to use it. Updates coming.
Today was the first time the world got a look at Palm's new Pre smartphone. It looks promising, but is it good enough to make Palm a serious competitor again?
Palm just announced the multitouch Palm Pre smartphone with the completely new Web OS at CES 2009. It's a full touchscreen phone that slides open to reveal a keyboard.
The new bad-ass Palm Pre phone charges wirelessly. That is, it's got a magnetic induction charger—like a toothbrush—called the Touchstone. More info during our hands-on. [Palm Pre Details]
In a few moments, we will see the fruits of the Palm team's many months of labor, and the Palm fan's answer to what the Post-Treo revolution looks like. Updates.