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.
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.
Looks like the rest of this year's Palm products will be forced to stick to Garnet OS and Windows Mobile, because Palm OS II won't be available until 2008. Despite its May announcement promising Palms running the new OS late this year, a comment by CEO Ed Colligan officially pushed the release date into next year.…