Pics and Specs Leak of Next WebOS Handset: Palm Eos

Yeah, that blurry picture wasn’t really doing it for me either, but now we’ve got solid specs, names and a nice picture of the follow-up to the Palm Pre. To be launched as Eos, and codenamed either “Pixie” or “Castle”, this WebOS handset promises to proudly carry on the tradition of the Treo line. Before anything, here are the specs.

  • Quadband GSM / HSDPA (including 850 / 1900 frequencies)
  • 4GB storage
  • 10.6mm x 55 mm x 111 mm
  • 100 grams
  • 2.63-inch, 320 x 400 capacitive display
  • Price: $349 before rebates
  • Camera: 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera and flash / video capture
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
  • Removable 1150 mAh battery (4 hours 3G talk time)
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS (picture and video only), integrated IM client
  • Contact sync with AT&T Address Book
  • MediaNet
  • Cellular Video
  • Email: POP3, IMAP4, and EAS support
  • A-GPS
  • Audio: WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones
  • Video Playback: MPEG4, H.264, H.263

Personally, I think the name EROS might have been a little sexier, Eos is apparently the Greek goddess of the dawn – pretty awesome too. We had heard awhile back that a WebOS-toting Centro would be coming to the market in the fall, and Engadget’s tipsters are saying EOS will for sure be coming to AT&T, so that should give you a pretty good idea of what to look out for. Still no removable memory though? For shame, Palm. It’s good that they’re following up on the Palm Pre hype with a GSM handset – after all, not everyone would be willing to switch carriers for it. If you’re already with Sprint, however, I think it’s safe to say the Pre is notably cooler than the Eos, and few existing customers will jump over to AT&T for it.

[via Engadget]

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