When it comes to up-and-coming high-end smartphones like the Palm Pre, there’s nothing like a little video demonstration straight from the source. At Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona, Palm setup an entire booth dedicated to the recently unveiled Palm Pre and the Web OS. Palm’s Sachin Kansal, Director of Software Product Management, was on hand to walk us through the Palm Pre’s features, the Web OS and the power of Palm Synergy (Palm’s information aggregation service).
In his Palm Pre demonstration, Sachin shows off the flexibility and multi-tasking strengths of the Palm Pre and its intuitive Web OS UI. The Palm Pre’s Web OS proves that an intuitive touchscreen UI doesn’t have to skimp on power features. With true multi-tasking support, the Palm Pre has earned a bit of street-cred as a true mobile computing smartphone. The Palm Pre sports a 3.1-inch capacitance touchscreen, 3-megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, 3G data connection (HSDPA or EVDO Rev. A), 8GB of on-board storage, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a super-fast CPU based on the OMAP3 architecture (the Palm Pre is the first mobile phone to use the processor, in fact) – all packaged in a lithe little shell that resembles a smooth pebble.
Unfortunately, Palm wasn’t too keen on announcing any more specifications for the Palm Pre at Mobile World Congress. As it stands, we know nothing more about the Palm Pre than what we were told at CES Las Vegas 2009. Still, the Palm Pre’s position as one of 2009’s premier smartphones, not to mention Palm’s last-ditch effort to bring the company back to its former glory, warrants another look at the Web OS-powered handset.