Palm has announced its highly anticipated phone Pre running on Nova (now officially known as the WebOS). This was supposedly the last chance for Palm to prove themselves and it looks like they have delivered it. The phone as previously rumored has a full touchscreen display on the front with the sliding QWERTY keyboard beneath it. Interestingly, the 3.1-inch 320X480 pixel touchscreen is multitouch enabled and there’s a dedicated lower area to perform those gestures. It is powered by the latest TI OMAP processor to give the phone ‘laptop-like’ performance.
Other things forming the exciting spec sheet are EVDO, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR & A2DP, 3-megapixel camera with LED flash, 3.5mm audio jack, accelerometer and 8GB internal memory. Pre will also support Palm’s new wireless charging dock, Touchstone. However, it will be sold as a separate accessory.
Sprint is the exclusive carrier to bring Pre in the US while a world ready UMTS variant will follow other regions after that.