Palm has announced their GSM band equipped Pre is Europe bound. UK, Ireland, Germany and Spain will be the first European countries to get the device and will hit retail shelves just in time to make the most from the upcoming holiday season. The phone will arrive on O2 and Movistar networks.
Pre is Palm’s first webOS based phone and features exciting features like Synergy that combines all the information, messages of a contact under one window, HSDPA, 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen display, 8GB internal memory, Bluetooth 2.1, accelerometer, Wi-Fi and much more.
Users can pre-register to get notifications when the phone will be available in their region.
HSDPA/UMTS with EDGE/GSM
Large 3.1-inch touch screen with a vibrant 24-bit color 320×480 resolution HVGA display
Gesture area, which enables simple, intuitive gestures for navigation
Slide-out keyboard (QWERTY in UK, Ireland and Spain, QWERTZ in Germany)
Email, including support for corporate servers with Microsoft Exchange, as well as personal email support (POP3, IMAP)
Robust messaging support (IM, SMS and MMS capabilities)
High-performance, desktop-class web browser
Great multimedia experience and performance (pictures, video playback, music), featuring a 3-megapixel camera with LED flash and extended depth of field, and a standard 3.5mm headset jack
Bluetooth(R) 2.1 + EDR with A2DP stereo Bluetooth support
8GB internal memory (~7GB user available)
USB mass storage mode
MicroUSB connector with USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Proximity sensor, which automatically disables the touch screen and turns off the display whenever you put the phone up to your ear
Light sensor, which dims the display if the ambient light is dark, such as at night or in a movie theater, to reduce power usage
Accelerometer, which automatically orients web pages and photos to your perspective
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Ringer switch, which easily silences the device with one touch
Removable, rechargeable battery
Dimensions: 59.57mm (W) x 100.53mm (L, closed) x 16.95mm (D)
Weight: ~135 grams