Lance Ulanoff of PC Mag thinks that the Palm Pre is the hottest product of CES 2009
The Palm Pre A touchscreen phone with a full QWERTY keyboard.
First of all, the specs are impressive: a large multi-touch screen, powerful processor, accelerometer, hidden QWERTY keyboard, multitasking, GPS, 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, and 3.2 megapixel camera… it offers real innovation. From a new app and tasks management metaphor known as “Cards” to the gesture area, this is a smart phone that’s breaking new ground.
Pre will give me what the iPhone and Bold (the former leader in my smartphone lust affections) can not: a full-sized touch screen and a QWERTY keyboard. The combination of touch screen and QWERTY keyboard is one of the reasons I fell in love with my Treo 700p. That thing is old, dust filled and hoary now, but once it was my beloved.
Like my old Treo, the Pre will be exclusive – at least initially – on the Sprint platform early in 2009. (There is no pricing info yet). For some, this is a downer, but Sprint has become a much better and more reliable service over the years and I have no complaints about the EVDO Rev A 3G service.
Palm Pre Smartphone