Palm has officially made the Pixi their new Web OS phone. The Pixi as most will imagine would be a step higher and more advanced than the Pre but in fact, it isn’t and some may even regard it as the simplified version of the Palm Pre more suited for those not really into multimedia functions.
If you had the Pre, take out its wifi, remove 80 pixels of vertical resolution, downgrade its camera to two megapixels, add support for Yahoo! and LinkedIn syncing, a preinstalled Facebook application, and what you get is the new Pixi.
The first Android phone with flash support has been unveiled. A true iPhone killer this time? Known as the HTC Hero, it is a phone which has been speculated with images leaked previously, now officially revealed and pictured below.
The new open source Android based HTC Hero sports a 3.2-inch HVGA (480×320) screen, a five megapixel camera with autofocus, AGPS, digital compass, gravity sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack and a dedicated search button. On the inside lies 512MB of storage, expandable by microSD, 288MB of RAM, and a 528MHz Qualcomm processor.
This year’s Mobile World Congress hasn’t been a massive event for Nokia, but they have now unveiled the next and upcoming N-Series flagship. The new Nokia N86 is a slider phone featuring an 8 megapixal camera with Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, autofocus, fast mechanical shutter that should reduce motion blur and a dual-LED flash. Importantly, photos can be geotagged due to the integrated GPS. It also has a 8GB internal memory with a TV-out and a microSD slot. It has a numeric keypad with t9ers, good news for txters. Other highlights of the Symbian S60 phone include a 2.6-inch, scratch-resistant OLED display, stereo Bluetooth support, Wi-Fi, e-mail support, an FM transmitter, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Overall, it is a nice and easy to use phone. Check out our gallery for more pictures of this phone.
This is just a quick update for those who are really looking forward to Palm’s latest flagship. It’s finally been leaked via the Sprint website, the Palm Pre will sport alot of the specs which we have already mentioned but in addition to that is a few things we now know is confirmed. Storage will be 8GB, it will have on board Microsoft Outlook for email, integrated IM, built in GPS, headphone jack is 3.5mm and finally 3-megapixel camera with flash (more on the specs here).
Precentral also picked up on an important point revealed within the specs by Sprint…
7.4GB will actually be available from the 8GB included, possibly implying the size of the OS is somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 megs or so (though it’s still unclear what the relationship between the 8GB of storage and RAM will be, and whether or not the Pre will use Program Memory RAM/Storage ROM/Mass Storage like Windows Mobile or have a simpler RAM/Storage setup like other phones).
Also, MMS is CONFIRMED. So is Phone-as-modem via bluetooth or USB tethering. Yes!!
All in all, its absolutely wonderful to see these specs out, Apple should start to feel scared! Am really hoping to hear more news on when the Palm Pre will arrive the UK and when it does, what network!? We’ll keep you updated on this too.
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