I didn’t really belive it, but Palm have risen from the clutches of death to release a new Phone but more importantly a new Phone Operating System. I used to be a bit of a Palm fan some years ago, but recently they’ve just been making hardware and installing Windows Mobile on the devices, ugh.
Take a look at the Demo from this year’s CES on YouTube. Full Length coverage broken down into 7 parts.
Features I like:
- Calendar intergration – Displays events from your Google calendar, not sync’d.
- Contacts – Intergrates information from other chat protocols and Facebook. Allows quick switching from SMS to Google Chat for messaging and shows online status.
- Notifications – They nudge, they don’t take focus. Thank gawd for that!
- Cards – All applications are now cards, this allows smooth switching and logical gestures when dealing with each ‘Card’.
Edit: Looks like Sprint was rather generous to the Stars at the Oscars. Eliza Dushku (amoung others) now has a Palm Pre.
Love the design and intergration. I could go on about it, but here’s some screenshots below instead. 🙂