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Palm Pre March 15, 2009

Posted by CK in Design, IT, Mobility, Software.
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Since I got started, and also since I mentioned the new sweetness from Palm, the Pre, I’d like to write a few more words about it.

The first thing to say, is that I can’t wait until it’s here. By “here”, I mean Europe. I recently switched from my long-beloved Treo to a Nokia E71 and the switch left me with a very bitter taste. So when the Pre was announced (only 2 weeks after I bought the E71 :(), hope resurrected. Palm is back!

Now here’s my wish list for this phone, and I can only hope that some of them will be there out of the box:

  • Support for Greek. Hopefully, it will just be there. After all, they designed the OS from scratch, so they should have taken into account i18n needs of their candidate users.
  • Offline GPS maps with turn-by-turn voice navigation. Some of us don’t have flat-rate data contracts.
  • Possibility to buy it unlocked, without a contract. I hate how this US thing of operator bundling is starting to be applied in Europe.
  • Message delivery notifications. PalmOS did not have that!

Then there is the issue of applications. A phone which does not have enough 3rd-party apps is pretty much useless, no matter how good the original software is. So I hope that the loyal Palm community will catch up soon. I also hope that Cultured Code will consider a port of Things 🙂



1. John Lumgair - January 30, 2010

I so want “Things” on the E71, every alternative just doesn’t cut the mustard.

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