Evernote expands to the Palm Pre

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The ever-expanding note-taking app service known as Evernote is now available on the Palm Pre via the Palm App Catalog. Looks like an excellent implementation. According to Lifehacker, it takes advantage of the Pre’s “card” system to open multiple notes at once. And it has a thumbnail view for quick visual sorting (shown). However, it […]

Total Cost of Mobile Phone Ownership

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As we enter the summer of the smartphone wars this might become a handy reference. This BillShrink.com chart from Dvorak Uncensored doesn’t cover all the options, but it lays out some of them quite nicely for those who have price as a primary concern when it comes to owning a new phone. Other things obviously […]

Palm Pre not ready for all Microsoft Exchange users yet

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When I described the Palm Pre interface as “rather cutesy,” some took that to mean I thought it would scare off business users. Actually, I was just struck by the contrast of the Palm business brand against the exciting, new consumer device. Well, apparently, that contrast isn’t just skin deep because it’s being reported the […]

More Wordplay with Palm Pre Exclusivity

First, Verizon kicked Sprint in the money-maker by stating “over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre” on the Verizon Wireless network. Note, “devices like Palm Pre” is akin to saying “beverages like Coca-Cola,” so no definitive claim there. Sprint responded with “We have the Pre through 2009.” Okay, […]

Analyzing the Palm Pre Reviews

The NDA has lifted, and the reviews of the Palm Pre are in. jkOnTheRun has a full roundup. Very positive across the board, and after skimming through them, I don’t think there are any surprises here. Everything works pretty much as previously discussed. Interface is engaging. Sync grabs everything. The card metaphor for multi-tasking works […]

Palm Pre Reviewed

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The guys over at the Boy Genius Report got their hands on a Palm Pre and posted a full review. The review is mixed an ex-Palm fan, I’m a bit disappointed. The keyboard didn’t impress the reviewers and the Pre wiped itself clean in the midst of a photo shoot. Once the initial Pre launch […]

Verizon Kicks Sprint in the Bottom Line: Palm Pre on VZ soon?

In what I can only compare to a steel-toed kick to the groin, per a report from Reuters, Lowell McAdam of Verizon said this in a webcast: “Over the next six months or so you will see devices like Palm Pre and a second generation Storm,” on the Verizon Wireless network, McAdam told a webcast. […]

Palm Pre Launch Set: June 6, $199

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The long-awaited Palm Pre will be available on June 6 for $199 at Sprint retail stores, Best Buy, Radio Shack, select Wal-Mart stores and on Sprint.com. You have to sign up for a two-year contract that includes a data plan. I was a long-time Palm user, but switched to an iPhone about two years ago. […]

Early Dirt on Palm Pre Pricing Shows Sprint Still Clueless

Although Sprint seems to be correcting a number of faults and is perhaps poised for a big boost from the release of the Palm Pre, early reports on its pricing, if true, show that Sprint (and other carriers as well) still don’t place much value on building customer loyalty.   Word is filtering out that […]

PR Wars Between Palm and Apple Brewing

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned PR War especially when the stakes are high. Rumors are starting to circulate that the Palm Pre may be officially rolled out June 7, the day before Apple’s anticipated new iPhone announcement at WWDC. Of course that means analysis of the rumors is in full swing with some […]

What’s the GBM Temperature on the Palm Pre?

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We haven’t covered much about all the hype of the Palm Pre here on GBM. Some of that is due to the fact that most of the team uses an iPhone and while we report on the devices we use, we don’t really cover the phone market beyond that. That said, the coverage of the […]

Matt Miller’s Look Ahead on the iPhone/Palm Pre Wars

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Matt Miller is a wonder. When he decides to delve into an issue, he does so with depth and clarity, and it usually results in a lengthy article that is well worth hanging on to. This time around he’s applied his usual approach to taking a look at what he calls Clash of the Touch […]

CES 2009: Wrapping up the Smoke and Mirrors

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Bang! Zoom! Fireworks! Trumpets blaring! Smoke! Flashing Lights! We bring you magic and excitement but we probably aren’t going to deliver it for awhile yet. We just want you to get really excited, write about it, and maybe, just maybe the economy will turn around sometime in the next few years and we’ll be able […]