the North American Palm Pre, the European GSM/UMTS Palm Pre features the same
black design and slide-out keyboard. The very shiny plastic - a real finger
print magnet - nevertheless feels rocking solid, like the whole device feels. On
the front, the Palm Pre only sports the 3.1" HVGA capacitive touchscreen as well
as a menu button. There's no call send/end key or anything else, except the
hidden vertical arc-sliding QWERTY keyboard. On the left, the device carrys the
volume up/down rocker while on the right - protected by a flat - the device
features a micro USB port which is used to charge the battery. On the top the
Palm Pre has a stereo headset port located.
Even if the Palm Pre is a UMTS device, there's no camera for video telephony
on the front. The fixfocus camera on the back, which is backed-up by a LED
flash, supports photos up to 3 megapixel. Video recoding isn't supported yet.
Next to the camera is the loudspeaker which is either used for media playback or
Next to the stereo jack on the top, the Pre features the Palm typical
mute-switch to shut of call notifications.
The GSM/UMTS Palm Pre is released exclusively by O2 in Germany, UK and
Ireland and Telefónica in Spain.
Cheers ~ Arne