May 19, 2009
Sprint to Offer Palm Pre Nationwide on June 6
Digital-age-defining Palm webOS phone is built for consumers and businesses alike, powered by America's most dependable nationwide 3G network, with the best price plan value
For those who juggle life circa 2009 – bouncing from conference call to car pool schedule, from doctors’ numbers to doctoral thesis data, from social calendars to social networking – Pre marks a new wireless crossover standard. Before Pre, you had to compromise when selecting a wireless phone. To get the business features you needed, you had to sacrifice the personal entertainment features you wanted. Pre consolidates your important information – professional, social and personal – into one revolutionary device using an operating system that redefines the experience of living and working wirelessly.
“The argument that you need one phone for work and another phone for
play, or that you have to make compromises between business and
lifestyle productivity, is over,” said
Palm Pre will run on America’s most dependable 3G network and come with
Sprint’s industry-leading, value-oriented Everything Data plans that
offer savings of up to
“The Palm Pre takes full advantage of Sprint’s Everything Data plans,”
"The Pre's dynamic 'activity cards' approach to handling and navigating
multiple applications is a great advance, but the core breakthrough is
the integration of information across multiple applications on and off
the phone," said
Pre: A New Kind of Phone
The new webOS platform introduces Palm Synergy™, a key feature that brings together your personal and professional calendar, contacts and e-mail into one centralized view, making transitions between work and personal life smooth and easy to manage.
Palm webOS lets you keep multiple activities open and move easily between them like flipping through a deck of cards. You can move back and forth between text messaging and e-mail, or search the web while you listen to music. You can rearrange items simply by dragging them, and when you are done with something, just throw it away by flicking it off the top of the screen.
Finding what you need is also easy with universal search – as you type what you’re looking for, webOS narrows your search and offers results from both your device and the web.(4) WebOS crushes the barriers to true mobile computing.
“Pre is truly a new phone for a new web-centric age,” said
Pre comes with a charger in the box, but for anyone tired of plugging a cord into their wireless phone, Palm introduces the Touchstone™ charging dock, the first inductive charging solution for phones, available exclusively for Pre. Simply set Pre down on top of the dock without worrying about connection, orientation or fit. Pre is active while charging, so you can access the touch screen, watch movies or video, or use the speakerphone. Set Pre on the charging dock when you’re on a call, and the speakerphone automatically turns on; when you take a ringing Pre off the dock, Pre automatically answers the call. Other mobile operating systems allow multitasking, but Palm has developed an intuitive method of switching between "cards,” which resemble clicking different tabs on a Web browser. New applications can be launched easily using the "Launcher" software button at the bottom of the home screen, and users navigate between different applications.
With nearly every wireless device today you have to exit one application completely before you can use another. That’s not what people are accustomed to; think of your PC and all the applications you can have open at one time.
Pre: The latest NOW Network milestone for
Pre also lets you access feature-rich
“Sprint’s Now Network brings you America’s most dependable 3G network,
the largest push-to-talk community, and in selected markets
Sprint’s networks are now performing at best-ever levels, and Sprint’s
high-value Everything data plans consistently beat AT&T’s and Verizon’s
comparable plans in savings by hundreds, even thousands, of dollars over
two years. With the revolutionary launch of Ready Now, which
Pricing and Availability
The Palm Pre phone will be available from
More information is available at www.sprint.com/palmpre.
** Editor's note: This press release originally included June 6 availability online at Sprint.com, however, to ensure the best possible customer experience with Ready Now, the Palm Pre will be available at retail stores on June 6. Online and Telesales will sell the Pre at a later date.
(1)Use of this device requires providing a valid e-mail address, mobile phone number, and related information for account setup and activation. Unlimited usage data plan strongly recommended; additional data charges may apply. Within wireless coverage area only. Number of applications and actual performance will vary depending on applications used and actions performed.
(2)Comparisons based on unlimited minutes options for
(3)Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services
at additional cost. Microsoft Direct Push Technology requires
(4)Searches web and user’s applications, contacts, and dialing information. Web search within wireless coverage area only, requires data services at additional cost.
(5)GPS requires data services at additional cost. Coverage not available in all areas at all times.
(6)“Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests
for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength
for the top 50 most populous markets from
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