Palm Pre


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Palm Pre

A smartphone from Palm that was introduced in 2009 exclusively with Sprint in the U.S. Following the huge success of the iPhone, Palm introduced the webOS-based Pre with a slide-out keyboard and multitasking, the latter not available on the iPhone until later. Although initially acclaimed, the Pre line never achieved much success. The Pre was followed by several models (Pre 2, Pre 3, Pre Pixi, Pixi Plus), but a year after Palm was acquired by HP in 2010, the line was dropped. See Palm and webOS.


The Palm Pre Smartphone
A physical keyboard slid out from the bottom, but quality issues with the mechanism plagued the device. A unique feature was its base station. It was automatically charged by merely resting the phone on it. See wireless charging.
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