With the battle for thinner TVs, new standards in connectivity and technology in general being flaunted around at CES this year one would think we would be spoiled for choice on the gadgets being shown and offered. Unfortunately most of it is a year away and most of it pretty generic stuff. There is one little device which has had all the hype and more; with fanboys, mobile enthusiasts the blogosphere has been buzzing about this one little device – the Palm Pre.
Palm in recent years been slipping down a slipper slope like many other handset manufacturers, and like many others they have been trying to figure out how to reclaim customers and actually provide a device that will actually get noticed and also offer an easy and practical solution to modern mobile usage. What we have here then is a device which could end up being the device that saves Palm. The Pre is a multi-touch slider with a full QWERTY keyboard, with the OS built from the ground up, it already has one feature the iPhone doesn’t (a physical keyboard) and another Nokia’s latest flagship device the N97 doesn’t a new OS, which is a bold move on their part.
The biggest hype is about the new OS Palm has introduced, first impressions of it are wow, it actually looks pretty awesome, it’s intuitive and natural to the user.
The main focus is as it should be on the OS, whilst the device for some is great, personally I’m still impartial to it, it’s slightly rounder than I would like, it’s slightly bigger than I would also prefer, but apart from those two personal preferences it looks pretty sleek. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more of this device.