There has been a lot buzz for the Palm Pre in the news lately, an analyst estimates high sales figures, Angelina Jolie likes it, AT&T attacts it and Playboy lusts for it.
Merrill Lynch analyst Vivek Arya changed the rating on Palm stock from
'hold to 'buy' due to the Palm Pre. Arya calculates that Palm could ship 2.5 million
Palm Pre phones in the second half of 2009 and additional 6.2 million
Palm Pre smartphones in 2010.
In the meantime, rumors have it that Angelina Jolie on the set of "Salt" told a production assistant, "she likes the (Palm Pre) software better than the iPhone, she
likes the keyborad for texting (although the keys aren't big enough),
and thinks the screen is beautiful but can be too easily scratched."
AT&T is not taking the Palm Pre lightly, documents show a trough Palm Pre vs. iPhone comparison chart. They hit the Palm Pre hard for the fact that it only comes in basic black. They point out the Palm PRe lacks as many Wi-Fi hotspots, world GSM coverage, and a proven app store.
Payboy is showing the Palm Pre on page 24 in the "Mantrack" section. They call the Pam Pre "lust-worthy" (naturally) and reports Synergy as a way to "radically simplify the live of the
average mobile beautiful person."
This may all mean that the May 17th release date is correct.
- Palm Pre Full Page Ad in WSJ.
- Palm Pre Release Date Most Likely May 17.
- Palm Pre Is a Winner, Says Fox News.
- Sprint Training for Palm Pre, Release Soon?
- Palm Pre Release Date and Price Tweets.
- Palm Pre Compete Numbers Show It Competes with iPhone.
- Palm Corrects McNamee's Exaggerations over Palm Pre.
- Palm Tweeted No Delay for Palm Pre.
- Palm Pre webOS Mojo Developer Video Released.
- Jimmy Fallon Late Night to Have Palm Pre as Guest?
- 8 Reasons Why the Palm Pre Might Be the iPhone Killer.
- Palm Pre Synergy Demo from Mobile World Congress with Phone Dog.
- Palm Pre Sprint Exclusive Unit End of 2009.
- Palm Pre Mojo OS e-Book Available for Developers.
- Palm Pre Video Shows Impressive Features.
- Palm Pre Has Physic Functionality, Says Roger McNamee.(Video)
- Palm Pre Video Shows Single-Handed Operation.
- Palm Pre Camera Has Sophisticated DxO Features.
- Palm Pre Integrates GPS, Calendar, and Email (Video).
- Palm Pre Wireless Touchstone Charging Dock Advantages.
- Palm Pre Wins Battery of Awards - Battery Life Questioned.
- Palm Pre to Be Sold at Best Buy.
- Analyst Estimates 1.5 Million Palm Pre Sold in 1st Year - Quick Development.
- Palm Pre Wins CNET CES Awards - Real Woman's Smartphone.
- Palm Pre Loves Developers with Mojo and Open Access to Internal Functions.
- Review of Reviews Palm Pre (Sprint) First Beautiful Looks CES Review.
- Palm Previews New Nova Smartphone the Palm Pre.
- New Amazing Palm Slider Smartphone to Debut at CES.
- Palm's Nova OS to Premier at CES.