New details, photo of Palm's rumored new smartphone: Eos?

More specific details are emerging on the Web about the rumored second webOS phone from Palm
  • (Network World)
  • — 02 May, 2009 00:54

A flurry of new, much more specific, details are emerging on the Web about the rumored second webOS phone from Palm.

Engadget.com seems to have made the scoop, with both a photo and technical specs purportedly of a slender, candy bar-style GSM/HSDPA 3G phone destined for AT&T's cellular network.

It's now being called the Palm Eos, or Pixie. The speculation is that it will be released in the latter half of this year.

There's been no comment so far by Palm.

One significant new detail, still missing for the Palm Pre due out by end of June, is the rumored price of the Eos: $349 before any rebate. TechCrunch speculates that the final target price for subscribers will be $99. The Pre is expected to be quite a bit more expensive than that, although both Palm and AT&T have been tightlipped on the pricetag.

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Based on the specs posted by Engadget, the main difference between Eos and Pre are:

Dimensions:Eos: 2.1" wide, 4.3" high, 0.42" thickPre: 2.3" wide, 3.9" high, 0.67" thick

Display:Eos: 2.63", 320 x 400 pixels, touch screenPre: 3.1", 320 x 480 pixels, touch screen

Keyboard:Eos: Exposed, fixed "BlackBerry-like" QWERTY keyboardPre: vertically sliding QWERTY keyboard

Memory:Eos: 4G bytesPre: 8G bytes

Digital Camera:Eos: 2 megapixelsPre: 3 megapixels

One apparent missing element: Wi-Fi. Pre has 802.11b/g built-in. If Eos does lack Wi-Fi, that would explain the smaller form factor and the expected lower price.

Most of the other features are the same as those found on the Pre: POP3/IMAP and Exchange ActiveSync for e-mail; integrated GPS; the same advanced audio and video formats; removable battery; stereo headset jack; integrated IM; SMS; and MMS.

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John Cox

Network World
Topics: Palm, Apple, Palm Pre, smartphones, iPhone
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