Palm Pre, Palm Pixi webOS Hands-on Video -- Smartphone Round Robin

When last I left Palm they had but the Centro and some HTC Windows Mobile device to offer, now webOS and the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi's inform Week 6 of the 2009 Smartphone Round Robin. Talk about night and day. Lucky I have the daywalker himself, our illustrious editor-in-chief and's own Dieter Bohn to show me how the brand new generation of Palm devices work. And works well.

Remember, every day you post on my Forums thread, you're entered for a chance to win a webOS device of your very own. (And there's a total of 6 smartphones up for grabs -- one per SPE site -- so check them all out!)

This week also brings mobile powerhouse Matt Miller of Nokia Experts to TiPb's own iPhone. He's on the TiPb iPhone Forums and needs your help! Give him a hand and get a chance to win an iPhone 3GS for your troubles!

Video hands-on with Palm Pre and Palm Pixi, after the break!

(And if you're confused by the intro to this year's video, you really need to go watch last year's Treo Pro video NOW!)

UPDATE: since Palm released the Palm Pre Plus and the Palm Pixi Plus at CES 2010, CrackBerry Kevin and I hit up Palm and got Dieter to give us an updated look at the new hardware. (Which is a bit of a cheat, really, since they're not waiting for Apple's Jan. 27 event to do their iPhone reviews!)

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  • Nice reference to zero punctuation, I'm glad the whole thing wasn't done like that though :)
  • While it says that 3-d Gaming is not available, at CES two weeks ago, 3D gaming did come to webOS!!! Also, video recording and Flash will be coming to webOS in February!
  • oh..and now we are up to over 1,100 apps, twice as many as mentioned in the video!
  • I like the palm pixi and I like it more because its going to be on verizon at the end of the month.
  • These are both old as hell phones. :/
    What about the Pre Plus? Would like to see how the 512mb ram compares to the 3GS with 256mb!
  • This video was probably shot way back in early December as the number of apps listed and features are totally off.
  • We pick the devices as of roughly Dec. 1, so just like last year when the BB Storm didn't make it, this year neither the Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus, nor Google Nexus One made it -- those are all 2010 phones and they -- or their successors -- will be in the 4th annual Round Robin.
    And yes, the video was shot a month or so ago. Originally I was going to do webOS in the first week but the schedule got changed -- and boy did Palm kick it into high gear in the meantime.
    My review will take all that into account, however, as I hit up the Palm lounge at CES to get a second look at the second generation. Actually, I'll embed that video here as well...
    Post updated!
  • love my Pre. not so happy with the ical sync using MarkSpace.
    one wish: voice dialing.
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