The mobile device market is heating up just a bit over the past few weeks, isn’t it? The latest bomb is that Palm isn’t just throwing the Pre on Sprint’s network, it is also building a WebOS competitor to the iPhone for AT&T.
The Palm Eos (codenamed Castle/Pixie) will cost $99 with a plan and be an ultra-thin version of the Pre with a non-slideout QWERTY keyboard.
It is an "astounding" 10.6mm thin, will measure just 55mm x 111mm (about 2.1 by 4.3-inches), weigh 100 grams, and will tout a 2.63-inch, 320 x 400 capacitive display (that’s 80 pixels less than the Pre or iPhone). It also sports:
- 4GB storage
- Price: $349 (pre-rebate) ($99 after)
- Camera: 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera and flash / video capture
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
- Removable 1150 mAh battery (4 hours 3G talk time)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS (picture and video only), integrated IM client
- Contact sync with AT&T Address Book
- Cellular Video
- Email: POP3, IMAP4, and EAS support
- Audio: WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones
- Video Playback: MPEG4, H.264, H.263
And you wonder why Apple has been knocking on Verizon’s door?