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May042009

Palm Pre FAQ's: Virus protection, ring tones, USB Mode and more!

InsideSprintNow and SprintGuru now officially the place to be for "internal" Palm Pre information! Blogger of InsideSprintNow has posted yet another round of Palm Pre FAQ's for us Pre-enthusiasts.

Here's the full FAQ:

The backup feature, does it cost anything more?

Nope, it’s all included for free as a part of the service provided by Palm included with your Pre.

What happens to my phone when it’s in USB Mode?

All calls are routed to voicemail when the Pre is in USB Mode. Slight downer, I know – but how often are you really gonna have the Pre in USB Mode? And even then, not more than a couple minutes @ a time.

What IM services will the Pre support for real-time status indicators?

Google Talk (GTalk) and AIM at launch. Do you really know anyone without a Gmail address?

In the Calendar, can I choose my own colors for the appointments?

Yes! it’s easily selectable, or can sync with your Outlook category colors with Exchange.

What about the web browser, can I disable cookies?

Yep, it’s an option in the Web Preferences.

How do I get the calendar to do the cool ‘compress’ when displaying?

Simple! it just has to be a block of time that’s 2 hours or more.

Can you have multiple IM conversations going at the same time?

Yes, the possibilities are limitless – talk to everyone, share the Pre love!

Office 2007 – Any issues?

Nope. Go ahead, tell your boss about it, and bring it to work. Welcome to life with the Pre – it just works!

Can I use Pictbridge (wirelessly sending pics to a printer)?

There’s not a profile for it yet. Hang in there, grasshopper.

With the new webOS, what about virus protection?

The core is not open, and isn’t subject to any viruses, in other words, you’re covered!

What about Calltones?

Would you expect any less? It’s a network feature, so they’re 100% supported, no problems.

Can I save music as a ring tone for my Pre?

Sure, customize it all you want.

Family locator – can I track my son with his Pre?

While it’s great you’d get a Pre for your son (umm, sure!, lol), you won’t be able to track lil Timmy with it just yet using Family Locator.

Can I take videos with my Palm Pre?

Not at launch, but hang in there as great things are on the way, and as the Palm Pre uses the webOS, updates are just a gesture away!

Can I send pictures as a text message?

Using MMS, of course. You can’t however crop pictures yet, so be aware of any size limitations the receiving person may have with their device or carrier, or adjust the camera settings.

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Reader Comments (4)

Nice, I can't wait to grab mine from the back room. Hahaha! I got friends!!!

1st!!!

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterflipdan92

Real MMS or Sprint's utterly lame "PictureMail"?

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

It's definitely real MMS. It has been from the beginning, and the explicitly said that it doesn't support PictureMail.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMathew

Does anyone have any workarounds yet for SMS group/distribution until Palm decides to update???

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEdward

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