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PreThinking Forums is up and running!

Had some trouble installing the forum but everything seems to working fine now. It still need some tweaks here and there. And i'll need a few weeks to observe what people want in the forum and how it should be structured. You can find the forums by click on "Forums" on the menu.


Palm Pre 360 View: Stunning

You can now view the hardware of the Palm Pre in 360 at Sprint's Pre page! Go over here, at the bottom left corner of the Pre image -- you're see that "360 view is loading". Just go ahead and wait a couple of seconds, and after that you can drag and spin the Pre.

The ergonomic shape, gloss black, perfect sliding mechanism and gorgeous keyboard can all be seen by a simple drag of our mouse. Stunning, just stunning. 

[via Sprint]


New Pre Accessory: Side Case

While Pre news has been coming in slow this week. We did see Palm put out a new accessory, a second official case for the "soon" to be release, Palm Pre. I can definitely see myself getting this case as oppose to the slip case, because I'm the utility belt type of person.

Pricing has not been revealed for the side case nor any other Pre accessories, such as the Touchstone. But if I'm not wrong - it'll be priced at $29.99 or $39.99.

Side Case Description:

Take your Palm® Pre™ phone with you everywhere you go in this smart leather case. Subtle details include a belt clip, magnetic closure, and a ribbon pull that lets you extract your phone easily from the case so it’s right there when you need it.

  • Slim, sleek design adds a layer of protection with minimal bulk
  • Made from high quality black Nappa leather
  • Soft microfiber lining pampers your Palm® Pre™ phone
  • Added belt clip for convenience
  • Leather reinforced ribbon for the easy removal of your phone

[Via Palm]


Developing Apps for Palm webOS webcast on YouTube

If you missed the live webcast that happened yesterday, then you're in luck -- because you can find the whole hour presentation on YouTube! The best part is that the video is not chopped up in parts but whole. You can check out our post on the highlights of the event here

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webOS: Background Apps and Source Code Protection

Not much was revealed from the Developing for webOS webcast (not surprisingly). It was basically a recap of what's already in that 1st chapter of Developing for webOS book from O'Reilly. However, during the Q&A -- A few interesting answers came about. First off, webOS does support multitasking and background apps, but there's a tiny limitation to it. At least for the initial release. Apparently, all your opened cards/apps are running in the background and when you close a card it usually means they are no longer running -- unless they're apps that are sitting in the notifications dashboard. Nothing big.

Secondly, developers are worried that the source code for their apps can easily be copied due to the fact that webOS runs entirely under HTML, AJAX, and Javascript. Mitch Allen said this regarding the issue:

Well, we're pretty concerned about it, we're still looking at it.  I don't think we've got any concrete advice to offer yet.  I think when the time the SDK comes out we'll be advising developers around that.  I think, quite honestly, the community is a bit split.  Web content has been fairly exposed [...] some of the people who are providing web content and web services have found ways to protect their applications on the server side.  Now, for embedded developers and people who are really purely on the client, that's a lot more of a challenge.  I'm not really able to here today say "do this or do that" but we'll have some guidance for people as we come out with the SDK.

It is a big concern of ours and we want to do the best thing for the developer and for the user.

Still no word yet on the release date for the Pre. We hope it'll be "soon".

[via precentral] [img via palminfocenter]


Registration is full for the WebOS Development Webcast

Just seconds after we posted a reminder for the live event, OReillyMedia confirm and retwitted that Registration is full for the WebOS Development Webcast. And that you can catch the recording of the event after here. However, the registration link seems to still be working, so go on ahead and signup before they drop it.

Update: The event is officially closed for new signups.

[O'ReillyMedia via Twitter]



Reminder: WebOS Development Webcast is tomorrow 

If you're a developer, then you should go on over to oreillymedia and save yourself a spot on the Developing Applications for webOS: A Preview, a free online event presented by Mitch Allen -- where Palm will give you a deeper look at the WebOS and a glimpse into the development environment with the Mojo SDK. 

Date and time: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 1:00 pm EST
Duration: 1 hour

In this live, online event, Mitch Allen, Palm's Software CTO and a member of the Palm webOS(tm) design team, will recap the material included in the introductory chapter of "Palm webOS: Developing Applications in JavaScript Using the Palm Mojo(tm) Framework," a joint collaboration announced this week by Palm and O'Reilly, and will give you a preview into application development with the Mojo SDK. This is a great opportunity to hear an insider's perspective on webOS development and get a glimpse into the development environment and toolset for this breakthrough mobile web platform.


Do the guys behind TealOS have a Palm Pre?

We had a short interview with Vince Lee, the President/Founder of TealPoint Software, the guys behind many of the great software for the PalmOS, including the TealOS. Seeing how amazing the TealOS is and how short of a time they got it done, we suspected that they had knowledge of Palm Pre/WebOS prior to CES 09. So we just had to ask him a couple of questions, and this is how it went. 

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