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.
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.
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
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.
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".
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.
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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
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.