CES 2009: Palm Press Conference

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  • 4:26 PM ThePeterHa - here it is http://tinyurl.com/7jrhoz
  • 4:19 PM ThePeterHa - I want the palm pre. Really bad. Too bad it’s going to be on sprint :(
  • 4:08 PM Peter Ha - And we’re done.
  • 4:06 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 4:04 PM Peter Ha - 20 million people are accessing FB using a mobile device daily to date.
  • 4:04 PM Peter Ha - Facebook Connect for Mobile coming soon.
  • 4:03 PM Peter Ha - Facts and figures. FB Mobile launched in ’06, etc.
  • 4:02 PM Peter Ha - FB has over 150 million users worldwide.
  • 4:01 PM Peter Ha - Facebook COO Sheryl somethingorother is on stage.
  • 4:01 PM Peter Ha -
  • 4:00 PM Peter Ha - The Pre should be up on Sprint’s site for pre-order. They haven’t mentioned anything on price, yet. First half of 2009.
  • 3:58 PM Peter Ha - Sprint will set up your Pre for you in the store.
  • 3:58 PM Peter Ha - Symbian and WinMo are done.
  • 3:58 PM Peter Ha - This is an iPhone, Android, Palm race now.
  • 3:57 PM Peter Ha - Sascha Segan noted that all they have to do now is launch three or four phones this year – a GSM Pre is a must in the next quarter – and they can bury WinMo
  • 3:57 PM Peter Ha - Hess is just talking. I’ll take a moment to say that this is Palm’s big turnaround. Straight up.
  • 3:53 PM Peter Ha - Pre is set apart from the competition
  • 3:52 PM Peter Ha - This thing BETTER be a world phone.
  • 3:52 PM Peter Ha - Here comes Dan Hesse.
  • 3:52 PM Peter Ha - SPRINT
  • 3:52 PM Peter Ha - This is EVDO. Here come some partners…
  • 3:51 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:49 PM Peter Ha - Touchstone – Bluetooth speaker – sorry, it’s actually an inductive charger.
  • 3:49 PM Peter Ha - Hell, it’s the best looking non-iPhone phone I’ve seen. Peppy, attractive, multitouch. The design is excellent.
  • 3:49 PM Peter Ha - Friends, this is the best looking Palm phone I’ve seen in ten years.
  • 3:48 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:48 PM Peter Ha - Peter Ha just had an orgasm.
  • 3:48 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:46 PM Peter Ha - Put in any controls or graphics you want. Totally programmable.
  • 3:46 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:45 PM Peter Ha - Notifications hide in a queue.
  • 3:45 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:44 PM Peter Ha - You can place some things at the bottom of the screen – IM convos, for examples. Notifications.
  • 3:43 PM Peter Ha -
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    3:40 PM Peter Ha - Open as many browser windows as you want.
  • 3:40 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:40 PM Peter Ha - Browser is just right. Multitouch zoom.
  • 3:39 PM Peter Ha - This is actually like watching an old, stinky, retarded dog with one leg beating a bigger dog.
  • 3:39 PM Peter Ha - This is like watching a small, old, stinky dog beat a bigger dog. Finally, Palm, finally.
  • 3:38 PM Peter Ha - Launcher runs like spotlight – type BL and it starts finding contacts and apps. Intuitive opening of content.
  • 3:38 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:36 PM Peter Ha - This is totally the coolest thing ever.
  • 3:36 PM Peter Ha - Text messages and IM show up in one place.
  • 3:36 PM Peter Ha - Takes threaded SMS and combines it with IMs
  • 3:35 PM Peter Ha - AIM, GTalk, just like the desktop
  • 3:35 PM Peter Ha - IM built in. Gtalk.
  • 3:34 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:33 PM Peter Ha - Email autocomplete
  • 3:32 PM Peter Ha - Email works with attachments and inline images.
  • 3:32 PM Peter Ha - Single list of all email accounts.
  • 3:32 PM Peter Ha - No “New” button
  • 3:32 PM Peter Ha - Tap on an event to make a new one.
  • 3:31 PM Peter Ha - Accordian folds close up to show empty time.
  • 3:30 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:26 PM John Biggs - cards are live. this is like the Sony Ericsson X1 phone but good
  • 3:26 PM John Biggs - zoom out to see all your activites.
  • 3:26 PM John Biggs - press center button
  • 3:26 PM John Biggs - new paradigm. deck of cards.
  • 3:25 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:25 PM John Biggs - right.
  • 3:25 PM John Biggs - this is the newness you were hoping to see, right?
  • 3:24 PM John Biggs - drag up for icons
  • 3:24 PM John Biggs - the flick gesture happens under the screen. just slide your finger along the bottom of the screen.
  • 3:24 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:23 PM John Biggs - launcher slides up like a sheet of glass.
  • 3:23 PM John Biggs - gestures move you back and forth in the UI
  • 3:22 PM John Biggs - Flick and tap. No buttons.
  • 3:21 PM John Biggs - gesture based
  • 3:21 PM John Biggs - slides like iphone
  • 3:20 PM John Biggs - Big image, favorite application icon at the bottom.
  • 3:20 PM Peter Ha -
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  • 3:19 PM John Biggs - 4.8 ounces
  • 3:19 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:19 PM John Biggs - Ergonomically curved. Red hot, people.
  • 3:
    18 PM
    John Biggs - SLIDE OUT QWERTY KEYBOARD
  • 3:18 PM John Biggs - here it comes, people
  • 3:18 PM John Biggs - oh shit
  • 3:18 PM John Biggs - USB Mass storage support. 3.5 mm jack.
  • 3:17 PM John Biggs - Looks like our keyboard rumor was false. :(
  • 3:17 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:17 PM John Biggs - Remove back and replace the battery.
  • 3:17 PM John Biggs - 3 megapixel camera with LED flash.
  • 3:17 PM John Biggs - gesture area below the screen. Accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
  • 3:17 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:16 PM John Biggs - 3.1-inch display. 320×480 display, touch screen
  • 3:16 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:16 PM John Biggs - Look at that. Beauty, eh?
  • 3:16 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:15 PM John Biggs - EVDO Rev A Bluetooth 802.11b/g 8GB storage GPS with turn by turn
  • 3:15 PM John Biggs - Rear speaker, camera. Looks like a pebble (PEBL?)
  • 3:15 PM John Biggs - Looks like a little iPhone with a 2-inch screen. Thinking ahead for you.
  • 3:14 PM John Biggs - Very small.
  • 3:14 PM John Biggs - Fre small
  • 3:14 PM John Biggs - New Palm Pre
  • 3:13 PM John Biggs - This is kind of what Steve Jobs said about two years ago. No new languages to learn.
  • 3:13 PM John Biggs - Built with developers in mind. HTML, CSS, javascript, Ajax.
  • 3:13 PM John Biggs - It’s not called Nova
  • 3:12 PM John Biggs - Palm WebOS
  • 3:12 PM John Biggs - New platform. Redefine the center of your access point on the Internet. Connect to the cloud.
  • 3:12 PM John Biggs - Essentially he’s saying that the new OS will bring in all of your “accounts” into one platform. You could see images from Facebook on your contacts list, for example.
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - Come on, dude. He’s talking about facebook.
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - Wait for it…
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - Wait for it…
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - Here comes the big reveal.
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - OK
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - But Colligan is saying it over and over again.
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - That’s what Palm is trying to say here.
  • 3:11 PM John Biggs - Information is everywhere, people.
  • 3:10 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:10 PM John Biggs - Now everything is online. Bringing things together in a seamless way.
  • 3:10 PM John Biggs - In the old days we needed a media player so we had the Treo.
  • 3:09 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:09 PM John Biggs - Today there is a new twist on the old problem of the smartphone.
  • 3:07 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:07 PM John Biggs - Which could lead to genetic diseases down the line, incidentally.
  • 3:07 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:07 PM John Biggs - Mobile is in our DNA
  • 3:07 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:07 PM John Biggs - Making the tech invisible.
  • 3:06 PM John Biggs - A couple questions all the time: How can we simplify people’s lives?
  • 3:06 PM John Biggs - They wanted compete with pen and paper.
  • 3:06 PM John Biggs - They didn’t think about competing with the newton when the invented the Palm Pilot.
  • 3:06 PM John Biggs - not buttons, rather. The point is they care more about usability.
  • 3:06 PM John Biggs - Fingers, not button. Pockets, not processes.
  • 3:05 PM John Biggs - Palm is the right company to bring you a great new platform and product. Improving people’s lives.
  • 3:05 PM John Biggs - Ed Colligan President and CEO of Palm coming up.
  • 3:05 PM Peter Ha -
  • 3:05 PM John Biggs -
    Perhaps a Palm phone?
  • 3:05 PM John Biggs - What could that be?
  • 3:05 PM John Biggs - and you need the RIGHT PLATFORM.
  • 3:04 PM John Biggs - You need to have the RIGHT PHONE.
  • 3:04 PM John Biggs - Take all that information in your hand. Let all that date interact.
  • 3:04 PM John Biggs - We keep our information all over the place
  • 3:04 PM John Biggs - Great phone is important. Companies have forgotten that. More than a bunch of applications bolted to a phone.
  • 3:04 PM John Biggs - Palm is positioned to create some of the best mobile devices in the industry.
  • 3:03 PM John Biggs - Rubenstein describing move from Apple to Palm – he was pulled off of the beach. Rubenstein was Apple’s product guy.
  • 3:03 PM Peter Ha -
  • 2:46 PM Doug Aamoth - Peter’s waiting to get in. The show will start at 11:00 Pacific.

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