Palm EOS: Is this the Mini-Pre?


It looks like all it took for details of Palm’s post-Pre phone to begin spilling out was for us to break the news of it yesterday. Just hours after, a blurry shot of the handset was out. Now, before the next day is even half way over, a decent shot and a full list of purported specs have made their way out.

We’re getting conflicting reports of what this thing is codenamed. Some are calling it “Pixie”, while others are calling it “Castle”. As for it’s official name, it’s currently believed to be called the “Palm EOS”, which seems like a horrible name compared to “Palm Pre”. Looking like the oh-so-gorgeous offspring of a Centro and a Pre, all we know is that we’re aching to touch it.

Engadget managed to obtain the shot above, along with these purported specs:

  • Dimensions: 10.6x55x111mm
  • Weight: 100 grams
  • 2.63″, 320×400 capacitive touch screen
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • Tentative price of $349 before rebates. Our sources are indicating that the target price point is $99 after all is said and done.
  • 2MP camera, fixed focus, with flash
  • Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
  • 1150mAh battery, removable
  • SMS, MMS, built-in IM client
  • A-GPS
  • WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones, MPEG4, H.264, H.263 video playback.

All signs and sources point at this one heading to AT&T. That’s good news for AT&T customers not looking to switch to Sprint just for webOS/Pre – but bad news for Sprint, who was likely counting on just that.