The new-ness is underway, and Palm just debuted its long(est) awaited all-new handset, the Palm Pre. The curvy touchscreen handset has a 3.1-inch 320 x 480 multitouch display, with a silver center button down below and touch sensitivity all down the face -- the lower part is for "gestures." A full QWERTY keyboard slides out from the phone in a portrait orientation, and you can flip the phone on its side for accelerometer-sensed widescreen browsing. The phone is running Palm's all-new webOS platform, with TI's new OMAP CPU under the hood -- which Palm claims provides laptop-style power, and which juices the phones smooth transitions, scrolling and "deck of cards" app-switching. Other internal specs include EV-DO Rev. A, 802.11b/g WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth with A2DP and 8GB of built-in flash storage. There's a 3 megapixel camera with LED flash, mass storage-friendly microUSB plug and a good ol' 3.5mm headphone jack, but most exciting is the wireless charger -- a first for a mainstream phone. More shots are after the break, including a fancy FCC diagram depicting a removable battery. The phone is exclusive at launch for Sprint in the first half of 2009, no word on price just yet.

You can check out our other Pre coverage below:

Live from Palm's CES press conference
Palm Pre's wireless charger, the Touchstone
Palm's Pre gets its own spot on Sprint's website
Palm Pre website now live with official images, video
Palm pre first hands-on with live updates!
Palm stock on a rocket to recovery
There will be a GSM-friendly 3G Palm Pre
Palm Pre in-depth impressions, video, and huge hands-on gallery

Galleries

Live from Palm's CES press conference

Palm Pre official shots

Palm Pre hands-on: hardware

Palm pre first hands-on with live updates, part 2!

More Palm Pre hands-on shots


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