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10 Hot Smartphones, Cell Phones From CES 2009

CRN Staff





All eyes were on Palm at this year's CES, as the rumor mill speculated about the announcement of its new operating system and the potential for a sneak peek at the first device to run the new OS. And Palm didn't disappoint, unveiling the Pre, a pretty, pint-sized smartphone and the first to run Palm's new webOS.

The 3G Palm Pre takes a stab at the Apple iPhone, with a large 3.1-inch touchscreen and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The device uses Palm Synergy, which converges contacts into a single address book. The small smartphone can also run several applications at one time.

The Pre ties in Wi-Fi, GPS, 8 GB, a 3.1-megapixel camera with an LED flash and navigation.

The Pre will hit Sprint's network sometime in the first half of the year.

 
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