Lots of info circulating about the Pre these days. In fact, as soon as this two-part blog post goes live, I?m sure there?ll be even more. But I did my best to compile what we know about the launch so far in Part 1, which you can find here. Keep on reading below, however, for even more Pre-related news.
No visual voicemail for Pre
If having visual voicemail is a dealbreaker for you, then you may not have to fuss with the Pre or its launch at all. One Mr. KirkYuhnke posed a question about whether the handset will have this feature ? and the company actually responded. Though users won't be able to eyeball phone messages out of the box, I wonder how long it will take for someone to develop an app for it.
Sprint's Palm Pre marketing
A couple months ago, Engadget's Joshua Topolsky brought late-night host Jimmy Fallon a Pre to play with, making them one of the precious few who have actually had their hands on the smartphone. Apparently, the company was pleased with the buzz, becoming a new sponsor of the show.
?This thing feels GREAT. SOLID but kind of organic, its kind of hard to explain but it feels GREAT [...] Very simple the best slider I have ever felt. When open its like a expensive knife when the handle is balanced with the blade, or maybe its just because it rest in my palm well. [...] Also I just wanted to say the OS as a whole looks amazing. It just feels fresh and new and I promise a lot of people will be impressed with just the call screen alone.?
Well, it looks like this handset may really be worth all the fuss. All I can say is ? it better be. The only thing worse than jumping through hoops is doing it for a mediocre device.