PhoneDog's live coverage from the Palm Pre Launch Party!Aaron Baker - Editor-in-Chief
10:00-10:30 PM: Activation of personal Palm Pre
Was able to purchase my personal Palm Pre, and the accessories that I wanted (Touchstone charger and leather case). Took some quick unboxing pictures that can be seen here. Love the device so far! I'll have a full writeup tomorrow.
9:00-10:00 PM: Question and Answer session
Question: Will the Palm Pre support video in the future?
Answer: There will be feature updates in the future via OTA updates.
Question: Will the Application Catalog be expanded upon in the future?
Answer: Yes, initially all the applications will be free but more will come in the future.
Question: Can you do voice and data at the same time?
Answer: Yes, via CDMA (voice) and Wi-Fi (data) - can be used simultaneously.
Question: Is there a progress bar in the MP3 application?
Answer: Yes, there is.
Question: Can you transfer from old PalmOS to webOS?
Answer: Yes, program called Classic that converts from PalmOS to webOS. Cost is free in downloads right now (may change).
8:30 PM: Spoke with Keith Cowan, President of Planning and Development about the Pre and the image that the company wants to present.
8:00 PM: Arrived at the launch party in Atlanta, I'm sitting with Kristin and Corinne and we're taking your Pre questions! Please send them over!