With the Palm Pre yet to be revealed to the world, word on the streets is that Palm is already working on another version of its WebOS phone: the Eos.
When an unknown, blurry phone-cam shot of a WebOS based device started to make its rounds via the web, various sites including Engadget started scratching around to see what they could find.
The details they've been able to pull together reveal it to be a new Palm WebOS device, which they are guessing will be called the Palm EOS. If sources are correct, the device could hit store shelves, and land itself on the AT&T in America by September, but likely in key countries around the world not long after.
The device, as shown by Engadget, looks much like the Treo and Centro. At a speculated 10.6mm the device will weigh 100 grams and measure 55mm x 111mm packing a 2.63-inch 320x400 capacitive touch-screen display.
The specs as listed by Engadget are:
- 4GB storage
- Price: $349 (pre-rebate)
- Camera: 2 megapixel fixed focus digital camera and flash / video capture
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP and EDR, USB 2.0 via micro USB
- Removable 1,150 mAh battery (4 hours 3G talk time)
- Messaging: SMS, MMS (picture and video only), integrated IM client
- Contact sync with AT&T Address Book
- Cellular Video
- Email: POP3, IMAP4, and EAS support
- Audio: WAV, MP3, AAC, AAC+ ringtones
- Video Playback: MPEG4, H.264, H.263
Evidently, Palm isn't taking the 'hero handset' strategy that Apple has taken with the iPhone -- one model, one size fits all -- and is working hard on creating different shapes and sizes of phone running its new WebOS. Although Nokia may be fading as an innovator in the mobile space now, it built its massive market share by offering a phone shape/size/colour to suit every taste.