Strong demand for revolutionary new smartphone offered in Canada only by
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 27 /CNW Telbec/ - The new Palm(R) Pre(TM) phone is
now exclusively available at Bell stores and retail partner locations across
Canada, operating on Bell's national high-speed wireless network - the largest
3G network in the country.
"Bell is only the second carrier in the world to offer the award-winning
Palm Pre, which is getting rave reviews for its uniquely attractive design and
revolutionary Palm webOS(TM) mobile platform. We've seen exceptionally strong
advance interest in Palm Pre and have worked closely with Palm to ensure we
have sufficient stock on hand to satisfy demand," said Wade Oosterman,
President of Bell Mobility and Chief Brand Officer for Bell.
Palm Pre is the first phone based on the all-new Palm webOS platform,
which brings mobile applications together in a unique and intuitive
multi-tasking environment that is integrated with the most popular social
networking tools and powerful search functions.(1)
Palm Pre is now available at Bell stores, Bell.ca and Bell retail
partners Best Buy, Future Shop, The Telephone Booth/La Cabine Téléphonique,
Walmart, WIRELESS etc. and Wireless Wave, or by calling 1-888-4mobile. It
costs as little as $199.95 on a three-year contract or $599.95 without a
contract with a minimum 500 MB data plan. For more information, please visit
The Palm webOS platform takes multi-tasking to a new level. Customers
will love the ability to run multiple applications such as Internet, text
messaging, email and music at the same time, and move easily between them
using natural finger gestures. When they no longer need the item, they can
close an activity by simply flicking it off the top of the screen.(2)
The smooth, rounded ergonomic design makes Palm Pre a comfortable fit in
your hand or pocket. The physical keyboard that slides out from beneath a
large touch screen provides fast access to content on the device or web.
Palm webOS also features Palm Synergy(TM), which brings the user's
information from all the places it resides into one logical view so they don't
have to worry about tracking multiple calendars, contacts, email accounts and
messaging applications. The Synergy feature pulls information from a client's
Outlook(3), Google and Facebook accounts, including Facebook profile pictures,
into the contacts application - a compelling feature for the 85% of online
Canadians that have a Facebook account.
Palm's unique universal search allows customers to find what they need
easily - just slide open the keyboard, start typing to get instant results.
Results are pulled from the device apps, contacts and popular Internet sites
including Google, Google Maps, Wikipedia and Twitter.(4)
Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers and
business with solutions to all their communications needs, including Bell
Mobility wireless, high-speed Bell Internet, Bell TV direct-to-home satellite
television, Bell Home phone local and long distance, and IP-broadband and
information and communications technology (ICT) services. Bell is proud to be
a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Telecommunications Partner to the
Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Bell is wholly owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE). For information on
Bell's products and services, please visit www.bell.ca. For corporate
information on BCE, please visit www.bce.ca.
(1) Use of this device requires providing a valid email address, mobile
phone number, and related information for account setup and
activation. Data plan required. Within wireless coverage area only.
Number of applications and actual performance will vary depending on
applications used and actions performed.
(2) Within wireless coverage area only. Use of some third-party web
applications may impact performance.
(3) Within wireless coverage area only. Requires data services at
additional cost. Microsoft Direct Push Technology requires Microsoft
Exchange Server 2003 with SP2 or Exchange Server 2007. Additional
fees may apply.
(4) Searches web and user's applications, contacts, and dialing
information. Web search within wireless coverage area only, requires
data services at additional cost.
Palm, Pre, webOS and Synergy are trademarks of Palm, Inc.
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