I always head over to PreCentral for all the latest news regarding the Palm Pre. Flipping through the latest articles over there today brought to my attention a bunch of details I wasn’t aware of. First of all, Palm didn’t quite mention all of the features the Pre offered at the Consumer Electronics Show.
As you can see from the video below, the unlock uses a sphere that can be swiped in any direction. To me that’s a great feature. I’m a Blackberry Curve user so I don’t have an iPhone. But I do have a new iPod Touch and the horizontal slider bar for unlocking is a giant pain in the ass. The other handy feature the Pre offers is the ability to use the space bar to snap pictures rather than an on-screen button. Really handy if you’re the vain type who takes a lot of self portraits.
The other interesting tidbit I came across was a rumor, yes a rumor, that Bell may carry the Pre in Canada. And perhaps more importantly, Bell will begin shipping at the same time as Sprint, which is rumored, yes rumored, to be February 15.