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  1. #41  
    Quote Originally Posted by spud101 View Post
    I'm still hoping for a compass, but doubt that as well. I don't think will have solved the interference with the touchstone magnets and keep that feature for other form factors I guess.
    Guys, guys, forget about the touchstone magnets. The touchstone back does not have any magnets in it!

    I have just done a test waving my touchstone back all over the digital compass in my watch. It had zero impact.

    There is a magnet in the speaker though but I guess all phones have to work round that problem if they want a compass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChasT View Post
    Why?, the leak said it did have a glass screen.
    it said a "flat" screen, I don't think it mentioned a "glass" screen.
  3. #43  
    Quote Originally Posted by abegee View Post
    it said a "flat" screen, I don't think it mentioned a "glass" screen.
    There is no reason for changing the form factor if they're not changing the materials.

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    what about the cam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by deCorvett View Post
    There is no reason for changing the form factor if they're not changing the materials.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using [url= Beta[/url]
    I assumed they changed the design, so the scrren shouldn't go all the way to the edges and cat cracked from every small knock.
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    The fact that Engadget and PreCentral have not ran the "photo leak" story speaks volumes considering all of the other leaked stories about the Pre 2 they have ran recently. Probably because both online publications have devices they are currently writing a review for.

    Device will probably drop this week on VZ. If it does let's cling to the hope that the reason Sprint isn't next in line is because they are working on a 4G model. 4G isn't available in my area so it would be a shame to have to pay the 10 dollar premium but I am interested in new hardware.

  7. #47  
    Quote Originally Posted by LateNiteWithJme View Post
    The fact that Engadget and PreCentral have not ran the "photo leak" story speaks volumes considering all of the other leaked stories about the Pre 2 they have ran recently. Probably because both online publications have devices they are currently writing a review for.

    Device will probably drop this week on VZ. If it does let's cling to the hope that the reason Sprint isn't next in line is because they are working on a 4G model. 4G isn't available in my area so it would be a shame to have to pay the 10 dollar premium but I am interested in new hardware.

    I was thinking that myself. It has been very quiet on the front page. Dieter and Derek must be busy.
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    maybe Dieter is getting a long review ready.
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    #49  
    Quote Originally Posted by andyhurley View Post
    Guys, guys, forget about the touchstone magnets. The touchstone back does not have any magnets in it!

    I have just done a test waving my touchstone back all over the digital compass in my watch. It had zero impact.

    There is a magnet in the speaker though but I guess all phones have to work round that problem if they want a compass.
    Your Wrong
    The touchstone back DOES have magnets in it. I know because I replaced them with stronger ones.
    That being said, your right, manufactures must have a work around since all phones have a speaker magnet.
    Here is hoping for a compass.
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    Just found this.
    How Does A Digital Electronic Compass Work?

    How Does a Digital Compass Work?
    An electronic compass such as the Wayfinder uses a patented magnetic sensor technology that was first developed by PNI, Inc. for the U.S. military. This technology is called " magneto-inductive" and is the largest advancement in compass technology since the fulxgate was invented 60 years ago. The magneto-inductive technology is able to electronically sense the difference in the earth's magnetic field from a disturbance caused by external elements such as ferro-magnetic materials and the magnetic field generated by automobile electrical systems. WayFinder digital compass has an embedded micro controller that subtracts the automobile magnetic field (the distortion) from the stronger earth magnetic fields resulting in a highly accurate compass reading.
  11. #51  
    Quote Originally Posted by DavidF View Post
    Your Wrong
    The touchstone back DOES have magnets in it. I know because I replaced them with stronger ones.
    That being said, your right, manufactures must have a work around since all phones have a speaker magnet.
    Here is hoping for a compass.
    We must have different backs then I also took mine out and they are just metal discs with no magnetic properties, and as I said they did not disturb my digital compass.

    Anyway, a compass would be nice in a new pre but I would prefer a gyroscope. Both would be good :-)
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    I just hope it has a better camera haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by 504_kid View Post
    I just hope it has a better camera haha

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    It has a 5MP Camera, and it does not have a glass front. Same ole plastic.
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    #54  
    This is some interesting stuff... cant want to get my hands on it! But Im looking forward to a HP Phone!
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    The more that leaks about this phone the more I am tempted to pick one up when it comes out. I love my pre but I do wish for a bigger screan sometimes but other than that I love the form factor. If this launches this year on sprint i may have a hard time denying my nerd lust for a new device. I am going to try and hold strong till CES at least
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhurley View Post
    We must have different backs then I also took mine out and they are just metal discs with no magnetic properties, and as I said they did not disturb my digital compass.

    Anyway, a compass would be nice in a new pre but I would prefer a gyroscope. Both would be good :-)
    I agree. The TS back has little metal disks that are not magnetized, at least not normally. Hold a paperclip over a TS back--no movement at all.

    But I also agree that a digital compass should in theory be able to be calibrated to work around any magnetic interference that comes from the device itself.
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  17. #57  
    What are the chances that they also squeezed in a digital compass, and gyroscope? if they only put one in which would you prefer? Personally i'm rooting for the compass now and gyroscope be in the next set of phones if we can't have both now
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    Quote Originally Posted by abegee View Post
    it said a "flat" screen, I don't think it mentioned a "glass" screen.
    To me the pictures that leaked look like the phone screen is built the exact same way that the one on the Pixi is. Which is a plastic flat screen. The earpiece even looks like the one on the Pixi
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    Quote Originally Posted by remix2000 View Post
    To me the pictures that leaked look like the phone screen is built the exact same way that the one on the Pixi is. Which is a plastic flat screen. The earpiece even looks like the one on the Pixi
    Still doesn't mean it can't be glass. We are going to either have to wait for another leak or for an offiicial unveiling before we can tell for sure
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    Why is this not on the front page yet? hmmm I think P|C has some NDA protected info!
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