Enterprise Mobility: The Palm Pre from the Inside Out, Courtesy of iSuppli
The Palm Pre from the Inside Out, Courtesy of iSuppli
by Michelle Maisto
The Palm Pre
The Palm Pre is retailing for $199, after a mail-in rebate and with a two-year service contract. It features a touch-screen interface, like the iPhone, but with a slideout QWERTY keyboard. iSuppli first estimated its production cost to be $170.
The Palm Pre Exploded View
An exploded view of what $199 buys you.
The Pres PCB Bottom
A view of the Palm Pre's application printed circuit board from below.
The Pres Application PCB
A view of the top of Pre's application printed circuit board. As with the iPhone, the Pre's design is split into two core spheres for stronger performance.
The Pre and Qualcomm
The Pre's essential communications functionality comes from Qualcomm technology. An MSM6801A baseband processor supports CDMA2000 1X and CDMA2000 1X Rev A EV-DO. At left is the bottom of the Pre's communication printed circuit board.
The Pre and Power Management
For power management, Palm chose Maxim's MAX8695 power management integrated circuit over the Qualcomm PM6650 chip, commonly used in Qualcomm-based designs. At left is the top of the Pre's communication printed circuit board.