According to a posting to the german Nexave forums the european Palm Pre 1.3.1 update (for GSM phones) will be released on monday November 23, 2009. The update does not seem to include activation of the GPU.
We recommend to remove custom installed homebrew patches.
Synergy: – Calendar and Contacts synchronization with Yahoo!
LinkedIn contacts synchronization
Synchronizes Google Contacts “My Contacts” (not all)
Manual edit of Internet settings (APN, user name, password, etc.)
Option to disable all data connections
Bluetooth support to send / receive vCards
Backup and restore:
No backup of passwords for increased security
Disabling of backup service works
Backup Browser Favorites
iTunes support from version 9.x
Available space is immediately updated and displayed when in USB mass storage mode data is added or removed
Manual e-mail retrieval works
SMS / MMS forwarding, and marking of all communications
Highlight / copy of selected areas of SMS and IM messages
Browser: File download in browser
Highlight / copy of text in the browser
Support for Self-Signed Certificates
System volume was optimized
Optimization of the audible during an incoming call when another call is active
AppCatalog: Recommendation for Apps can be forwared via email or SMS
Country-Specific Application Offers
Initial Registration: password input is now a part of the recovery (because passwords will no longer be backed up) and now entering a security question and answer in the account creation is mandatory. SIM card PIN is requested during the registration process.
In the beginning there were only rumors, now it’s a fact. The upcoming iPhone competitor “Palm Pre” will allow seamingless integration into iTunes. Thus making synchronization between photos, DRM free music and contacts almost hassle free.
Moreover the “Palm Pre” will be organized as a mass storage device. Which means you can also just copy and paste your data to the Pre from the device tree in Windows’ “Explorer” or the Mac’s “Finder”.
The Palm Pre will be released on June 6th, 2009 in the U.S. of A. Sadly, there is still no release date available for Europe.
This video is courtesy of AllThingsD by the Wall Street Journal:
Apple’s MobileMe – the successor of .Mac, silently changed description of their offered services. You remember the advertisement “Exchange for the Rest of us”? Now Apple decided to remove the notion “Push-Service” of MobileMe and replaced it with the notion “Synchronization”.
Instead of being pushed instantly, data will now be synchronized every 15 minutes. That simply is not a push-service. Update: an instant sync will still be possible when using an iPhone or an iPod Touch. The price will remain the same (at least) in Europe: 80€/year.