Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein

Palm CEO Jon Rubinstein opened up the company's press conference at CES 2010 by recapping the year's accomplishments and awards.
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New European partner

The latest European carrier to add the Palm Pre to its lineup is SFR for France. Pictured here is Jean-Marc Tasseto, Senior EVP Consumer for SFR.
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Developer program

Katie Mitic, SVP of product marketing for Palm, announced that the developer program is now open to everyone. In addition, Palm will launch a WebOS plug-in development kit (PDK).
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3D gaming

Travis Boatman, vice president of Worldwide Studios, also joined Palm on stage to talk about the arrival of 3D gaming on the WebOS. Here, they gave a demonstration of Need for Speed Undercover on the Palm Pre.
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Game titles

New game titles are available now in the Palm App Catalog, including EA's Need for Speed, Scrabble, Sims, and Sudoku.
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Video recording

A new feature that will be coming with WebOS 1.4 is video recording. In addition, you can share videos (via Facebook, YouTube, e-mail, or MMS) with a tap of the screen or edit clips by dragging the handles at either end of the file.

WebOS 1.4 will be released over the air some time in February and will also include a plug-in for Flash 10.1
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Palm Pre Plus

Palm introduced two new devices at CES 2010. The first is the Palm Pre Plus, which will be available through Verizon Wireless on January 25. Compared to the Palm Pre for Sprint, it offers double the Flash memory (16GB) and comes with an inductive back cover so you can use it with a Touchstone dock right out of the box.
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Palm Pixi Plus

The second smartphone is the Palm Pixi Plus. It will also be launched by Verizon Wireless on January 25. The biggest news is the addition of Wi-Fi.

Also, exclusive to these two new devices is Palm Mobile Hotspot. A downloadable app will be available at launch that turns the handsets into mobile hot spots. You will need to sign up for a plan, however, and pricing plans were not disclosed at this time.
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