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18 awesome Palm Pre tips, tricks and shortcuts

Jun 19, 2009, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Al Sacco)

"The Pre has both a touch display and a physical, full QWERTY keyboard, unlike any BlackBerry on the market - nope, RIM's Magnum is not available quite yet.

"As such, the Pre device has tricks and features that require just the touch display, only the keyboard, or a combination of the two.

"Read on for my first batch of Palm Pre tips, tricks, shortcuts and gestures.

"1) Set Sleep Mode
To enter Sleep Mode on the Pre, click the Power button once. The Power button is located on the right side of the Pre's top panel. To exit Sleep Mode, tap Power one more time.

"2) Quickly Power Off Your Pre
Press and hold the Power button for five seconds until an on-screen prompt appears. Tap the Turn Off option and your device powers down.

"3) Enter Airplane Mode"
Psst...don't tell anyone since it seems to be a big secret, but the Pre's WebOS is Linux-based

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