In pictures: Every Palm Pre screen reviewed

Updated: read our full UK Palm Pre review

The Palm Pre is a stunning new touchscreen smartphone – the interface uses a card concept where you can reorganise the cards by flicking them to and fro, and up to remove them.

Apps for media playback, browsing the web, finding contacts – they are all designed around the card interface and flicking with your fingers.

You can interact with the screen and swipe with your finger in the gesture area below the main screen.

Overall, the Pre is a powerful, multi-tasking, touchscreen phone that will challenge the iPhone and may outshine the T-Mobile G1, Samsung Instinct, and Blackberry Storm.

Here's a rundown of the screens you can expect to see when using the Palm Pre.

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WELCOME: The main screen – the first thing you see when you turn on the phone – with five icons below

Phone calls

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CALLING: Dialing a phone number is extremely accurate – we never hit the wrong digit or letter

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VOICEMAIL: The Palm Pre does not support visual voicemail in the sense that you can't see a list of voice mail messages – you have to dial to get your messages

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HISTORY: You can view a quick call history, though – choosing between all calls and just missed calls

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SHOW NAMES: Sparse options for dialling, sure – but one option is to be able to type on the keypad and see contact names instead of actually dialling

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RINGTONES: The Palm Pre includes only a handful of ringtones, but you can turn an into MP3 into a ringtone easily

John Brandon

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