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Today's Nitty Gritty webOS Details: IM, Facebook, Contact Import, and Tasks

by Derek Kessler Fri, 29 May 2009 4:01 pm EDT

Palm Pre Contacts - IM Fields So, having had the chance to run through the dozen or so videos from TheInvisibleMan of, we’ve got a few new things to report, plus some new videos. First up is the look at the contacts application where the instant messaging fields have options for AIM, Yahoo, Google, MSN, Jabber, and ICQ. Given the Pre’s cross-program integration, it’s puzzling that only confirmed IM clients are Gtalk and AIM, yet your contacts can have several more entries.

If you log into your Facebook account and import your friends as contacts, the phone will import all of your contacts. While you can manually pair contacts that the Pre was not smart enough to put together, you can’t tell the Pre to not import this person or that person. Additionally, the same happens with Gmail and Exchange accounts, although any changes you make to these latter two will be synced in both directions, and deleting a contact will do the same on the server (you can’t delete Facebook contacts, though through the Facebook site/app you can un-friend them). However, if Palm can get most users to use Universal Search instead of manually scrolling through their contact list, then it shouldn’t be a huge issue (unless you’ve forgotten who you were looking for).

Palm Pre Tasks App When you set a due date for a task,  it will not appear in your calendar. It will, however, appear on that date in your notification bar and will not go away until you’ve told the phone that you’ve completed the task.

We will be keeping an eye on these emulator videos and let you know if we find anything else new while we count down the days until the Pre’s launch.

Thanks to everyone that sent these in!