Palm has officially announced that the forthcoming Pre will natively support iTunes media sync for non-DRM files, mass storage support, and the first details regarding the App Catalog.
Media sync works by connecting the device to a PC, selecting Media Sync, and iTunes will launch with the device listed as it would with an iPod as well as acting as a hard drive in mass storage mode.
The App Catalog which will be available on Pre at launch as a beta version, will feature applications from developers such as AP News, Citysearch, Fandango, Pandora and uLocate.Â The App Catalog was first demonstrated at D: All Things Digital conference earlier today using Fandango’s webOS application, which takes advantage of the Palm Synergy universal search capability.
It also uses Pre’s location-based services to find theaters, watch trailers, buy tickets, add showtimes, and get directions.Â Also included in the beta App Catalog will be the Pandora music streaming application, which makes use of webOS native multitasking by using a notification bar that gives song information, and allows for music control without having to go back into the application.
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