CrunchGear claims Palm will introduce a smartphone with the Nova operating system on Thursday at CES 2009. The phone is said to have a full QWERTY keyboard that will slider under a portrait-oriented touchscreen.
The new operating system is described as “amazing” and there will be a full software bazaar on launch. It will have media playback functions along with standard Palm calendar, email, and contact functionality.
As expected, the phone is described as “iPhone-like” and will probably be sourced by HTC like the Palm Pro. The official Palm announcement should happen this Thursday at CES.